Hermetica presents a new approach in the making of perfumes that combines nature and chemistry: Powerful scents, gentle on the skin, respectful of the environment, mixing history and modernity. Perfume is alchemy and Hermetica takes its name from Corpus Hermeticum, a collection of mystical texts that influenced the practice of alchemy in the early Middle Ages - alchemy sought to transform basic metals into precious materials and to find the elixir of life.
In their quest to find their ultimate elixir, Hermetica founders John and Clara Molloy created a revolutionary collection that uses both natural ingredients, synthetic molecules and synthetics derived from natural sources. This hybrid formula, where synthetic molecules are issued from a natural source, has been developed by Symrise using unique patented technology - InnoscentTM – a first-ever for the perfume industry.
Exclusive to Hermetica, the alcohol-free formula reveals immediately the heart of the fragrance. Every perfume has its own speed, which reflects the time it takes for the core of fragrance to be fully released. The result of this modern-day alchemy is 12 powerful, long-lasting and moisturizing perfumes plus, Source1 – a unique, standalone scent that can also be found in all of the fragrances.
Fresh, clean and spicy, Spiceair is inspired by the nostalgia of rainy London – a contrast between the lightness of clouds and the warmth of the city. The mist that rises up from the city’s slick wet pavements is recreated with the notes of Fresh and Green Moss Molecules. This is combined with the charm of Cinnamon Essence that captures the sophistication and mystery of London. Key Notes: Cinnamon Essence, fresh molecule, and green moss.