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Concentré de Pamplemousse Rose (2011)
by Hermès


Concentré de Pamplemousse Rose information

Year of Launch2011
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 44 votes)

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PerfumerJean-Claude Ellena

About Concentré de Pamplemousse Rose

Concentré de Pamplemousse Rose is a shared / unisex perfume by Hermès. The scent was launched in 2011 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena

Concentré de Pamplemousse Rose fragrance notes

Reviews of Concentré de Pamplemousse Rose

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United Kingdom
Big thumbs up. The best Grapefruit note I have encountered, juicy, zesty, pithy and bright. You can easily relate this to other JCE citrus fragrances (Orange Verte, TDH and others) this one being exceptionally uplifting.

There seems some debate whether the 'rose'actually is a note or just the French for pink as in pink Grapefruit. At least in the concentree version I get a beautiful translucent rose. This is a white or yellow light floral rose. A background smell, as if walking past a freshly budding rose bush on a brisk spring day.

Photorealistic grapefruit and a background translucent rose are the key. You could also pick up some very light woods (cedar) and fresh musk and perhaps a hint of the 'flint' note from TDH.

Performance is of course limited for a citrus that comes across so naturally uplifting. Perfect for spring/summer days and can be sprayed liberally.
13th January, 2021
It's beautiful, green and slightly mossy. The moss is more prominent to me than grapefruit here, but pleasantly so. I'd say it's bright, but it isn't exactly bright because of the moss that makes it darker and slightly bitter. It's almost a year since I tried Eau de Pamplemousse Rose, so my memory might be faded, but it seems like Eau is much more about grapefruit and Concentré is more about moss and vetiver. It's less happy and bright, but stays with you much longer. I like both.
06th April, 2020
Light bright vetiver. Opening minutes have a fresh grapefruit zing along with the so familiar Hermes thing that’s common to the Jardins series. Fine if you like that. Grapefruit is good but brief; no match for AA Pampluna. Only the faintest trace of rose in the woody vetiver. That vetiver is the main event here: light and bright and good as it goes but too whispered and fleeting for a neutral rating.
12th October, 2019
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10th August, 2017
One downside of some members of Hermès Les Colognes is a very short duration on the skin. As the aromas are refreshing, delicate and rich in its nuances their scents are just limited to a maximum of 2 hours, which today is something that few expect and even desire, thus more concentrated versions are required even for refreshing ideas and the challenge is to maintain the coherence of the original version and to make it last on the skin.

For Eau de Pamplemousse Rose, one of the first of the new members, Jean Claude Ellena chose an interesting way to make a Concentré version, exploring in the base a contrast that is present in some synthetic materials used to create a Pamplemousse accord. Ellena emphasizes the vetiver root nuances that can be extracted from a synthetic construction around a Grapefruit idea and so almost makes Concentré version a kind of Eau de Vetiver Racine, suggesting aspects of root and earth of this aromatic grass.

Focus of Pamplemousse works between the freshness of a little bitter grapefruit and a musky base with nuances of grass and woods. Depending on your expectations or aroma image of a rose it can be challenging to find it here, as its most green and dewy aspect is explored over the more fruity, honey and silky flower side. The rose for me here plays the role of a connector between the slightly bitter freshness of output and woody and musky base, keeping the theme in a modern citrus cologne.

It is good to note that despite being a perfume called Concentré, this version still retains the more minimalist aura that Hermès often use in their perfumes, so that the initial goal is reached, maintaining the delicacy and consistency of the idea with a better duration and just a little bit more of intensity. This makes it an ideal Cologne for use in daily life or for very high temperatures where it is expected a freshness that can last more than 2 hours.
18th July, 2016
Concentree version: it does what it says, and it does it terribly well. Basically, nearly the smell you’d have on your hands after having pressed grapefruit to make a juice, with just a thin, subtle and irresistibly classy aroma of flowers, which is almost unperceivable and more than an actual smell of flowers, gives just a bit of weight to the citrusy-grapefruit notes, together with Ellena’s signature light woody base. Most of all it’s grapefruit, though, which smells zesty, lively, quite realistic, invigorating but rich in Hermes' “transparent refinement”. A subtle scent, but decently persistent. Classy and versatile, a solid fresh companion for summer nights out. Decent price, too.

30th March, 2015

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