In 1837 Thierry Hermès set up his harness and saddle-making workshop in Paris and it wasn’t until the business was passed onto his sons that the famed house forayed into accessory design. The brand still reigns champion for its saddle-making and equestrian wear but we’re probably all more familiar with those scarves and bags and fragrances. But Hermès is looking back for head perfumer Christine Nagel’s first fragrance launch for the brand: Galop d’Hermès.

The Galop bottle (which is refillable) takes its distinctive shape from the stirrup and it is an ode to all things equestrian. Rose is blended with doblis calfskin (a traditionally masculine scent) to create a contemporary scent.  With notes of quince and saffron, this is a distinctive and fresh perfume that is lifting us towards the autumn months at a canter. 

Galop d'Hermès, 50ml, £183, is available from Hermès.