“A perfume is a question of emotion, always invoking a certain memory. They are for the ‘inside’, the emotional part of you,” explains Christine Nagel, the nose at Hermès Parfums. The creator of the house’s iconic scents, like the Twilly d’Hermès, Eau des Merveilles Bleue, and Eau de Rhubarbe Écarlate, Nagel’s familiarity with notes and scents is deep and insightful, and spans a 20-year career. As the new scent, Twilly Eau Poivree from the iconic fashion house launches this week, we take a look at the its ‘peppery’ spirit, one that Hermès loyalists would cherish.
Nestled in the same signature Twilly bottle, the bold perfume comes with the essence of pink peppercorn, rose, and patchouli. An amalgamation of spicy, floral and woody scents, the fragrance combines freshness and youth. “Hermès girls swim happily against the tide, set their own tempo, invent a whole new rhythm. For them, I have imagined a new facet in tribute to their youthful spirit,” explains Nagel.
The key notes present in the Twilly d’Hermès are not present here and that’s one reason why it’s a new premise completely. The only commonality in these two fragrances is their three-ingredient aesthetic – a signature at Hermès. The colour of the fragrance is a brighter pink, a bit bolder than the original Twilly. The fragrance also comes with a beautiful Hermès print silk tie in a beautiful orange that captures the spirit of indulgence. Wear it as a scarf or a hair tie, and spritz on the perfume – they work beautifully together.