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Eau Claire des Merveilles Hermes for women
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Hermes Eau Claire des Merveilles is a new interpretation of the magical water which arrives on the market in September 2010. Foamy and airy notes of the new fragrance are composed by perfumer of the house of Jean Claude Ellena.

The fragrance is a blend of sophisticated woody notes and warm amber. It incorporates such notes as powder, soft vanilla, airy notes, as well as a veil of floral notes which reveals magical secrets of this composition in a luminous and awakening manner.

Eau Claire des Merveilles is arriving in a traditional, glass flacon decorated with tiny bubbles, which stands perfectly on your palm just like a round stone. The fragrance can be purchased as 50 and 100 ml EDP. The nose behind this fragrance is Jean-Claude Ellena.

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Eau Claire des Merveilles Fragrance Reviews

courant
courant

As happens so often I didn't warm to it at first. It warmed on me. If you are reading this you probably know of the original Eau des Merveilles, which I venture to suggest, was a commercial success. Think Sweet almond biscuits laid out on a plaid beach blanket, calamine lotion, marram grass and slightly pithy orange segments. The nod to the parent perfume is there but there's a touch of 24 Fauborg in Eau Claire and it's Abercrombie and Fitch meets Fifth Avenue. You do have to be lavish with application to be rewarded with the floral beauty of Claire, which is a bit naughty considering the price tag, but the cleavage fumes are worth it. Claire will never cheapen your perfumed persona but there is a touch of something bitter in the dry down, willowbark-ish, it's just a touch and it doesn't worry me. Something of a witches perfume?

Do you ever have days when, having bought a full bottle of something that you wished and waited for, that instead, inexplicably, you turn to one with quiet charm? Mama said 'be careful what you wish for'

Jul
17
2014
aray
aray

Super funky dry-down on my skin, I'm so devastated. Really thought I'd love this one above all the others but some of the woodsy notes turn into something severely pungent on me after just 5-10 minutes. Had to wash it off. I guess I'll stick with the Elixir for colder days, no summer Merveilles for me. :(

Jul
08
2014
ginger68
ginger68

Lightly woody, luminous, elegant and dry. I like it at first but when I dries down on my skin it doesn’t work. I’m disappointed, I suppose it depends on me. I’m a big fan of J.C. Ellena, but this fragrance (and all the Marveilles) is suffocating even if many Ellena’s works are often very ethereal.

Jul
02
2014
RUDOLFO512
RUDOLFO512

I love this fragrance! I already own Eau des Merveilles and I love that one too. This one is a softer and lighter version. It starts out fruity/citrus and the dry down is vanilla/spicy. Just perfect for hot summer days. It lasts a very long time on me. I think it should be unisex.

Jun
05
2014
CarrieWhite
CarrieWhite

One of my favorite scents... I admit it's a little bit tart, but it's really really pleasant in its way. Perfect for summer.

May
31
2014
Lily2911
Lily2911

I need to take the time to really test the whole range but this one was immediately love at first sniff. Probably due to the fact it is the most "feminine" version of the whole range and for the moment, I just need that kind of scents. The Eau Merveilleux contained too much "anise" kind of smell to me, which I disliked but I am tempted to try the Ambre. I love this Eau Claire version, it is fresh, woody/warm sophisticated skin scent. I see a lot of mixed feelings reviews about this, I guess people who loved from the beginning the original Eau will find this flanker just superficial but for people like me who just start to discover, it might be appreciated in a different manner. I really adore it, it blends amazingly well with my skin, provides an incredible silage : nothing can compare with this beauty. It is not a cologne, it is not the typical "fresh citrus" eau, no it is just "merveilleux" on his own manner and I will really enjoy it during the whole spring time !

Apr
30
2014
lisa o
lisa o

beginning of spring I always test eau claire again, hoping for a lighter eau des merveilles with bright rose de mai or/and tangy bergamot or at least more orange added. that-in my world- would be a logical conclusion considering the name "eau claire".

and every time I am disappointed, because it IS actually a lighter version, but only that. not entirely bad, but for me- in the original version- the woody fir, spicy pepper and fruity orange with that impression of an animalistic ambre gris fills the bill- and I have no need for the same thing deprived of the aspects I like without being replaced by other interesting ones!
ok, ok, I was rude. actually it's quite nice, just the addition of more vanilla comes so unexpected in a version eau "claire".

Mar
07
2014
crescentsho
crescentsho

Lighter version of L'Ambre des Merveilles. Almost nothing different beside the sillage. This one is softer and good for hot climate. L'Ambre is deeper and richer.
I like it. giving nice warm feeling,not too sweet,not overpowering.

Feb
18
2014
karyadoll
karyadoll

I love this.

Feb
17
2014
ninius
ninius

Why isn't orange/citrus listed here? The first hour has clearly some orange or something, and it's quite fresh woody amber scent. After some hours the scent dries down to woody vanilla. I didn't expect the vanilla be this strong but on me it is for some reason.

