Terre d'Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver (2018)

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Terre d'Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver is a new perfume by Hermès for men and was released in 2018. The scent is woody-citrusy. It is still in production.

Perfumer

Christine Nagel

Fragrance Notes

Vetiver, Sichuan pepper, Bergamot

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (173 Ratings)

Longevity

7.4 (145 Ratings)

Sillage

6.9 (144 Ratings)

Bottle

7.9 (152 Ratings)
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Fresh21

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Not for wimps ..
like me. And because it's so embarrassing, I try to make it short ;-)

As a fan of powerful fresh scents, this Vetiver from Hermes should be just the right thing for me. So tested a few times, not found to be optimal, but finally bought. Also because I found others like Guerlains Vetiver to be too soft, and so I specifically looked for more expressive representatives of this direction. And I found them at Hermes.

But now the BUT: because maybe I should have paid more attention to the "Intense". Here the details:

Hermes Vetiver opens with a strong bergamot that is not pointed, but deep, round and full. But right from the start the woody note of the fragrance is present with approx. 50%, which sets a dry counterpoint to its distinctive freshness, but complements it excellently. Funnily enough, the flint known from Terre d'Hermès can also be seen for about 10 minutes, but only directly on the skin and then only homeopathically ... After half an hour, the citric acid then recedes to about 40%, while the vetiver easily gains the upper hand. What one smells is a fresh, citrically interwoven dry wood, which with a good pinch of pepper produces a very linear course from the second hour onwards.

And with power. Because Terre d'Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver radiates a good radiance for about 8-10 hours. I felt him sprayed the best on the chest, whereby he also goes to the shirt, which gives him the strong Sillage and lasting durability.

That's how you want a scent, isn't it? Yeah, but he's just too masculine for me. I think it is a top fragrance if you want a slightly sour, strong woodiness and you don't want to use anything in the barbershop. But even though I didn't really want to admit it, and the scent should really suit me, I couldn't really make friends with him over the months, because he was simply too concise, striking, dominant for me.

Terre d'Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver may be a recommendation for all those who want to underline their masculinity, but I have to do it somehow differently, because it is guaranteed

nothing for wimps ;-)
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Wiyana

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Powdery
Whoa. Great name (at least appealing to me), nice beginning. And then he develops on me powdery to the power of three. Nah - the two of us won't be friends ...
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Yerseke

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The promotion
Terre d'Hermès EdT, the original by Jean-Claude Ellena, is considered an innovative masterpiece of modern perfumery and a great sales success. However, it always enjoyed more respect than love with me, because it always had a few weak points for me. These have now been eliminated from the flanker TdH Eau Intense Vétiver and I think the result is an all-round successful and above all very masculine scent with good performance, while at the same time sticking to the basic DNA. Yes, it almost seems that it's still the same initial formula and only three additional ingredients have been added (but it doesn't work that easy).
First there was the start with the slightly rotten oranges. A good shot of bergamot has now been added, giving it a bit of grapefruit-like appearance, which is pleasantly bitter and fresh.
In the middle there was always a desolate and empty boredom for me - into which much was kept secret: from flintstone to an asphalt surface after midsummer rain. It just smelled like a lot of Iso-E Super to me. Christine Nagel has now given the thing pepper, Szechuan pepper more precisely, and the result is a powerful and persistent spice.
The end of the original was marked by cedar, so strong that one involuntarily had to think of a pencil-sharpening assistant accountant. Now, with a good shot of vetiver on it, it smells like a lot more authority. So rather head of finance and controlling.
I think the fragrance has received an amazing promotion overall. The fact that Jean-Claude Ellena reportedly gave his consent to this revision of his masterpiece shows his greatness and in no way diminishes his genius in creating the original DNA.
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Ignika

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Not the wheel reinvented
Also with this little water here I was again only minimally curious, when I saw the Flankerflakon. Will, and can't say it badly, but even the original has left me cold. Apart from the expectations of Sillage and durability, I was able to start testing without any bias.

Right from the start, the Eau Intense Vetiver is shy, a real pity. Instead of bergamot I recognize orange, no crossing of bitter orange and lemon ace lemon can be so strong and sweet. Vetiver is responsible for the earthy and bitter tones, hardly recognize any woody or smoky facets here. The Szechuan pepper is very chili-like.

