Galop D’ Hermes Perfume For Women Review – 2016 Fragrance:
Galop d’Hermès perfume is a fragrance for women launched by Hermès in year 2016. The nose behind this perfume is of perfumer Christine Nagel. Galop is a novel phase in the range of Hermes perfumes for women, which blends leather with the roses. The fragrance comes in a bracket shaped bottle and claims to be bright and steadfast in allegiance to the spirit of Hermès. Galop d`Hermes by Hermes is an Oriental fragrance for women.
Galop d’Hermès fragrance notes and perfume scent descriptions:
Doblis leather, Rose, Saffron, Quince
My Experience with the Galop D’Hermes perfume :
The launch of Galop D’Hermes featuring the notes of leather, rose, quince and saffron and the fact that this fragrance is particularly meant for women, made me expect it to be truly animalistic, equestrian, tom-boyishly female fragrance. However, I was quite surprised by the way this fragrance worked on my skin. The opening blast showcases the presence of leather and roses, which is kind of a heady and amazing mix, somewhat warm yet refreshing at the same time. None of the notes are overdone and the perfect balance makes it a good unisex fragrance as well.
The dry down came quite quickly and the initial refreshing notes of roses got quickly subdued to somewhat becoming a tart rose fragrance along with the leather and saffron in the background. I like the way quince plays its part as it imparts its acidic touch to the entire fragrance while it lingers on the skin in the veil of leather, roses and saffron, making it a light and nice fragrance to wear. Its neither intense, nor very animalistic on the nose, so ok for people with sensitive noses!
Packaging, Sillage and Longevity:
I didn’t like the packaging of this perfume, neither do I fancy wearing it around my neck, nor I would like to hang it anywhere (seeing the way it is designed with a hoop!). The bottle isn’t very handy for spraying easily and, may be there you need your expertise of handling a horse!
The sillage is average and fragrance sits quite close to the skin. The staying power is of around 6-7 hours, which is quite good.
Ideal for: Its a good autumn wear fragrance, perfect for evening outings.
Below is a quick summary of likes and dislikes that I’ve felt about this fragrance:
1) Unique fragrance that smells refreshing and warm at the same time.
2) The smokiness of leather gets perfectly balanced by the refreshing rose notes, warmth of saffron and acidic touch of quince.
3) It comes with good longevity.
4) The fragrance is perfect for autumn-winter season.
1) Dull and unhandy packaging!
2) Fragrance smells a bit synthetic
3) Average sillage
Galop D’Hermes is a nice, light and radically distinctive leathery rose fragrance that has a bit of warmth, mild pungency and enough floral symphony to make it good for both men and women. I liked it for its unique scent, and I might prefer wearing it on certain outdoorsy occasions, however it is definitely not something for all the noses and certainly not an all time, everyday wear fragrance.