FRAGRANCE AND ILLUSTRATION COLLIDES AT THE HOUSE OF HERMÈS

Posted on by Cameron Tewson

Celebrating the fragrance’s 12th birthday, the Parisian luxury goods and fragrance house, Hermès has launched a limited-edition H bottle of Terre d’Hermès. The English illustrator and designer Liubov Edwards was chosen to illustrate this new edition through a competition launched on the design boom creative platform. Its geometric lines stood out among the 636 designs – involving over 2500 artists from more than 75 countries – that were entered in the digital contest.

And as for the fragrance. I always think fragrance for men is a funny one. It can go so catastrophically wrong. Essentially, they say it must whisper, not shout. Shouting is just headachey. The right aftershave will work with the pH of your skin and your body temperature to just… accessorise your natural smell.  But if you want shouty-look-at-me you only need to go to the man of mass produced, Tom Ford.

It should be said, Terre d’Hermès has a simple, uncluttered composition. The fragrance is described as a “vegetable and mineral” fragrance, made without any use of animal by-products or musks. Balancing the rooty lines of cedar, benzoin and patchouli with other frequent notes of grapefruit, vetiver and pepper. The bottle hosts a perfect combination of notes that stay with you from start to finish.

Terre d’Hermès is how every modern man should smell.

HERMÈS Terre d’Hermès Eau de toilette, H Bottle Limited Edition
£93.00 from Hermès

About Cameron Tewson

Cameron Tewson is the editor and founder of frontrowedit.co.uk. The online media outlet which launched in 2012 was designed to share his thoughts and observations within the fashion & luxury industry. Rising through the ranks. Since leaving school at the tender age of 16, Cameron has consulted for leading global organisations and has been named one of the 7th top influencers to follow as well as a 30 under 30 rising star in the UK. He can be found instagramming at @camerontewson View all posts by Cameron Tewson →