Hermèssence Vétiver Tonka 
Hermès (2004)

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There are 67 reviews of Hermèssence Vétiver Tonka by Hermès.


A restrained tonka gets the olfactory ball rolling, combined with a bright and light vetiver. This vetiver lacks any depth, earthiness or bite; it is more in the ephemeral side.

Other notes I get include a pleasant praline-milk-chocolate impression with a slightly hazel-nutty character that has a caramel-like undertone towards the end. Touches of a soft white smoke come and go.

I get soft sillage, limited projection, but a good nine hours of longevity on my skin, albeit only skin deep.

Pleasant as a scent for warmer autumn days, this creation is quite pleasant, light and bright. Unfortunately it is also anaemic and mostly somewhat generic. Still, fairly agreeable. 2.75/5
Aug 4, 2020


"Let Tonka cancel
Vétiver, leaving only
Thy divine Ratio!"

Said Redneck never
But thought immediately
Upon that 1st sniff

By which 1 can C
That A sum of parts B less
In sum magick way

Negative beauty
Naught B held positively
Noted multiply

Sum gold missing root
Ore contrapositively
Sum missing base root

Pow'ry piece of 5
Deducted on 1 of 2
Bestowed o'er them both

Sum fonder absence
Sum imaginary loss
Sum -negative gain

Artful algebra
Perpetually moved by
Dodgy remainder.

Thus we C as real
That Red's
Oct 29, 2019


A brilliant vetiver, contemporary, concise and effective. Vetiver seated right next to tonka that cancel out each others' worst qualities. Green, light brown like early autumn, lightly toasted, nutty and slightly buttery without the fat; well-proportioned, sweetness without excess, and adorned with hints of praline. Diffusive, and reasonably tenacious; sumptuous and thoroughly charming.

4/5
Aug 29, 2019


This is different... Sugary stuff with vetiver. Candy notes fall away soon, leaving lots of lovely vetiver. Not long after, a faint tobacco.

Vetiver and well-behaved Tonka are definitely the stars here. Fresh, slightly creamy, in a way. Excellent note fusion.

Every now and again I smell caramel on my skin. Eventually the Tonka overrides the vetiver. Overall, a pretty cool fragrance - well done!
Apr 6, 2019


A delicious vetiver. The smoky vetiver works very well with the nutty and creamy qualities and it smell delicious, but I wouldn't really call it a gourmand. It smells addictive and the composition is very smooth and rounded. It's just the perfect amount of smoke, green and caramel/praline. I only wish it was more tenacious.
Sep 14, 2018


Le matin en Provence by Paul Cézanne 1900-06
Dec 15, 2017

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