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    I have the same dilemma. I don't know if I should get the EDT or parfum. I've never smelled the parfum. I hear the parfum loses the mineral fresh quality of the EDT. Of those I spoken with (SAs), most seem to prefer the EDT. I've only spoken to one who like the parfum more. Let us know which you like better. I will pull the trigger myself when I figure this out. Women like this fragrance for sure.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Well i ended up going with the parfum version. As i mentioned i didn't have much time to really test it out as far as how the scent develops, but just from the opening it smelt much richer and darker than the edt. I based my decision on the fact that if i';m going to buy this frag from a department store i might as well get the Parfum, since i'm sure i can easily come across the edt in the sales forum or online discounter. I couldn't see myself paying 100 for the 3.3 edt when i know i can get it much cheaper. Could i have gotten the parfum cheaper online.

    I really excited to put this to use and see what all the excitement is about when it comes to parfum, its been a good 2 hours on my skin so far and still pretty bold and strong but i'm not noticing much projection from it but it was just a small spray to the top of my hand. Thanks for everyones help in this thread, very much appreciated.
    Fyi...bought it at Saks for 105.00

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    This dosen't work for me my nose cant take it.

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    Well i can tell you one thing, the parfum version lasts easily 10+ hours. This stuff is potent. I haven't had a change to give it a full wearing but last night around 9pm i put a spray on my forearm and this morning i'm still smelling it VERY strong as if i just sprayed it on an hour ago.

    I am having trouble notcing the transition of the notes compared to the edt..it seems like its a hell of a lot longer to develop or maybe this version doesn't change much and is more linear?

    I don't even know how much of this to put on for work, i can see it being possibly cloying since its pretty heavy scent

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    Quote Originally Posted by persianprince View Post
    Well i can tell you one thing, the parfum version lasts easily 10+ hours. This stuff is potent. I haven't had a change to give it a full wearing but last night around 9pm i put a spray on my forearm and this morning i'm still smelling it VERY strong as if i just sprayed it on an hour ago.

    I am having trouble notcing the transition of the notes compared to the edt..it seems like its a hell of a lot longer to develop or maybe this version doesn't change much and is more linear?

    I don't even know how much of this to put on for work, i can see it being possibly cloying since its pretty heavy scent
    For work, I generally go for 1-2 sprays of something. Unless it's a super light summer fragrance. It gets it's point across and you don't have to live with it for 8-9+ hours if you don't want to for most fragrances. At least it'll be easier to wash off after work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentologist View Post
    I have the same dilemma. I don't know if I should get the EDT or parfum. I've never smelled the parfum. I hear the parfum loses the mineral fresh quality of the EDT. Of those I spoken with (SAs), most seem to prefer the EDT. I've only spoken to one who like the parfum more. Let us know which you like better. I will pull the trigger myself when I figure this out. Women like this fragrance for sure.
    +1. The SA I spoke to at Hermes, said she absolutely prefered the edt version. It`s more transparent. It`s Hermes undisputed best seller at the Oslo-branch. I own the edt version, and I think I`ll stick with that one..

  7. #37

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    Today was the first day of my full wearing and so it defintely is a quiet fragrances, doesn't really come off too loud and does sit closer to the skin. I put 2 sprays to the chest and 1 to the back of the neck and i can still can detect it from inside of my undershirt, but its not something anyone else will really notice unless they are extremly close to you. At least thats my experience so far. Makes me wonder if i should have gone with the EDT instead...either way they are both worth owning

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    Anyone ever have someoen comment that TDH smelt like body odor? I female friend of mine said that it had a smiliar stench to it. Of course someone with a untrained nose and who typically is use to smelling aquatics would have a hard time appreciating this smell, but just curious if anyone has had this type of feedback?

