Terre d'Hermès Eau Très Fraîche (2014)

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Terre d'Hermès Eau Très Fraîche is a popular perfume by Hermès for men and was released in 2014. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is still in production.

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesOrange, Citrus fruits, Aquatic notes
Heart Notes Heart NotesGeranium
Base Notes Base NotesWoody notes, Patchouli, Cedar

Ratings

Scent

7.6 (303 Ratings)

Longevity

6.6 (226 Ratings)

Sillage

6.2 (233 Ratings)

Bottle

8.1 (248 Ratings)
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Very helpful Review    9  
Carried by summer winds
Intention and basic idea:
"I need a fragrance that smells as 'natural' citrusy in its top note as the eau de toilette, but removes the mineral notes at the same time! Because if you don't like the edt because of these notes, you won't buy the eau de parfum anyway. But it should also be generally lighter, more airy and work better in warmer times and also..."
This or something similar might have been the first thoughts of the master perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena when he began to think about the basic idea for the creation of the "Terre d'Hermès Eau Très Fraîche".
But whether it is the attempt of a meaningful expansion of the own (masterly) fragrance series "Terre de Hermès" - a kind of wish and heart - or the attempt of a house to squeeze as much money as possible out of a still continuing success: as an outsider, one can only speculate about this, although the camps among perfume enthusiasts seem to be equally divided here...

Relation and scent:
Let's clarify beforehand and right at the beginning how close or how far the relationship to his predecessors - the EdT of 2006 and the EdP of 2009 - is enough.
Let me say: yes, in my humble opinion, "Eau Très Fraîche" is clearly a fragrance that can and should be assigned - without hiding - to the "Terre de Hermès" family! Why? We'll get to that in a minute...!
Although it lacks - and every lover of the two predecessors will turn up their nose here, should they have expected only a weaker, but still identically smelling version - the so characteristic notes of vetiver and flint, it retains the woody impact - especially the smell of cedar - in the base note.
The heart note, on the other hand, is dominated by a wonderful rose geranium - if you like the green touch - which also extends into the base note for a while and gives the fragrance its consistently fresh character.
The top note itself, on the other hand, differs only minimally from its two predecessors: the orange and citrus notes are still wonderfully "natural", but appear less sharp-edged in "Eau Très Fraîche" and are indeed more inviting and friendly. A person who calculates with customer behaviour would assume that the dimmed top note is less of a deterrent to the average consumer and tempts more to make a spontaneous purchase...
The keyword, for which this is a member of the "Terre de Hermès", has already been mentioned: "natural".
Although the actual amount of natural and synthetic ingredients is of course a secret, the EdT and EdP have generally been known to have at least a 'natural' smell when they use their notes. A formula to which "Eau Très Fraîche" also adheres in an exemplary manner!
As a comparison, for example, the smell of an actual orange can be well used to compare it with the industrial variant within juices etc.

Sillage and shelf life:
As can already be assumed, both sillage and shelf life are below the levels of EdT and EdP. Which per se doesn't have to be a bad thing!
Clearly designed for the summer or warmer days and climates, the overall construction of this fragrance appears broader, friendlier and brighter. The top note lasts astonishingly long for a citrus scent, lasting about 20 to 30 minutes, then changes into a green freshness that lasts for hours (about 1 1/2 to 2) and finally ends in a woody and spicy base of another about 2 hours.
The silage, on the other hand, is only really present in the top note. While the rose geranium still leaves a narrow but pleasant scent trail in the heart, the "Eau Très Fraîche" in the base retires to a very narrow body scent.

Application:
The "Eau Très Fraîche" really unfolds its full potential in warm or hot weather. Those days when you could almost feel guilty in the morning - towards your employees, for example - about wearing a fragrance at all. But also for all those for whom the mineral notes of the EdT or EdP are a nuisance, this could be a good idea. Either way, the "Eau Très Fraîche" is an interesting summer substitute for the "blue" fragrances which - apparently - are now exclusively available.

Flacon:
As far as the bottle is concerned, if you know the containers of the "Terre de Hermès" range, there is not much more to lose. The twist cap works well and is stable, the spray head distributes surprisingly well and with its white cap and the partially white lettering, the bottle is also able to look skillfully "brighter" and "fresher".
Only when handling the bottle could a point be deducted! Because - and this also applies to the entire "Terre de Hermès" family - instead of growing a little deeper for the sake of handling, the flacons from Jean-Claude Ellena only get higher and wider! In the case of "Eau Très Fraîche", which seems to be no smaller than 75 ml, this is already a moderately difficult act of dislocation for people with regularly large or small hands.

Price:
Eau Très Fraîche" ranks in a similar price category to most other summer scents, although "Hermès" offers a full 75 ml instead of the usual 50 ml. However, if you spray more than the usual amount to achieve a similar shelf life to that of a "Dior Sauvage", this price advantage should quickly become obsolete.
What a buyer should be spared from, however, is the possible annoyance of stumbling upon a fragrance that smells almost identical, but is much cheaper, as there are not many or none of these in the case of "Eau Très Fraîche". Nevertheless, every buyer should be aware of the usual markup for names like "Hermès", "Dior" or "Chanel".

