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    Default Terre d'Hermes - EDT or Pure Parfum?

    I will buy it blind, so what is best?

    Pure Parfum 2.5oz cost more than 3.4oz EDT.

    Pure Parfum has more lasting and silage? Or is more close to the skin as some EDP?

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    EDT is just fine by me
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    Default Re: Terre d'Hermes - EDT or Pure Parfum?

    finally, something we've never discussed before! ;-)


    I think the general concencus is that they're relatively similar. Many actually prefer the EdT. IMO I think the EdT is just fine and there's nothing that extra special about the Parfum version.
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    Default Re: Terre d'Hermes - EDT or Pure Parfum?

    I think the parfum is smoother, so if I were to repurchase TdH that's what I'd get.

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    Last and silage are equals on both?

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    I prefer the organical twist on Parfum, EdT too sharp for me.

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    I prefer the parfum.

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    I prefer the parfum as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumblefish View Post
    EDT is just fine by me
    Agree.....

    I have better sillage with the EDT and longevity are the same.....I m fine with the EDT.
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    Default Re: Terre d'Hermes - EDT or Pure Parfum?

    The EDT has a strong grapefruit note on the top making it bordering to becoming too sour. The Edt is rugged and rough. The Pure Parfum is a perfected EDT. Rounder, smoother....no bitter or sour smell to it.

    I prefer the Parfum version.

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    What party are you going to go where people are going to be smelling you to see if you are wearing edt or edp of terre d'hermes? A basenotes party?

    I have tried EDp and have to say it's more refined and stronger opening than the edt and it feels soapy. The EDt is just fine, and i think is as good as the EDp and smoother in my opinion. Same longevity and sillage. No much difference other than the strong opening to me.

    EDt all the way.

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    EDT. The parfum lacks the depth of the EDT. It is like taking a good whiskey and adding a couple drops of water to open up the flavor. The parfum lacks the range of the EDT.

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    better sillage and longevity on the EDT. EDP just feels smoother on the opening, but that's just about it, nothing more... you can go with the EDT... some people can't stand the grapefruit opening of the edt and choose the edp...

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    I think the Parfum is stronger and has more sillage/longevity. It will kill your enemies and knock out small pets within a 6' radius for at least 6 hours. Mine went back to Nordstrom's. YMMV.

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    honestly, the minute differences in the two doesn't justifiy the purhcasing t me

    i have em' both, like em' both, but wont by one or the other shortly....

    o'll prolly stick with the EDT being I have Montale Red Vetyver.

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    As others have mentioned, the parfum is smoother and rounder. I feel that it stays closer to the skin, but lasts longer than the EdT. I almost can't smell ISO E Super, BTW, so that would affect my perception of sillage and longevity.
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    I prefer The Parfum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerby View Post
    I prefer The Parfum.
    Me too. By the way, there is no EDP version, just the EDT and pure perfume.

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    So, is it mostly grapefruit you're all smelling in the opening of the EDT? No oranges, etc? Not hi-jacking the thread, as Im in the same shoes as the op. I cant decide between the two...

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    I favour the pure parfum. To me it seems more well-blended.

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    I prefer the parfum , also the Shower Gel is Excellent !
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    Honestly, this is simply case of how much you're willing to pay. Terre d'Hermes is one of the very, very few cases in which I can say for certain the EdT and Parfum smell EXACTLY the same. The Parfum is just slightly stronger. If you Love the fragrance get the parfum, if you just like it, you will hardly be missing on anything with the EdT. I personally love it, the only bitter-orange fragrance that is flawless in my opinion, so I'll pay the extra for the Parfum. But as I said, it's a very slight different in strength, not worth the price difference as little as it may be unless you love it. The only recommendation I can give to you is don't get both, they're identical.

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    Definitely the parfum - 200ml

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    I have and like both but I prefer the parfum.
    I love cologne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabystie View Post
    What party are you going to go where people are going to be smelling you to see if you are wearing edt or edp of terre d'hermes? A basenotes party?

    I have tried EDp and have to say it's more refined and stronger opening than the edt and it feels soapy. The EDt is just fine, and i think is as good as the EDp and smoother in my opinion. Same longevity and sillage. No much difference other than the strong opening to me.

