October 26th, 2016

Galop d’Hermès

Hermès has a new head perfumer, Christine Nagel, and her debut, rose-based fragrance Galop d’Hermès is purportedly a hit. Hey, I’d buy it just for the clever bottle—love the stirrup motif.

Speaking of rose-based scents, my favorite from the Le Labo Discovery Set is the Rose 31.


What's New


Laser-engraved logo belt


Belted leather biker jacket

Jil Sander

Gathered Knit Midi Dress


Cropped leather jacket


Triple Francois 18kt gold vermeil earrings


Jimmy Leather Puffer Jacket


Le 57 quilted leather shoulder bag


Belted wool blazer


Blade velvet slingback pumps


Silvia silk-twill scarf


Logo-embellished leather loafers


Crocheted Cotton-Blend Midi Skirt


Braided leather bangle


Delcie tie-detailed ramie midi dress


Gate knotted leather slippers


Postcard fringed crocheted straw bucket hat

  • Knew you would love the Rose 31! It is my favorite. Excited to try this new Hermes scent. Thank you.

    GpcOctober 26th, 2016  8:46 AM

  • The fragrance may be lovely, but for my taste, the bottle is gimmicky – much like the wicker cuff they did last Spring. Anything that screams ‘Hermes’ is wrong in my book. The whole point of Hermes used to be understatement. And who wants a gigantic fake stirrup on their dressing table? Maybe for the tack room bathroom? : )

    PaulaOctober 26th, 2016  11:50 PM

  • If you like Le Labo Rose 31, you will probably like the Hermes fragrance. I have Le Labo Rose 31 and I like it very much, recently tried the Galop d’Hermes which left me wondering if it was ‘the one’.

    For us horsy girls, the thought of a fake, stirrup bottle on the dressing table is not something that overly troubles us. In real life the bottle is elegant.

    Anyway, it would be a dull world if we all liked the same thing.

    ClaireOctober 27th, 2016  6:31 AM

  • If you like rose scents try Byredo’s Rose of No Man’s Land. I was given a sample when I purchased a bag at Colette last Fall…..it is all I wear now!

    DawnOctober 27th, 2016  8:21 AM

  • I would not use the word “gimmicky”. They just tied the name to the bottle design. It’s a stirrup abstraction. In my opinion its a well done abstraction. It’s a clean design. (I am a designer and architect, not necessarily and authority) . I should mention that the main note of this fragrance is leather, followed by rose.

    Have you seen the bottle of the new Good Girl Carolina Herrera? That to me, is gimmicky and so kitsch and I can understand why the went with that one. I hate it. We all have an opinion, don’t we?

    Preston, I love your fragrances posts or maybe is the variety of your posts.

    Martha ElenaOctober 27th, 2016  11:13 AM

  • I think the bottle is stunning as well, but as Martha Elena said, I have heard that leather is the main note.

    KathyOctober 27th, 2016  8:21 PM

  • I spritzed this yesterday in Selfridges, the bottle feels lovely in the hand and it’s a great rose, not too sweet, quite gentle and lasted hours and hours. Couldn’t detect the leather other than a slight ‘masculinity’.

    disneyrollergirlOctober 28th, 2016  8:46 AM

  • My favorite rose/leather scent is Jil Sander Woman Scent 79, which is alas discontinued. I’ve heard good reviews of the new Hermès scent and find the bottle charming, though I haven’t seen it in person.

    I don’t understand the comment about Hermès being understated–it’s impossible for an identifiable brand to be that in this age! I think the stirrup bottle is a cheeky reference to brand history 🙂

    joannawnycOctober 28th, 2016  10:09 AM


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