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Hermèssence Vétiver Tonka (2004)
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Hermèssence Vétiver Tonka information

Year of Launch2004
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 374 votes)

People and companies

HouseHermès
PerfumerJean-Claude Ellena

About Hermèssence Vétiver Tonka

Hermèssence Vétiver Tonka is a shared / unisex perfume by Hermès. The scent was launched in 2004 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena

Hermèssence Vétiver Tonka fragrance notes

Reviews of Hermèssence Vétiver Tonka

rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
A restrained tonka gets the olfactory ball rolling, combined with a bright and light vetiver. This vetiver lacks any depth, earthiness or bite; it is more in the ephemeral side.

Other notes I get include a pleasant praline-milk-chocolate impression with a slightly hazel-nutty character that has a caramel-like undertone towards the end. Touches of a soft white smoke come and go.

I get soft sillage, limited projection, but a good nine hours of longevity on my skin, albeit only skin deep.

Pleasant as a scent for warmer autumn days, this creation is quite pleasant, light and bright. Unfortunately it is also anaemic and mostly somewhat generic. Still, fairly agreeable. 2.75/5
04th August, 2020
"Let Tonka cancel
Vétiver, leaving only
Thy divine Ratio!"

Said Redneck never
But thought immediately
Upon that 1st sniff

By which 1 can C
That A sum of parts B less
In sum magick way

Negative beauty
Naught B held positively
Noted multiply

Sum gold missing root
Ore contrapositively
Sum missing base root

Pow'ry piece of 5
Deducted on 1 of 2
Bestowed o'er them both

Sum fonder absence
Sum imaginary loss
Sum -negative gain

Artful algebra
Perpetually moved by
Dodgy remainder.

Thus we C as real
That Red's <3 B 1 2 steal
Should A B i deal

Through powder-puffs of
Vétiver not Vetivèr
His powder-room cry

Quoth: "There is a God!"
When 1st this 1 he B held
Midst Midas' mean throne

B 4 foolishly
Resolving 2 tell whole truths
No 0 left out.

Yet even odd fool
May chance upon greater truth
By sum lesser means

And thus praise ratio
Of Vétivèr o'er Tonka
As proof less B more.
29th October, 2019
A brilliant vetiver, contemporary, concise and effective. Vetiver seated right next to tonka that cancel out each others' worst qualities. Green, light brown like early autumn, lightly toasted, nutty and slightly buttery without the fat; well-proportioned, sweetness without excess, and adorned with hints of praline. Diffusive, and reasonably tenacious; sumptuous and thoroughly charming.

4/5
29th August, 2019
This is different... Sugary stuff with vetiver. Candy notes fall away soon, leaving lots of lovely vetiver. Not long after, a faint tobacco.

Vetiver and well-behaved Tonka are definitely the stars here. Fresh, slightly creamy, in a way. Excellent note fusion.

Every now and again I smell caramel on my skin. Eventually the Tonka overrides the vetiver. Overall, a pretty cool fragrance - well done!
06th April, 2019
A delicious vetiver. The smoky vetiver works very well with the nutty and creamy qualities and it smell delicious, but I wouldn't really call it a gourmand. It smells addictive and the composition is very smooth and rounded. It's just the perfect amount of smoke, green and caramel/praline. I only wish it was more tenacious.
14th September, 2018
Le matin en Provence by Paul Cézanne 1900-06
15th December, 2017

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