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Twilly d’Hermès

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Launched in 2017, Twilly d’Hermès EdP was inspired by Hermès’ iconic skinny, silk, Twilly scarf. Named for the 'twill' weave pattern used make the material drape, the Twilly was introduced in the 1930’s and was designed wrap around the handles of your Hermès bag to protect them from wear and to give your bag a little personality. How about that - accessories for your accessories. Of course, people found more creative ways to wear their Twilly’s: as belts, headbands, bracelets, you get the idea. In fact, each bottle of the fragrance comes with a colourful strip of Twilly scarf wrapped around the bowler-hat black cap, which suggests the fragrance is jaunty, carefree and playful. And so it is.

Twilly d’Hermès is built around three notes: tuberose, ginger and sandalwood, and it’s the way these notes are manipulated and blended that makes it so gotta-have-it! It opens with a nose-tingling tartness from bergamot that gives Twilly a zesty excitement. As it blooms, tuberose moves in. This is not a big, dirty, animalic, sexy tuberose. This is a coquettish tuberose, cleaner, fresher, playful and flirty, but still indolic, buttery and seductive. It’s an intriguing new expression of tuberose which I find irresistible. At about this point in its development, I’m expecting a fruity note to waft its way into the mix, instead, ginger shows up. It’s spicy and sharp and it adds warmth and vivacity to the tuberose. There’s a woodiness at the base from sandalwood, which is more creamy than milky, and it perfectly pairs with the tuberose. The beauty of Twilly, for me, is how it reveals different aspects over time – sometimes green, sometimes floral, sometimes camphorous.  And sometimes, it smells old yet new, familiar yet unusual, but always enticing. Twilly is the scent of a light-hearted fling, not a deep seduction, which makes it ideal for carefree summer days and nights.

Notes: tuberose, ginger and sandalwood

Type: EdP

Parfumeur: Christine Nagel

Price: $5.00