In the course of the last comments and weeks I notice more and more parallels. Find the newly discovered similarities frightening and therefore sceptical, but the sensation is still there. Hope such quantum leaps don't go off badly. So:
TdH Eau Intense Vetiver is reminiscent of Bleu de Chanel perfume, reminiscent of Sauvage. All have a course from, first and foremost, sweet-citric to a (musty) vetiver base, and not only at me do they disappoint with their durability and sillage.

Still, I wouldn't condemn that Flanker. Flankers should never replace the original, but only be a further option for nuances. This is exactly what Eau Intense Vetiver is, a reducing, reduced interpretation. The essence is preserved, and even some don't want to smell of earth and oranges until the next morning!
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DavidCameron

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Earth mineral grass water
Actually I wanted to take such sweet alcoholic drinks on the plane at Gatwick Airport. I can relax a bit better, the crowd and the narrowness make me otherwise really bother. But of course there was nothing left after the passport control - I checked the whole hall and finally stranded in the Dutyfree-Shop. There I didn't find any Caipirinha in the can, but as I walked past the Hermès stand, I caught a glimpse of the new Eau Intense Vétiver. As I love Terre d'Hermès, I sprayed my forearm immediately. For testing purposes on the other side still the perfume variant of Terre d'Hermès - since I only have the EdT of the same one.

First realization - the EdP of Terre d'Hermès lasts less long than the EdT. Second realization - the Eau Intense Vétiver is the hammer.

Eau Intense Vétiver begins with the typical, woody, mineral Terre d'Hermès start, which is reminiscent of asphalt after a summer rain. This note, which many unsuccessfully try to imitate. This also remains with the Eau Intense Vétiver. Less dominant, another note finds its way. It can't be more vetiver - this also happens in the other Terre d'Hermès. Could be bergamot or grapefruit - in any case, the note gives the fragrance a very pleasant freshness that harmonises perfectly with the earth and wood tones.

I like the grass water very much and I will always reach for it when I feel like a fine unobtrusive scent.
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MajorTom

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The (failed) attempt to commercialize Flankers
If two people do the same thing, it's far from the same thing. And the better is the enemy of the good. I'll come back to these two phrases, for which normally a 5 would have to be stuck in the corresponding pig.

At home with me stands beside the original TdH also (for the warmer days of the year) the wonderful TdH Eau Tres Fraiche. I also felt attracted to the TdH perfume. As a result, I was delighted when I finally received a sample of Eau Intense Vetiver. Arrived at home sprayed in joyful expectation - and severely disappointed. Because perhaps expectations are too high. Because maybe after the great litters, nothing better can follow? But where do the partly so positive comments come from? Advance floor berries due to previous exploits?

After the spray there is a herbaceous note, which I don't like at all, and which changes quite quickly into bitterness. Perhaps too much green and earthy (from my point of view musty) components? The bad thing is, the scent remains relatively one-dimensional and does not really change its (negative) start recognizably. Interesting is the incredible durability compared to the other representatives of the TdH series. Two attempts after a few hours to wash off the remaining scent with soap failed. Again annoying.

Sorry Hermes, and now I come back to the above phrases, if Vetiver, then Tom Ford´s Grey Vetiver. That's not just a class better, because it doesn't thump your nose at you, but simply bends around the corner in a balanced way. Noble instead of pushy. Finely balanced instead of riotous and scratchy. Hermes has clearly found his master here. What a pity, with a little more commitment to development and fragrance composition Hermes could have put a new bestseller on the shelves. But this one here, I fear, as a wallflower (as it smells) will be a shadowy existence towards his outstanding brothers and sisters.
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Leimbacher

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As you call into the forest, you can look out again
Do I have to understand the little Shitstorm the new Terre d'Hermes is going through? Not really. Because I like him a lot. Of course, the new, vetiver-heavy Flanker doesn't come close to the original, but in my opinion it leaves the Eau Fraiche behind. It is a mixture of the Eau de Parfum and "Encre Noir" - darker, more evenly, more wooded than the bestseller and the scent of the century of Hermes.

