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    Default Terre d Hermes: How many sprays?

    Today I opened a TDH bottle. I love this smell, I consider it s simple but classy at the same time. (that s not easy to find).

    I always care about longevity and sillage issues too, and I think TDH have excellent performance in both worlds. Is not Kouros, but is pretty good on my skin.

    I know all skins are different.....but I need some references....How many sprays do you apply for Terre d Hermes?

    Thanks guys,
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    Default Re: Terre d Hermes: How many sprays?

    Do we talk about the EDT or the Pure Perfume?
    Currently wearing: Habit Rouge by Guerlain

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    Default Re: Terre d Hermes: How many sprays?

    Quote Originally Posted by easyfish View Post
    do we talk about the edt or the pure perfume?
    edt
    "Burn their homes and churches.Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again.
    For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a new Armenia."

    William Saroyan.
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    Using: Antaeus, The Dreamer, Eau Sauvage and Voyage d Hermes

    Wishing: Tuscan Soul by Ferragamo and Concentré d Orange Verte




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    Default Re: Terre d Hermes: How many sprays?

    3 like everything else.

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    Default Re: Terre d Hermes: How many sprays?

    IMHO, the EDT got the better sillage, above average. So, it depends on what kind of fragrance user you are; the timid or the offensive, loud type.
    Pretty much as with your other frags. TDH rocks!
    Currently wearing: Habit Rouge by Guerlain

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    Default Re: Terre d Hermes: How many sprays?

    Three for everyday wear, four for more casual situations where you aren't worried about offending someone in a professional setting.

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    Default Re: Terre d Hermes: How many sprays?

    When you stay at home, visit some friends, ordinary stuff: 3 sprays to the chest.
    Work or school: 1 spray to the chest.
    Going out: 3 sprays to the chest and 1 on each wrist, so a total of 5 sprays.
    Apply one more spray to the chest if you want to have extra fun when going out.

    That is how I do it.

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    Default Re: Terre d Hermes: How many sprays?

    Apply it to clothes, not skin: it stays a lot longer on fabrics.

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    Default Re: Terre d Hermes: How many sprays?

    Quote Originally Posted by xilonic View Post
    apply it to clothes, not skin: It stays a lot longer on fabrics.
    ummm?

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    Default Re: Terre d Hermes: How many sprays?

    I'm worried that my bottle is "dying". No matter how many sprays (3 or 6) I can barely smell it after an hour. No one can smell it on me either. It won't even stay on clothing. This sucks because I will never forget using 1 spray from a tester how potent it was. Ruled out is "olfactory fatigue" btw since I don't have this issue with other frags in my collection.

    I purchased it on Amazon for $40 several months ago and thought what a great deal I was getting. Now I'm starting to think I actually bought a 4 year old bottle that is now going flat, fast. Anybody else have this happen?

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    Default Re: Terre d Hermes: How many sprays?

    I use 2 to 3.
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    Default Re: Terre d Hermes: How many sprays?

    ts1000 you could be slightly anosmic to it even if you don't get olfactory fatigue... My TdH (also EDT) isn't new but it stays on all day. The suggestion to spray on clothes (and hair) is a good one, and I do this with MOST scents (bar the longest-lasting and strongest ones) as it does indeed scent clothing or hair for a longer time than skin.

    (YMMV with respect to the number of spritzes... I use an average of 9 on skin alone! (Wrists, back of hands, insides of elbows, behind ears, and 1 in the hollow between collarbones) plus a spritz on each sleeve and each side of the collar, and one "walkthrough" spritz to the hair, for scents that tend to fade during the day.)
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    Default Re: Terre d Hermes: How many sprays?

    I've gotten comments when using just one spray, so I don't think more is necessary. I can smell it on myself for at least 8 hours with one spray. The longevity of TdH is excellent.

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    Default Re: Terre d Hermes: How many sprays?

    Quote Originally Posted by actiasluna View Post
    YMMV with respect to the number of spritzes... I use an average of 9 on skin alone!
    Yes, I think you guys are being way too timid! I usually go for 6-8 sprays.
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    Default Re: Terre d Hermes: How many sprays?

    Usually 2 sprays.

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    Default Re: Terre d Hermes: How many sprays?

    EdT: 15 full-throttle presses all over the chest, abdomen and shoulders + 2 half-way presses behind each ear + 5 half-ways on each arm.

    Parfum: Full 8 on chest, abdomen and shoulders + 1 behind each ear + 3 on each arm

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    Default Re: Terre d Hermes: How many sprays?

    Quote Originally Posted by noggs View Post
    Yes, I think you guys are being way too timid! I usually go for 6-8 sprays.
    Quote Originally Posted by Killer_Vavoom View Post
    EdT: 15 full-throttle presses all over the chest, abdomen and shoulders + 2 half-way presses behind each ear + 5 half-ways on each arm.