  9. #39

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    I personally do not like TDH myself. I have been told that while wearing it I smell like an old man covered in bug spray. While I do not get the bug spray vibe it does seem at least IMO to be for an older gentleman. I was looking forward to this fragrance due to all of the hype it has received and I gotta say I am underwhelmed. I was expecting a masterpiece that anyone of any age can pull it off but in actuality this is not a compliment getter. The person who wears this has to truly enjoy this fragrance because I have not gotten a single positive response from any woman under the age of 40. I am glad all that I had purchased was a sample and not spent the money for a full bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJM_77 View Post
    I personally do not like TDH myself. I have been told that while wearing it I smell like an old man covered in bug spray. While I do not get the bug spray vibe it does seem at least IMO to be for an older gentleman. I was looking forward to this fragrance due to all of the hype it has received and I gotta say I am underwhelmed. I was expecting a masterpiece that anyone of any age can pull it off but in actuality this is not a compliment getter. The person who wears this has to truly enjoy this fragrance because I have not gotten a single positive response from any woman under the age of 40. I am glad all that I had purchased was a sample and not spent the money for a full bottle.
    Bingo! I'll never understand the success of this. I think some of it is like when people like a certain movie just because critics told us it was good. That way other people will think they "get it".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    Bingo! I'll never understand the success of this. I think some of it is like when people like a certain movie just because critics told us it was good. That way other people will think they "get it".
    So... instead of considering the possibility of TdH being a great scent that you simply don't get, you'd rather assume that everybody else suffers from tunnel vision and will only like things that the 'critics' like.

    Whether it's with fragrances or movies, this attitude is annoying. Just because people don't "get it", they assume nobody else "gets it" and just pretend they do to impress everyone else. If somebody likes something that you don't, they either have bad taste or they're pretending. Okay there, buddy.

    I'm 27, work mostly with young professionals, and everybody seems to love this fragrance. I don't own a whole lot of fragrances, but from my experiences, TdH is very popular with those who wear it and everyone around them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bokchoy View Post
    So... instead of considering the possibility of TdH being a great scent that you simply don't get, you'd rather assume that everybody else suffers from tunnel vision and will only like things that the 'critics' like.

    Whether it's with fragrances or movies, this attitude is annoying. Just because people don't "get it", they assume nobody else "gets it" and just pretend they do to impress everyone else...not once considering that they are in the minority.

    I'm 27, work mostly with young professionals, and everybody seems to love this fragrance. I don't own a lot of fragrances, but TdH is perfection in a bottle.
    I couldn't follow your logic that well, something about smart people liking it. Well, keep on "getting it" and I'll keep missing out on it then we'll all be happy.

  13. #43

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    I couldn't follow your logic that well, something about smart people liking it. Well, keep on "getting it" and I'll keep missing out on it then we'll all be happy.
    It's a fragrance, dude. Some people like it, or they don't. Get over it.

    Some fragrances are more popular than others simply by virtue of it smelling good to people. TdH happens to one of them. If you don't like it, nobody will fault you for it, and you certainly don't have to justify being part of the minority. Understanding the success of TdH is simply a matter of realizing that it's a very good fragrance, even if you personally don't like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bokchoy View Post
    It's a fragrance, dude. Some people like it, or they don't. Get over it.

    Some fragrances are more popular than others simply by virtue of it smelling good to people. TdH happens to one of them. If you don't like it, nobody will fault you for it, and you certainly don't have to justify being part of the minority. Understanding the success of TdH is simply a matter of realizing that it's a very good fragrance, even if you personally don't like it.
    I sprayed it on my wrist just now. I get harsh, strange orange. It's not that it's completely terrible, I just think it's overrated and not my style. I'll finish my sample and see if I change my mind but I doubt it.

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    I personally prefer the Parfum version.
    definitely...........my SotD by the way..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    Bingo! I'll never understand the success of this. I think some of it is like when people like a certain movie just because critics told us it was good. That way other people will think they "get it".
    Bokchoy is right, a lot of people actually like it, and they aren't "pretending".

    I got a compliment from a woman in her early 20s yesterday... wearing TdH Parfum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by persianprince View Post
    Anyone ever have someoen comment that TDH smelt like body odor? I female friend of mine said that it had a smiliar stench to it. Of course someone with a untrained nose and who typically is use to smelling aquatics would have a hard time appreciating this smell, but just curious if anyone has had this type of feedback?
    Yes, I have got that for sure... not as a comment but I have noticed it myself. It is interesting, because TdH does not have ANY animalic component to it at all. I also believe TdH is more strongly influenced by your own natural BO and chemistry than a lot of other frags. Even though you can smell it as a "BO" smell, it is a good BO

  18. #48

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorje123 View Post
    Yes, I have got that for sure... not as a comment but I have noticed it myself. It is interesting, because TdH does not have ANY animalic component to it at all. I also believe TdH is more strongly influenced by your own natural BO and chemistry than a lot of other frags. Even though you can smell it as a "BO" smell, it is a good BO
    ok good, i thought i was crazy for thinking that and hopefully its a good BO lol. I am going to try using it spraying a little bit further away and not so close to the skin. See if I experience a different aspsect of the scent when spraying from a distance.

