Herod by Parfums de Marly
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8.7 / 101742 Ratings
Herod is a popular perfume by Parfums de Marly for men and was released in 2012. The scent is sweet-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase.
Scent goes well with Baccarat Rouge 540 (Eau de Parfum)
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCinnamonCinnamon
Pepperwood™Pepperwood™
Heart Notes Heart NotesOsmanthusOsmanthus
TobaccoTobacco
FrankincenseFrankincense
CistusCistus
Base Notes Base NotesVanillaVanilla
CedarwoodCedarwood
VetiverVetiver
PatchouliPatchouli
CypriolCypriol
MuskMusk

Ratings

Scent

8.71742 Ratings

Longevity

8.41594 Ratings

Sillage

7.81598 Ratings

Bottle

8.71528 Ratings

Value for money

7.0349 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 30.07.2021.
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9.5
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Jansi
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Jansi
Jansi
Very helpful Review    7  
Almost a photo finish...
Inspired by the fragrance descriptions of so many, I had to try him, the Herod.
Was looking for a tobacco / vanilla fragrance, which smells natural and my "scent pattern", the memory of a DDR pipe tobacco "Prestige vanilla" which I liked very much, comes close.
What can I say, have been found.
My nose smells mainly vanilla, tobacco and cinnamon, in addition initially something sweet fruity, for me fortunately nix with cherry. Also have no association in the direction of Sisha bar, which may be because I was not yet in one ;-) and also nix what me immediately beamt on the Christmas market.
The scent radiates warmth and security, he is and remains there for many hours. Take him even very long, perceived in a pleasant dosage and in the last part always times thrust at movements. From this and the fact that I have never found nasal murmur with my fellow men, I conclude that the sillage and the scent fits overall. No "Haudrauf here am only I" - fragrance.
Could me also imagine the ladies.
For a better assessment I have tested in parallel still the Tobacco Vanilla by Tom Ford.
I also like very well.
Here I smell mainly vanilla and tobacco, both by the way as with the competitor for my terms very natural. Not a trace of "Duftbäumchenvanille".
The slightly fruity is missing here, comes across a little drier, more masculine. And for me no bischen sweet in the sense of Gourmand.
Smells just as class, if you like this direction. Try out!
Durability and sillage also 1st category.
After 10 hours on the paper strip, I could hardly keep both apart.
Bottom line, therefore, photo finish what the fragrance as such concerns.
That with me the Herod has made the race, is due to the addition of the price and also the flacon. In the latter makes the Herod clearly the first, if I think only of the, for this price range, shabby plastic cap on the sprayer of TF.
By the way, I'm convinced that both in the cold season present their advantages only so right.
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ZeluS
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ZeluS
Less helpful Review    1  
very long shelf life
Taste is not or can be argued about. That is up to each person. Herod is a somewhat spicy scent - but also oriental. It starts with cacao/chocolate, but then turns spicy - what makes it unique is the incredibly long lasting. And it's not mainstream. You don't smell like everyone else - and you still notice the scent even after hours - if you buy currently advertised fragrances in DuftAldi, somehow every second person has them - and often you quickly re-spray because you don't notice the scent anymore. That doesn't happen with Herod. 1. It remains present, and 2. not everyone has it. And if you calculate 3. that you do not need so much of it to set scent marks, you have 4. actually also a price advantage.
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DerVo
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DerVo
   8  
Cigar in perfection
Based on the high ratings, I ordered it blind and was not disappointed.

Directly when spraying on I feel transferred back in Jerry`s Cigarbar in the beautiful city of Bruges. An insider tip for cigar lovers!

A wonderful tobacco smell unfolds with hints of vanilla and cherry. This basic tone remains until the fade after about 9 hours with some woody nuances.

I'm currently wearing it layered with two spritzes of Tom Ford Tobacco Vanilla and am intrigued. At the moment for me very difficult to top.
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Arjan

9 Reviews
Arjan
Arjan
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God in bottle
This is the best of the best . I really don’t care about the sillage or projection . This is so good that it never fails to surprise me . It’s the pride off parfums de marlys . Harod is a statement
9.5
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Alex54
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Alex54
Top Review    19  
The eyes of the city
Another day and another time he climbed the ladder.
Until he reached the very top.
High above the rooftops of the vibrant city. This was where he always came after his work was done. Sat on the edge of the tallest building and took in the city.

The plumes of smoke rose from the myriad chimneys of the factories, painting a dreary, gray picture against the sky. Almost like rising incense, he thought.
There he sat now, taking out his tin like he did every time he was up here... brown and shiny metallic, tobacco in it. It relaxed him to sit in this place, roll himself a cigarette, and let the city and all its facets wash over him.
It was evening, and the sun in its last throes seemed like a colorful counterpart to the otherwise drab city.
Brick facades, factories, and railroad tracks. That summed it up pretty well.
He soaked up all the impressions carefully. Let the sounds sink in.
He knew the same song the city played day after day all too well.
The ever-recurring sound of hammers on metal, the hiss of steam engines and the eternal rhythm that the wagons played incessantly on the rails.

He let his eyes wander over the streets. Observed.
Workers pouring out of factories covered in soot. Puddles in which oil gathered and which glowed in all colors.
He absorbed all the impressions carefully.

Suddenly his nose perceived something other than the tobacco, the smoke and the smell of the wood on which he sat.
Very subliminally at first, and then more strongly, the scent of vanilla, cinnamon, and a hint of cherries rose up to him from one of the windows across the street. Someone had to be baking, he thought.... and never before had he smelled anything so good.

