The great thing about Pierre Herme is that he keeps his customers happy. He brings in new flavours all the time and at the moment he has a couple of blinders. So all you macaroon lovers get yourself to either Selfridges or Motcombe Street..
FOR APRIL - MACARON JARDIN SECRET (“SECRET GARDEN”) (Rose, Vanilla & Clove)
Another macaron created in companionship with Jean-Michel Duriez, master perfumer at Rochas. Inspired by a floral "carnation" note borrowed from the repertory of perfume- making, it is a sweet blend of rose, vanilla and cloves. The palate first encounters the taste of rose, which prepares it for the heady intoxication of vanilla and cloves. A trio of tastes merging into a single secret flavour.
FOR MAY - MACARON JARDIN PARFUMÉ (Rose & Jasmine)
A conversation with master perfumer Jean-Michel Duriez (Maison Rochas) about a fragrance featuring notes of rose and jasmine, Joy by Patou, prompted Pierre Hermé to use these same flavours in a macaron. More than a blend, a succession of aromas. Quite distinct, the tastes of the rose cream and the jasmine cream centre eventually converge in a gradual process of discovery. Neither the taste of rose exactly, nor that of jasmine, the flavour comes across as self-evident.