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    Default Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    It's one of the very few scents that I've smelled and found nothing enjoyable about.


    I keep revisiting and revisiting, but I come away thinking it's awful every time.

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    Default Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    I am pretty much neutral and I don't think many will say much more against it than that. It's just not the kind of scent to really polarize views.

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    Plenty of BNers hate it, including myself. Keep in mind that while it is clearly a "statement making" frag, many claim that they actually enjoy it. The synthetic musks and iso e super overload are way too much for me, and I don't like the note combination either.

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    Default Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    On my skin the edt version just doesn't work as I am smelling like an orange-peel for hours! Hardly any development!
    I went for Cartier Declaration instead, which does work for me and is to be considered 'The Father' of Terre d'Hermes.
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    Default Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    I love this scent - it's definately gonna be in my collection always

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    Don't like it.

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    Default Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    I quite enjoy it. I liked it enough to buy it. On my skin it is the dry down that I really like. Is it my favorite...no. Do I wear it quite often..yes. Will I replace it when the bottle is finished..if there were not so many others I want to try...probably.

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    I wouldn't say I strongly dislike it, but I just swapped away my bottle. I just wasn't reaching for it very often.

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    Default Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    Unlike you, I found Terre d'Hermes by Hermes to be a sophisticated and distinctive fragrance, and quite enjoyable.

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    Default Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    headache inducer, it must be the ISO E super mix. I wish they could toned it down and rescue the innovative core of it
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    I've got it. Sometimes it's just right; vibrant and enjoyable - but on other days it's sickly, weirdly nauseating and powerful (ISO E Soup). It's impressive but I'm not sure I'll be buying it again.

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    I'm still testing it out, so really haven't formed a strong opinion yet. Right now, I neither like it nor dislike it. It's pleasant enough, but not notable to my nose, a little boring, yet with moments of interest. I doubt I'll buy it, but wouldn't be repulsed if it were given to me as a gift.

    Meh. I've just realized I haven't the slightest thing to say about it. Not my cup of tea, but might wear it just for a change.

    (Talk about "damning with faint praise"!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    I went for Cartier Declaration instead, which does work for me and is to be considered 'The Father' of Terre d'Hermes.
    I like Declaration but I think it's silky smooth and more 'melodic' in comparison. Terre de Hermes can be rougher than hell and mega powerful.

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    Default Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    Quote Originally Posted by dollars&scents View Post
    Unlike you, I found Terre d'Hermes by Hermes to be a sophisticated and distinctive fragrance, and quite enjoyable.
    This. It is a "Top 3" scent for me... Each to their own though... No shame in disliking it.
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    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
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    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Default Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    I can't find any dislike for this one.

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    I enjoy it greatly.

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    Default Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    I really liked it the first few times I smelled it, but recently I'm finding the smell of it repulsive. I'm not sure why that is, but it's a bit disturbing and I hope it doesn't happen with too many other fragrances.

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    Default Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    Plenty of BNers hate it, including myself. Keep in mind that while it is clearly a "statement making" frag, many claim that they actually enjoy it. The synthetic musks and iso e super overload are way too much for me, and I don't like the note combination either.

    Looks like I might have been wrong then.

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    Default Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    Nothing but love for Terre d' Hermes.

    Yes, you can get bored of it as with any scent, but I've always returned to it.

    Bought a bottle in July 2006 and have had a bottle in my collection ever since. The parfum just adds to the overall TdH experience. I like and love both. My signature scent no questions asked.

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    This is the one i smelled, and had to buy wipes at the store to get it off my skin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollars&scents View Post
    Unlike you, I found Terre d'Hermes by Hermes to be a sophisticated and distinctive fragrance, and quite enjoyable.
    +1 Although, I actually didn't really like it or appreciate the first couple of times I wore it. Now I do, though, and it only helps that it just seems to develop well on my skin. Nothing wrong with disliking it, though...it's definitely one of those types of scents, where it pull people more often in one direction or the other.

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    It's just ok to me. Not something I would buy

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    Default Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    One of my absolute favorites.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Creed - Original Cologne
    10. Clive Christian - 1872 for Men

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    I dislike Terre D'Hermes. It's gross. Smells like burnt oranges and a hamster cage. Yuck.

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    Smell it everywhere. It's too sour, too acid. How boring...

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    Default Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    I wouldn't say I strongly dislike it, but I just swapped away my bottle. I just wasn't reaching for it very often.
    Same here.

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    Default Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    Just because it has a lot of positive reviews on Basenotes and it is very popular throughout the community, doesn't mean you are obligated to like it or buy a bottle. If you don't like it (or you like it, but not enough to want a full bottle), that is a perfectly valid view point, and you shouldn't buy something simply because you think you are obligated to. In the end, it's your nose that makes the call.

    Me? I don't strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes. I like it. But I just wouldn't wear it. I like the sparkling citrus peppey earthy opening, but it dries down into a sawmill sawdust accord which I'm nuetral on. I'd rather wear Terre d'Hermes than absolutely nothing though. But with so many fragrances I like better, TDH just doesn't make the cut.

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    Default Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    Nope. 5 stars here. As is, I use it rather infrequently and could easily see tiring of it if forced to use much more often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lupin View Post
    It's one of the very few scents that I've smelled and found nothing enjoyable about.


    I keep revisiting and revisiting, but I come away thinking it's awful every time.
    Count me in. I usually like frags with earthy smell but this one.... NO. It just doesn't work on me.
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    got a super big bottle of perfume and always have positive feedback by women, must be the "agent orange"inside!
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