Hermessence Poivre Samarcande by Hermès is a Woody Spicy fragrance for women and men. Hermessence Poivre Samarcande was launched in 2004. The nose behind this fragrance is Jean-Claude Ellena.
The fiery pepper of Poivre Samarcande is softened with a woody sweetness. "A massive, beautiful oak tree once grew in front of my house, blocking our view of the Mediterranean. Eventually, it grew ill and was felled. The peppery, musky, slightly smoky scent of the cut wood etched itself on my memory. The soul of the old oak, mixed with pepper, lives on in this fragrance. The name Samarcande is an homage to the city through which spice caravans once passed on their way from East to West