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    Default Is Terre D'Hermes really that good?

    I have read quite a few posts about this scent and most have been really good, especially the responses from the ladies that have smelled it. Is there a site that offers big discounts on it in case my better half doesn't care for it? I'm not into the sweet colognes at all and I am hoping this one isn't a sweet smell.

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    Default Re: Is Terre D'Hermes really that good?

    Not sweet by any stretch. Check ebay, scentiments.com, bigdiscount.com, etc., etc. Good luck.
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    Default Re: Is Terre D'Hermes really that good?

    I applied Terre d'Hermes for the first time a few days ago, after dinner. Wow...Very dense and very long lasting! I could smell it the next morning before showering almost as strong as after the first hour. I say be easy on application until you know how it reacts/lasts/radiates on you due to your particular skin chemistry. Very nice though and I will definitely wear it often (but applied very carefully).
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    Default Re: Is Terre D'Hermes really that good?

    Yes it is not sweet. No matter how many say something is great, it all comes down to what you like. I think it is great. A number of perfume blogs consider it one of the best for 2006. But, try to go to one of the larger department stores and get a sample and give it a test before you buy.

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    I haven't purchased Terre yet, but I have sampled it twice.

    The first time, I tried it on a tester card at Sephora, and was like, NO. NO. Absolutely not.

    After so many raves, I decided that maybe it was a "skindependent" (TM) fragrance, and I headed back to Sephora for another go.

    Its true.

    After an hour or two, Terre started reminding me of...something. Oh how it plagued me.

    Then it hit me like a brick- a castle brick to be exact. TdH reminds me of C&S 88 on my skin. Not exact mind you, more like 88 with the rose traded for orange.

    Am I crazy or has someone else got that wet castle rock thing so many people smell in 88?

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    Default Re: Is Terre D'Hermes really that good?

    For me, it takes a while to get used to it. I've sampled it 3 times already. The first sample just smelled horrible to me. It could be because I was sampling 2-3 other frags at the same time.

    But on the 2nd and 3rd time it smelled much much better. I took a 3rd sample a few weeks ago just to make sure it was good.

    You should sample it at least twice just to make sure. It smelled slightly sweet only for the first couple minutes.

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    A fragrence is only as good as YOU think it is! There is nothing objective about scent. No matter how many people say a particular fragrence is God's gift to perumery, that means nothing until you test it.

    I've had amazing reactions to it over the last week, but I would not wear it unless I liked it. Its not sweet at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dayknight
    I haven't purchased Terre yet, but I have sampled it twice.

    The first time, I tried it on a tester card at Sephora, and was like, NO. NO. Absolutely not.

    After so many raves, I decided that maybe it was a "skindependent" (TM) fragrance, and I headed back to Sephora for another go.

    Its true.

    After an hour or two, Terre started reminding me of...something. Oh how it plagued me.

    Then it hit me like a brick- a castle brick to be exact. TdH reminds me of C&S 88 on my skin. Not exact mind you, more like 88 with the rose traded for orange.

    Am I crazy or has someone else got that wet castle rock thing so many people smell in 88?
    ME TOO!
    i said out loud " NO WAY!"
    but i really have to ask for a tiny vial to test on skin...for a day or two...
    the rave do influence your opinions....
    but it helps...
    i learned a lesson: "don't judge a scent by it's paper test"
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    Quite simply, this is my absolute favorite summer fragrance. Nothing beats it, nothing. I don't care about all of the Creed's, or other expensive niche fragrances. This is the holy grail of summer fragrances.

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    I've got a sample but have only worn it once - for about 4 hours until I felt compelled to wash it off. While it does have depth and some interesting notes, for me there's a *dishwashing detergent* note that just turns me off. My wife tried it too and didn't like it either. It may be a case of just needing several test runs, but at this point I'm happy to just let it socialize with my numerous other rarely touched samples.
    Currently wearing: Vetiver by Roja Dove

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    I highly doubt Terre D'Hermes will ever be regarded as a classic, but as far as any of the trendy green, fresh, aqua, vomit frags go...it is the best of them all.

    Get a sample and call it a day, There are SO many others to waste much more time with.

    If you are just starting the journey into the world of fragrances, include a large dose of classics among the trendy crap...you won't be sorry.

    BTW, Most guys on this site love everything they smell. Read carefully and often before investing.

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    Default Re: Is Terre D'Hermes really that good?

    I thought it was pretty good, but it didn't last all that long on me when I tested it.
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    Default Re: Is Terre D'Hermes really that good?

    I'm going to rain on the parade now and say that I don't see what all
    the fuss is about with Terre. It didn't impress me at all. Sample first.
    If you like it, ignore my opinion.

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    Default Re: Is Terre D'Hermes really that good?

    It's an interesting scent which I'd like to wear more often, but it has poor longevity on me, 3-4 hours tops.

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    Default Re: Is Terre D'Hermes really that good?

    Quote Originally Posted by CuyahogaJoe
    BTW, Most guys on this site love everything they smell. Read carefully and often before investing.
    That seems fairly insulting. I've been here a month longer than yourself and find that most scent reviews are split 50/50.

