Chanel Sycomore vs Terre d'Hermes


Basenotes Dependent
Dec 1, 2011
These are very distinct fragrances. I would never think to directly compare them, apart from describing them against each other since there's such a contrast. Chanel Sycomore is a smoke-touched rich vetiver, with a hint of sandalwood in the base. It's mysterious autumn. Terre d'Hermes is citrus, cedar, and flint, with a bit of vetiver. It's a summer day stretching from mimosas to a warm evening rain. Entirely different experiences, both.

If you like both, both are worth owning. However, Sycomore gets the edge as being one of the very best fragrances for men (or adopted by men) out there. A must, in my opinion.


Basenotes Dependent
Sep 10, 2011
The two have a vetiver note in common, although it's much less prominent in TdH. I prefer TdH by quite a lot, but that's mainly because I'm not a big fan of vetiver. If you love vetiver, the odds are good that you'll enjoy Sycomore a lot.


Basenotes Dependent
Jan 26, 2011
I dont find them related. I thing they re both worth having but of the 2 i would say Sycamore, but then again im a Chanel whore lol


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Basenotes Plus
Nov 5, 2010
As others were saying, TdH is a citrus with a mineral background, Sycomore is a big vetiver (fresh/grassy) with touches of wood and smoke. I am a big fan of Sycomore. But they are very different and there is space for both.



Basenotes Dependent
Oct 15, 2011
I like both but if I had to choose, I will take TdH. From Chanel I will most probably pick Coromandel but since youre comparing Sycomore, TdH is my choice! :)


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Basenotes Plus
Mar 4, 2011
Sycomore is a masterpiece in its genre (woody-vetiver with just a tad of incense), TdH is an unpretentious, yet good smelling concoction of grapefruit and geranium on a strong synthetic base. The main difference bewteen the two is that Sycomore is worth owning, TdH no.


Basenotes Dependent
Apr 8, 2006
It really depends on what you're looking for. If it's a true vetiver scent then Sycomore. If not then Terre d'Hermes.


Basenotes Member
Oct 17, 2012
Having been a fan of Terre D'Hermes since its launch, both the EDP and EDT if not the Eau Givrèe and Vetiiver flankers, I prefer it and wear it more often than Sycomore. However, Sycomore is, to my nose at least, one of the best Les Exclusifs offerings of the 15 or so we have seen since the line was launched in 2011. It is utterly distinctive, classy and well-made in typical Chanel fashion, and I hardly consider myself a devotee of the house. In conclusion, Terre for all occasions and Sycomore for special occasions, given its price and as it is frequently unavailable.


Basenotes Dependent
May 10, 2018
I will say that Terre D'Hermes is beautiful, orange (the real citrus note here) which I think becomes a blossoming ray of peace and confidence of the wearer with the vetiver there.

Sycomore I will say, very lightly, does not reflect the beauty of the person wearing it, as TdH seems to, but instead is its own art, smoky vetiver on canvas, but for self reflection of the person wearing it, I say TdH.
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Super Member
Jun 22, 2011
Not that similar, Both great fragrances though. Terre D Hermes is a nice for work and casual wear. Sycomore is beautiful and can be dressed up or down. Its a perfect smoky vetiver. Sycomore happens to be one of my favorite fragrances

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