Concentré de Pamplemousse Rose 2011

Concentré de Pamplemousse Rose by Hermès
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Concentré de Pamplemousse Rose is a popular perfume by Hermès for women and men and was released in 2011. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is still in production. Pronunciation

Fragrance Notes

Grapefruit, Rose, Vetiver

Ratings

Scent

7.9 (137 Ratings)

Longevity

5.9 (107 Ratings)

Sillage

5.6 (104 Ratings)

Bottle

7.5 (117 Ratings)
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8
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6
Longevity
6
Sillage
10
Bottle
Pinkdawn
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Very helpful Review    9  
Summertime, and the livin' is easy ..
When the weather outside is as dirty as it is today, with rain, wind, cold and early darkness, people like to remember summer with its hot days - and light, fresh scents. For me, midsummer was associated above all with a certain scent. I have long searched for a citric scent - and found Concentré de Pamplemousse Rose by Hermès. I wanted something citrus, fresh, but also noble, sweet.

Concentré de Pamplemousse Rose immediately inspired me. Pamplemousse is my favourite citrus scent anyway. And if a rose is added harmoniously and the perfumer's name is Jean-Claude Ellena, only something wonderful can come into being.

The fragrance is simply pure summer. One gets into raptures and dreams. He has a cheerful, sunny aura right from the start and is in a good mood that is infectious. It is bright, lively, modern, youthful and fresh. But he also shows very soon that he is not one-dimensional, as is unfortunately the case with many grapefruit scents, in the style of: "Ah, grapefruit!" - and that's it ...

At the latest in the heart note, when this graceful touch of rose is added, I already knew that this is a fragrance that I would like to stay with for longer, because it is and remains exciting and takes you on a journey into summer. A garden with roses in lovely pastel colours, citrus trees in the warm wind, at the end of August on Capri, when it is not quite so hot anymore, but the colours of sky, sea and Mediterranean landscape in the mild sunlight slowly appear much more intense and softer.

The rose brings something romantic, dreamy, elegant into play without appearing kitschy or nostalgic. The fragrance remains modern and is not too sweet or too flowery. Rather powdery-behaviour, but not obtrusive or captivating - this exclusive fragrance does not need that -, but pleasantly present.

The rose reminds me rather of a tender, natural wild rose. It gives the fragrance something floating, transparent, light and Grazile. Nevertheless, the fragrance has power and something unmistakable. In any case, he is more than one of those grapefruit scents that I often find too spicy or too sour or too sugary. He has style, charm and refinement. You can be seen or smelled everywhere with it. It always shows new facets that surprise and make the perfume interesting - perhaps because the fragrance has such a positive aura without being banal. Summertime, and the livin' is easy ... Yes, the juicy grapefruit and the delicate, bright rose convey pleasant associations: the grace of Mediterranean gardens, the azure blue of the calm sea, the sky with its few lamb clouds in endless blue ... The fragrance tells of a life of leisure and beauty, a pleasant, light life, contemplative, but also cheerful and cheerful. Everything in graceful balance. A fragrance like a smile - enchantingly exhilarating, refreshing, lovable, which gives you the feeling of floating.

Even the delicate tart nuance of vetiver in the base note does not change this feeling of weightlessness. Here the tropical grass shows its gentle, aromatic, calm side that brings relaxation.

For me, Concentré de Pamplemousse Rose is a summer fragrance for leisure time or mild evenings, to which one immediately notices its noble origin.

I compared the EdT with the Concentré and was surprised how clearly the two differ from each other, with each perfume having its own charms. The EdT convinces with its freshness and lightness. The Concentré seems softer and more subtle to me. I haven't made up my mind in a long time. Finally I chose the Concentré because the citrus freshness here impressed me more with its intensity and amazing creaminess. But, of course, that's a matter of taste. They're both high quality. And if I had all two, I would love to use them alternately, depending on mood and occasion. What I like about the Concentré is that it somehow seems more full-bodied and manages, so to speak, to square the circle: to be a fragrance that is tart, aromatic and strong, but at the same time remains sweet and elegant. The EdT may be more pleasing and lighter, but it does not have the depth and sensitivity of the Concentrés.

I feel disappointed with both durability and Sillage. I would have wished for more in this high price segment. Anyway, in the true sense of the word, the Concentré became my constant companion last summer. Because I so often felt I had to renew the scent, I always carried it around with me, in handbags, bath bags, shoppers and backpacks.

By the way, I feel the flacon beautifully. He's got style. The simplicity and smoothness of the iced green glass are convincing and go well with the soul of this fragrance.

I did not regret the purchase and will wear Pamplemousse Rose surely in the next summer again gladly.

I can highly recommend this perfume to fans of citrus scents. Even if the durability is somewhat disappointing.

