Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Jour d'Hermes: Home On The Range



I sniffed Jour d'Hermes at the duty free shop in DFW airport.  There's no delicate way to put this - it smells like a barnyard.  And not in a nostalgic, 'I was raised on a farm and it reminds me of where I grew up' sort of way. 

More like, 'wow, this smells just like hay and cow manure.'

Jean Claude, you're killing me.

Image from parfumo.com

6 comments:

  1. Too funny! Quite a few of the big commercial perfume blogs have been doing cartwheels about this one, but there have been quiet whispers on other blogs of, "Oh dear, JdH is not my thing at all...." I have to seek this one out to try it. I was suspicious of all the hype....

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    1. Hi Marla - yeah, I'm a total Jean Claude fan, so it surprised me that I was so put off by this perfume. Every time I smelled it, I flinched, like 'jeez!' You must try it and let me know what you think. When I read the glowing reviews, I can't believe we're talking about the same perfume.

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  2. I love JCE's perfumes as a general rule (though I couldn't stand that Monsoon one). I wonder if he took up Luca Turin's idea that hay absolute all on its own could be a perfect perfume, then added some manure absolute for good measure! Sure hope it was cow, and not pig manure he used! ;-)

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  3. Marla - it's possible! Hadn't thought of that...

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  4. Are you American? You write like one. In jour d'Hermes is dream!

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    1. Anonymous, thank you for your very kind compliment - yes, I am American!

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