Feb
04
2014
patches
patches

Out of all the Merveilles family, this one is my favorite. Many random compliments and smiles when I wear this in addition to the fact it is one of those 'special' scents that is uplifting. This emanates the warm glow of optimistic grace and feminine charm. It has it's own unique place in the Hermes house, its' light airy woodsy floral notes predominating with a very light amber-vanilla blended elegantly into the background. Blissful, elegant, lovely.

Jan
28
2014
beccamm
beccamm

To me this is a much lighter version of Hermes Ambre and much easier to wear (for me anyway) - I really, really like this, its very pretty and perfect for Summer.

Jan
18
2014
amyewest
amyewest

I don't recognize any citrus in this. Also, even though I really love it, I wouldn't call it sophisticated - smells too much like baby powder. I'm surprised that only one other reviewer smells aniseed. It's light, but definitely there at the open with the pepper. All of which makes it odd that I like this perfume. Every element I can identify is one I usually hate: aniseed, vanilla+amber, powder. Yet, in Eau Claire, they all work really well. I wanted a winter perfume bc nearly all that I already have seem to play up the notes I don't care for when it's cold (e.g. Nuda is too salty & leathery when it's cold). But Eau Claire is just right for cold days, smells good on scarves and, if you manage to warm up at all, the musk develops beautifully. I'm sure it would be fine in warm weather, but I plan to keep it for cold.

Update: How about that! Today for the first time I could detect a little citrus. Very faint and gone almost immediately, but quite lovely.

Jan
14
2014
sherapop
sherapop

Another solid flanker in the Hermès Eau des Merveilles series, this one, Eau Claire des Merveilles, is cleaner and clearer and less woody than the original. Whenever I apply this fragrance to my skin I find myself in a similar situation to the one when I apply a Lolita Lempicka midnight flanker, wondering how it differs from the original.

In a side-by-side test, the difference becomes obvious. For one thing, where's the orange? In the note pyramid at another site, aldehydes are listed (could it be a translation of "airy notes"???). To me, this composition is more about clean musk than aldehydes, but let's not split atoms!!! An aldehyde is just a molecule with a carbon-oxygen double bond and a single bond to a hydrogen atom off the same carbon atom. The rest it up for grabs and open to infinite variations in molecular structure--and, therefore, scent. So, no, this does not smell at all like Chanel no 5 aldehydes, or anything along those lines. To me, it smells like a clean musky base.

Definitely a well-named flanker! It's clearer and cleaner and less cluttered than its namesake--which is already fairly spare! I like this creation but understand why some have expressed disappointment, as it is not a big statement maker. More like a subtle skin scent.

Jan
08
2014
henri345que
henri345que

One thing that can be very interesting and very frustrating at the same time on Ellena creations under Hermès Belt is that recurrence of aromas that makes you associate a scent with other previously launched. At the same time it seems to create an identity, a sense of a collection which is unveiled a little every year, it can also be frustrating if you expecting some entirely new and different. So, i see that at least I need some time to understand if i like an Ellena creation or not, because my first reaction lately with his scents is to feel bored or disappointed, and then learn to appreciate it on the next wearings. It's what happened to me with Eau Claire des Merveilles, that at first i found weak, weird, uncomfortable on skin. But those days i wore it and was fascinated by the second rendition that Ellena gives us of a natural vanilla pod aroma. Its pods seems to have something which is sweet but slightly flowery and animalic too and Ellena used this impression of vanilla but in intense form on his Vanille Galante, pairing it with a powdery, banana-like aroma of ylang-ylang. Here he tones down both vanilla and the ylang-ylang and it's wonderful to smell that comfortable, warm and sweet vanilla juxtaposed with something more woody, dry, a sparkling opening that makes me think of aldehydes and a totally abstract floral accord that last a good time before the fragrance goes to the vanilla impression. As the name says, it's not a heavy fragrance, it seems to remain light but noticeable if you spray it more liberally. Very interesting to me.

Jan
01
2014
lorensiuswlt
lorensiuswlt

I'm a man and i really love this fragrance on woman. I imagine a woman who wears this fragrance is mature, sexy,calm and confident, makes me want to hugh her forever.. Good longevity and projection, a must have.btw this smells similar to L'Ambre which is on my wishlist now.

Dec
18
2013
chittylafemme
chittylafemme

As anything, you have to let it sit on your skin. I call tell you this: after letting it sit, I fell in love with it. It's very beautiful, light, romantic, citrusy...it has the essence of what I would like to smell like. A winner indeed.

Dec
12
2013
amelie
amelie

Exactly what I love; warm, gentle, even fresh, with classy dry down. I could wear it for days, everything is so finely mixed, nothing stands out, everything is just as it should. I think this is a great scent for every day in the cold autumn days. Of course, love shelf!

