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    hey folks - i need something new to replace my bulgari aqua - doesnt have to be similar, but something nice to add to my collection
    ive heard good things, but never tried terre de hermes - how is the sillage? every review is positive - also important, what do the ladies think of it?
    i bought dior pour homme a few months ago and everyone tells me i smell like powder and its not that great
    is terre a stunner

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmw3030
    hey folks - i need something new to replace my bulgari aqua - doesnt have to be similar, but something nice to add to my collection
    ive heard good things, but never tried terre de hermes - how is the sillage? every review is positive - also important, what do the ladies think of it?
    i bought dior pour homme a few months ago and everyone tells me i smell like powder and its not that great
    is terre a stunner
    I did a pretty extensive analysis of citrus frags to winnow them down to a few Summer scents, and found TdH to have the best longevity. I can't opine on sillage, since I have not received any compliments. it's a very linear scent, and the citrus lasts ALL DAY on me. Many have reported favorable results with the ladies... I bought a big 3.3 oz tester on www.bigdiscount.com for about $43. I tested it against Blenheim Bouquet, AG Eau de Sud, Kenzo PH, and Eau Savage - this was my "short list" of Summer frags. I've also heard that Allure Sport is quite good, but have not tested it.

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    I personally enjoy Terre very much, on me, the citrus does not last very long, which is fine, I mean - it's citrus, we know what to expect. I think the lasting power is actually very decent, and it is rather linear, at least more so than others, but it does go through the courses on me. The bezoin seems to really pop out on me, which is fine b/c I tend to love fragrances that use benzoin.

    I would definitely recommend it, I've not really heard anyone say anything terrible about it, those that don't love it, also don't hate it. I think its very well done. Go for it.

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    I wore Terre de Hermes from Jul-Oct and received more compliments and positive comments in those four months than on any other fragrance I've ever worn. Seems to have more sillage in the warmer months. The woody base blends very well with my natural scent and tends to carry more than the other notes. Smelled much better on me than the test strip, so spray on your wrist before you buy.

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    I liked TdHermes immediately when I smelled it on my skin & it just kept getting better & better on me. I also found women at the department stores where I was sampling it, whispering to me that they were buying it for themselves, since they liked it so much. Many fragrance bloggers that I have come to admire and appreciate, voted this as one of their top 5 scents of 2006. I agree with them.

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    Baseball analogy: Hermes hit a grand slam homer with Terre D'Hermes.
    It's going to cost you a bit more than Aqva and I think Aqva would be part of a great wardrobe.

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    I bought it for my boyfriend, he loves it although he finds the opening it a little strong. I think Terre d 'Hermes along with L 'Instant pour Homme is the most exciting cologne ever released for many years.

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    The sillage and longevity are very good, fullstop, but remarkably good for a dominantly vegetal fragrance. The gunflint note is noticeable and in my opinion loveable. For me it's not so much a citrus fragrance as a citrus substitute - there's definitely citrus in it, but it's not all citrus and not comparable to the classic citrus colognes (i.e. Acqua di Parma et al), but you'll get from it the same sunny days/good-mood-inspiring vibe that a good citrus gives.

    I have no doubt too that you'll find it a much better option for an Australian summer than Dior Homme.

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    I quite liked the Terre d'Hermes and recommend it for what it's worth. It's made by one of the best noses of our times, Jean Claude Ellena, now resident perfumer at Hermes.
    It has a dry, mineral quality and exudes class. Not the obvious rich smelling class that is a bit of a given, but the class of someone who does not need to assert themselves.
    It's not something clearly made to be a chic-magnet either (those are so obvious!), but it does have potential despite that. It would be especially good in summer when the warmer weather would bring out its resiny qualities in the drydown more.

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    Stunning frag, big blast of orangey grapefruit, followed by the gunflint accord which IMO is the highlight, then lots of cedar. Throught, a citric freshness persists despite the basenotes, and i don't find it linear at all.

    Very well complimented, great for Aussie summer. Buy it on the net, not retail, where you would have to pay $140 for 100 mL.
    Top 10 (not in order): Dunhill 1934, Dunhill Edition, Terre d'Hermes, Rive Gauche, Habit Rouge, Guerlain Vetiver, Knize Ten, Bois du Portugal, Vintage Tabarome, Green Irish Tweed

    Summer Rotation: GIT, Aventus, Erolfa, Vetiver 1948, Guerlain Vetiver, Malle VE, Terre d'Hermes, Bvlgari PH, Bvlgari Acqua, Habit Rouge EDC and Sport, ADP Colonia Assoluta, Chanel PMC, Dunhill Edition, Eau Sauvage, TF Azure Lime

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    As yet another Australian, I can also vouch for TdH being a terrific summer scent. It is one of the most unusual things released in the last ten years: a sour, earthy, gunflint quality that comes together very well. It's a masculine fragrance that women seems to love to wear as well.

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    Terre does get noticed on me, and the longevity is very good. I could still detect it past 24 hours and after showering. Just to be sure, Terre is nothing like the Bulgari Aqua to my nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmw3030
    hey folks - i need something new to replace my bulgari aqua - doesnt have to be similar, but something nice to add to my collection
    ive heard good things, but never tried terre de hermes - how is the sillage? every review is positive - also important, what do the ladies think of it?
    i bought dior pour homme a few months ago and everyone tells me i smell like powder and its not that great
    is terre a stunner
    If you wants something that the ladies like on a men go and purchase a bottle of wall street by bond no.9 is also exclusive at saks new york that is a fragrances to have. The name talk by it self.
    Hermes is everywere get something exclusive also you can try 212 by carolina herrera is at macy's
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    Is this the same person that on every frag review on MUA says, "but try Bond which is exclusive"?

