With the Colognes collection, Hermès expands a territory of olfactive expression inaugurated in 1979 with its first Cologne, later baptised Eau d'orange verte, characterised by its refinement and authenticity. Figurative and generous expressions of instant pleasure, the Hermès Colognes offer a series of material-based olfactive vignettes. Through the gaze of Jean-Claude Ellena, Hermès affirms its own interpretation of the Cologne style, between artistic sensitivity and traditional craftsmanship.
Eau de gentiane blanche: devised by Jean-Claude Ellena as an irreverent take on the traditional Cologne style, the Eau de gentiane blanche revisits freshness with a mixture of boldness and delicacy. Complex and sophisticated, gentian proffers its multiple facets–sometimes bitter, sometimes smooth–in an elegant vapour of white musks that source their sweetness far from sugary elements, thus offering the gentian component an unexpected olfactive counterpart. Les Colognes Hermes Eau de Gentiane Blanche was launched in 2009.