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 the heart of the fragrance immediately. Every perfume has its own speed, which reflects the time it takes for the core of fragrance to be full 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. The perfumes are arranged into four collections – Emerald Stairways, Vertical Ambers, The Door and Dry Waters – each inspired by a different family of fragrances, from green and floral to woody and oriental.
Each Hermetica perfume is presented in an elegant emerald green lacquered bottle with a golden metallic cap debossed with the Hermetica logo. The bottle is housed inside a golden perforated cylinder reminiscent of the molecule that carries the perfume to your nose. Green in appearance and in nature, Hermetica’s glass bottles are made from recycled glass and sand that is locally sourced to reduce the carbon footprint. The bottles are refillable and reusable with fragrances that are cruelty- free. 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.
Time goes by, Hermetica remains.