Nov
25
2013
Elisa S
Elisa S

Oh no. I have finally found this perfect my-skin-but-better fragrance, I have been searching for ... but then it seems to give me a headache.
But the fragrance is beautiful. It starts sparkling, a bit citrusy, but soft and with a bit of sweetness. Close to the skin.
The middle notes are sweeter (the vanilla).
What I love most is the drydown. Here the listed notes (woods, amber, vanilla and small amounts of flowers) come together and create this scent, that really suite my natural skin scent. I would describe the drydown as a bit warm (woody/ambery), but not at all heavy, a little sweet, but in a fresh, not fruity way, and finally a little spicy. It is comforting and sensual, not in-your-face-sexy.
I envy those who can wear it, and I will test it again in the future!

Edit: I have seen aldehydes listed as notes for this fragrance else where - and they often give me headaches. I also think that they are responsible for the 'sparkling' opening.

Aug
31
2013
Shemarie
Shemarie

It smells of freshly cut wood with a hint of vanilla powder in the air. I like.

Jul
15
2013
Eos
Eos

When over-applied on a hot day, Eau Claire reveals her lineage as a JCE scent. The musk becomes more distinctly animalic and a clearly discernible cumin note peaks out from the powder cloud. Who knew this scent was kind of sexy? This is definitely love.

Jul
11
2013
Scrilla
Scrilla

Not a full review, but I had to pipe in after reading so many comments about how light Eau Claire des Merveilles is. To me it is huge, on par with eau des Merveilles, which I also think has great sillage and lasting power. Test before you buy, for sure. This fragrance seems to have polarizing results in it's wearers

Jun
21
2013
Rachelrose
Rachelrose

I've tried to like this but it has a urinous smell on the skin

Jun
20
2013
jax mull
jax mull

I love it, clean and sexy. Classy, feminine, a notch above the rest. I use and have used Fauberg for years and that is also an amazing soft sexy clean fragrance by Hermes. JPG in the same league and longer lasting.

Jun
07
2013
tessture
tessture

Yes, I barely get anything at all out of this as well. There's a suggestion of faint, milky white florals and soft incense, but frankly it's so sheer I can almost not smell it at all. I think I like it, but I'm not sure when I have to sniff so hard to detect it I get a headache. This is particularly frustrating because I dislike strong fragrances anyway, so you'd think a sheer light scent like this would be right up my alley. Pretty, I think. Nice, I think. Let me go bathe in it and I'll get back to you with an update maybe...

Mar
17
2013
hollycat
hollycat

A great perfume for those who want more of a skin scent or just a little veil of fragrance around them.

On my skin Claire is barely visible. She's there but she's a wall flower. She's a quiet powdery, vanilla musk. Dont really smell much amber here. Not much woods either. I'd say its a dry vanilla musk to keep it simple.

It's obvious that Claire is a member of the Hermes des Merveilles family. I can smell the remnants of my Eau des Merveilles here but its been dialed down dramatically.

Its a very pleasant scent. But not for me as I need more density in my scents.

Mar
11
2013
andreas73
andreas73

I got this one by a mistake. I actually asked for someone who was going abroad to bring me the Elixir des Merveilles or the Eau des Merveilles, because I was after the orange and warm notes of resin and amber. So, leaving this disappointment behind, I shall review this fragrance for what it really is meant to be.
As some reviewers have already said, the top notes were a little bit "strange", with a mix of orange, salt and lots of aldehydes. The scent is very, very powdery, but I'm not able to discern which specific flower gives this powdery note. Right after spraying, for about 1 hour, this perfume has a very "medicinal" character on my skin. It smells like aspirin; maybe it's the mixture of the salt with the flowers and the vanilla. Fortunately, after this time this impression goes away, and what I get up to the end is sandalwood and amber, with the never-ending note of powder.
It doesn't have much sillage; it's actually a very close to the skin scent. The longevity, although, is pretty good: it lasts more than 6 hours on me, which is phantastic for such a soft perfume. As it is not a very perceptible scent, one may use it through all seasons of the year. Because of the salt and the lightness of the fragrance I end up using it mainly in the summer.
It's certainly not a bad perfume, but it's also not my cup of tea.

Feb
21
2013
melange
melange

1. I really like the fragrance in the bottle - it reminds me of school, the pencil shavings gypsykitten mentioned, but in my perception, the shavings also have some shavings of lead; on the whole, the scents makes me thing of nerd glasses, crisp white blouses, smell of chalk on blackboard, licked pencil tips and rubber soles. I swear I immediately feel more brainy (this somehow has nothing to do with the fact that it took me several minutes and a scarred bottle stopper to take out my 7,5 ml bottle out of its pretty box - if you tried this, you know what I'm talking about).

2. On the skin - lovely... for a moment. Reminds me of something bitter... a Cerruti? A Coty? No - Burberry Touch Women. The scent of wood morphs on my skin into a scent I associate with a medicine cabinet, one that lasts for good 7 hours (I love the sillage-to-longevity ratio - it stays close to you, but lasts long)..

The point is - this scent IS nice, but I'm not in love with this particular woodsy note on my skin; it becomes somehow medicine-y. Definitely wearable, but I'm quite satisfied with a mini and cannot envisage buying a full bottle.

Jan
30
2013
Jayela
Jayela

great scent but it is fading away quickly.. way quickly..

