I just came from Dusseldorf in Germany and bought it there at Carsch Haus shopping centre. Euro 90,= per bottle of 100ml I was surprised as well. I also can't find it on the net, not even by EAN bar code. But I'm so happy I bought a bottle!
The regular Eau was just ridiculously weak, with almost zero woody or green base notes. Whereas Eau D'Orange Verte at high applications actually has a really nice moss base. Hopefully, this concentre de pampelmousse rose features quite a bit of that oakmoss, and some woody/sweet nuances like concentre d'orange Verte would be nice too.
It has a very realistic and pleasant juicy pink grapefruit note, with very good longevity. It is good enough to eat! I find the scent to be focused on that one note. Other elements (rose, wood, moss, vetiver) seem very translucent and are really minor in comparison.
Wow, this is great news. I actually think the original is just fine with longevity...if you douse yourself in it. It is one of my favorite grapefruit prominent scents, giving me the pleasant citric refreshment I crave with a tiny whiff of Terre de Hermes lurking somewhere in there. I went thru a whole bunch during Summer 2010, and I sort of miss it this year.
Weird that no one has mentioned this one on the online blogs I read... I mean Hermes flankers are usually big news.
Can someone post a picture? Is the bottle exactly the same as the EdPR bottle?
Great news indeed! Like most of the Hermes "Eaus," the original just didn't have enough oomph for me to consider a purchase. But that grapefruit is great! Hopefully this is a trend...several in this series are quite good, but short-lived.
Jo Malone Grapefruit Cologne has been growing on me as a summer tonic as well, but it shares the same issue. So, I am really excited for this. The world needs more good grapefruit!
I just got a sample from the Hermes boutique and on closer inspection saw the 'concentree' and went 'huh?'. So good to know they've finally upped these ones. I just bought CDOV and have Pamplelune, so I may not end up buying a bottle after all. But it's nice frag!
edit, just tried the concentree pamplemousse rose today at the store and it was gone within 30 minutes (3 sprays on my arm)...