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    Does no-one that has stated they like TdH here think that it is very 'synthetic' (that cardinal sin of cardinal sins)? I find that fragrances that use little to no natural ingredients will smell very different to me day by day, I have an altered perception of them which I attribute to the synthetic components not mimicking the nose receptor fingerprint of the natural counterparts well enough.

    Hence TdH for me will swap from "Orange and Red Peppers" (lovely) to "Struck Flint/Phosphorus" (not all that nice) to Bug Spray (goddamn awful).

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    I loved TdH since the first time I tryed it at a local store. I agree that it's not a "safe" fragrance and do not pleases all kind of people. I agree that sometimes it makes me remember of body odor, but in a good way. The fact is that I could not get this fragrance out of my head for about a week after the first sniff. It was as if I could taste it when I remembered the smell and had to go back and buy a bottle.

    I don't know about the distance of the spray, but I notice that, for me, this fragrance projects and develops much more on warm environments, so I believe that it reacts a lot to body chemistry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stew View Post
    I sprayed it on my wrist just now. I get harsh, strange orange. It's not that it's completely terrible, I just think it's overrated and not my style. I'll finish my sample and see if I change my mind but I doubt it.
    When I sampled TDH on my skin it was also just strange oranges that I didnt care for which slowly faded away to nothing. Drydown on fabric was much better and really reminds me forest.

    FWIR here I may have better luck with parfume version.
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    Thay are both AMAZING, the EdT and the Parfum
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    The EdT is like being in a room full of oranges and an artist is in the process of making a clay sculpture. The parfum is like being the artist making the clay sculpture. If you like the orange notes go with the EdT. If you like the earthy notes go with the parfum.
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    I still prefer the EDT but I'll buy the Parfum once I'm empty. Just to mix things up.

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    Question, i'm fairly new to decanting and a buddy of mine wanted to try some of this and i was wondering if there is anyway to take the top off of the TDH bottle. I'm afraid of attempting to and ruining such a beautiful bottle. I was going to just sptray directly into his 10ml sprayer, but wanted to be exact and not waste any juice if i can take the top off.

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    I'd just spray it into his bottle.

    The TDH sprayer is crimped onto the bottle, so you can't pour it without risking damage to the sprayer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by persianprince View Post
    Question, i'm fairly new to decanting and a buddy of mine wanted to try some of this and i was wondering if there is anyway to take the top off of the TDH bottle. I'm afraid of attempting to and ruining such a beautiful bottle. I was going to just sptray directly into his 10ml sprayer, but wanted to be exact and not waste any juice if i can take the top off.
    Just get some wide syrette (injection) and you should not waste much juice if any at all. You should be able to get them cheap in any pharmacy.
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    Havent been here in about a year. And TdH still gets love.

    Wearing it for about 3 years now, I can say this one is probably the most complimented fragrance.
    Spring/Summer Wardrobe: vetiver extraordinaire, rose 31, terre d'hermes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by persianprince View Post
    Well i can tell you one thing, the parfum version lasts easily 10+ hours. This stuff is potent. I haven't had a change to give it a full wearing but last night around 9pm i put a spray on my forearm and this morning i'm still smelling it VERY strong as if i just sprayed it on an hour ago.
    I like the Parfum version better than the EDT, because of its more prominent orange note and it's also less spicy. I remember trying the Parfum version when I went to Bahamas last December -- I sprayed it on my arm around 9 pm, and the next day around noon it was still projecting very well. HOWEVER, my gf thought it smelled like lysol/bathroom cleaner on me. I'm planning on getting a sample and going to try it again soon.

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    Man, they're both so good. I'm wearing the Parfum today. Just awesome for casual Friday. Glad I have both versions.

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