Jan
30
2013
gabri
gabri

This is what I wanted , I tried it at Sephora and it was long lasting and warm...Instead, I bought Elixir des Merveilles which is much stronger.

Jan
28
2013
gypsykitten
gypsykitten

I tried this out for the first time yesterday. On my skin, it smells very similar to the original Eau des Merveilles, but with a bit less orange and a lot more pencil shavings. It didn't come off as sweet to me. I am in love with it.

Jan
16
2013
foxy_princess
foxy_princess

I have a miniature 8ml bottle of this. I must say I now want this fragrance. It reminds me of being back home in Morocco. It's a very mediterranean smell. If you've ever smelt Moroccan sweets, this is what that smells like. It smells like baked goods, rosewater with a hint of amber, with a tinnnny hint of seawater. It's very gentle but beautiful. Something I'd wear everyday if I'm able to get my hands on a full size...

Jan
15
2013
daisygirl
daisygirl

I really like this one. Its gentle and stays around all day. I bought this because I love vanilla fragrances and wanted to try something from Hermes. This isn't as sweetly vanilla as I'd like, but it works nicely layered with some plain vanilla. Initially I did this because I wanted it to be sweeter, but now I love it just as it is. Its got a nice evolving woodyness to it. This is something I've been wearing everyday and still find very interesting. I love that the drydown is rich and creamy. I agree with other reviewers that this is a good one for hot days.

Dec
08
2012
clairdelune
clairdelune

I originally reviewed this scent based on a few wearings of a sample I got back in 2010. Now that I've indulged myself in a full bottle my opinion of it has evolved.
The more I wear it the more I get 'dulce de leche' or a salted caramel ice cream. It's a bit--just a bit creamy and a bit salty and when I wear it I can't help but think of those dairy delights.
I'm not getting much in the way of vanilla (I would have appreciated more) but a healthy dose of amber. In fact if they had named this scent 'L'Ambre des Merveilles,' rather than 'Eau Claire' that would have been fitting in my opinion. I have yet to smell the actual newest flanker L'Ambre des Merveilles and can't really imagine how much more ambery it could be than Eau Claire.
The initial spray of Eau Claire is kind of effervescent and fresh and a bit salty and maybe even beachy. The first few minutes is when it most resembles the original Eau des Merveilles, as others have noted. After that there really isn't much evolution or pyramid development going on here. It wears pretty consistently--sweet, a bit of salt and amber for as long as it lasts. Lasting power on me is pretty good - 6 or more hours.
Overall I'd say it is pleasant and fairly easy to wear--significantly sweeter then I remember from my sample and I've also noticed just a touch of pepper I don't remember from before, which I like. An interesting scent for sure and a few unexpected tricks up its sleeve.

Nov
06
2012
lmktacwa
lmktacwa

Super light. For people who are too timid to wear a fragrance that announces itself. Close to the skin. I agree with parfumofil... vanilla musky water. I much prefer the Elixer! I like em louder. Very nice for even a very young girl. Test before you buy!!! Seems like a lot of money for so little actual fragrance.

Oct
20
2012
Parfumofil
Parfumofil

I have just come home from the Hermes shop where I first (cautiously) sprayed this on a paper - smelled really nice, a very balanced warm and slightly spicy scent, therefore I decided to give it a go on my skin - big mistake, alhough it had a very nice opening, the dry down was quite sickly sweet smell and I am now trying my best to wash it off my wrist...

Oct
19
2012
smellhunt
smellhunt

What a happy perfume! I don't know how else to describe it! There is a playfulness on the way its notes become apparent, warm and cozy, not too strong, but long lasting.
Very pleasant for every day use especially during the cold months.

Sep
20
2012
oona noir
oona noir

I really like this one a lot, but there is something unbearably synthetic in it that has stopped me from buying it. I always wind up feeling like I would buy it if it smelled more... natural. I don't know what is driving me nuts in this composition, if anyone else does please comment.

Sep
20
2012
monica0106
monica0106

quite salty to me, remind me of fussy peach candy:)
but very warm, beachy or some golden color of sunset.
although it is light, it last very very long~ I'm not sure if others can sniff it, I really sense it even after 10hr~
A down side of its salty aspect, it may make me smells "sweaty" in hot summer especially in humid day~
Overall, very unique❤

Aug
06
2012
Eos
Eos

After falling in love with both Eau des Merveilles and Elixir des Merveilles I almost blind bought this online when I found it for a great price. BUT, I restrained myself and went to the store to test it first. First spray: nothing. So literally drenched my wrist in it: still nothing. 30 mins later I was able to detect a faint woodiness and nothing else. It seems I am completely anosmic to this perfume. My husband on the other hand thinks it smells lovely on me and informed me that its a "musky vanilla". I'll have to take his word for it, but needless to say I didn't purchase this.

UPDATE 10/20/12: I tried this again while on vacation in a very warm climate and I found that I could actually smell this! To my nose it is a musky, powdery, milky scent with a hint of salt. I don't get citrus or ozone. It actually resembles the drydown of Eau des Merveilles once the citrus and ozonic notes are gone.

