Voyage d'Hermès (2010)

Voyage d'Hermès by Hermès
Bottle Design: Philippe Mouquet
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Voyage d'Hermès is a perfume by Hermès for women and men and was released in 2010. The scent is fresh-citrusy. It is still in production.

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesSpices, Cardamom, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesBlossoms, Green notes, Tea
Base Notes Base NotesWoods, Musk

Ratings

Scent

7.3 (451 Ratings)

Longevity

6.4 (296 Ratings)

Sillage

5.5 (259 Ratings)

Bottle

7.3 (272 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 15.02.2019
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Bottle 6.0/10 Sillage 6.0/10 Longevity 7.0/10 Scent 6.0/10
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Where is this trip going?
Hermes is great. Voyage always stood on the desk of my former office partner Reiner.
But with him (the scent, not Reiner) the spirits divide with me. Cause I don't really know what the scent is all about. This should also not be negative, but my nose does not know whether it should be citric or spicy or woody. Everything together feels a little holterdipolter disharmonious.

Top note:
It's citric fresh, no question. But not quite Bergamot citronic either. That seems to be the spice mixture that makes the lemon a little tarter. All in all but quite good.
7 points

Heart note:
Citrus remains. But then it looks a bit synthetic-sweet. Green notes I do not sniff Rather it reminds me of dry flowers that one drizzle with oil to use them as room fragrance. And sauna infusion CONCENTRATE!
All in all, these should be the flowers. Tea? Hm, I don't know. He'd be too perfumed for me.
So, the heart note is too dolle dryblumen and somewhat synthetic, not so dolle.
6 points

Base note:
no no no, oh, necessary... The journey continues downhill in the direction of Badreiniger. Something about Rossmann. Also, the journey is now scratching quite easily. A balanced and warm wood musk base I can not discover.
What you gotta hand it to him: He remains somehow citric until the end. Only it has a synthetic effect (from the heart note). That's probably why I don't want to lose the lemon from this scent. Because normally the natural citrus aromas evaporate at the latest in the heart note.
Citric fragrances usually undergo a metamorphosis on their way to the base note. Voyage d´Hermes obviously tries to stop this metamorphosis and uses something synthetic for it. That doesn't work out somehow...
5 points

Shelf life:
Normal (6 to 8 hours is enough). For a perfume (and a EdT) but not outstanding.
7 points

Sillage:
In the beginning yes, afterwards rather restrained and reserved. It's better that way too.
6 points

Flacon:
The effect of the flacon design (on me) is directly proportional to the effect of the fragrance (on me). What the rotation mechanism has to do with "Voyage" is not known. The quite unusual bottle is not ugly, but it doesn't really know where it wants to go...
5.5 points

All in all, a fragrance that every (man) can wear, but does not necessarily have to wear - at any time of year - at any activity. That's all there is to it. Something Hermes-typical special, however, is it with nichten.
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 6.0/10 Longevity 6.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
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Helpful Review    8
Timelessly beautiful...
this discreet masterpiece has manifested itself over the years in my scent memory and established itself as a long-standing companion. So natural, so warm, so unobtrusive and alive. Yes, he accepts me as I am, fits perfectly and flatteringly into every situation and every time of day. Like he's always been there, and like he's never been away. Like we've always known each other. He's anything but boring. He's so familiar and full of soul. I don't think you can like that smell. A journey through nature, the lightness of being, without being indifferent. On the contrary, he always fits in empathetically and is reliable. It awakens childhood memories, longings, dreams and great feelings. If I had to choose a fragrance that not only shapes me but also defines me, it would be this one. He doesn't want to change me and, with everything I hold sacred, I don't want to change him either. Please stay the way you are, forever! A toast to Ellena, for me this fragrance is the humble, earthy and natural quintessence of his creations. Bon voyage!
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Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 6.0/10
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Voyage d'Hermès EdT
This fragrance starts with a rather harsh citrus accord which immediately softens into an aromatic citrus accord. Fruity and floral notes soften the composition which now vaguely reminds me of Timbuktu’s main accord. I am also reminded of Terre d’Hermes and N2 by Miller and Bertaux, because I smell fresh pepper, ginger, incense and mineral notes. As the fragrance progresses it loses its citrus sparkliness and its peppery spiciness and turns into a floral, watery green, woodsy fragrance. Warn spices like cardamom add depth and sweetness to the whole. Rather sheer it is well-balanced and pleasing. The scent does not smell of anything in particular, its is deliberately vague. Lasts for six hours on my skin.
Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 10.0/10
Helpful Review    3
Pure Cardamom Pleasure
That's some spicy scent! If you love cardamom and you don't want the heavy clutter of a deep sticky sweet vanilla or amber or resinous dry down...this is for you!. I think this is 3rd on my short list of FBs. I tried this in the duty free shop of an airport and out of 2- scents I sampled, only this went on my wrist. It's unisex, smart, just enough to project style and good taste without being a thick complicated ordeal. This is very sheer, but seemed to last on my skin for a solid 8 hours in its primal almost ethereal spice, tea and woody musk (traditional white clean musk, not Egyptian of dirty golden musk) notes. It is actually warming, bright, fresh and unusual- all at the same time and without being heavy- so I think I may wear it in the Summer and Fall of next year liberally. Also kudos, for the bottle design- slick, and kind of a puzzle as well! It is not IF, but WHEN for this one and I. We will converge.
Scent 6.0/10
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A deviant aromachemical story
Here was my voyage: departing one night with a guy called Terre (who smelled like incense and rambled on about how he detested spoiled oranges), arriving next morning in a company of two sisters, Preparation Parfumee (nee Navegar) and En Passant...no, wait, that can't be true, 'cause they were both called Olivias. I can't really remember what happened in between, but who can say it wasn't a fun trip?
Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
Helpful Review    3
Light and Likeable
The moment I donned Hermès VOYAGE D'HERMES, I was reminded of BVLGARI POUR HOMME, which I recently reviewed. They are both light and clean and tea-like, and quite pleasant, if not very thrilling. There's not a lot to say, to be honest, because the blend is quite subtle. To some, subtlety equates to boredom, but not to me. Sometimes I like a low-key, light but friendly scent such as this.