The Vetiver doesn't come out really clear, it doesn't have much to do with the original and real innovation or courage smell different as well. These are all points that I see as reasons for displeasure. But he agrees with me from beginning to end. Very modern but still natural enough not to fall too much into the Iso-E hole. The pepper is prominent, but does not crush the initial freshness. And somewhere at the bottom of the wood there is even the unbeatable original. But here there is more forest than desert, more green than brown, more wood than sand. For me Mrs. Nagel didn't mess it up and even set fresh accents of her own. Certainly not a classic, but someone who could find his fans over the years - especially if he was hired due to a lack of success. He is masculine, elegant, classic and yet at the ravages of time. An extremely self-confident and original office fragrance that can lead any wearer to more strength and expression. In peace lies the power. Here the search for the Vetiver is worthwhile. A European tree feller and futuristic macho with a gold-green autumn heart.

Flacon: the classic - still an eye-catcher, even with a brown rotating lid.
Sillage: self-confident & stylish, never screaming & loud
Shelf life: 6-8 hours are elevated average. Also tested on Greece in warm weather. Enough.

Conclusion: a fine guy - hard skin, soft core. For Vetiver fans a test must, for fans of the original a splitter. I like him very much. I'm very comfortable with him. He's got my back.
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Gold

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Minimalis-Must-Terre
I don't know, I don't know, I don't know.
i don't really know how to find him.
The Drydown is almost identical to the base of the new lemon colognes in the deep blue bottle, also almost identical to the base of the Flankers Eau fraiche... - are there no ideas, no desire to venture something new, is it cheaper or more practical to present a scratchy, artificial wood note that you have already used before? Je ne sais pas.

At least the top note was successful: Vetiver in a very intense form, exhausting all facets of the material briefly, awakening hope for a beautiful continuation...
... but then...
Dear friend, cher ami, please wait... at least 10 min... - then comes the not so beautiful base, the already known...
the glorious vetiver evaporates (intense, my ass).
Why are head notes so important these days and much more beautiful than the rest? Je ne sais pas.

The resemblance to the almost iconic original? Hardly available.
But the name is already established - that's where MAN gets keen-eyed, FRAU of course - a newcomer from Hermes - pourquoi pas? Normally always gladly taken...earlier at least.

Yes, the fragrance is quite reduced-minimalistic... sorry, I can't think of much.

Is the concept of Frau Nagel perhaps not the same as her predecessor?
Que sais-je...

Madame Nagel, you've been better.
Je le sais.
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The child in the man
Yesterday the friend came in, tired and exhausted after work, and immediately looked for the most comfortable seat.

His jacket was littered with animal hair at the front and back, but he is Vet and that belongs to his working clothes.

Oh - a new fur jacket ! - i'm trying to be funny, but he's just waving me off.
He unhappily clears my plush menagerie of the recliner, and throws himself sighing into the furniture.
What should I offer him?

I hurriedly look into my shopping bag and spontaneously find a Terre d`Hermes Vetiver sample.
I hadn't tested it myself, but who knows?
Bravely he took a spray, and sank back into the pillows.
But gradually a citric woodiness spread, which aroused our interest.
Vibrancy combined with down-to-earthness.
We found this combination attractive and distinctive.
The bergamot is refreshing and the vetiver is grounding.
In the background a pinch of soft pepper.

The friend smiles, "a plush hippo sits on his knee and begins to tell.
There were cheerful sides to the day.

He gets away from his "fur jacket" - and we make ourselves comfortable
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Apicius

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Flanking a flanking perfume
Vetiver can stand for much different fragrances. The classics elegantly showcase the beautiful dark green note of this exotic grass root. However, more contemporary interpretations often show their own approach. Terre d'Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver is one of the latter.

The fragrance opens citrusy and fresh, whereas the note denominated as bergamot lasts unusually long. I sensed it somewhat differently, not completely typical. One may come to the conclusion that a synthetic fragrance ingredient may have been used instead of natural bergamot oil. Behind the citrus stands a fresh green note which I perceived as cucumber-like. A strange combination for a gents' fragrance.

By and by, the citric note becomes more rooted. The freshness steps back for a somewhat rough woodiness. This intermediate section of development will be passed through within an hour or so. A modern, dry wood note remains, partly still with a citric undertone. We already know that kind from another perfume flanking the original Terre d'Hermès : Terre d'Hermès Eau Très Fraîche.

Standing in the tradition of Ellena one may not expect overly complex perfumes by Hermès. A few well-chosen fragrance ingredients - and that should be it. Also Christine Nagel follows that path, but with some limitation. I find the head with its cucmber note quite quirky. It does not appeal to me.

