The house of Hermès celebrates its equestrian links with a seductive new scent. Giddy up!
BY AMY BRADFORD
Luxury French fashion house Hermès has unveiled 'Galop d’Hermès', its first major scent by French perfumer Christine Nagel – and it’s really worth getting excited about. The supremely sexy fragrance is a blend of rose, quince, saffron and leather notes, the latter inspired by the supple Doblis calfskin used to make Hermès’ fine leather goods. Among these are, of course, saddles and riding kit, and the equestrian references are followed through in the perfume’s packaging. The stirrup-shaped bottle is a reworking of a design from the company archive, presented to guests at the opening of its first New York store in 1930. Nobody knows what the original vessel held, but this time around it’s certainly a classic in the making. Oh, and the finishing touches are delightful: an orange leather strap to twine around the bottle lid, a herringbone cotton bag to keep it in, and a white box decorated with black line drawings of stirrups layered with yellow polka dots. Parfait!