Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Friday, November 20, 2009

Hermes Bel Ami Vintage Formula

Hermes released this beautiful Leather Chypre in 1986. There has been at least one subsequent reformulation that I am aware of and it's not a flattering one either. This review is for the original version.

Opening is super smooth with spicy citrus that is an orange-basil-sage combo teamed up with petitgrain. This smoothness is a Hermes signature for the time period. Flat out rockin. The heart accord is even more excellence consisting of cedary florals supported by earthy tones of vetiver and patchouli.

The base of this scent is somewhat restrained......and that is in keeping with the overall feel and volume of Bel Ami. Leather, anamalics and moss threaten to steer this in another direction, but the judicious use of vanilla keep this on a leash and it works splendidly. All in all, what we have here is an outstanding spicy chypre that is a worthy addition to any wardrobe.

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