Obviously, Ellena's Eau Très Fraîche was the blueprint for Nagel's Eau Intense Vétiver. In the base note, both meet in a presumably identical wood note. But whereas Ellena shows that a puristic concept - citrus meets dry wood - can be completely sufficient, Nagel's opus appears to me as a disimprovement.

By the way, whoever is looking for the characteristic aromatic note of the popular original fragrance may be disappointed by both. Dry and synthetic woodiness has taken its place. Both have nothing to do with the original.

And what about the intense vetiver? Well, I hardly smell any. If at all, I sense a certain roughness or robustness in the middle section of the fragrance development. This reminds me of a not so elegant aspect of vetiver. In many classic vetivers, the perfumers have successfully covered this aspect.

Vetiver always sounds good - this must be the reason for the use of it in the perfume's name. I am not fond of such a naming if the denominated note does not stand in the focus or is even hardly perceivable. This causes irritation, especially for perfume beginners.

We know beautiful fragrances by Chrstine Nagel. It seems to me she got the stipulation to closely relate to Ellenas Eau Très Fraîche. However, some things should be left as they are.
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DonJuanDeCat

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Roll in the grass with Terre d'Hermès!
Aah, after so many years a completely new Terre d'Hermès fragrance or Flanker appeared this year. In recent years, the EDT or EDP fragrance has only been available as special editions in various bottle designs, but in which the well-known EDT or EDP fragrance was filled. And also the first real Flanker (Eau Très Fraîche) has already four years on the hump, so that was surely times again time for a new smell from this row.

Sure, some may still roll their eyes, because Terre d'Hermès once seemed to be on everyone's lips like Mugler's Alien scents and were worn by many accordingly (even though I have now taken a women's scent as an example with Alien, but you know what I mean :)
I have to say, however, that I have hardly met Terre d'Hermès in recent years, especially after fragrances like Dior Sauvage, which have become much more popular. So I guess you'll get to wear the Terre again, won't you? I mean, now that it's getting cooler again and autumn is perfect for this scent? No? Oh, you don't know anything about scents, he he he :DD

Anyway, I am very happy to be able to test a new fragrance, because I really liked these fragrances and therefore I am very curious how this one will smell like that!

The fragrance:
The fragrance begins like the familiar Terre d'Hermès with citric notes that smell like oranges (even if bergamot is indicated here), this flint like fragrance that makes these Terre fragrances so distinctive, and the pepper that seems a little bit too strong here.
With time, the intensity of the fragrance becomes stronger and from the heart note you notice a clear difference to EDT and EDP: You smell a quite strong, resinous note, which at first reminds quite strongly of Oud. Only gradually, especially at the base, does this supposedly spicy oud note turn out to be a combination of earthy patchouli and, of course, vetiver.
From the base on, the scent of the vetiver becomes clearer and clearer, so that the patchouli note (or the scent that seems like patchouli to me at any rate) moves further into the background and the scent no longer smells like an odour. The pepper is still quite present, but not as strong as at the beginning. As usual from Terre d'Hermès, one smells a nice orange note in the whole course of the fragrance, even if this should be quite weak in the base meanwhile. Oh and in the background the scent seems to have an unexpectedly soft, almost creamy note,... unexpected because the scent can seem quite violent in the head and heart note and suddenly becomes softer again in the base.

The Sillage and the shelf life:
Okay, Sillage hasn't changed much. Because also this scent here is quite strong and therefore also from a distance very well smellable, presumably it is even in the beginning a bit stronger. The shelf life is also super with more than twelve to fourteen hours, depending on the dosage halt.

The bottle:
Nothing seems to have changed on the bottle. It is rectangular and because it seems to have "feet" at the bottom, the bottle appears a little bit like an "H"... for Hermès. The fragrance liquid is yellow, there is no label, the name is written directly on the bottle. The lid is cylindrical and black. Everything is of high quality, looks good, but as so often, is a little unwieldy when spraying.

Soo,... at first glance (especially if you look at the scents here) you might think that the scent has been slimmed down and is now simpler. It may seem a little less complex than the EDT/EDP, but in my opinion it's not simple, because it has a lot of the original Terre d'Hermès DNA, only this time with a soft creamy note in the background (later in the base), but above all with a strong vetiver note, which makes the fragrance smell quite different from the EDT and EDP especially in the middle part
Personally this vetiver note disturbs me a little bit, where it seems to me like spicy resinous oud and this makes the scent quite intense, almost pungent, but of course this is firstly a matter of taste and secondly I find the scent nevertheless quite successful for the most part (even if I should be disappointed nevertheless), but I find the original EDT and EDP scents much better and also more striking.

