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    Default Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    OK, I love Terre D'Hermes - I remember calling it the best fragrance of 2006 in a post last year...

    But last night, when I got home from work, after wearing Terre D'hermes all day, my partner mentioned that I smelled like pot (I haven't smoked for years...) and when I made him smell my body, he confirmed that it was my scent...

    Anybody else have this skin chemistry thing going on in the drydown of TdH?

    Am I the only freak?

    p.s. - Comme de Garcons Guerilla 2 DOES SMELL LIKE POT - at the beginning, the middle & the end...you've been warned.

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    Default Re: Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    I remember sort of getting the same comment once before. I was also told it smells like aloe vera.
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    Default Re: Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    on me i just get bug spray.
    i'd probably like it more if it smelled like pot on me

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    Default Re: Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    Maybe that explains my love of stoner rock. BTW the new Fu Manchu EP shreds.

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    Default Re: Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    smells like marijuana.
    hmmm
    smoked marijuana?
    buds?
    leaves?
    shwag?
    hydroponic which when it it grows stinks up the whole neighborhood?
    skunk?! boing

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    Default Re: Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    Dried marijuana buds & leaves - to be more specific

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    Aha! That explains it! My dad must have been wearing this stuff for years!

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    Default Re: Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    The marijuana connection hadn't occured to me, but now that you mention it I can detect a slight resemblance.

    On me the drydown smells just like the basenotes in the pyramid, mainly cedar with a bit of vetiver, with just a hint of faintly sweet benzoin. But there is a slightly sharp, resinous smell there also, which may or may not be part of the cedar component.

    I wonder if it is against the law to use cannabis oil in perfumes. That rich, pungent aroma certainly would be an interesting component in men's fragrances ;-)

    noggs

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    Well...that is better than smelling like pee...or burning rubber mixed with hay...

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    Default Re: Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by noggs
    I wonder if it is against the law to use cannabis oil in perfumes. That rich, pungent aroma certainly would be an interesting component in men's fragrances ;-)
    noggs
    I wonder, is cannabis oil just hemp oil? Hemp oil is not uncommon, and it's in plenty of cosmetic products.

    As for fragrances, I can think of two featuring a cannabis note (not sure if they use cannabis oil or not): Absolument Absinthe and Cannabis Santal. Never smelled either one. Living in Santa Cruz, California, I smell plenty of the real thing, although I'm not a partaker myself...
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    Addendum: searching for "hemp" as a note in the basenotes directory brings up FCUK Him (French Connection) and L'Eau Argentine (Iunx). Does anyone think these have a "pot" smell?
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    Default Re: Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    All I can smell in Terre d'Hermes is a strong orange bark odor.

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    Default Re: Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    Pet stores sell the seeds by the pound. For birds, they luv em. Not sure what comes up but if it was anything good it would be against the law. The alcholic beverage lobby has congress by the nuts.
    George Washington grew hemp. They still rely on hemp ropes to keep the big cruise ships from floating away from dock, aircraft carriers too. I'm starting to sound like a copy of high times.

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    Default Re: Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulSC
    I wonder, is cannabis oil just hemp oil? Hemp oil is not uncommon, and it's in plenty of cosmetic products.

    As for fragrances, I can think of two featuring a cannabis note (not sure if they use cannabis oil or not): Absolument Absinthe and Cannabis Santal. Never smelled either one. Living in Santa Cruz, California, I smell plenty of the real thing, although I'm not a partaker myself...
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    Addendum: searching for "hemp" as a note in the basenotes directory brings up FCUK Him (French Connection) and L'Eau Argentine (Iunx). Does anyone think these have a "pot" smell?

    I have smelled Cannabis Santal and it did NOT smell like marijuana - it actually reminded me of Ambre Sultan by Hermes (sweet, velvety...)

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    Default Re: Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    After about 6hrs all I get is bug spray!

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    Default Re: Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    Yes indeed, but I personally think this accord goes by throughout the drydown process. And it doesn't smell just like marijuana , more like a high quality marijuana bud.
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    Default Re: Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    All I smell is spicy orange. I just don't get the connection with marijuana.

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    Default Re: Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    fresh marihuana Buds is a Beautyfull smell for real
    i would love to smell that way

    i don't get this with terre d'hermes
    anyway i love this scent

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    Default Re: Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by Sloan View Post
    Maybe that explains my love of stoner rock. BTW the new Fu Manchu EP shreds.
    LOL , me too
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    Default Re: Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by neo_angel View Post
    fresh marihuana Buds is a Beautyfull smell for real
    i would love to smell that way

    i don't get this with terre d'hermes
    anyway i love this scent
    yeah, me too... don't get it but would like TdH even more if it did

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    Default Re: Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulSC View Post
    I wonder, is cannabis oil just hemp oil? Hemp oil is not uncommon, and it's in plenty of cosmetic products.
    Hemp oil is pressed from hemp seed and effectively has no THC. Cannabis oil is extracted from the dried buds of the plant using solvents, the best way to do it is co2 extraction, and this yields an oil or wax-like substance with 70-80% THC.

    THC is very similar to the terpenes that give it it's distinctive smell so any real cannabis oil will have THC. I'm not sure if distillation would work to separate THC from other volatiles... probably not... but I am sure it would be an expensive experiment and the resulting oil would cost a lot.

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    Default Re: Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    Keep in mind that while "skin chemistry" can give different indulividuals different experiences with the same fragrance, especially in the drydown, an individual's "skin chemistry" -- which is influcenced by diet, activity, and other factors -- can vary from day-to-day meaning that an individual's experience with a fragrance can vary from day-to-day too.

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    Default Re: Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    HUGE bump.
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    Default Re: Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    Quote Originally Posted by CanwllCorfe View Post
    HUGE bump.
    Over four years. Dude.

    I can see how you could maybe get whiffs that remind you of weed. Spicy, pungent, dry green. I, too, love the smell of certain strains properly cured, and wish it was an "option" for perfumers.

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    Default Re: Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    Damn, I want Mike Perez's bottle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonB View Post
    I just don't get the connection with marijuana.
    Nor do I.

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    Default Re: Terre D'hermes drydown smells like marijuana

    Wow, forgot about this thread I posted.

    When I tested the parfum version of TdH, I was hoping maybe this 'weed' vibe was missing, but when I wore my sample I still detected it. It's strange isn't it, when you zone in on a certain particular aspect of a fragrance (whether positive or negative) it's hard to dismiss it in future wearings. It sort of sticks out like a sore thumb.

    Oh, and I did smell that Nasomatto fragrance that is supposed to smell like marijuana (Black Afgano) and I don't think it smells like that at all. I'm just saying.
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