    Parfum: Full 8 on chest, abdomen and shoulders + 1 behind each ear + 3 on each arm
    Now i feel more comfortable, seeing these "real-life" numbers.
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    Default Re: Terre d Hermes: How many sprays?

    2 sprays on the chest and 2 on the neck is more than enough for me.
    I can still detect it on me 12 hours later.

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    Default Re: Terre d Hermes: How many sprays?

    I wore this last evening/night & applied 1 spray to my neck & 1 on each wrist & was fine for the night. I love this scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer_Vavoom View Post
    EdT: 15 full-throttle presses all over the chest, abdomen and shoulders + 2 half-way presses behind each ear + 5 half-ways on each arm.

    Killer, that sounds almost like an aerobic workout!
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    Quote Originally Posted by noggs View Post
    Killer, that sounds almost like an aerobic workout!
    LOL... I know! I'm a gym addict and I think in that frame or everything.

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    Wow...15 sprays? 6-8? Where are you all wearing this? Hopefully not to work...because whether or not you know it, you ARE "the cologne guy" in your office. Regardless of your skin type...people will pick up on it and many times, it can offend. But to each his/her own I guess, and maybe you all don't mind that. TdH is strong IMO, and I love it, but I can't fathom using much more than 2 sprays. 3 if I'm going out somewhere at night and INTEND to emit the scent off to everyone in a 5 foot proximity.

    Call my approach "timid," but I don't like being the room's air freshener...
    I smell better than you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer_Vavoom View Post
    EdT: 15 full-throttle presses all over the chest, abdomen and shoulders + 2 half-way presses behind each ear + 5 half-ways on each arm.

    Parfum: Full 8 on chest, abdomen and shoulders + 1 behind each ear + 3 on each arm
    Wow really?

    TDH is the only fragrance I got a "holy crap I'm choking" from. 7 sprays last winter and a lady from ACROSS the office told me that she was having breathing problems because of my perfume. The crazy thing is I couldn't smell it at all. Period. None. Not a whiff.

    Just keep my anecdote in mind.

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    Default Re: Terre d Hermes: How many sprays?

    For me, 2 sprays is more than adequate. I'm finding this to be true with a large number of JCE's compositions.

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    Just one spray and I can smell it on my shirt the next day. I can't even imagine what kind of a stink bomb you'd be after 15 sprays.

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    15 sprays of anything is just stupid overkill. Sorry, but it's antics like that that lead to things like widespread perfume bans.

    It's not really much different in principle than those kids who blast the subwoofers in their cars late at night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    15 sprays of anything is just stupid overkill. Sorry, but it's antics like that that lead to things like widespread perfume bans.
    Killer_Vavoom and I both live in the Middle East, where people aren't gripped by fear of fragrance, so we can get away with pouring it on. I admit that on occasion I have used too much, but the usual response is something like, "Wow, man, you smell good!" rather than anything negative.

    Although my average number of sprays of anything is probably around 6-7, there are some fragrances I only spray once or two or three times and there are others where I go for over a dozen. It just depends on the fragrance. While I'm certainly not after clearing a room, I do want people to be able to smell it on me.

    I don't find TdH particularly strong, and would consider 1-3 sprays not even worth it!
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    I'm going to guess that the extreme variability in the perceived strength of TdH is due to one's sensitivity level to iso e super. For those of us who are sensitive to it, TdH is a real powerhouse.

    While I appreciate that the attitude towards scent is different over there, I can't imagine 15 sprays of anything not becoming extremely annoying to, if not those around him, the wearer himself. More is not always better. Listening to music at 130db is not pleasant either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    I'm going to guess that the extreme variability in the perceived strength of TdH is due to one's sensitivity level to iso e super. For those of us who are sensitive to it, TdH is a real powerhouse.
    I believe that is true. It has been a while since I have worn TdH, but I have noticed my sensitivity towards fragrances high in iso e super increasing. So maybe next time I try it I will find it stronger than I have in the past.
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    Default Re: Terre d Hermes: How many sprays?

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    I'm going to guess that the extreme variability in the perceived strength of TdH is due to one's sensitivity level to iso e super. For those of us who are sensitive to it, TdH is a real powerhouse.

    While I appreciate that the attitude towards scent is different over there, I can't imagine 15 sprays of anything not becoming extremely annoying to, if not those around him, the wearer himself. More is not always better. Listening to music at 130db is not pleasant either.

    WOW! Chill dude! I mean WWOOWW! You're almost attacking me. No you're not appreciating the attitude over here at all simply because you haven't been here and seen how WE ARABS do it. Don't like? You just don't have to. Just chill.

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