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.
Luminous, soft, and precious, the Cedarise Eau de Parfum is an ode to its emblematic namesake tree in all of its facets. The complexity and richness of nature are expressed through pure Cedarwood notes, the scents of roots and earthiness from Vetiver, and elements of Fresh Leaves and Pine. Around this rich construction is an aromatic note of Cypress conveying the density of the surrounding forest, as well as Violet Leaf to elevate the vegetal aspect of its character. The fragrance is like a dream under a cedar tree. Key Notes include Cedarwood oil, Musk Molecule, and Vetiver Oil.