Officially Terre d’Hermès is one of my favorite perfumes, but for a buying decision (don’t know when it will happen, there are other priorities), I would go for its more intense version. Launched in 2009, 3 years after the popular precursor, Terre d’Hermès Parfum represents a more intense interpretation of the Earth and Heaven theme explored by the Hermès house perfumer, Jean-Claude Ellena. This time, Mr. Ellena managed to created an even memorable masculine scent (if that could only be possible!), belonging to the woody chypre olfactory family. According to a perfumer’s statement, this is a creation that ‘amplifies the concept’ and ‘heightens the contrasts’.
I managed to sample Terre d’Hermès Parfum 6 months subsequent to its release and the whole composition seemed similar to the original, yet with a more captivating touch. The opening of this fragrance brings together notes of shiso (Japanese for green perilla), orange and grapefruit. As the scent ages, it turns to a mineral flint facet, followed by a combination of woody notes, oakmoss and benzoin in the dry down. As a result, Terre d’Hermès exhibits a deeper projection on the skin and benefits for an enhanced lasting power.
The bottle that holds the fragrance represents a symbol of masculinity and elegance. Being approximately similar to the original, Terre d’Hermès Parfum’s bottle introduces as modified details an accentuated squared shape and a darker color of the orange-hue liquid. Overall, Terre d’Hermès Parfum will please the more refined customer that looks for an improved olfactory experience. I only wish it could be available in a dedicated range of accompanying cosmetic products.
Terre d’Hermès Parfum Details
- Terre d’Hermès Parfum is available in 75 and 200 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Chypre
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2009
- Perfumer: Jean-Claude Ellena
- Recommended Wear: Day and Evening
- Dress Code: Casual