She was bewitched by its abandoned romance and returned through the seasons, as she told me, delighted by its poetry and its strange, haunting melancholy. In April, for instance, the pittosporum tree was completely covered with yellow and white flowers, smelling like orange blossom or jasmine, whilst in June, as Nagel recalled, “the magnolia smells so delicate, and of course the odor comes from the sky!” She also loved the smell of the trees’ roots, which cover the ground “like the lines on your hands” because they can’t burrow into the salty earth. The fleshy saltwort, the Madonna lilies, and the smell of the salt air were also amongst the smells that the alchemical Nagel (whose fragrances for Jo Malone included a collection inspired by traditional English desserts) blended together into her fragrance, aptly titled Un Jardin sur La Lagune.
New Year's greetings from Hermès (a bit late).
More limited edition collector fragrance bottles, with the usual disclaimers: in most of these cases, the juice is unchanged, just the bottle is “special” (or not, as the case may be), and some of these may not be available in the US. Today’s post includes special edition bottles from Hermès, Zadig & Voltaire, Cartier, Givenchy and Yves Rocher.
From Hermès, the Charming edition of Twilly d’Hermès. “Choose the limited edition Charming Twilly, the Hermès girls’ lucky charm. A pretty horseshoe dangles from the silken ribbon as a distinctive sign, a liberty of expression.” In 85 ml Eau de Parfum at John Lewis in the UK…
At Selfridges, what appears to be the latest Flacon H limited edition of Terre D’Hermès, shown in what they call 100 ml Eau de Parfum (but is more likely 75 ml Parfum) for £93. There is a matching 100 ml Eau de Toilette for £84. I'm not picky, I'll take either.