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

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

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

    I prefer the parfum as well

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

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

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

    I prefer The Parfum.

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

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

    Definitely the parfum - 200ml

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

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

    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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