Conclusion:
The "Eau Très Fraîche" from the house of "Hermès" is a pleasant fragrance, which was conceived rather for the warmer days of the year and pleasantly stands out from the mass of "blue" and aquatic fragrances.
If, on the other hand, fans of the predecessors expect something similarly fundamentally different for the fragrance industry, a disappointment will be virtually inevitable.
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Mmmh ... what a fraiche for Fresh :)
Admittedly, I never thought this fine citric would make it into my top5. And this, although 14 months ago I felt similar to Schoork, but for other reasons. At that time I answered under his commi "Totally enthusiastic about the top note, ... but then the fresh camouflage cap vanishes ... and shows its true face: The well-known TdH".

So it stayed on the left side until I sprayed it again somewhere this spring. And yes, there it was again, this extremely authentic fresh explosion of citrus fruits, primarily orange and grapefruit. Incredibly juicy and also with a slightly bitter impact, you come as if grated from their shells. So if this isn't summer scent, I don't know :)

But now we enter the hot phase, into which the rose geranium mixes after 20-30 minutes. Their soft, slightly flowery grace fits perfectly with the citric notes, which I perceive as a complement rather than a disturbance. That's why I was once interested in how the rose geranium smells in nature, which our dear Schoork perceives as the "flower of death" and obviously ruins rather than sweetens some perfumes for him ;-)

So I wanted to take the liberty and went to one of the nearest garden centres, although they usually never see me from the inside (green thumb unfortunately missing except for a free desert primula, which luckily lasts 3-4 months without water - that's why we get on so well;)

And here it comes:

The friendly waitress led me to the rose geranium when I confessed on the way that I only wanted to smell it and not buy it. When she found out that I was interested in a perfume fragrance, she immediately started raving, but also mentioned that the rose geranium is also used as a deterrent for a certain species. I only understood the station until we finally arrived at the plant pots, which all carried a small sign saying:

* * * Mosquito repellent * * * *
Schoorkschnellia Rice bus

Although I didn't know that Schoork belonged to this genus, I already knew that his citric scent obviously smells quite different and lasts much longer than on my skin. Then I learned that the aroma of the rose geranium lies in its green foliage, which is released by rubbing. Then I did, and... WOW, that's it! Because also she smells partly quite citric and super fresh. In other words, the rose geranium is all morbid, and I would never think of calling you the "flower of death. Preliminary conclusion: Either Schoork or Fresh comes from Mars ;-)

But back to the fragrance: I don't know what rode me back then, but today I can only find a few similarities with the classic Terre d'Hermès. I would even suggest that the Très Fraîche has been improved to such an extent that its crystal-clear citric now lasts throughout, while its base notes have been dimmed down. The rose geranium's light floridity is also noticeable, which is expressed in a certain softness and, together with a little patch, creates a wonderful balance of this fine yet expressive perfume
Conclusion: Exactly mine! A summer fragrance with character, which I also recommend for spring and autumn. It has a shelf life of 6-7 hours and the sillage is strong in the first half hour and then very perceptible at half arm length.

Mmmh ... what fraiche for Fresh :)
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This is truly a magnificent fragrance. I have been wanting the orginal because of this so bad. And i am just blown away by the citrus in this one. It is so fresh and uplifting. It is more fun as the older brother. I am just drawn to this one more, I need to get a bottle new soon because I am running low. It is just fantastic...
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Sneaky Beast
I wanted to like him, even learn to love him, because I was so taken with his top note. So nice fresh and orange, I thought that would be excellent for warm days.

Had tested it at that time on a paper strip and also here it changed like few smells on it and I realized that I had to test it extensively, because it was already there we say times difficult.
I am honestly no friend of the normal Hermes, in my statement at that time I compared him so with the bio-teacher without devaluing this to mean, but in my direction he does not go and all the more surprised I was then at the first time smell of the Tre Fraiche.

I really liked the kick of the fresh notes and the slightly aquatic and so he got on my skin.

And then this wonderful initial smell hit me in the back with a knife. I'm having a hard time with some flowery notes anyway, but if that's the rose geranium that comes out then it's one from hell. So terribly intrusive that I get a headache and so penetrating that it became really unpleasant. Needless to say, the freshness was also completely beaten up and somewhere remained unconscious on the track.

Out back, when the Flower of Death has run riot, it even gets nice and soft again, probably that's the Patchouli as bouncer together with his woody buddies who make it better.

Conclusion: From the front pointed, from behind pleasant, in the middle rages a rose war and indeed too long, than that I could bear it.

But the bottle's great.
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Too nice, smooth yet not criminal.
How are there no reviews for this yet?
If you are no fan of the original then give this baby a try, the flint is not in sight and the spiciness is toned down and the orange-ness is awesome!

So cool and perfect for HOT weather.

Not snobby and not gutter either, you'll notice nostrils flaring trying to take this in.

Cool, like the other side of the pillow..........

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KingPinKingPin 17 months ago
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A calmer and fresher take on the original, but seriously - Ellena needs to step away from the spice rack, it’s getting a bit dated.
HajuvanaHajuvana 22 months ago
My current go-to citrus and one of Ellena's finer works for sure. I'm quite surprised no one has mentioned how rosy it is!
DavidBrazDavidBraz 22 months ago
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Opens with a mouthwatering natural orange which gets envolved by a nice woody base. Somehow very distinct from the OG but really pleasuring.
ApiciusApicius 5 years ago
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Citruses on woods. The beautiful Metal edition flacon tricked me into buying this fragrance.

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