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    Question similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Is there a fragrance like that?

    I really like the general idea of Terre d'Hermes, the grapefruit, the vetiver, the salty earthiness. However, it is just way too strong for me, even with a light application.

    Is there a perfume similar to it, but a much lighter, airy version?

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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    i find roadsther share the same vibe, but im n00b, and i will be bashed with 10+ negative quotes.

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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Off hand I can only think of Aventure by Galimard

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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Others disagree, but I find the new Jack Black "JB" drydown to be VERY similar to TdH but lighter.

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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Yep, I remember trying that one in Neiman Marcus, it definitely has similarities with TdH. Good call with that one!

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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    +1 on the JB. They're not the same, but very similar.
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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Oh, TdH is not that heavy, unless it is the iso e super that is going to work on you


    EDIT!!!! I just remembered this:



    St. James of London - Post-Shave Cologne Soothing Cedarwood & Clarysage
    http://www.beautyhabit.com/product4321.html

    It really smells like a lighter Tdh, but for an aftershave it lasts several hours! And for $12.00, you can't go wrong!

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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Give Cereus No. 5 a try. It smells quite close to Terre d'Hermes, but to me, more easy to wear. Its niche, so it is gonna be harder to find a sample, but thats the only scent that comes close ( as far as being "lighter"). Good luck.
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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Spray TdH far away from skin, to get the 'light' version of it.
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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    You could also try spraying TdH lower on your body, like the small of your back or inside of your thighs, so it disperses a little.

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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Salvatore Ferragamo F Black by Olivier Polge apparently has a similar drydown to Td'H according to the reviews in the directory. I own F Black and quite like it.

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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    I don't find F Black to be anything like TdH, personally.

    Davidoff Adventure is a bit similar in its orange + spice + vetiver and cedar combo. L'Anarchiste is also orange + spice + vetiver and cedar and musks, and I quite prefer it to TdH, even though it is not entirely similar in smell.

    I too was looking for an alternative to TdH and heard that Gianni Campagna was very close to TdH, and that is generally true, although it isn't much lighter but is somehow thinner, and is even more synthetic, so I don't think you'd like it. Still, it may be worth a sniff - perhaps the chemicals in it that bother me wouldn't bother you.
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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    You may want to explore the other fragrances from J.C.Ellena, TdH's creator. It is often said that he has similar themes running through his creations...
    http://www.basenotes.net/fragrancedi...-Claude+Ellena

    If you like TdH, I would start with Bigarade Concentree, Un Jardin sur le Nil, and Voyage.
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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    First of all, you can try diluting it with vodka or perfumer's alcohol. This is what I have to do with One Man Show. Also, you might like Zino, though it's certainly not exactly the same. It does have that sour orange thing going on, and the base can be described as "earthy" (though not salty).

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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by rainmaker View Post
    Is there a fragrance like that?

    I really like the general idea of Terre d'Hermes, the grapefruit, the vetiver, the salty earthiness. However, it is just way too strong for me, even with a light application.

    Is there a perfume similar to it, but a much lighter, airy version?
    How about using a Terre D'Hermes Deodorant spray?


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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Also, if you are looking for grapefruit and vetiver and salt do check out Sel de Vetiver by the Different Company.

    A more gourmand take on the idea of grapefruit + pepper + vetiver (and a good dose of sandalwood and some florals and vanilla) is Givenchy Play, a really great casual, every day kind of fragrance. It doesn't really have much of a saltiness, however.
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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Good suggestions above for a lighter application of TDH, or the deodorant, if you want an exact match. As for a different scent that is like TDH, you can try Hermes' Eau de Merveilles. It has a similar citrus/earth/salt thing going on. It is in the same family as TDH, only lighter and airier. I found the edp version especially close.
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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Voyage
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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    hypnose homme COLOGNE by lancome has exactly the same vibe , a little bit more citrusy
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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Try the "Un jardin.." line. Are lighter but in the same style

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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by Giorgio View Post
    Try the "Un jardin.." line. Are lighter but in the same style
    +1 , the Ellena┤s hallmark
    my current top five (always in transition)

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    HdP 1725 Casanova
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    Dia man Amouage
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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by trapper View Post
    Spray TdH far away from skin, to get the 'light' version of it.
    Yes!

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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Voyage
    Good idea too, but i don't think Voyage sports the same quality of Terre... it lacks something.

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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Voyage
    +1

    It is a very similar scent - just a lot lighter.