Nevertheless, interested fans of the Terre d'Hermès fragrances can also have a look at this one. Who likes anyway oudige, spicy and/or heavy smells, could find perhaps even this smell better. The scent is by the way for me an absolute autumn and winter scent, since it could seem absolutely deadly in midsummer :D
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Schoork

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A Plea
Dear chairmen, dear jurors,

the defendant Terre d'Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver is accused of having committed treason against the family and is said to be an insignificant flanker. After all the evidence and testimonies of some witnesses have been gathered, the defense attorney is now asked to make his closing statement....

Mr. Defender, you have the floor...

High court, esteemed jury,
isn't it obvious how quickly opinions can spread?
Isn't it conspicuous how often my client has been talked about recently?
But I'm asking you, they're sitting here why. Don't you also have to leave the beaten track to discover new paths? What has my mandate to owe come, I ask you?

Is it treason if I go my own way? Maybe I'm not individual with it, maybe I'm not new with it, maybe I even resemble someone completely different, but damn it I'm not a bad Flanker.
Is it the fault of my client that they did not come up with the idea to call him otherwise, to impose the burden of bearing the same name on him? This leads to expectations that my client is unable to meet. Is this his fault that he's done the way he is?
Is it his fault that at first he comes across as very citric, Bergamot-fresh and tangy? Accompanied by some pepper and isn't it wonderful how it smells of freshest vetiver in a relatively linear way? Always underlaid with some citrus?

I say no, it's not his fault, and I also say this doesn't have to be bad.
Where is it written that you have to be just like everyone else? And yet one can easily recognize its origin.
This brings me to the all-deciding point.
Who has thought of those who have not been able to gain much from Hermes so far? Who are suddenly positively surprised by him?
I confess myself as such. For the first time I like this row, which does without the flower of death. To still call the geranium or rose geranium terrible is flattering, and they too, revered jurors, will have people in their ranks who might see this in a similar way.

I would like to remind you here once of the case Tom Ford vs Grey Vetiver, because there I see some parallels.
My client has shown perseverance and his aura may not be great, but I don't want to believe that he will be condemned for it.
Maybe there are better ones, yes...but even that must not influence them.

I appeal to each and every one of you here not to plead guilty, but it can only mean Not guilty in the sense of the prosecution, because my client deserves that you take him as he is and not condemned to the one he should be in many eyes because of his family
I'm done.
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Chevalier

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Be a first-rate edition of yourself, not a second-rate from someone else. Judy Garland
Why does Hermes need a copy of the Guerlain Vetiver and does he still have the audacity to do so in his formerly extremely successful Terre d`hermes coat?
Does that really need a brand and a producer like Christine Nagel? She had created the best ever Mémoire d'Homme by Nina Ricci, also two ingenious A-Men by Clarins.

I haven't seen a clumsier marketing for such a copy for a long time.
You can talk about the fact that it is not the copy of Guerlain, but if you hold it against the Vetiver of Guerlain and then look at other Vetiver scents, the copy process is clear.
Unfortunately Hermes didn't achieve much after the ingenious Terre d`hermes and the following almost more harmonious perfume.
Many will now write Majesty's insult and betrayal, so go ahead.
When I look at the many under the radar of Hermes flying mainstream brands, I'd rather buy two three fragrances for one of Hermes and be happy with less.

A few years ago I was a fan of Hermes, after the relatively many rather mealy products of this brand, I turned away and realized it was right.

For a brand with its expensive boutiques and the claim of felt only good earners who are allowed to buy there, I like to stay away.
There I stay with Guerlain, who no longer has the exclusivity of Hermes in terms of image.
In the valence, however, much more in quality can offer.

It is unclear how long Hermes will continue to tinker with this Terre d`hermes line in order to determine at some point that the course, or rather the strategy, will have to be changed. However, a horse ridden to death definitely does not stand up anymore.
This has arrived at many manufacturers who have abandoned this brand strategy, or only one or two lines with the same name.
With Hermes one almost remains compulsively with a line and slaughters these up to the does not go out any more.

That's too bad, because if you don't go with the times, you go with the times.

