With the Colognes collection, Hermès expands a territory of olfactive expression inaugurated in 1979 with its first Cologne, later baptised Eau d’orange verte, characterized by its refinement and authenticity. Figurative and generous expressions of instant pleasure, the Hermès Colognes offer a series of material-based olfactive vignettes. Through the gaze of Jean-Claude Ellena, Hermès affirms its own interpretation of the Cologne style, between artistic sensitivity and traditional craftsmanship.
Eau d’orange verte: a founding Cologne created by Françoise Caron in 1979 and inspired by the odour of moist, rose-scented morning undergrowth, this fragrance has asserted itself as an emblem of Hermès ever since and is distinguished by its unique freshness. It was devised as a burst of citrus touches, with orange to the fore, amidst zests and leaves, lemon, mandarin, mint and blackcurrant buds. Its complexity is revealed in a unique vapor composed of oak moss and patchouli. The nose behind this fragrance is Francoise Caron.