    Regarding Terre D'Hermes, I tested a 5ml decant and was not sure I'd purchase a full bottle. I ordered a second 5 ml decant in a decant spending frenzy and found that of all the 100's of samples I'd tried, this was one of the best. I own a full bottle. I think it's liquid gold. If there was a hint of discontinuance of this juice , I'd order a case.
    Currently wearing: Bois du Portugal by Creed

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    pretty well documented around here recently, but it does not play well with my skin for whatever reason and i wind up with a "bug spray" note that is unbearable

    definitely try, because i wound up with a nib 3.4 oz spray that i've used all of twice now and will most likely never use again. not for me, and definitely not a safe blind buy

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    TdH is truly sublime.
    My Current Top 5: Terre d'Hermès | Terre de Bois by Miller Harris | Isfarkand by Ormonde Jayne | Brit for Men by Burberry | Grapefruit by Jo Malone

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    For me, YES. It was my hands down vote for best new frag this year. I absolutely love it. I went to Saks to try it and was ready to buy it on the spot, but the $90 price tag was a bit much. I went home and found the same bottle for $52 at Scentiments and had it shipped out immediately.

    For me this is a great fit for all seasons, but I particularly like it in fall and winter. I am a fan of citrus, but this pepper creates a wonderful spicy quality to it.

    I will agree with most that it seems to lack longevity, but most definitely needs to be tried.

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    Default Re: Is Terre D'Hermes really that good?

    If you don't like a fragrance, just explain why without flaming. If you like something explain why without flaming. Trashing a fragrance is so boring and insecure to me. Personally, if I don't like a fragrance I rarely comment to that point. It is only when I like a fragrance that I share my experience. Do what you will..but Terre d'Hermes is far from 'Trendy Crap'.

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    I just got it about a week ago.
    It is wonderful. It reminds me of a wet orange grove on a cool morning.

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    Default Re: Is Terre D'Hermes really that good?

    I do appreciate measured scepticism and critical remarks about fragrances. Reading praise only can cause wrong expectations, or a hype even. As sales assistants will never give honest advice, where do I find it, if not here? For me TdH is more pleasant than some said it would be. If it were stronger I might already have bought it. Of course, a sample never tells me all of a scent's secret, and warnings appreciated just as much as praise, provided both are honest.
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    I gave it its first proper wearing yesterday. I'm climbing aboard the TdH Love Train. It's linear to my nose, someone's review said "lemons and earth," and that is in the ballpark. It lasts all day on me - even the citrus topnotes are still there at 5:00pm. I like it a lot, and imagine it will project even better in warmer weather. My drobe is quite light on warm-weather frags, so I am planning to pick this one up and call it signature.

    Keep in mind, that this is after only one day of wearing it - YMMV.

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    Default Re: Is Terre D'Hermes really that good?

    Narcus, I agree with all you said. Criticism and critic can be done with class and in a constructive way; I was just pointing out that maybe others should give this method a try instead of shallow, flaming comments that do nothing but leave others shaking their heads and learning nothing.

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    Wow.. Thanks for all of the responses to this question. Does anyone know of a good company or a person for that matter that sells decants of this scent? I really want to try this one out now.

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    I find it quite good, but not great vis a vis an Egoiste. It does get noticed, so I have to remember to be judicious in application. TdH stayed with me even after showering 24 hours later.

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    Default Re: Is Terre D'Hermes really that good?

    I think so. TdH was one of only two bottles of scent that I paid full retail for in 2006 within an hour of first smelling in the store (the other was Dior Homme)! My opinion lessened after the first two wearings and I was wondering if I'd made a mistake. Fortunately, I then tried Nina Ricci's Memoire d'Homme for the first time, and was amazed that this and TdH are quite similar. They both share a prominent grapefruit note, replete with the sharp, sulfurous character that natural grapefruit has. Memoire d'Homme is a little rougher, and "dirtier" yet, and before I was able to compare it directly with TdH I was not too enamored with this (MdH), either.

    However, my appreciation of both has just absolutely blossomed in the light of the other! I'm wearing TdH today, and it is still going strong after 4+ hours, the grapefruit note just now softening, replaced by cedar and vetiver, the patchouli and benzoin barely perceptible to my nose. I find this scent to be beautifully balanced between citrus/woods and light/heavy. This is one scent that I cannot stop myself from continually smelling my wrist!

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    Not for me. I found it to have a quite plasticky aspect which I really didn't like. I also do not like the mineral thing.
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    You can feel in Terre d'hermes Hermes spirit. It could not be D&G or Boss...
    It could not be Chanel either to my mind... It has some artistic, anti loud luxury, great quality dimension

    In some way it has something from Chanel Allure Sport and YSL M7
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    It's well-crafted, but something about it didn't agree with me. I had to part with it, unfortunately.
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    Default Re: Is Terre D'Hermes really that good?

    This is the feagrance that I wear when I know that I'll meet a person today who's important to me - be it a dear friend, or business partner.

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