Review: Hermessence Muguet Porcelaine Eau de Toilette

Whenever Hermes comes out with a new Hermessence, I must try it - even when they are not to my taste, they are always well-crafted and sophisticated. I had reservations about this one because it features lily of the valley - and really, pretty much only lily of the valley. That particular note and I don't usually get on. In most formulations, I find it high-pitched and screechy in a way that irritates my nose. Muguet Porcelaine is not that.  It is a fresh, green burst of spring floral that has the same watery florist cooler vibe as Frederic Malle's En Passant. I really enjoy it and find it very refreshing. The downside to this perfume is that it is as fleeting as they come. There is also no evolution - how could there be?  It is gone before you could get anything resembling a drydown. Now, that didn't stop me from buying a small bottle. I'm going to use it up, get it out of my system, and probably not re-purchase. I just couldn't resist a lily of the valley that I could actually wear.


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