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Chnokfir

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Herbe disappointment
Flankers always have a hard time. They must always be measured by their big name. Especially when the 12-year-old model has set the bar very high, the customer's favour is still very high, a benchmark has been set in the industry. Maybe I already mentioned it here and there, I don't like comparisons, because I want to leave every scent for itself. It's hard for me here. Because Terre d'Hermès has left his mark on me, it's on my shelf, I regularly grab it blindly and never regret it. So I'm curious. especially because Hermès didn't improve his divine classic Bel Ami a few years ago with the addition of vetiver for my taste
You shouldn't necessarily expect the perfumery shop assistants to happily give you a tester shortly after ten in the morning, when the fresh goods are still waiting in the crates in front of the shelf to be sorted, but the ladies haven't even processed the events of the previous evening and first have to report all kinds of things to bring each other up to speed. The customer, the disturbing nuisance.

So it happened that I only saw a tester in the third perfumery. The cardboard can already be recognized from a distance, even if the somewhat unmotivated colour decorations leave me somewhat undecided. Probably I'll have to read what the marketing department has to say on the homepage in the next few days. Fortunately, the bottle is still the good, solid square of Terre d'Hermès, which I love so much, with the H in the bottom and the light orange liquid. Unfortunately, the spray button is kept in an unsightly retro brown, which promptly takes me back to my military service when I contributed more to the national defence with the brown-black bakelite of my field telephone (Ackerschnacker) than with my assault rifle. But what the hell, it's only a small detail, even if you have to look at it before every sprayer.

The first sniffer on your arm will show you why this fragrance has the Vétiver additive. Yes, there is Vétiver in its green, but also slightly bitter and astringent form. It also takes up a lot of space, so that I take some time to sniff the top note. But even after a few minutes and hours I have my sheer need to get my nose through the Vétiver fog. The rather narrow fragrance pyramid makes me search for fresh bergamot - no chance. Perhaps the pepper has formed a crime unit with the vétiver - unfortunately I cannot perceive any tingling, sharp or electrifying moments. Which would be painful in itself. But I remember the part Terre d'Hermès in the name and dig my nose deeper and deeper into the fragrance and just don't find it ... the typical earthy, mineral and fruity DNA of Terre d'Hermès. I can't see what that fragrance was supposed to be. Only Vétiver is available. From beginning to end. From overwhelming vehement to very close fading. Which is not wrong in itself, if you are looking for a monochrome vetiver scent, which covers about 8-10 hours well, but can also be sniffed out in the morning afterwards. I, on the other hand, feel a little deceived and screwed around.

Once I had dried my bitter tears and overcome my disappointment, I wondered what Terre d'Hermès Vétiver was. A classic male gentleman scent I've smelled so many times before. Pleasant and yet unfortunately too monochrome, too one-sided, without course or even surprises. Even without having my other Vétiver fragrances compete in a big Vétiver comparison test, I have to say that I clearly lack the width, the volume, the substance. Maybe I should layer one or two splashes of the classic Terre d'Hermès over it so I get what I expected from the name Terre d'Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver.

So in the end there is unfortunately only the impression of a classic vetiver scent, which I have smelled very often and often much better, because it is more complex and versatile. Hermès, you've disappointed me.
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Itchynose 116 days ago
Citrusy and spicy vetiver, mossy, earthy and masculine. Dries down into a soft, fizzy soap.+2
6.5
Elysium 13 months ago
Just tested... it opens up with a wondrous non-orangery citrus blend, which quickly unveils woody and rooty vetiver. Unexpected pleasure!+1
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Terre d'Hermès (Eau de Toilette) by Hermès Un Jardin sur le Nil by Hermès Terre d'Hermès (Parfum) by Hermès Hermessence Ambre Narguilé by Hermès Voyage d'Hermès (Eau de Toilette) by Hermès Un Jardin sur le Toit by Hermès Eau des Merveilles by Hermès Hermessence Vétiver Tonka by Hermès Un Jardin en Méditerranée by Hermès Le Jardin de Monsieur Li by Hermès Jour d'Hermès (Eau de Parfum) by Hermès Bel Ami (Eau de Toilette) by Hermès 24, Faubourg (Eau de Parfum) by Hermès Concentré d'Orange Verte by Hermès Terre d'Hermès Eau Très Fraîche by Hermès Un Jardin après la Mousson by Hermès Eau d'Orange Verte by Hermès L'Ambre des Merveilles by Hermès Twilly d'Hermès by Hermès Rocabar (Eau de Toilette) by Hermès