BVLGARI POUR HOMME and VOYAGE seem to use the exact same clean musky base, and it dominates both perfumes. The big difference to my nose is that VOYAGE offers the lightest dusting of cardamom, which is one of my favorite notes, so of course I like this composition better than BVLGARI POUR HOMME for that reason alone.

I have been curious about this creation since its launch but never had the opportunity to test it until today--I must have had "other priorities" during previous visits to Sephora, which is where I obtained this sample.

I would definitely consider adding a bottle of VOYAGE to my collection, and I admit to being swayed in that direction by the bottle itself, despite the fact that I probably don't need any more "twenty-first-century open-office-ready" scents. That won't prevent me from picking it up on sale at some point.
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Bottle 5.0/10 Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 8.0/10
Very helpful Review    3
A voyage to India
When reading reviews on Voyage d'Hermès it surprised me, how few people commented on the prominent cardamom note, which to my nose, overpowered all other notes.
I may confuse other notes with cardamom, but when referring to Voyage d'Hermès in the future, it will always remain 'that cardamom fragrance'.
The woodsy notes come up much later. Quite surprisingly, the tea note finally becomes dominant in the drydown! Quite the interesting chameleonic scent.
Too bad today is a cold Jnauary day, while this supposedly is a terrific one for a sweltering hot summer day. I won't have that option again as it will be sent out to another young parfumista, who would love to test it.
I may try to get hold onto another sample of this, as I'm a fan of tea fragrances: Green Tea by Elizabeth Arden has long been a signature scent.
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Bottle 7.5/10 Sillage 7.5/10 Longevity 5.0/10 Scent 6.0/10
Helpful Review    3
Bulgari pour Homme Extreme Or Not?...
This smells like a toned down version of Bulgari Homme Extreme. It is a dead ringer, to be honest. As an owner of that one and just liking it but not loving it, having it's weaker twin in my collection came as an unwelcome surprise.

Edit: While my feelings about the scent on my skin have not changed, I gave away an extra mini I had of it to a friend at work, and when he wore it today for the first time it smelled great on him. So I am altering my thumbs down rating to a neutral as it may be a skin chemistry thing with me and this one. On my friend it did not smell like BHE as it did on me, by the way... 2.5 to 3 stars out of 5.
Sillage 5.0/10 Longevity 7.5/10 Scent 7.0/10
Helpful Review    4
Musky and fresh
I wasn't really expecting much from Voyage d'Hermes and I had already placed it into a typical citrus scent category prior to testing. How wrong could I be?

This fragrance is so very likable. It settles on the skin like a natural skin scent, musky and clean. It's a fragrance along the lines of Narciso Rodriguez, Acca Kappa's White Moss and Kiehl's Original Musk. There's also a beautiful creamy aspect to this fragrance that makes it very feminine on my skin.

There are very light, almost undetectable citrus notes in the opening which provides a slightly green and fresh feel. As it settles a clean, crisp, white muskiness can be felt.

Occasionally I can detect some element of spiciness, possibly cardamom, with a slight peppery aspect. This fragrance smells a little bit like cardboard or wet paper. However, I like this odd scent.

Summer in Australia is usually unbearable, often making me queasy whenever I apply perfume for the day. Something so transparent and natural like Voyage d'Hermes would be perfect for the next few months in which I will have to brace the heat.

Despite it's airy-ness, Voyage d'Hermes has fantastic lasting strength and it powers through almost anything, including quick showers. I'm rather excited to have found Voyage d'Hermes at the right time of the year.
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Statements

KingPin 9 days ago
To peppery for me.
Bottle 7.0
Sillage 7.0
Longevity 8.0
Scent 5.0
Lillibet 12 months ago
Opens with lemon and spices and is backed by a crisp starched linen note. A lovely antidote to humid summer weather.+3
Bottle 9.0
Sillage 5.0
Longevity 8.0
Scent 7.5

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