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    Wink Already bought-- Not a fan of grapefruit. Which Terre D'Hermes shoud I buy : EDT or Parfume ?

    Terre D'Hermes seems like a great fragrance for hot weather.

    I am going to visite Hermès Boutique at Siam Paragon to try it.

    By the way, I read that it has really sharp grapefruit top note, but I am not a fan of grapefruit.

    Which Terre D'Hermes shoud I buy : EDT or Perfume ?

    I will use it as one of my office scents. Anyone know if Duty-Free area at Suwannabhumi International Airport has it.
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    Default Re: Not a fan of grapefruit. Which Terre D'Hermes shoud I buy : EDT or Perfume ?

    Parfum. It is mostly orange with little to no grapefruit. The EDT has the sharp grapefruit topnote.

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    Default Re: Not a fan of grapefruit. Which Terre D'Hermes shoud I buy : EDT or Perfume ?

    Perfume
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    Default Re: Not a fan of grapefruit. Which Terre D'Hermes shoud I buy : EDT or Perfume ?

    I agree with the others... Parfum.
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    Default Re: Not a fan of grapefruit. Which Terre D'Hermes shoud I buy : EDT or Perfume ?

    I have both and agree that the parfum is the better scent. Both have an orangey accord, even grapefruit is apparent. However, in the dry down I get more woody notes with the edt. Try each on different wrists and decide would be my suggestion.
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    Default Re: Not a fan of grapefruit. Which Terre D'Hermes shoud I buy : EDT or Perfume ?

    The perfume is less citrus-dominated

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    Default Re: Not a fan of grapefruit. Which Terre D'Hermes shoud I buy : EDT or Perfume ?

    Go with the parfum.

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    Default Re: Not a fan of grapefruit. Which Terre D'Hermes shoud I buy : EDT or Perfume ?

    edp smells more like oranges, i really liked it tho cant say the same for the people around me
    but il get a bottle anyways..

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    Default Re: Not a fan of grapefruit. Which Terre D'Hermes shoud I buy : EDT or Parfume ?

    Thanks, I am going to try both Terre D'Hermes this weekend and decide which one I prefere.
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    Default Re: Not a fan of grapefruit. Which Terre D'Hermes shoud I buy : EDT or Parfume ?

    Parfum! Lasts longer, smells better!

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    Default Re: Not a fan of grapefruit. Which Terre D'Hermes shoud I buy : EDT or Parfume ?

    Why get either if you don't like grapefruit?

    I'd go with Byredo's Fantastic Man instead, it replaces the grapefruit with bergamot, but is otherwise quite similar in profile to TdH.
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    Default Re: Not a fan of grapefruit. Which Terre D'Hermes shoud I buy : EDT or Parfume ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Why get either if you don't like grapefruit?
    +1

    There's so much good stuff out there, don't compromise.
    Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

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    Default Re: Not a fan of grapefruit. Which Terre D'Hermes shoud I buy : EDT or Parfume ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Why get either if you don't like grapefruit?

    LOL very good point !

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    Default Re: Not a fan of grapefruit. Which Terre D'Hermes shoud I buy : EDT or Parfume ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Why get either if you don't like grapefruit?
    This is what I was thinking. If there is something you are not into, there are plenty of alternatives. I can't say it makes much sense to get a seemingly great fragrance that you don't love.

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    Default Re: Not a fan of grapefruit. Which Terre D'Hermes shoud I buy : EDT or Parfume ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Why get either if you don't like grapefruit?
    Quote Originally Posted by Cannon View Post
    This is what I was thinking. If there is something you are not into, there are plenty of alternatives. I can't say it makes much sense to get a seemingly great fragrance that you don't love.
    +1 ...

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    Default Re: Not a fan of grapefruit. Which Terre D'Hermes shoud I buy : EDT or Parfume ?

    Parfum.

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    Default Re: Not a fan of grapefruit. Which Terre D'Hermes shoud I buy : EDT or Parfume ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cannon View Post
    This is what I was thinking. If there is something you are not into, there are plenty of alternatives. I can't say it makes much sense to get a seemingly great fragrance that you don't love.
    You have the point.

    I have not smell any natural grapefruit yet. I have drunk concentrated grapefruit juice and I do not like the smell since it was really sour & sharp.

    By the way, I am too bored to waiting for the flood at home so I went to Hermès Boutique at Siam Paragon in Bangkok (26-27 km from home) to test both EDT & Parfume. I found that I like them both, but I prefer the parfume.

    Conclusion I don't like artificial grapefruit smell in concentrated grapefruit juice, but I found natural grapefruit smells very pleasant to my nose.

    Is it possible to like natural smell of something, but do not like the artificial one ?

    I wear Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfume right now and I love it.

    If I did not test it, I won't know that I only do not like the artificial smell of concentrated grapefruit juice, not the natural grapfruit itself.


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    Default Re: Already bought-- Not a fan of grapefruit. Which Terre D'Hermes shoud I buy : EDT or Parfume ?

    The funny thing is that the grapefruit smell in grapefruit juice is natural, while the grapefruit in TdH is likely mostly artificial, as real grapefruit has a tendency to sour on the skin.
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    Default Re: Already bought-- Not a fan of grapefruit. Which Terre D'Hermes shoud I buy : EDT or Parfume ?

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    The funny thing is that the grapefruit smell in grapefruit juice is natural, while the grapefruit in TdH is likely mostly artificial, as real grapefruit has a tendency to sour on the skin.
    Oh...I see.
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    Default Re: Already bought-- Not a fan of grapefruit. Which Terre D'Hermes shoud I buy : EDT or Parfume ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wit_Siamese View Post
    Oh...I see.
    The important thing is that you like it. And natural smells are usually different than real smells when it comes to fruit (grapes are nothing like artificial grape candies or sprays, same for banana, orange, apple, etc.) so it is very possible to not like a real scent but like the perfume ingredient version.

    Hope it stays enjoyable all the way through.

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    Default Re: Already bought-- Not a fan of grapefruit. Which Terre D'Hermes shoud I buy : EDT or Parfume ?

    Pure Parfum , pure masterpiece.
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    Default Re: Already bought-- Not a fan of grapefruit. Which Terre D'Hermes shoud I buy : EDT or Parfume ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cannon View Post
    The important thing is that you like it. And natural smells are usually different than real smells when it comes to fruit (grapes are nothing like artificial grape candies or sprays, same for banana, orange, apple, etc.) so it is very possible to not like a real scent but like the perfume ingredient version.

    Hope it stays enjoyable all the way through.
    Thanks, there are so many knowelegde about perfume that I need to learn.


    Quote Originally Posted by blackened View Post
    Pure Parfum , pure masterpiece.
    Thanks, I just bought that today.
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    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
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    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
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