It lacks some of the "dirtiness" of the original, and amps up the orange. It's dense orange. Not light and airy like Eau Tres Fraiche or fresh sweet like Orange sanguine. I just get a lot of orange. Juicy orange. Plus some woodiness. But I still get orange.
I’m not necessarily covering new ground here, but for me this lacks the fun and fizzy pop of the EDT. Maybe it’s the lack of the vetiver and pepper. But still a fabulous scent—heavier, creamier, sultrier. On that edge between ripe and too ripe. Overripe, nearly fermented. A wow of a skin scent for me—but also far easier to over-apply than the EDT. Go cautiously and it’s fabulous. And no need for the either/or choice here. Both are worth owning and wearing.
Now this scent starts off smelling very lush and classy with it's orange and grapefruit aroma. It's deep and well rounded and gets a bit smoky in the mid-notes due to the flint note.
As time passes you can smell a earthy mossy patchouli with some woods. The longevity is excellent as I get several hours and even when I think it's gone it sometimes reappears. Sillage and projection are only within half a arms length making it a more intimate scent for the wearer to enjoy.
All in all a smooth and classy scent that's quite versatile due to it's understated nature.
Terre is an abstraction of mineral, citrus, amber and woody. And here, the lead is nudged towards green with a vegetal note of perilla.
The balance shifts from brighter and fresher to deeper and fuller.
The profile is more complex, and rounded, as though Terre has come of age, going from youthful Eau de Toilette to mature Parfum.
This is no way just a flanker, it's as good or even better than the original, the jewel in Ellena's crown.