UPDATE 12/09/12: I've noticed after wearing this quite a bit that this is the most animalic of the line. Musky in the way that a newborn's head is.

Jul
27
2012
KEW
KEW

I had been wanting to try this for ages as it wounded like I'd love it. However, I found it incredibly light. Very pretty, subtle, skin scent- but barely detectable!

Jul
27
2012
melfran
melfran

I fall in love with this fragrance, it's smells like sea and sun, a little bit salty but very lovely salty. It smells deeply not very light but good for hot summer days at the same time.

Jul
15
2012
Gabriela
Gabriela

ENGLISH REVIEW

This fragrance is subtle, and very discreet, it does not offend anyone, it might be appropiate for office wear. I like it, to be honest I'm not crazy about it, mainly because my skin seems to gobble it in some strange way other woody based fragrances don't.

I don't get anything citric from it, but more of a sheer amber that holds the woodsy notes together above everything else. I don't mean this in a bad way, I'm just trying to be descriptive about the woodsy notes, but to me they smell like a sharpened pencil, which results in a soft and even kind of creamy woodiness. This creamy facet is furtherly enhanced by an ultra sheer and whispery vanilla. I get no florals at all.

I've tried scent layering with a vanilla body lotion underneath to make Eau Claire des Merveilles last longer on my skin, but my skin was not able to hold the scent for more than half an hour.

I find the smell pleasant and I like it, but if I'm not head over heels about it is because of its poor longevity. Sillage is not good either, I honestly expected more from Hermes in this regard.

To be fair, I must say this Hermes is way better than its famous predecessor Eau des Merveilles, which I find too masculine for my taste.





SPANISH REVIEW



Esta fragancia es sutil y muy discreta, su aroma no ofende a nadie y es apropiada para usarla en la oficina. Me gusta, pero siendo sincera no me vuelve loca, principalmente porque mi piel se la “traga” de una forma muy extraña que con otros perfumes maderosos no me pasa.

No detecto notas citricas, pero si un ambar translucido que sostiene las notas maderosas por encima de todas las demas. No digo esto con el afan de ofender a nadie, solo pretendo ser descriptiva acerca de las notas maderosas, que para mi huelen como a un lapiz al que se le ha sacado la punta, lo que resulta en un aroma suave y cremoso-maderoso. Esta faceta cremosa se realza aun mas con la presencia de la vainilla ultra translucida y que susurra sobre la piel. No detecto notas florales.

He intentado perfumarme en capas aplicando una crema de vainilla para el cuerpo para lograr que Eau Claire des Merveilles me dure mas, pero en la piel no me dura el aroma mas de media hora.

Me parece que el aroma es placentero y me gusta, pero no me encanta por su poca longevidad. Su sillage tampoco es muy bueno, y sinceramente esperaba mas de Hermes en este aspecto.

Siendo justa, debo decir que esta fragancia de Hermes es mucho mejor que su famosa predecesora Eau des Merveilles, la cual me parece muy masculina para mi gusto.

May
12
2012
Kamaty
Kamaty

I love this !!! The first is a little bit masculine. 10 min after changes in sultil close to skin feminine and nice fragrance.
It is my second favorite Hermes fragrance after Un jardin sur le nil.
I'm loving ...is great for the day that you don't want feel very perfumey...
You need reaply during the day, but is ok. Love it !!!!

Apr
21
2012
missk
missk

If you like soft, woodsy and powdery fragrances, Eau Claire des Merveilles will most likely appeal to your tastes. It is perhaps one of the more subdued offerings from Hermes, but it's also one of my personal favourites.

It opens with a slightly tangy orange accord and a touch of soap, not unlike the original Eau des Merveilles. This initial introduction isn't so captivating, so I felt a little disappointed at first. Thankfully, as Eau Claire des Merveilles develops, it only gets better.

The heart is quite vanillary and warm with a touch of floral powderiness. It's not entirely unique, but it is different and very pleasing to my nose. I'll take a wild stab in the dark and say that I think the floral blend is made up of pink roses and lily of the valley.

The sillage is more like a whisper, it's barely noticeable yet somehow captivating in the way that it transforms itself into a skin scent. It's almost not a perfume, like something I would expect to smell from a lotion or a cosmetic item.

The drydown consists of white, dusty woods, creamy vanilla and a naughty hint of rich, syrupy amber. Despite Eau Claire des Merveilles being suggested for Spring and Summer, its ambery nature encourages me to recommend it for slightly chilly Autumn days as well. The longevity is relatively good also.

Mar
20
2012
id
id

gentle and fresh cut wood with silent oranges and a hint of amber. Very nice and light non offensive scent. Bright and elegant well balanced fragrance for a good mood. Longevity is good.

Mar
14
2012
over_caffeine
over_caffeine

My mom has this. Fresh and longlasting, even for an edt. I get a whiff of amber, and a lot of citrus. I must say it is rare for "fresh" fragrances to have longevity. Very good, considering Hermes is not really known for their fragrances.