    EDt all the way.
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    Both are very good. but i think that EdT has more sillage. The Parfum, IMHO, is close to the skin, but is also very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBERTO View Post
    Both are very good. but i think that EdT has more sillage. The Parfum, IMHO, is close to the skin, but is also very good.
    Thats my afraid, parfum more closer to the skin.
    I always thought that parfum silage and lasting are so much more than edt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBERTO View Post
    Both are very good. but i think that EdT has more sillage. The Parfum, IMHO, is close to the skin, but is also very good.
    I have to agree with this assessment. This is a good thing for the parfum, however. TdH is one of those scents I have a hard time distinguishing between "lightly applied" and "nuclear bomb". Both have better than average sillage i'd say. If this is your concern neither will disappoint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ekove View Post
    Terre d'Hermes is one of the very, very few cases in which I can say for certain the EdT and Parfum smell EXACTLY the same.
    This is definitely not true. The parfum is deeper and richer. The notes are not identical either; the composition has been reworked. An excellent discussion of this point can be found here:

    http://perfumeshrine.blogspot.com/20...fragrance.html

    This is a quote from that article: "Terre d’Hermès Parfum explores a denser “Terre” (earth) than the original eau de toilette which married the skies above with the earth below. An intense concentration surely, yet not just ‘an intense version of Terre d’Hermès’ specifies Jean-Claude Ellena, but rather a rewriting that ‘amplifies the concept, and ‘heightens the contrasts’. Ellena has intensified the mineral-flint facets, and reinforced benzoin’s role resulting in a more bottom-heavy composition which nevertheless isn't far removed from the original. In the opening, shiso’s green, minty accents awaken the citrus tonalities a bit more perceptively. while the increased cedar allied to mossy notes tilt the composition from the aromatic hesperidic to the woody chypre; one of easy elegance."

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCBoy View Post
    This is definitely not true. The parfum is deeper and richer. The notes are not identical either; the composition has been reworked. An excellent discussion of this point can be found here:

    http://perfumeshrine.blogspot.com/20...fragrance.html

    But hey, maybe it's just my nose that does not detect any significant difference.
    This is a quote from that article: "Terre d’Hermès Parfum explores a denser “Terre” (earth) than the original eau de toilette which married the skies above with the earth below. An intense concentration surely, yet not just ‘an intense version of Terre d’Hermès’ specifies Jean-Claude Ellena, but rather a rewriting that ‘amplifies the concept, and ‘heightens the contrasts’. Ellena has intensified the mineral-flint facets, and reinforced benzoin’s role resulting in a more bottom-heavy composition which nevertheless isn't far removed from the original. In the opening, shiso’s green, minty accents awaken the citrus tonalities a bit more perceptively. while the increased cedar allied to mossy notes tilt the composition from the aromatic hesperidic to the woody chypre; one of easy elegance."
    Maybe I'm going too far. The perfum does smell denser. But honestly, when I hold this up against any other EdT vs EdP/Parfum comparison, these two smell the closest to my nose. My point is simply that there is no Significant difference, I could emphasizes on the extra richness, but it hardly makes much difference. All in all the Parfum just lasts longer, it's stronger in the opening, but becomes the same, if not lighter later on. It does last longer though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1234567890 View Post
    I prefer the parfum , also the Shower Gel is Excellent !
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    I still haven't tried the parfum but, I'm tole the EDT is fresher with more of that earthy vibe. I suppose thats why some are saying the Parfum is smooth compared to the EDT.
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    the edt. is powerful enough. IMHO
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    Default Re: Terre d'Hermes - EDT or Pure Parfum?

    I prefer the Parfum version.
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    Default Re: Terre d'Hermes - EDT or Pure Parfum?

    I'm wearing the Parfum version today, and what stands out is a note that is very peppery when compared to the EDT. I like them both, some I'm glad I have them.

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    I like the EDT better than the parfum. While the scent of the two is essentially the same the EDT has a less intense heart of the pepper and woods with the tangy top of orange and grapefruit lingering all the way through the life of the scent. There's alot more balance between the top and heart and the EDT is more linear.

    The parfum has a more intense heart with the pepper and woods that dominate after the first hour. The tangy top notes fall to the back ground if not almost completely disappear after the that first hour. The mineral aspect is present in both of them as well as the pepper and woods but with the parfum it's takes center stage.
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    6 months later and now i have both

    6.7oz of the Parfum and 3.4oz of the EDT
    I think i prefer the Parfum. The EDT is strong in the first 2 hours, but then it turns quiet for more 6 or 7 hours while the Parfum opens less strong but stays with the same stregth power (as applied) for more than 6 hours! And lasts for 14 or more. Outstanding.

    I think i will layer the two and see what happens.

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    Default Re: Terre d'Hermes - EDT or Pure Parfum?

    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    The EDT has a strong grapefruit note on the top making it bordering to becoming too sour.
    really? , I was reading that was just the effect of "orange peel".
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    Pure Parfum, simply thanks to its longevity and projections, though both versions are good.

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    Default Re: Terre d'Hermes - EDT or Pure Parfum?

    I have the EDT and several samples of the Parfum and I always wear them together. For some reason, the drydown reminds me of Zino Davidoff, which I also like. Sillage and longevity are both excellent.

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    EDP for me

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    Parfum by miles of difference.

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    To me, not much difference. The parfum last a little longer.

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