Hermès explores the sensual nature of Kythera
Hermès presents a delightful new fragrance inspired by Kythira. Un Jardin à Cythère promises a sensual, wild and refreshing escape to Greece.
Grasses, olive wood and fresh pistachios are the leading notes in the new fragrance from Hermès, Un Jardin à Cythère. Created by perfumer Christine Nagel, it was inspired by the pristine island of Kythira, about 200km southwest of Athens.
The creation is part of the fragrance series Parfums Jardins that was designed to explore the sensual nature of a small number of remarkable places. The first fragrance in the series, Un Jardin sur le Nil, was released in 2005.
Fred Rawyler’s bottle design is inspired by the lanterns of horse-drawn carriages and consists of a graduated yellow glass that reflects the sun. Artist Elias Kafouros created the colorful packaging that features a landscape with golden grasses, green olive trees, fresh pistachios and the blue sea.
Kythira is situated in the Ionian Sea, south-east of the Peloponnese peninsula. It is renowned for its stunning beaches, traditional villages and rich history, as well as its scenic hiking trails and natural beauty.