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Terre d'Hermès Eau Très Fraîche (2014)
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Terre d'Hermès Eau Très Fraîche information

Year of Launch2014
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 204 votes)

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HouseHermès
PerfumerJean-Claude Ellena

About Terre d'Hermès Eau Très Fraîche

Terre d'Hermès Eau Très Fraîche is a masculine fragrance by Hermès. The scent was launched in 2014 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena

Terre d'Hermès Eau Très Fraîche fragrance notes

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Reviews of Terre d'Hermès Eau Très Fraîche

I suppose one of the main problems with the original Terre d'Hermes and its stronger Parfum variant is that it's not generally seen as very "fresh" and people want freshness. The problem is with that is I always thought the Terre opening was quite fresh due to the natural citrus, it only lost that freshness during the latter parts of it.

Eau Tres Fraiche (very fresh water) version of this makes an attempt at creating a more fresh, summery version of original TdH, but it does this not by messing with the woody, not-so-fresh dry down but by simply replacing the well-balanced orange with a more sharper aquatic citrus accord. It would had made much more sense to make it more fresh or aquatic or even floral into the dry down, the woods at the bottom are simply not tres fraiche. In short, it fails to do what it set out to do.

On top of that, we're back down to the wimpy EdT concentration, and after enjoying the Parfum strength so much, it feels like a significant step down. If you want a fresh orange fragrance that actually smells like fresh orange the whole way through, then take a step over to the cologne section and try out Hermes' Eau d'Orange Concentre, though the orange there is much sharper. If you like the opening more than the original EdT then it's fine, but for me there's just little reason for this to exist.
26th August, 2019
It still has that flinty feel from the normal TdH, but it is paired with a much lighter citrus giving it an airier summery feel. The cedar gives it a cooling almost menthol backdrop. Wears a bit light which is good for summer, longevity not great.
27th March, 2019
Citrus, woody, dirty, yet fun.

The bright and fun loving younger brother of its original counterpart. It's cleaner and orangey-er and in my opinion designed to be worn in a more carefree environment like a day outside with people you respect. Save the original for lawyers and my father, this suits a man in his 30's who also saves *a lot* for his retirement. Excellent release.
01st October, 2018
I'm sitting there plotting world domination and thinking about how much I like the original Terre d'Hermes - masculine, refined, classy. So I purchase the Eau Tres Fraiche version and spray it on. It, too, is refined and classy. That much is clear. But is it masculine? I walk outside. A bird has crapped on my car. It's a mild, damp mid-summer day, and I'm wearing dark jeans and a black T-shirt with boots. I smell this sweet orange fragrance on myself. Something doesn't feel right. I go back inside to change into some dressier pants and shoes, then top it with a pink collared shirt open at the neck. I wait until the day warms up and dries out and I get invited to an outdoor wedding, then I take my family for a walk through a botanical garden to avoid attending the wedding service. There is a breeze. I forget about work. I laugh and play tag with the kids, then go to the outdoor wedding reception to dance and drink champagne. Hmm... the Eau Tres Fraiche is smelling more masculine. In a different way than the original.

I give the bottle to my wife. It's her favorite fragrance and she wears it almost every day. I steal a spray once in a while, but not every day.
14th August, 2018
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08th July, 2018
This opens with an extremely natural smelling aroma of to my nose grapefruit and cardamom. The grapefruit and cardamom are both extremely accurate. In fact the grapefruit in this is probably more accurate than Atelier Cologne's Pomelo Paradis while the cardamom is more true to life than YSL's Le Nuit de L'Homme. I understand the fruit in reality in this is bigarade rather than grapefruit, but it smells like grapefruit to me and I've never smelled or tried bigarade in reality. There is also a hint of orange. The whole opening reminds me of citrus tea with cardamom. This is definitely more fresh than regular Terre d'Hermes. On drydown, it basically persists in this fashion - grapefruit and cardamom, but the grapefruit gets progressively fainter. It has hints of vetiver and pepper but they are really muted compared to the original, and mostly replaced with a sort of watery accord. On drydown it somewhat is reminiscent of original Terre d'Hermes EDT though. Longevity and sillage are both moderate but more on the airy/soft side. Overall this is a very nice fragrance but in my opinion does not beat the original Terre d'Hermes.

3.5/5
09th May, 2018

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