Who goes beside you into the forest on the darkest night? In Victor Hugo’s poem, « À quoi songeaient les deux cavaliers dans la forêt », (What Two Horsemen Were Thinking in the Forest), the narrator says “ by my side, Hermann seemed to me like a shadow." We all have shadows, even at night in the dark forest. Hermman a Mes Cotes is the fragrance dedicated to your shadow. “The Alternative Self” that fills you with darkness, regrets, and misfortune but also with a sense of continuity and peace.
To capture this duality of the self and the shadow, Hermann opens with cold, aromatic top notes met by the mist of peppery rose and an earthy dry down of dark woods, incense, and patchouli. The entire composition remains sheer throughout, enabling light to cast a shadow on your skin.