Welcome, and IMO yes.
Hi guys im new to this fragrance game, seen alot of positive reviews and impressed by terre d'hermes i have no sample available do you think i should just jump in and order it online? Is it a safe buy in your eyes? thanks people
Welcome, and IMO yes.
Edit: You can by a sample vial, so do that first.
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First thing I did when I joined Basenotes was buy a full bottle of Terre d'Hermes. Second thing I did was sell it.
YES! Do it!
Blind buying TDH is what got me into colognes to begin with. Before that I owned AquaDiGio and Lacoste Essential. After TDH, I was hooked.
Out of my entire collection it is still in my top 3.
Worth, but worth a sample first too
I bought a mini first, and that is plenty for me.
I wouldn't recommend buying it blind. Definitely sample beforehand
I would never suggest buying blind. reviews are very subjective. what's good for 1 may not be good for the other. please take my advice and try to get a sample before you buy anything. In fact if you pm me your address I will be more than happy to send you a sample.
This is a definite sample first fragrance. I would rather not spray anything on than wear TdH, and that's saying something !
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No such thing as a safe blind buy. Ever.
I don't care what anyone here says, NO. Nothing is ever worth blind buying. Get a sample.
Definitely sample first! There are many options available for getting a sample, either from a fragrance company online or through members here at BN. While TdH isn't among the most expensive colognes out there, it isn't a bargain fragrance either. As you can see from people in this thread, there is no such thing as a universally loved fragrance (count me in as someone who doesn't care for this one) and you'd be risking a decent chunk of cash on a fragrance you may dislike.
I absolutely hate it. It's got an overdose of a chemical known as Iso E Super (it makes up 55% of the composition in Terre d'Hermes) and it is simply a fact that to some people Iso E Super is a very harsh and annoying chemical. In me, it often causes me headaches (or at least a sense of discomfort), a burning sensation in my throat, and general sinus pain.
Definitely buy a sample or two of this first.
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TDH is not for everyone, as can be seen from the previous comments! Personally, I like it and it gets me many favourable comments. You don't disclose where you're from, but TDH is readily available in department stores in most places, so test it out first.
I would say TdH is a safe fragrance. However, it is not like the typical safe fragrance like Versace Man Eau Fraishe or AdG.
It's a safe yet unique smell.
Please sample first.
I also got my bottle due to Basenotes
Sample sample sample. I was set to buy a bottle after a few brief tests at the mall, but ended up getting a sample, going through it, and deciding that it's not for me.
Your mileage may vary, but in my eyes, TDH is NOT a safe blind buy at all.
What I've been wearing far too much of lately:
-Amouage Lyric Man
-Guerlain Gourmand Coquin
-Creed Jardin d'Amalfi
A good scent, but hardly a blind buy, its notes are definitely love-or-hate
I bought TdH blind. I did not like it the first 3 times I wore it. I do like it, but will probably not be buying a 2nd bottle when the 1st runs out (going by the current rate, I'm good for another 10 years or so).
If you are like me, you do not always care about being safe and jump in the deep end head first. However, at times, you will get a scent that you do not like when you buy blind, so be prepared to sell or swap if you really do not like what you have purchased.
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1) Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company
2) Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain
3) Bois des Iles by Chanel
4) Devin by Aramis
5) Coromandel by Chanel
No, you would be better buying Kouros and One Man Show as a blind buy. You would be much more in the "safe" zone with these two tame but lovely scents.
Kidding, go buy Hermes now !
The Dreamer from Versace: what does this scent have that is so alluring and enticing towards the opposite sex ?
I thought about blind buying Terre d'Hermes myself recently. However, being the cheapskate that I am I didn't want to plunk down the money and then end up hating it and go through the hassle of selling it. I finally found a store in my area that carried TdH and then after trying it, I was hooked.
In my experience it would have been a safe blind buy for me, but do recommend you always at least try to sample it first before taking the plunge.
Since it seems to be one of the most-mentioned fragrances on this forum, and has been near the top of many popularity charts, you probably owe it to yourself to be able to say you've smelled the stuff, simply so you can feel up to speed.
If you like it, no one is going to fault you for making a larger buy later.
According to the online UPS package tracking, I will be receiving my TdH pure parfum tomorrow. I love the stuff but got my first wiff at a Nordstrom, a sample from Beautyencounter.com, and then I had to have it. You should be able to find it on the shelves of finer dept. stores.
Everyone's tastes are different so you should probably sample unless you are trying to fill out a collection.
Only if you will like it.
don't think u should buy it blind. I got a sample from and fell in love from there but for some i have heard that they smell different things on different skins so i say sample first
Seems that those who like it call it a "safe blind buy" and those who don't think the opposite.
I was in the same shoes as the OP so I got my lazy bum off my couch and went to the mall to test it today. I like it a lot but I wouldn't blind buy it (2 of my friends who came along didn't seem to like it much).