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    Default Is Terre d'Hermes too old for me?

    I would like to begin by apologizing for creating thread number 37 bazillion about this fragrance

    With that out of the way, I tried Terre d'Hermes the other day. I enjoyed it and am planning on probably buying a bottle soon. However, the other day, I asked my father what he thought of it, asking if it would be more suitable for someone older than myself (I am only 23). He replied instantly that it made me smell like an old man.

    What do you guys think about the age range for this scent? I have trouble decided what constitutes an "older scent" so input is appreciated. Before you guys lay the whole "you should wear what you want and not what other people like" thing on me: I know. I am just asking for opinions, and taking them with a grain of salt.

    What age range do you think is best for this scent?

    Any younger guys wear this one?
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    Default Re: Is Terre d'Hermes too old for me?

    Follow your nose. If you tried it and you loved it and you are seriously thinking of buying it, that should tell you something.

    More relevant to your question as posed: I once smelled it on a teenager and I thought it suited him.
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    Default Re: Is Terre d'Hermes too old for me?

    I'm 20 and I don't associate it with any particular age group, and I wear it fairly regularly.
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    I do feel it's more of a mature scent, but I don't see it as "old man". You might want to think of it as a fragrance when you want to accent that aspect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schachman View Post
    I do feel it's more of a mature scent, but I don't see it as "old man". You might want to think of it as a fragrance when you want to accent that aspect.
    Yea, I am actually going to be trying to hit on a girl 5 years older than me tomorrow, so maybe that is a good thing to consider

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    It's more mature in that it doesn't smell like cotton candy but other than that, it's universally great I've had it for about a year not (i'm 26) and i am still completely wowed by it. It's really one of the best designer scents. Wear it and wear lots.
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    Default Re: Is Terre d'Hermes too old for me?

    If you like it, wear it!
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    I've heard so much about this fragrance... is it possibly so wonderful and special? I've never smelt it but from the reviews I read it seems to be one of the most wonderful scents ever...
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    I'm 19 and TdH is in my regular rotation. Never had a problem with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlt.perfume View Post
    I've heard so much about this fragrance... is it possibly so wonderful and special? I've never smelt it but from the reviews I read it seems to be one of the most wonderful scents ever...
    The opening is very nice, for about 30 seconds or so, but from there on it goes down the hill. Fast...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domingo View Post
    The opening is very nice, for about 30 seconds or so, but from there on it goes down the hill. Fast...
    I am exactly the opposite. I can take or leave the opening. The mid and base notes are what I am after. I love the earthiness, with a hint of cedar off to the back. The opening has been called grapefruit, but I just smell fruity pebbles tossed into the fresh soil of the later notes.

    Back on topic, I am relieved to hear from some younger proponents of this fragrance. I was going to wear it anyway, now I can just rationalize it better
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    Default Re: Is Terre d'Hermes too old for me?

    One of the great things about TDH is its versatility. It's certainly not an "old man" fragrance. In fact, if I were forced to pick an age group for it (which in itself is purely arbitrary and not necessary) I would say it's perfect for a younger gent looking for a sporty casual fragrance which stands out from the rest of the generic fresh sport dross his mates are wearing.
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    Agreed-- if you like it and keep thinking about it, just get it.

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    Given the new Dirty English is pretty earthy and woody and marketed to the under 35 crowd - I think Terre d'Hermes would not be particularly "old." And the Cool-water descendants are now approaching 20 years old - so many men wearing Cool Water and its derivatives are getting older, so the marine accord will be the hallmark of the "old man scent" shortly!

    But if you like it - get it - 99% of the people will not agree with your father. Plus no harm in seeming mature when you are a guy!
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    Just get it. You're a guy, so smelling mature is a good thing. I also don't think the most notable thing about Td'H is its maturity. You'll just smell great and different (well, not sure about different, now that it won all the goddam awards).
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    I wouldn't think of it as a more mature scent myself... but who can put the smell of rotting oranges in an age group?
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    Nope.

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    Default Re: Is Terre d'Hermes too old for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Scooter View Post
    What do you guys think about the age range for this scent? I have trouble decided what constitutes an "older scent" so input is appreciated.

    What age range do you think is best for this scent?

    Any younger guys wear this one?
    I love, love, love TdH, and was happily surprised to see it win big. I agree with the term "mature" - it's not age per se, it's state of mind. It's a classy scent. I tend to wear it on days when I want to come across more refined. My teenage son (who's taller than me!) could even wear it with nice clothes and my wife's friends would think it was wonderful. Go for it!

    Buy it, love it. And if you get the deodorant, or spray it underarm, you can get this deep harmonic that makes the wood note darker and richer. At least, my pits seem to do that. (Or maybe it's just bringing out the rotten orange! ;-)

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    Default Re: Is Terre d'Hermes too old for me?

    I'm 23 and wear both this and Aramis JHL without any problems. Maybe someone should stick me in the nursing home. If it smells good to you, wear it. It shouldn't matter if others think it is intended for an older audience, classified as feminine, or anything else.

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    I'm 21 and I tried to love this, based on the glowing praise and every review.

    21 year old girls went running for the hills. I've never had that reaction before, besides Creed Original Santal and Kouros.

    Ug. Worst case scenario, I will wear a fragrance that I enjoy and other people tolerate. But I didn't enjoy this, nor did anyone else around me, so I had to get rid of it.

    Maybe it's an age thing. I'll give it another shot when I hit 30. I'm young, I should be full of energy. This stuff weighed me down.
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    I tried a sample of it today and could only stand it for about two hours, then I washed it off. All I got was sour/rancid orange. I'm beginning to think that many if not most men's frags are designed to work only if you sweat at least a little bit. Otherwise, they get "stuck," and don't develop properly. This is another frag like Kouros for me. One is like a men's room at the zoo and the other is like the garbage dump behind an orange juice stand. By contrast, I sprayed one spray of Carlo Corinto after washing the Td'H off and it was fine, even though some BNers have said that it's too strong for them. CC seems to be "linear," and so for someone who doesn't sweat much, the only thing to consider is how many sprays you need.

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    Default Re: Is Terre d'Hermes too old for me?

    I tried it a little over a year ago and hated it. After that I read that it was a much better scent in warmer months so I gave it another shot today. It did indeed smell much better. I still don't consider it bottle worthy, but at least I can see why others do. Definitely a scent that needs heat and sweat to thrive...

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