Holiday gift engraving at Hermés was in full swing a few weeks ago when Desiree Colonna, our CEO, was flown from Atlanta to New York’s Hermés store on Madison Avenue to engrave fragrances for guests. It was a great honor for her because she was one of very few fragrance engravers in the world to be flown into the Hermés New York location. They only hire engravers two or three times a year.
Here is a video of our “office” at Hermés:
Desiree spent the day engraving at no charge for all guests who purchased fragrance gifts. The engraving was very popular and clients were very happy to have their fragrance purchases personalized in such a unique way.
Desiree took a selfie from the street her first night. New York is the most beautiful city during the holidays!
The Hermés store does not disappoint in sheer size. It is literally five floors of amazing luxury items including china, footwear, jewelry and their elusive Birkin and Kelly bags. They even have a section devoted to their signature equestrian goods.
The highlight of the trip was when Brian, one of the top salesmen, allowed her to experience a Birkin bag presentation on a break from the holiday gift engraving. Not many people are even allowed to see the $10,000 and up Birkin bags without first being vetted by the salespeople. These bags go as high at$89,000 and are very hard to find. The salesman, Brian, took her behind the scenes to see the bag in real life.
The Birkin bag didn’t disappoint with its supple Italian leather and unique style. This was below is in a color called Tomato Red.
After the presentation, it was back to work. Desiree engraved many bottles for guests including the ones below.
The holiday gift engraving event was very successful. The store management couldn’t believe how quickly Desiree engraved the bottles without layout or lines stating she was the “fastest engraver they ever had in the store!” They loved the beautiful calligraphy engraving on the bottles and are looking forward to inviting her back again for future holiday gift engraving events.
To top it all off, Mother Nature decided to throw some snow on the scene for a few hours making it the perfect holiday gift engraving experience for all the shoppers.
Desiree flew back to Atlanta that same night enjoying the view from the plane.
If you are looking for on-site gift engraving, we’d love to work with you. Please contact us directly at 770 823 1673 for your next fragrance engraving event. Our engravers travel all over the world and are ready to make your client’s engraving experience extra special!