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    Default Which Hermes is best for spring/summer?

    Happy new year everyone.

    I've been thinking it's time I embellished my small collection with one of of JC Ellena's fragrances for Hermes. I was initially in love with Terre EDT, but after only a couple of weeks began to find it overpowering. I have done a complete 180 and no longer wear it, though I can understand the love it gets.

    Anyway, I'm looking for a spring summer scent from this house and have tried each of the following 4 on testcards. Initial impressions are positive for all of them, but what do you guys think? Which of these 4 would you consider wearing during the warmer seasons?

    Eau D'Orange Verte
    Voyage D'Hermes EDT
    Un Jardin Sur de Nil
    Un Jardin en Mediterranee

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    Eau D'Orange Verte

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Eau D'Orange Verte
    This

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    Eau d'Orange Verte. But note: Jean Claude Ellena did not do this scent, it was done in 1979 by Francoise Caron, before JCE was the 'in-house perfumer' at Hermes.

    I have fond memories of wear EdOV on a summer cruise many years ago. If you can afford it, do what I did: Buy the fragrance, the Body Lotion, the Soap, the Shampoo. When you use all of them layered together, it makes this light, transparent scent even more tenacious.
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    Same here
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    Eau D'Orange Verte

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    pretty unanimous then (so far). Thanks everyone.

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    Voyage EDP

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    Default Re: Which Hermes is best for spring/summer?

    I'd say:

    Eau D'Orange Verte
    Voyage D'Hermes EDT
    Voyage D'Hermes EDP

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    Eau D'Orange Verte

    Although if you get into the Hermessence line I'd reccomend Santal Massoi. It does very well down here in hot/humid Miami, FL.

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    I agree with the above posts. I personally found the Un Jardin line to be very mediocre. Sur Le Toit and Sur Le Nil were ok but not bottle worthy. I did not like en Mediterranee at all.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Brückner - Aoud 1
    4. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    5. by Kilian - Incense Oud
    6. Dior - Vetiver
    7. Les Nez - Turtle Vetiver Back
    8. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
    9. Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    10. Creed - Royal English Leather

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    Default Re: Which Hermes is best for spring/summer?

    Thought there would be more fans of the Jardin line. Also, no one really big on Voyage EDT? I think it's lovely - lemon, ginger, tea, but very light and airy. Probably between that and Eau D'Orange Verte at the moment.

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    Default Re: Which Hermes is best for spring/summer?

    probably voyage

    orange smells exactly like an orange, but im not sure everyone wants to smell like that

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    Eau d'Orange Verte, and, Concentre' d'Orange Verte (this is the updated version done by Jean-Claude Ellena) . . . cheers!

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    Default Re: Which Hermes is best for spring/summer?

    I personally have a bit of a problem with Eau D'Orange Verte. I like to wear it sometimes but as someone pointed out, you have to enjoy smelling like an orange (and smelling like an orange for just about 30 minutes). I like the very faint other notes, something vaguely mango and something more ethereal that I can't place but they too are gone in a very short time.
    I don't know the other scents you mentioned so can't comment but for me EDOV is one to buy only if you can get it massively discounted.

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    Jardin Mediterranee would be my favourite. I really adore that one

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    I wouldn't wear any of them, but would go for Concentre d'Orange Verte, which is a favorite of mine during Summer (MI, VIW, and Concentre are my three biggies during Summer).

    I enjoy the smell of Mediterranee, but over time have come to believe it's better on women than men.

    Not a fan of the others.
    Current Top Ten:

    1. Creed Millesime Imperial
    2. Serge Lutens Chergui
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Creed Virgin Island Water
    5. Chanel Eau de Cologne
    6. Thierry Mugler Pure Havane
    7. Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
    8. Bulgari Blu
    9. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    10. YSL Kouros

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    Default Re: Which Hermes is best for spring/summer?

    Another suggestion from the Hermessence line: Vetiver Tonka. This is a great scent and has better longevity than others in the line. One of my all time faves

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    Default Re: Which Hermes is best for spring/summer?

    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    probably voyage

    orange smells exactly like an orange, but im not sure everyone wants to smell like that
    This. I don't get the point of orange. I know its summer/spring but I don't want to smell "orange." That is why I like TdH..citrus/orange but mixed with woods, etc

    I actually not a fan of anything but TdH
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