Hermes 24, Faubourg

24, Faubourg, as with most Maurice Roucel creations, is a rich, luxurious fragrance. It centers around an accord of amber and jasmine, giving a honeyed effect that reminds me quite a bit of Ungaro Diva. I was surprised to discover that such a seemingly old-school floral was released in 1995, which would be smack dab in the middle of the trend for light, unobtrusive fragrances. I commend Hermes for not discontinuing it within 6 months; the world would be a little poorer without this glamorous, slightly haughty fragrance. It does seem uniquely suited for the kind of woman I imagine would wear Hermes. 24, Faubourg is probably my favorite of Roucel’s florals.

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