Est. in: France, 2018
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 basicmetals 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. This patented ingredient is called Hydrolite, which represented the next generation of sustainable Pentylene Glycol. Petylene Glycol is a synthetic humectant used in cosmetics and beauty products that is also secondarily used as a solvent and preservative. In short, Hydrolite is the moisture-binding and antimicrobial property that makes Hermetica perfumes cling to your skin like a serum and generate such lasting power. Hydrolite is made by a patented process and derived from sugar cane which is ethically and responsibly sourced. Hydrolite is the ideal multifunctional ingredient that will boost the performance of active ingredients, moisturize the skin, improve the sensorial profile of formulas and enhance the product protection! 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 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.