Mar
13
2012
TakaBeata
TakaBeata

So,So good scent! I feel nice soft amber,orange and wood. For me this is very good like niche pefumes :)

Feb
13
2012
Allisontaylor
Allisontaylor

Does anyone else smell citrusy lemon? I get a really heavy lemon scent from this.

Feb
05
2012
smellME
smellME

Really beautiful top and base but the heart is in this rather linear fragrance, so sweet and cloying ,nothing clear about it at all !
Its different but to endulcing for me !
If they would make a clear of the clear merveilers..... I would love it !
Very different from the original I would say...
If you liked this but find it too jam jam sweet, you might like Stella sheer 2010, that has the same fruity sweetnes at som stage of the note scale.

Jan
31
2012
kalios55
kalios55

I did not care for the original Eau des Merveilles But this version is just Breath Taking ... simple yet sophisticated.

I smell ...
Gentle floral notes ... light, bright and fresh.
Creamy vanilla ... sweet & scrumptious.
Attractive woodiness and amber ... adding depth and sensuality.

Besides having an elegant opening, Eau Claire turns into one of the most luxurious non-intentionally sexy skin scent when dries down.

It may not be as deep or complex like the original Eau des Merveilles but Eau Claire is sweeter, brighter, more youthful and modern. On my skin, the balminess and spiciness--the notes I loathe in the original--cannot be detected.

This magical scent stays close although lasts for several hours. All creatures born with noses ought to like Eau Claire des Merveilles .. Another Skin Scent I love!!!!!


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Jan
28
2012
Giannahazagunaka Buddhizt
Giannahazagunaka Buddhizt

I'm impressed by the fact that such a light floral summer perfume can last as long as this.. I get a full 8 hours.. be it, most of that time it does remain close to the skin, it's still quite an accomplishment

And the notes are blended so nicely ... it smells of fresh clean floral without being soapy at all...absolutely gorgeous simplicity I'm thinking has to be complex. Hermes has succeeded in what they were attempting to compose here, very well done.

I picture just getting out of a cool shower on a hot summer day and spritzing this on my neck, wrists and other unmentionable areas... smelling lovely all day without seeming like I'm trying too :)

Same reason I love Tom Ford's White Patchouli, only they're on different ends of the spectrum

final note, it smells of floraled skin, every so slightly peppery a bit salty, but soft , just a touch of vanilla a whisper of citrus and a kiss of floral....and maybe just maybe just a pinch of magnetism ;p It makes me feel like I've just bathed in the finest Ancient bathhouse where the water has been stewed in white florals milk and spice, and maybe just a bit of the scent of the one there before ..... we now return to your reguarly scheduled program

I agree with the comment below.. that it smells of ''moonlight'', I'd say the bottle design for this perfume is perfect! love it

Dec
11
2011
Leo
Leo

I have to give more time when I tried this perfume. For me the opening of this perfume is so flat. Nothing special. But I can recognize that this must be belonged to Ellena.
I really like the mid and end. Yes, you can vanilla with musky shade. Not sweet. I don't like sweet vanilla perfume. But it is also not too feminine because of its woodsy note. I just love it.

Dec
09
2011
sweetnspicey
sweetnspicey

Another Hermes that fails abysmally to impress me. It's watery, bland, and lacks any sort of dimension. I can smell a touch of vanilla, some citrus, and some kind of weird floral melange, but the whole thing in its entirety reminds me of a puddle of mud.

Dec
07
2011
DresdenDoll
DresdenDoll

This wears on me like a Guerlain. A very dusky powdery vanilla with very soft sandalwood that is milky smooth. It actually does make me think of moonlight, that pure white shining through a soft haze. Gentle sillage, this is a scent for intimate moments.

Dec
04
2011
neptune1121
neptune1121

I'm a man, but I'm falling in love with this perfume... I don't know why, may be because of the well balance of vanilla and floral.

Nov
22
2011
Kterhark
Kterhark

I was very pleasantly surprised with this one. I don't have much exposure to this house, so I don't know how this stacks up, but on its own it is a very solid entry as a soft, woody floral.

What I like best is the lack of chemical slap; this wears like a high quality, well composed fragrance. I don't detect vanilla as much as wood and amber, and what florals there are sit hazily on top. I liken this to a fuzzy, warm sweater worn to a candle light dinner. It's a gentle whisper that could only be detected if the person stepped into an intimate embrace. Lovely.

Nov
13
2011
artsymom
artsymom

This scent is beautiful. You definitely have to try it on your skin to appreciate it because the opening is deceiving.
At first I thought it was going to be a vanilla musk scent. It goes on as a sweet-ish floral, then I smelled quite a bit of vanilla. But once I wore it for about an hour, the woods blossomed and the sweetness mellowed out and it's so nice. It's definitely not soapy.
For me, 24 Faubourg is not wearable but this is a nice replacement - there is a similarity to my nose. It's refined, yet possesses a soft and feminine quality that I couldn't find in 24 Faubourg. Not knocking 24 Faubourg, it just wasn't for me- but this one is!
Edit: Lasted all day!