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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    LOL. Totally forgot about Voyage. It is quite similar! Another Jean-Claude ISO bomb! It is not bad though. TdH is just better.

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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    I have to agree with Calero. I am a big fan of Td'H and am always looking for similar dry, earthy wood frags. A week or two ago I came across a bottle of Cedarwood and Clarysage aftershave cologne by St James of London at my local Marshalls. The packaging looked interesting and it wasn't much of a risk at $7.99. It is without a doubt the closest thing I have ever smelled to Td'H. Even the notes and their description on the packaging is quite similar to the Hermes;

    "Complete your shave with the soothing mineral notes of Spicy Pepper, sweetened with Bay Rose, Geranium and Patchouli wrapped around Atlas Cedar to enhance the earthy notes."

    However, it is an after-shave and has much less power and longevity than Td'H. Personally I love this cologne and have been using it daily (sometimes several times a day) since I picked it up a few weeks ago. I agree that even though I love Td'H, it can be a little overwhelming the first hour or so. This one goes on smooth and fresh, has a nice presence but is never overwhelming. You can get a 50 ml bottle for 12 bucks at Beautyhabit.com. I highly recommend it. you won't be disappointed (especially at that price!).

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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    A very expensive option is Montale Red Vetyver. Memory tells me it was much lighter.

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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Yeah Voyage d' Hermes is what you want. Also try Eau de Pamplemousse Rose by Hermes.
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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Yeah Voyage d' Hermes is what you want. Also try Eau de Pamplemousse Rose by Hermes.
    Yes, and yes! Definitely give these 2 a try. Eau de Pamplemousse Rose is a gorgeous fragrance. So gorgeous, that I think someone took my sample!

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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    how funny, i was just smelling the on-card drydown of Bvlgari Man and was amazed at how much it smells like a Td'H lite

    give it a try

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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by trapper View Post
    Spray TdH far away from skin, to get the 'light' version of it.
    +1. This is the way I wear it. Love it like this. I also find it too thick when I overspray or spray too close.

    Bigarade Concentree would be worth a try. It also has a great orange vibe, but isn't nearly as earthy as TdH.

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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by morrison74 View Post
    You may want to explore the other fragrances from J.C.Ellena, TdH's creator. It is often said that he has similar themes running through his creations...
    http://www.basenotes.net/fragrancedi...-Claude+Ellena

    If you like TdH, I would start with Bigarade Concentree, Un Jardin sur le Nil, and Voyage.
    Very much agreed. Angeliques Sous La Pluie and Declaration are the two woodies that come closest on the woody notes, IMO.

    I bought Bond no.9 Brooklyn because it's a very light grapefruit and wood, somewhat similar to TdH. More piney than cedary, but still has a similar but much lighter vibe.
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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Ah yes, Brooklyn is indeed a good recommendation. It has that kind of dry, parched earth effect thanks to the grapefruit, dusty cedar, and cardamom. One of Bond's best, imo.
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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Voyage d'Hermes
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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by shadidahs View Post
    how funny, i was just smelling the on-card drydown of Bvlgari Man and was amazed at how much it smells like a Td'H lite

    give it a try
    I thought exact same thing when I tried Bulgari Man. Wonderful fragrance!

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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    The Beat for men by Burberry imo is a younger and lighter scent that has similar notes like pepper and citruses and is very wearable/all occasion scent, unlike Terre d' Hermes.
    Last edited by perfectscent; 24th February 2011 at 12:17 AM.

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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    F Pour Homme by Salvatore Ferragamo is similar to it. Its not as earthy, but there are similarities in the top and basenotes.

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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Voyage
    Agree. You should try it: in my case, I found it to be TdH's lighter version.

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    Red vetiver. Its amazing, I have tried terre d'hermes from a sample and found it was also too harsh. Red vetiver is so much better. Completely different beginning but dry down is similar, much lighter. Two sprays on chest and I can smell it 10 hours later. I highly recommend it

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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Quote Originally Posted by DazWah84 View Post
    Red vetiver. Its amazing, I have tried terre d'hermes from a sample and found it was also too harsh. Red vetiver is so much better. Completely different beginning but dry down is similar, much lighter. Two sprays on chest and I can smell it 10 hours later. I highly recommend it
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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    VOYAGE DE HERMES to me is Terre Light Sport.
    On me Terre Felt Heavy and Floral.
    Voyage is like Terre De Hermes Sport.
    I like it.
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    Default Re: similar to Terre d'Hermes but lighter, much lighter

    Guerlain Homme L'eau...fits the bill.

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