EGYPT

Her­mès Un Jardin Sur Le Nil Dh510 for 100ml

Friday - - Beauty -

Re­trace the steps of per­fumer and Her­mès nose Jean-Claude El­lena by tak­ing a sen­sory stroll along the banks of the Nile with his rich yet re­fresh­ing ode to Egypt. “The painter learns to see, the pian­ist learns to lis­ten; I learned to smell,” he says. With a botan­i­cal blend of green mango, lo­tus, in­cense and sycamore, El­lena wanted to cre­ate “a new idea of fresh­ness that is rather unusual; green and veg­e­tal scents; the smell of wa­ter and sand”. In­spired by a trip on a mo­tor­boat, tak­ing in the ru­ins and cliffs that loom over the Nile’s banks and pass­ing wild reeds and sail­boats, he reached a small is­land and ex­plored the Nu­bian vil­lage with its lowhang­ing trees laden with plump man­goes. “Be­guiled by this elu­sive fra­grance” he chose mango as the base for the scent. “I smell with my brain. It stores ev­ery scent and knows how to com­bine them. The per­fumes I cre­ate orig­i­nate in my head.”

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