The inevitable follow-up to the "Favorite Hermes" poll.
Brin de Reglisse
Mike Perez, is this list complete?
Another tough one because each is so different but have this overall theme of simplicity... I love ambre narguile but it has the ability to feel too weighty on me, so I have to say Vetiver Tonka, because it makes me smile every time I wear it... it literally makes my mouth water.
I own all except for Osmanthe Yunnan, however my favorites are Ambre Narguile and Vetiver Tonka.
I also think Paprika Brasil is one of Hermes sleeper scents - more people need to smell this intriguing take on saffron, salt and Mediterranean fragrances. It's quite unlike any other scent I've ever smelled.
Last edited by mikeperez23; 20th March 2008 at 02:19 AM.
It's the perfect scent for sweaty skin.
I wish I knew what any of the Hermessence line smelled like lol
They're all nice and simple (as far as my noob nose can tell) and very well composed, applauds to JCE on them all, although i'm very anti Paprika Brasil (can't stand the top notes) and Brin de Reglisse in general
I only had the chance to familiarize myself with these scents last weekend in Stockholm.
Ambre Narguile is no.1 for me also...
My fav on the list is vetiver tonka. I use to own it but the tonka note rubbed me the wrong way. So, although I don't care to own it anymore, it is my fav of the line. For some reason, I didn't care for the others.
Bump, I wore Vetiver Tonka for the first time today and I love it, it's definitely my favorite out of the four that I've tried (Vetiver Tonka, Ambre Narguile, Poivre Samarcande, Paprika Brasil). Ambre Narguile is very pleasant, I like the smell of cinnamon and honey as much as the next guy, but I don't think I want to smell like it. Poivre Samarcande is really, really spicy and I'm not exactly sure when I"m supposed to wear it.
What else out there is similar to (read: cheaper than) Vetiver Tonka?
Honestly I can't really recommend any other fragrance that replicates the Vetiver Tonka scent. Vetiver Tonka is a simply stupendous fragrance and a perfect balancing act between sweet and dry notes, watery (and/or transparent images) and depth.
If pressed for a comparison a few other fragrances that come to mind that mimic 'parts' of Vetiver Tonka are Dzing by L'Artisan Parfumerur (the burnt sugar / cotton candy note is in both), Blue Sugar by Aquolina (ditto...although BS is a lot more synthetic/harsh smelling) and/or a very light version of Armani Code (the men's). Please do not take these comparisons out of context. These scents only represent certain parts of VT.
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Ok, so before I walk into a Hermes boutique and faint, roughly how much are these bottles each?
I like Ambre Narguile and Paprica Brasil, and cannot wear Rose and Osmanthe,
but the best and incomparable is Vetiver Tonka
Vetiver The Great!!!
Osmanthe Yunnan and Vetiver Tonka
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The whole line shares some lightness and skin-sweetness
The best is Vetiver Tonka. It's a modern interpretation of Guerlain's Vetiver.
Ambre Narguile is of course nice, but too foody. I have lots of orientals, so I don't need another one.
Once I was standing in a queue in a small bakery and one guy standing behind me said to the othe one - something smells here very nice. I am sure it was my recently applied Ambre Narguile.
Paprika Brasil is unique and nice.
Rose Ikebana - the name accords exactly with the smell. Very Japanese.
I don't like Poivre Samarcande. Not my type scent.
Osmanthus Yunane is transparent and a way better to Different Comapny's more pronounced and soapy Osmanthus.
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