He gazed melancholically into the distance, reveling in sweet memories as he took a drag on his cigarette and inhaled the tobacco deeply
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Marth
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Marth
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Do you know it?
You choose one or more fragrances in the souk and wait like a little child for the longed-for mail. Then it finally arrives. You spray them full of anticipation and hope for a new discovery. Most of the time, though, that joy ends quickly, as it did for me recently with Tom Ford Noir Extreme. But sometimes you get lucky, like with Herod. What a fragrance! You're immediately surrounded by this eerily beautiful peppery cinnamon note that makes you feel warm and safe. It is then joined by an excellent vanilla tobacco note. Slightly sweet, but in a masculine way. The scent feels incredibly classy and is absolutely unobtrusive. I am in love! ;-) Great that you can get to know such fragrances through the community!
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Dani82
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Dani82
Helpful Review    10  
His master's messenger
It settles over me like a warm sweet veil.
Sweet and yet spicy hot. With determination he creates a cloud of warm deep security. A wonderful balance between cinnamon spice with a touch of spiciness and finest vanilla unfolds without ever acting too obtrusive.
Gradually quite in the flow without becoming erratic unfolds a deep woody / smoky note whereby he always retains this wonderful balance.

I do not know why PdM has chosen just this name and honestly I do not care a bit. For me the "messenger of his master" lives up to his name. He is beautiful always on the balance considered fragrance that knows what he wants.
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Kaponi
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Kaponi
Helpful Review    12  
A masterpiece
Is Herod the best fragrance ever? Probably not.

Does Herod deserve its high placement (or even first place) in the Parfumo ranking? I, at least, wouldn't mind it.

Herod is an absolute masterpiece. I have already tested many fragrances, but no other,
which so playfully performs the balancing act between complex niche perfume and pleasant crowd pleaser. Herod is profound, extraordinary and stands out, but at the same time you will have to look very hard to find someone who does not love or at least like this fragrance.

Cinnamon, pepperwood, takak, incense, vanilla, a bit of vetiver. Many fragrances use these notes, but in my opinion, no other manages to project this DNA so powerfully and at the same time so balanced and unobtrusive.

Very good sillage, very good durability, compliment magnet and PdM typical a beautiful and bulky bottle you have to have on the shelf.
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Parkfumo
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A Cinnamon Stalk Grows Up
I'm Herod. When I'm fresh out of the bottle, I'm like a little young cinnamon stick walking into the candy store for the first time. Cinnamon meets sweet and sticky. This penetrating sweetness makes me feel young. My cinnamon aroma sets me apart from other perfumes like root beer from cola.
After a few hours, I start to develop.
Like a cinnamon stick going to the coffee shop for the first time as a teenager. I pair quite well with a latte macchiato with a shot of caramel syrup. Still sweet, but there's a shot of tart espresso in there.
I'm growing fast. After a few hours, I reach the peak of my development. Then tart and sweet are almost in balance. This is felt my strongest fragrance window. Anyone wearing me then thinks they drive a Ferrari, have been through Tinder, and just sold their start-up to Blackrock.
I then sit back and enjoy the remaining hours of my scent stay. But beware: my chillout phase is very long.

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Anhtuankg

2 Reviews
Anhtuankg
Anhtuankg
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best tobacco
A sweet and versatile tobacco scent that is easy to use in any situation. I have a bottle made in 2020 that performs quite well, releases fragrance for 4.5 hours and stays on skin 9-10 hours. When worn for 8 hours and active to heat the body, the scent still emits terrible. A masterpiece for one man
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Statements

AliTheGreatAliTheGreat 10 days ago
9
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8
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7
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8
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The smell of pipe tobacco when u light it and its smoking yet its still not burnt; Sweet, Gourmand, Inviting, Easy going, warm and pleasing!
RisingChaosRisingChaos 1 month ago
5
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4
Longevity
3
Sillage
Tobacco-forward, hints of others notes. Prominent cinnamon is pleasant, vanilla in drydown. Doesn't stand out from similar frags.
Blako11Blako11 2 months ago
Very rich perfume, long-lasting but subtle but the projection and the scent sticks to my skin after 3 hours.
Ka3nKa3n 4 months ago
even though it is nice, it doesn't smell natural to me. Entire line has that synthetic undercurrent that I don't appreciate
RonniweRonniwe 5 months ago
7.5
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7
Longevity
7
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5
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Aroma realmente buenísimo, es como oler una hoja de tabaco empapada de azúcar, para mi mucho mejor que tabaco vanille.
Shafkat82Shafkat82 5 months ago
8.5
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8
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7
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9
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This beautiful Juice got reformulated ... so when you take this look for older batches.
EinsteinvEinsteinv 6 months ago
9
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6
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10
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Lovely creamy tobacco. Performance not great on my skin.
BertolucciKBertolucciK 7 months ago
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10
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Sweet, spicy, dark scent. Very well blended tobacco with the cinnamon and the dry osmanthus. In the drydown, an alluring vanilla with wood.
HugoMontezHugoMontez 7 months ago
Another mega hyped fragrance. Sweet and floral tobacco. More vanilla and Osmanthus. It's decent but not n⁰1 Men's fragrance... 3/5
911Frags911Frags 8 months ago
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a good scent but not the nr1 men scent
especially not if he is very feminine.
dumb reach for teenagers...
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