5 of the Most Popular Hermes Perfumes

by Allie d'Almo  |  Published February 21, 2024

Hermes fragrances are designed to invoke a sense of wanderlust, making them the perfect companion for trips away from home. 

Voyage d’Hermes (Photo: Hermes)

Founded in 1837 by Thierry Hermes, this legendary luxury powerhouse has become renowned for its fashion and fragrances. Hermes launched its first perfume in 1951 and, since then, the brand has created more than 130 fragrances, from big-hitters like Un Jardin sur la Nil to limited edition runs. If you’re looking for a scent for your next trip but can’t decide where to begin, we’ve rounded up five of the most popular Hermes perfumes.

Voyage d’Hermes

Created in 2011 by perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena,  Voyage d’Hermes is the ultimate holiday scent. Its light and airy composition combines notes of juniper berry with sweet and milky sandalwood, giving it a woody character that is guaranteed to last the whole evening. The packaging is just as arresting as the fragrance; a pretty black glass bottle encased in silver stirrup, inspired by a pocket magnifying glass. Described as “an invitation to discover, meet and share”, the fragrance aims to express the “unusual relationship between the house and travel”.

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Terre d’Hermes

Terre d’Hermes (Photo: Hermes)

Introduced in 2006, Terre d’Hermes has become a modern classic in the world of men’s fragrance. Perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena described the scent as “a celebration of earthy sophistication” that perfectly captures the essence of nature. The warm, woody fragrance combines cedar and sparkling grapefruit with notes of shiso. It’s an impressively versatile option and an excellent choice for those looking for a new signature scent for their travels.

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Twilly d’Hermes 

This youthful and playful perfume launched in 2017 and is named after the brand’s iconic Twilly scarves. The fragrance blends notes of ginger, tuberose and sandalwood for a vibrant and spiced scent that really embodies the brand’s sense of joie de vivre. Ideal for city breaks, the perfume is a big hit with younger travellers. Plus, the perfume is wrapped in a miniature version of the brand’s iconic scarf – a handy and chic accessory for long days of pounding the pavements.

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Un Jardin sur Nil 

Un Jardin sur nil (Photo: Hermes)

This bestselling perfume evokes the lush banks of the River Nile in Egypt with its notes of green mango, lotus and incense. Perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena describes it as “the smell of water and sand”, making it an ideal companion for Mediterranean holidays and island getaways. And even if you’re not heading to sunnier climes, one spritz of this scent and you’ll drift off to a summer day.

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Jour d’Hermès Absolu 

Dainty apricot blossom, juicy grapefruit, heady jasmine and gardenia  – Jour d’Hermes Absolu is a holiday in a bottle. The eau de parfum will last all day too and just a few spritzes should have you swimming in the scent. Fresh, light and sweet enough for summer, it gives off dreamy aromas of a French garden in summer. It’s best suited to daytime wearing, but can be layered for evenings out.

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