Today we’re going old school. I rarely find an Hermes scent that I don’t love, and this is not an exception to that rule. Bel Ami is a man’s cologne. There is nothing feminine about this scent. And when I say that its old school, it conjures up images in my head of Cary Grant wearing a tux on the Riviera. It is one of those scents that is distinctive, long lasting, powerful and one that I always get comments on when I wear it (all good). So what’s so special about it? I think it’s the wonderful combination of the patchouli and leather that really stick out. Which is funny, because I am typically not a fan of either in most scents. But add the cardamon and amber and something magically happens. I highly recommend this for men who love real manly man men’s colognes. Just remember, a little goes a long way with this scent.
From the Hermes website:
Irresistibly charming and masculine. An audacious mix of cardamom, amber, patchouli and leather.
- Bone Rating: 5 out of 5 possible bones
- Scent: leather, patchouli, amber, cardamom
- Classification: Masculine
- Expense: Moderate – Approximately $110 for 3.3 oz.