What does youth smell like? If Hermès’ perfumer Christine Nagel has anything to say, it’ll be something like the new Twilly d’Hermès Eau Poivrée fragrance, a sophisticated yet sassy cocktail that’s been described as ‘the peppery scent of the Hermès girls’.
At first glance, it may appear almost identical to the luxury house’s first Twilly d’Hermes scent that was introduced in 2017. But in fact, its glass flanker is now in a brighter shade of pink, the silk ribbon tied around its neck is decked out in more berry tones and the scent itself, completely different. Yet, similar to the first, the new EdP successfully captures that youthful spirit and freedom.
The daring creation, just like the free-spirited girl it represents, swims against the tide by setting its own tempo with a whole new rhythm featuring an unexpected addition of pink peppercorn that is juxtaposed with notes of tender rose and elegant patchouli for that aromatic allure. It is a delicate woody-floral that when worn on the skin, starts off with a soft spiciness that gradually reveals an airy and powdery floral heart before drying down to a tender creaminess that is light on the senses and will leave you wanting more.
Sold in 30 ml, 50 ml or 85 ml square-cut bottles that recall a carriage lantern, topped off with a black cap resembling an oversized bowler hat, the latest Twilly d’Hermès Eau Poivrée EdP is now available at SGD109, SGD162 and SGD225 per bottle respectively.