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View Poll Results: Which one is currently the best leather perfume from Hermes?

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  • Bel Ami

    14 31.82%
  • Bel Ami Vetiver

    7 15.91%
  • Equipage

    4 9.09%
  • Eau d'Hermes

    3 6.82%
  • Galop d'Hermes

    3 6.82%
  • Cuir d'Ange

    11 25.00%
  • other (please post a comment)

    2 4.55%
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    Default Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    Hermes is known for its leather goods and Bel Ami was indeed a special perfume back in the day, but I feel currently it doesn't live up to its reputation. I'm curious as to which is the best leather scent from Hermes among its current offerings, and if you think any is bottle worthy?

    To start the ball rolling, I feel Cuir d'Ange is the best among the current ones.

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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    Equipage is the best one, I think, and of course full bottle worthy. I think Equipage is currently the best fragrance from Hermes.

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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    Equipage
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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    Bel Ami for me.
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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    I had to vote for Eau d'Hermes just out of loyalty, but I don't think it's a leather scent at all, but rather an animalic spiced citrus.

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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    I had to vote for Eau d'Hermes just out of loyalty, but I don't think it's a leather scent at all, but rather an animalic spiced citrus.
    Come on now .... we know that Galop is your favourite?

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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    I really like Cuir d’Ange...

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    From this list, would have quite significant difficulties to only decide for one, therefore voted for "other", simply because way too many fragrances by this house might easily qualify for this ranking.

    Including but not limited to Equipage, Bel Ami and/or its flankers, Eau d'Hermes, even certain disparate leathery hints in Rocabar and more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    ...but I don't think it's a leather scent at all, but rather an animalic spiced citrus.
    Yeah, I was all hot and bothered to vote for it, but then went for Bel Ami Vetiver at the last moment. Eau d'Hermes and Equipage are my favorite current Hermes (and to be fair, I haven't smelled the most recent EdH)...but don't think of either as leather, really. And I don't know Galope or Cuir d'Ange.
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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    I voted Galop because I find it the most interesting of the group, with Nagel's signature rotten fruit note. But to be honest it's really not a leather perfume in the usual sense (in the same way as Eau d'Hermes is not really a leather).

    cacio

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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    Well, absent Doblis, I would say Bel Ami.
    Very clearly a case for corn flakes and classics

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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    Bel Ami - if I could vote with both hands and feet, I would!

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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    With current offerings Bel Ami Vetiver offers a blast of Leathery goodness at least initially.
    My fave Hermes currently though is Eau dD'Hermes with it's rather nasty mothballish Civet
    80'S Bel Ami's slow evolution and oily Jasmine lilt together with a touch of Birch remains the Masterpiece.
    Equipage Contemporary I find rather floral and Calech-ey.
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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    Ugh I love Cuir d'Ange. I wish it was more than a skin scent though.

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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    Quote Originally Posted by VintagePoison View Post
    Ugh I love Cuir d'Ange. I wish it was more than a skin scent though.
    Have you only tried once/twice? Or several times.

    It was indeed a skin scent for me, but that was in the summer a few years back when I lived in Phoenix. I was a grad student, and used to be out and about in the heat. 90-95% of perfumes used to be skin scent.

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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Have you only tried once/twice? Or several times.

    It was indeed a skin scent for me, but that was in the summer a few years back when I lived in Phoenix. I was a grad student, and used to be out and about in the heat. 90-95% of perfumes used to be skin scent.
    I've tried several times. In fact, I'll go put some on right now as my SOTD
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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    Bel Ami
    Eau d'Hermes

    Haven't tried the new versions.
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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    I had to vote for Bel Ami. I have a current bottle, and it's a real leather fragrance. Even though I love Galop d'Hermès, Eau d'Hermès, and all versions of Kelly Calèche, Galop and KC are floral leathers at best.
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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    Equipage for me.
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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    Bel Ami easily. The original formulation is wonderful, highly recommend it.
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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    Can’t vote for “currently,” as I only have vintage EDH and Equipage. I think I have more current scents by Hermès than by anyone other than Abdes Salaam, but none of the leathers.

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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    Vintage Bel Ami. The difference between the vintage and current formulations are great. It took forever for me to look for a unicorn vintage shaker bottle years ago, and I still have the search saved. Even if I don't need another one.

    There happens to be a bottle going cheap if anyone interested though...
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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    Currently , Cuir d'Ange!

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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    Quote Originally Posted by Francolino View Post
    Currently , Cuir d'Ange!
    Do you have it? How's the sillage and duration for you (and how many sprays)?

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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    Bel Ami
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    Bel Ami closely followed by Equipage.
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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    Bel Ami is the best leather; but Equipage is the best perfume that includes leather.
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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    I love Equipage, especially the vintage. But call me crazy—I don’t get leather. It is not listed as a note here on Basenotes, by Hermès or by even Lucca Turin. I get lots of great things from it but leather is not one of them.
    Very clearly a case for corn flakes and classics

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    Default Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oviatt View Post
    I love Equipage, especially the vintage. But call me crazy—I don’t get leather. It is not listed as a note here on Basenotes, by Hermès or by even Lucca Turin. I get lots of great things from it but leather is not one of them.
    I agree - I get very little leather from Equipage in both vintage and current. I just see it as powdery/soapy with some woods in the mix and an overall clean-freshness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    I agree - I get very little leather from Equipage in both vintage and current. I just see it as powdery/soapy with some woods in the mix and an overall clean-freshness.
    Same. I love Equipage (tied for favorite Hermes with Eau d'Hermes). To me it's a freshly spiced woody powdery soapy floral. Somewhat dandy-ish, but still with some gravitas.

    I guess there's leather in there as a component of the soapy/powdery accord, just adding a bit of smooth heft, but it's in the background. The spices and florals are the stars, to me.
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