The fragrance is known to be unisex and thus corresponds to the great trend of recent years. So I was afraid it might be too masculine for me. In fact, I can imagine grapefruit and rose being better for women here too. As a men's perfume, I think it could use more vetiver. And cedar. By the way, I imagine myself sniffing out the cedar relatively clearly and quite harmoniously from heart notes, although it is not listed among the fragrances it contains. It gives the fragrance its unmistakable Mediterranean charm. All that's missing now are the cicadas and their chirping. But this can be thought of without great effort even in winter ...
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8.5
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
GratWanderer
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Helpful Review    4  
Simplicity is sometimes a gift
What can you say, very tangy, wet pink grapefruit is not surprisingly the center. After about 20-30 minutes the rose becomes more and more noticeable, also the fresh vetiver, while standing in the background, is easier to recognize. After 1-2 hours the smell is generally still very concise, somewhat more balanced, the grapefruit acid is so to speak no longer there from the first 30 minutes, the fruit became rather sweet with the rose married in the meantime, a little sweet ginger comes into my head in between.
The grapefruit looks more and more like coated with granulated sugar after more than 2 hours, half fresh, half concentrated extract, some blueberries also get into the associations, slightly acidic, but also very small.

Beautiful spring summer scent, rather for leisure and summer evenings outside, but I like its simplicity very much. If it would be a little bit more to the ladies than gentlemen assign, but it is certainly not unwearable, would use it itself in the summer times.
The durability wasn't as bad as it might appear with a rating of 5.x, 6-7h were already in it before it was strongly reduced.
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8
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pudelbonzo
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Very helpful Review    10  
light-footed
Today my feet are loosening hard from the ground - maybe yesterday's soccer game is still in my bones ?

Even watching the shaky " Ach und Krach " game exhausted me.

Well, it turns out that passive sports are also murder somehow.
Especially when it's so laboriously recited.

So I need an uplifting scent - if there was already a lack of play construction.

I reach for the Concentre and enjoy its invigorating effect.
The grapefruit is tangy, and gives my tired feet Hermes wings - in double meaning.
I dream of times when my favourite player Socrates was still flying over the course and I watched him fascinated.
The soft rose even tends to be romantic, but this goes well with the lively grapefruit.
The sweetly earthy vetiver then still gives you traction - but the head remains light and carefree in the clouds.

So I can dream undisturbed of past football events - and also remember that I myself was active in sports - even if without special ambition.

It was fun anyway !
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7.5
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7
Longevity
7
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8
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Rickbr

190 Reviews
Rickbr
Rickbr
Helpful Review    3  
A woodier take on grapefruit
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.
ColinM

516 Reviews
ColinM
ColinM
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Nice!
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.

7,5-8/10
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Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
   5  
Simple and Satisfying
It's hard to believe in some ways that grapefruit colognes have become an independent genre, but their numbers continue to augment, so we can be very selective if we want. Hermès CONCENTRE DE PAMPLEMOUSSE ROSE is a good one, no doubt, and may appeal to those who find that the Guerlain Aqua Allegoria grapefruit entry (PAMPLELUNE) veers too close to dreaded "cat box" territory. I myself do not perceive it in that way, but apparently quite a few reviewers do.

In this Hermès grapefruit "concentrated cologne" (an idea recently turned into an entire line by the house of Atelier Cologne), there is just as much vetiver as grapefruit, and the citrus is both tart and smooth somehow, as contradictory as that may seem. I'd say that the citrus scent is closer to zest than juice, and it smells very natural without being overwhelmingly grapefruity. Is there really supposed to be rose in this creation? Or does "pamplemousse rose" mean "pink grapefruit". That's how my nose reads it...

For better or for worse (better in my case...), I myself do not find very much overlap between this composition and TERRE, as does Greysolon (see below...), and for me this simple yet satisfying composition works very well in both hot and cold weather. All in all, CONCENTRE DE PAMPLEMOUSSE ROSE is a fine and refreshing citrus-vetiver cologne, and I do not believe that one must be a grapefruit nut to wear it, especially since in the drydown the vetiver becomes much more important than the citrus.

I have not tried the diluter version, but this one has pretty good longevity.
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Greysolon

88 Reviews
Greysolon
Greysolon
Helpful Review    6  
Concentre de Pamplemousse Rose=CPR for hot, humid weather
Concentre de Pamplemousse Rose has become my favorite summer fragrance. The realistically tart, sour grapefruit scent is so invigorating and rejuvenating in hot, humid weather. The sensation spritzing on CPR is nearly identical to cutting the rind of a grapefruit and getting an olfactory blitz of mouth watering citrus oils. Don't worry, the grapefruit will mellow into the rest of the fragrance. But, if your experience is like mine, as you catch a whiffs of CPR over the course of the day you'll feel refreshed by the pleasantly tart and sour grapefruit notes. It really does have a mouth watering effect.

Even though CPR is more about grapefruit than rose I'm always pleasantly surprised when my wife tells me how much she likes the rose note in it. I wish the rose was slightly more present but it's there along with a dry vetiver/cedar accord.

If you're a fan of Terre d'Hermes you'll probably like Pamplemousse Rose. Just be sure to try the Concentre because the cologne formulation doesn't really have much longevity. However, if you're an Iso E super/Terre de Hermes hater or don't care much for grapefruit, you probably won't like CPR.
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