Friday, November 20, 2009
Hermes Bel Ami Vintage Formula
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.