Updated: Jan 28
The Terre d'Hermes by Hermes opens with a great earthen citrus top note, sort of like a mature orange. This lasts for a nice period of time and is a great smell modified by some pepper and pelargonium notes, citrus still present for me in the middle notes. As the fragrance evolves it become drier and a bit earthier with a nice bit of cedar and patchouli. All this blends together so nicely and the ending notes are great!
But the lovely thing about this fragrance is the unique beginning and middle. By the time the end comes it is relaxed and mature, very comfortable and evolves as a close to the skin scent of cedar with a touch of benzoin and patchouli.
This is a mature, masculine and very rich scent for mature men, not for adolescents. It is sensual, warm, confident, reassuring, classy, unique and simply a modern masterpiece. I think it can be worn at any time, casual or formal, even at the club.
The more you wear it, the more you like it. Simply stated, this is the best of the best!
The perfume costs around ₹12000 but a strikingly similar clone perfume with a longer lasting costs around ₹800 in India.
The Hermit is a strikingly similar clone of Terre d'Hermes by Perfume Parlour India, but at only less than a 10th of the price of the branded version. The lasting is a good 9 to 10 hours depending upon conditions.