Oct
05
2011
full_of_colours
full_of_colours

Divine said it all so well! :)

I just wanted to mention that it may remind some people of expensive soap but this fragrance is in no way soapy.

Feminine but not sweet. The vanilla is dry and beautiful. Eau des Merveilles seems to be more popular but personally, it does not move me as much.

I like it during fall and winter the best.

Luminous, yes, it is.

Sep
10
2011
Habanita
Habanita

I like this more than the original, but still not enough that it would be for me. I agree with those who say it's soapy. I found it very citrusy and soapy also.

Aug
10
2011
tanpa nama
tanpa nama

It's very clean..almost smells like a soap,perfect to use after bath for fresh feeling all day long
It's so expensive,but I wish I can buy a bottle one day:)

Jul
26
2011
RavenDarkholme
RavenDarkholme

I tried this one the other day because the seller thought I could like it and the first spray smelled just like naftalin! Maybe it was a bad sample cause I can't believe that anyone could like smelling like a closed wardrobe. I'll have to try it again elsewere, but the first impression was SOOO disappointing!

Apr
11
2011
chance25
chance25

This smells very crisp and light. It smells sorta like a gourmet sugar cookie, with bits of anise running thru it. Natural, herby, peppery slightly buttery. Yes, very nice. I have a minature bottle that I decanted into a 5ml spray bottle.

I don't think this would be classified as a spring summer scent. It fits the bill more on a cool crisp day. I'm very impressed with this scent, because it's very refined understated smell, and is very long-lasting on me.

Apr
02
2011
ineverwas
ineverwas

This is actually my favorite from the Merveilles series.

I love its airy, floral woodiness and its very slight sexy soapiness. It's much more feminine, delicate and romantic than the other Merveilles and evidently so, much easier to wear year round. It's a woody floral water, light and sparkling but respectably lasting for an EDT (6-8 hours on me) despite its transparency and sheerness.

I can imagine a lovely young woman with honey golden hair, wearing this on a warm, sunny spring day. She's natural, feminine and a bit absent, lost in romantic contemplation, as she's walking past a florist shop on the way to her first date.

Eau Claire des Merveilles is very light, diaphanous and subtle, but nonetheless it bears the unique, remarkable character of the Hermes house. It's got loads of personality, but it will not flaunt it. It's quiet and dreamy, optimistic and intangible.

I suggest you also spray this in your hair when wearing it. It lasts much longer, leaves a gorgeous trail and it surrounds you in a fabulous scented cloud for a few hours.

Feb
11
2011
da_markos
da_markos

Doubtfulness - that what i felt before 1st try. I read some bad opinion about this scent. I'm also fan of regular Eau des Merveilles so i was afraid of appear the bastard child in "Merveilles family". Fortunately i can say the same sentence as i said about Elixis: "Hey! Ellena managed to do this one as good as "Eau" ".
This one has shadow of flowers and milky vanilla - but they are not overwhelming the magical heart of oryginal. "Claire" is more femine and sensual then regular Eau - due to mentioned smooth vanilla.

Elixir and Claire are different scent with own tale and character. But they also have same beautiful core of their mother - Eau des Merveilles.

p.s. I totally agree with juliane and kastehelmi. They say all what i feel (although i'm not a woman ;] )

Jan
13
2011
sweetsmell
sweetsmell

This fragrance is light and spicy. Not to my liking at all. I do layer it with body lotion and the fragrance has a longer lasting period. This can be pleasant on a cool day I feel.

Jan
12
2011
juliane
juliane

this smells like my skin, just better! ;)
for me it's a lighter, more feminine eau des merveilles minus the orange notes. it resembles the warm, slightly sweet, slightly peppery skin scent of a woman. it also stays very close to the skin, a bit more sillage would be good.
but imo this is still a modern, delicate and beautiful perfume for women who wants a light, in a clean way sexy scent!

Dec
03
2010
guest_WJEN
guest_WJEN

Bought this as an impulse purchase and it is quite disappointing. Since i paid for it anyway and there's no way that i can return it in my country, i have to save it. I now layer it with 2 spritz of Eau Claire and 1 spritz of Eau des Merveilles which isn't that bad after you try it. Eau Claire does not linger on your skin at all, it definitely smells powdery and soapy. It kind of smells like a grandmother's type of perfume too. Somehow i detect a hint of vanilla, and there are absolutely no citrus elements in this Merveilles unlike the EDT. Awesome looking bottle. A "younger" version of the Eau des Merveilles with no surprises.
Have to use this up before it turns bad, and sometimes it just smells like one single scent, with no top notes and base notes or whatsoever.

Nov
13
2010
lafefe
lafefe

Kirancilla, I couldn't agree more with you! I smelled nothing when I smelled Eau Claire, even the note list is pretty poor, I'm wondering whether there is really something in this fragrance or not. It's a very clean and delicate perfum but really it's difficult for me to get any note. It's not sweet to my nose, I would say it's aquatic, but only because you only smell water. A total disappointment since Elisir and Eau des Merveilles are gorgeous long lasting perfumes!