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    i still haven't come round on this one.
    i think it should be called "ordures d'hermits"

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    Try as i might, i still can't get into TdH as much as everyone else. I've sampled it a dozen times, and worn it around but it just doesnt appeal to me. The best way i can describe it, to my extremely limited capabilities, is to say that it is a very powdery-sweet scent.

    It was a toss up between Geir and TdH for me while sampling at Nordstrom and i think i can safely say that Geir pretty much surpasses it in terms of appeal and sillage. To each his own....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloan_8013 View Post
    I wore Terre de Hermes from Jul-Oct and received more compliments and positive comments in those four months than on any other fragrance I've ever worn. Seems to have more sillage in the warmer months. The woody base blends very well with my natural scent and tends to carry more than the other notes. Smelled much better on me than the test strip, so spray on your wrist before you buy.

    -Sloan
    I have the same experience with TDH in the summer and fall and by winter it just seems to sit there. I believe it is body chemistry and it is also very humid here. I love the gun flint aspect of TDH reminds me of campfires in the summer. Very woody and yet fresh.

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    I do not understand the hype about Terre. It's certainly somewhat unusual for a designer fragrance but by and large it's miles and miles behind some niche offerings. It's not bad but it's nothing to wet one's pants about. Why does it keep winning nomination after nomination?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vladdypwnz View Post
    I do not understand the hype about Terre. It's certainly somewhat unusual for a designer fragrance but by and large it's miles and miles behind some niche offerings. It's not bad but it's nothing to wet one's pants about. Why does it keep winning nomination after nomination?
    I agree. I'm a huge fan of the stuff, and for the life of me, I can't understand why it remains one of my top 5 no matter what. I just can't find an objective reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    I agree. I'm a huge fan of the stuff, and for the life of me, I can't understand why it remains one of my top 5 no matter what. I just can't find an objective reason.
    amphetamines.

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    I just know that when I spray it on it feels so fresh and it triggers a scent memory for me. It seems so nostalgic as if from another time. Masculine yet romantic and refined. I am a Certified Fragrance Sales Specialist and both men and women feel the same about it.

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    My lady loves this stuff on me--one of her favorites. It's also a personal favorite, so that's nice. Since I've first smelled it, the metallic qualities have kind of faded into the background--I've just gotten used to them. Too bad, really, since that's one of the things that makes Terre so unique. I'm taking a brief break from regular wear to see if I can't re-surprise myself with how good TdH is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vladdypwnz View Post
    amphetamines.
    LOL

    That's one layering I haven't tried - but at my current caffeine consumption, I can see the advantages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rubeautyinspired View Post
    I just know that when I spray it on it feels so fresh and it triggers a scent memory for me. It seems so nostalgic as if from another time. Masculine yet romantic and refined. I am a Certified Fragrance Sales Specialist and both men and women feel the same about it.
    Welcome to Basenotes! Always good to have another SA on the board.

    Curious if you have any ladies buying it for themselves. It does come off masculine, but it's floral and citrus enough that I can imagine some ladies pulling it off. Plus it just smells damn good.
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    I've been sampling this for the past few weeks and just don't know what to say. This is one of those scents that I can barely smell. What I can smell of it puts me in mind of a distant cousin of Yatagan. I do like what I can smell of it. It seems to last all day but I don't know for sure as sometimes I get wiffs of it but mostly I don't.

    My wife says this is hideous and even with just 1 or 2 sprays she claims I am trying to kill her. She says it smells like cheap Pine Solx10.

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    I like Terre de Hermes. It reminds me of pencil shavings. I used pencils all the time in school until I was 9 when I have to switch to ball-point pens. Not sure if the kids nowadays start off with pencils first in school or straightaway with ink.

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    TdH: gift from my wife several years ago. I keep trying to like it. The experiment is going nowhere slowly. It must be the way it reacts with my skin. I'm not too fond of it, and no one ever compliments me on it.

    For me, it's actually the reverse of Mr. bmw3030's experience: TdH doesn't work for me, while Dior Homme gets many compliments.

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    Go for the parfum version of this. Lovely and virile.
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    I had the pleasure of trying this today at Barney's. Right away I was blown away by an amazing citrus spicy blast. Immediately I thought If I could smell like this all day I would purchase it right now. When the SA left the counter I quickly sprayed a huge glob onto my skin.

    As I am walking out the store a few minutes later I have a hard time smelling anything on me. I go sit in the park for a few minutes but still nothing. Was it water ? Finally once I got back to work I noticed an orange pine smell coming from said skin area. Low and behold it was actually there.

    Another Basenoter mentioned the exact same thing orange/pine dry down . I find it interesting and elegant compared to so many other scents but since the initial citrus/spice blast was long gone it left me with just a little interest.

    There is a parfum version which I read about but that doesn't excite me either.

    This is a scent worth trying though and not to be overlooked...fresh with a different twist on citrus(add dark green) and just a tad of woods.

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    Do you think that you will be buying this at a future time based on your experience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Do you think that you will be buying this at a future time based on your experience?
    No and it's not because it doesn't smell good. I like the scent but it doesn't radiate enough on my skin for me to get too excited about it. IMO there are way too many interesting citrus scents to compete with it. Although I'd love to sample the parfum version just to make sure.

    The initial blast though is brilliant.

    What Hermes has developed is an interesting "TWIST" on the citrus/spice idea. Worth a try but not a buy IMO.

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