Twilly d’Hermes: The famed French luxury house unveils a free-spirited & playful fragrance that revolves around ginger, tuberose & sandalwood.
Founded: 1837 by Thierry Hermes
Equestrian roots: The company began by producing high-quality bridles and saddles for the carriage trade in Europe. It has since expanded into a luxury lifestyle brand that includes ready-to-wear, fine accessories and fragrance
Launch: Twilly d’Hermes
Creator: Christine Nagel, Hermes’ perfumer-designer
Background: the daughter of a perfumer, Nagel began as a chemist. She was hired at Firmenich to small a fragrance and then write the formula to create the scent. It was a very technical and specialized position.
The quote: “I see everything in terms of texture and colour.” – Christine Nagel
The twist: A fresh twist on three classic ingredients creates a scent with freshness, mystery and woods.
Star notes: ginger, tuberose & sandalwood
Heritage: you’ll find a nod to Hermes’ beloved scarves on the Twilly d’Hermes bottle: a ribbon tie of silk and colour knotted around the neck.
Iconic accessory: The Hermes scarf debuted in 1937. The company has handcrafted over two thousand silk scarves since – all produced in an Hermes factory near Lyon, France.
Fascinating fact: Grace Kelly wore an Hermes scarf on the cover of a 1956 issue of Life magazine.
Twilly d’Hermes, eau de parfum, 50 ml $107
Hermes fragrances are available at select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com