THE HERMÈS FRAGRANCE
A fragrance can keep a memory, change a mood, stimulate the senses and alter the way. Like a subtle breeze, a fragrance draws ones attention and thus gives colour to life. And what is more beautiful than developing a perfume while getting inspired by a hidden roof garden? In French it sounds even more beautiful, ‘un Jardin sur le Toit’. Hermès, in my opinion a brand of utmost grace, did it. And how. Even more, they even dared to name it this way. As they elegantly wrote it on the little orange box in which the refined bottle is wrapped;
‘With Un Jardin sur le Toit, Hermès celebrates its deep connection with contemporary craftsmanship and invites us to discover its garden, a little slice of nature and poetry shaped by man’s hand. Secret, hidden in heart of the city, it stands at the top of the historical 24 Faubourg building in Paris. A hanging garden, which surprises and fascinates. Wild grasses, an apple tree, a magnolia.. A perfume of light and delight is born and offers a feast for the senses and the mind.
I myself unwrapped this wonderful discovery in the famous ‘Rose Garden’ in the heart of Amsterdam while surrounded by beautiful flowers and soothing greenery. A garden atmosphere, which might even not come close to the one on top of 24 Faubourg, but still reflects this subtle and elegant Hermès perfume. ‘Jardin sur le Toit” is so pure as one can only expect from the French classy brand and wearing it makes my day special, no matter where I go and what I do.