Oct
26
2010
Kirancilla
Kirancilla

This disappointed me so much. As I liked Eau des Merveilles and love the Elixir (recommend it to anyone - really strong and long-lasting), I was very excited to try Eau Claire. I sprayed some of it on a strip, sniffed, and smelled exactly - NOTHING. Really nothing. No comparison to Elixir. This is meant to be an EDP, right? Well, I expect more than that from a perfume. I know Eau des Merveilles is rather light too, but Eau Claire is ridiculous. If I want water, I buy Evian.

Oct
18
2010
wauzilauzi
wauzilauzi

Very well balanced and creamy - lovely!

Oct
14
2010
clairdelune
clairdelune

Wow, what a lovely scent! It's really elegant and would suit a very well-dressed and refined woman (aka not me!). I'm all cords and clogs, but this scent is so pretty, I may have to step up my game so I can wear it!
To me it has nothing in common with its older sisters, Eau des Merveilles and Elixirs des Merveilles. In fact, if I hadn't known who'd made it, I'da never made the connection.
What I find rather interesting about this scent is that there is nothing risky or envelope-pushing about it as with its predecessors. It stays well within the parameters of feminine, sophisticated, elegant and wearable--very classic really, perhaps due to the aldehydes.
To me Ellena is an impressionist and an intellectual perfumer who generally makes one think in response to his creations. With Claire, however, I didn't think. I just breathed it in and enjoyed its subtle, lovely aura. There's nothing to figure out--no line drawn in the sand to step over--just pure ease and enjoyment.
The first spray hints at the first in the series--Eau des Merveilles with a slight saltiness, but that fades and from that point the scent wears in a rather linear way. The dominant note to me is amber, which is quite prominent here. A great scent for fall IMO.
There is nothing new or cutting-edge going on here so if you're looking for a provocative twist on the earlier Merveilles, you might be disappointed, but for those who love pretty ambery scents, Claire is a must-try.

Oct
08
2010
So
So

I just realised that this perfume has something in common with all the perfumes I used to love and that are discontinued/changed at present: the drydown, the base. Powdery, creamy, warm and woody... very feminine, mature, elegant. Love it !

Sep
27
2010
jae
jae

Ahhh, I've finally tested it!! I would love to smell this one on a woman. I bet I'd go crazy . That's right, Mr. Hermes himself has finally met a Hermes fragrance that he will not wear. But it's not because I dislike it. It's just that I find it too feminine for me. However, this will be a requirement for whoever I take seriously enough to date.

Sep
06
2010
nezzabel
nezzabel

While I could write a love letter instead of a review to Eau des Merveilles, with Eau Claire des Merveilles it's not a love affair... just a little crush!

The scent on the papper strip and on my skin are totaly different... On the papper strip it clearly reminds me of the opening of Jesus del Pozo Halloween (only the top notes, and without the banana note!).

On the skin: The top notes of Halloween are still there but with an orange dominant note wich reminds the original Eau des Merveilles. But this fade away very fast.
Then a burst of sugared flowers with vanilla and tons of aldehydes! This is an aldehydic fragrance and I wouldn't expected to be, at all!
As for the base, it dries down to a powdery feeling with musk.

If I like it? I do!
It's clean, it's soapy but somewhat modern and edgy, and most of all, it's clearly feminine! And it's powerfull, I actually find it heavier than Eau des Merveilles.
The staying power is good (6 hours at least) and the sillage is moderate.

If you find Eau des Merveilles a little bit masculine for your taste, give this a try!

If you are like me, a fan of the original Eau des Merveilles (wich is onr of my favourite scent's ever, by the way), you'll miss the woody notes, the ambery feeling and... the magic!

Aug
17
2010
Jillzilla
Jillzilla

It's a skin scent! The first blast gives off woody notes, and as the fragrance warms quickly on skin, the amber, vanilla, and an ethereal floral note emerge. It stays close to the skin, but feels light, which makes it an excellent warm, woody fragrance for hot weather. I had really begun to miss my winter scents, but this fragrance is a way for me to get my dose of woody notes without feeling suffocated by them in the heat.

Thumbs up, Hermes!

Jul
18
2010
Migotka
Migotka

I had an opportinuty to try it twice during the past few days. And twice, I'm sorry to say, I ended up being very disappointed. I love (love love) the original, and I really appreciate the Elixir.

Eau Claire seems like a launch according to this trend to make *lighter* summer versions of various fragrances. Which I can't understand in this case, since neither Eau des merveilles, nor Elixir are so heavy as to need to be dilluted for summer.

While Eau des Merveilles is kind of 'round', delicate, Eau Claire is sharp and smells as if lots of soapy water was added to the original. All the pretty notes we know turn somewhat egdy. And it lacks character.

Some people compare it to bathroom cleaners, but I'd say that while it definitely does not smell like a fragrance from the bottom of a bottom shelf, it definitely can not stand comparisons to its older sisters from the line.

Jul
10
2010
Grazia
Grazia

I tried it in a shop, sorry, but the bigining smells awfuly, a dry down is a little bit better. I didn't like it at all.

Jul
08
2010

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