Terre d'Hermès 
Hermès (2006)

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Terre d'Hermès by Hermès

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About Terre d'Hermès by Hermès

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Philippe Mouquet
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Terre d'Hermès – meaning 'Earth of Hermès' – was launched in March 2006. Perfumer, Jean-Claude Ellena was inspired in the creation of the fragrance by the works of author, Jean Giono.

The fragrance features notes of orange, gunflint, flint, vetiver and benzoin. The bottle was designed by Hermès designer, Philippe Mouquet, and features an 'H' cut into the base of the bottle.

The fragrance was joined by a Parfum version in 2009, and more recently Terre d'Hermès Eau Très Fraîche in 2014.

Hermès say:

The history of an alchemic journey through the elements: earth, air and water. A woody, vegetal and mineral eau de toilette

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Reviews of Terre d'Hermès by Hermès

There are 522 reviews of Terre d'Hermès by Hermès.

Citrus, pepper and vetiver combined to result in a minimalist masterpiece. So dry, incredibly dry to my nose, as if you were in an african savannah in the middle of the summer, but you are a victim of fata morgana, only seeing water in the distance, when there really is none.

Comparing it to Declaration, it has some similarities, but it retains its own character with it being more woody, and spinning the spices in a different direction than Declaration does.

Basically, i see why this is a classic. It still doesn't fully resonate with me, but this is growing with each time i smell it. Really good stuff. Fragrance and art in fragrance does not get much better than this.

Ah, it's airy and yet ever present, it starts with wonderful citruses and ends up in a cloud of pencil shavings - a very elegant kind of pencil shavings. To me it smells like pure class. No wonder it's a modern class-ic.

Terre d'Hermes pulled me back into the fragrance world -- a little more mature, confident and discerning than I was in my 20s. I've got a sensitive and picky nose, and I gave up trying to find scents that weren't overly aquatic, gauche or fruity back in the late aughts. I put this on in the morning and get little whiffs of it throughout the day that always make me pause to admire it.

Everything here is just right and infinitely wearable, measured and understated. The citrus is so well-balanced, not overly juicy or sweet and just a tinge of bitterness from the orange rind, so that it doesn't become cloying or overpowering. Grapefruit and orange top notes settle but remain strong throughout the dry-down and into the skin scent phases. Earthy spice of the cedar and vetiver at the base and the flint in the heart ground it, so it feels developed and dignified, never approaching anything loud or too attention-grabbing. It's a strong, silent fragrance -- noticeable, pleasant, sophisticated and appreciated. Perfect for the office. Great for an outdoor gathering in spring or fall. Works great in formal occasions. Most consider this a fall or spring fragrance but it works well in the summer outside of the very hottest days and in the winter when the spice beneath the citrus really shines.

Can't ask for much more in a fragrance.

Bottled conformity. Old man scent. Pure bureaucracy. It's not for me.

So this is yet another fragrance that I blind bought, and I was incredibly excited about this one. Having read and watched several online reviews, I had a feeling that, as a man in his mid-thirties who works in a corporate office environment, Terre d'Hermès would be a perfect fragrance.

Just got it today and I am wearing it as I am writing this. What can I say, really? This is everything I expected and then some. I fell in love with it instantly.

It's dirty and it's clean...it's heavy and vibrant...it's sweet/fruity and woody. It's paradox in a bottle, basically. And the true tour-de-force here is that Hermès made this all blend together and work so well. Damn, this 100% lives up the hype!

It is no breaking news that notes of orange and vetiver stand out in this one. Oddly enough blended together to create something that has both a hint of old school cologne and plenty of fresh, vibrant old orange smell.

Those that describe this scent as "dirty orange" probably sum it up quite accurately, although to me this doesn't feel dirty at all...not even rugged...it smells clean, strong and super manly. I was not familiar with the vetiver note, but I can tell now why it's mostly associated with men's fragrances...it's a very interesting note to my nose, and I'll sure look up some more scents featuring it.

Thus far, I find this to be relatively linear, although the orange and vetiver notes do switch seats through the drydown, with the orange note taking the passenger seat and vetiver taking the wheel...the grapefruit, patchouli and cedar notes are constants, sitting in the backseat, and hold this somewhat unusual combination of powerful orange and vetiver notes together, but more importantly, keep this scent fascinating from the moment you spray it on to a few hours later.

I literally can't stop smelling my wrist right now. I am seriously impressed with this product, which is an instant favourite.

Also, this has a niche aspect to it, without the steep price tag. Really, I can't say enough good things about Terre d'Hermès. This also performs quite impressively.

Phenomenal scent.

Its like sitting on a fresh cut Cedar log in a sawmill with a dirt floor while eating a juicy orange. This is masculine, mature, and classy. Longevity for an EDT is good at around 8 hours for me. I think this is a good year round scent though it maybe a bit challenging on warmer days in the summer.

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