Herod by Parfums de Marly
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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 NotesCinnamon, Pepperwood™
Heart Notes Heart NotesOsmanthus, Tobacco, Frankincense, Cistus
Base Notes Base NotesVanilla, Cedarwood, Vetiver, Patchouli, Cypriol, Musk

Ratings

Scent

8.71658 Ratings

Longevity

8.41514 Ratings

Sillage

7.81520 Ratings

Bottle

8.71450 Ratings

Value for money

7.0272 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 15.05.2021.
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Arjan

9 Reviews
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
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Alex54
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Alex54
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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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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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Helpful Review    7  
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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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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MrPink
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Generation Shisha
Herod so the best fragrance for men? -mhhhh NÄÄÄ!

Admittedly, like or dislike are always very subjective matters, which is why there are fortunately many opinions and discussions about fragrances here. Therefore, I can quite understand why this fragrance many people like.

Point 1: He is easy to understand.
Herod is by no means a complexity monster, he is accessible has in appropriate weather even for some a certain cuddle factor. It does lose some of its sweetness as the fragrance progresses, but for me that obnoxious cherry-tobacco shisha note remains throughout.

Point 2: It stands out.
Herod (at least the old one, I'm told) has decent to very good sillage and more staying power than Haile Gebrselassie. It's that pervasive sweetness that usually makes it stand out, too. One certainly stands out well from the rest in a crowd full of Sauvage, LeMale, and Eros wearing youths. And leaves a lasting impression even when you leave the room!

Point 3: It hits the zeitgeist.
In times where in the inner cities every 20 meters a shisha bar pops up and you can hardly walk through the pedestrian zone without getting diabetes. And Influencer, Snapchat filters and Autotune heavy music promote the artificial bubblegum society and celebrate - there fits of course also an incredibly sweet (for me synthetic) Shisha fragrance in the contemporary gusto of the masses.

Point 4: The luxury plus point.
I feel like brand affinity and brand-induced identity has been on the rise lately. It's no longer enough that you wear a 20€ Cool Water, or a 50€ LeMale - the f*ckboy of today is a big spender. And one for whom a €200 fragrance is just good enough.... And who does not know it? The included self-confidence when you wear an expensive fragrance? Nevertheless, expensive is not always good - that times on the edge ;)

As a conclusion remains to me only as follows:
Herod I found at the beginning of my perfume journey quite good and had him also almost bought, but in the long run went me just beastly onn Senkel. I'm just not a fan of too sweet fragrances, and cherry in fragrances is somehow too feminine for me, anyway, I always feel like I have cherry jam hanging in my beard.
My bottling is about to run out. And that's good!
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Duftmeister
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Beautiful compliment getter
After I have tested the sample extensively and this balanced spice with the sweet part and in terms of durability and sillage was really convincing, I quickly decided to call a bottle my own. I find the smells so beautiful plum and Christmas market. By the way, the fragrance has a very high compliment potential :)
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Malekae

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Malekae
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Wow I really love cool weather, but only for the fragrances.
Opens with cinnamon, tobacco and incense present in the mid, and dries down with a perfectly blended sweet/warm tobacco, vanilla, and wood finish. This fragrance may not be appealing to those who love fresh fragrances, but it definitely wouldn't be offensive. Like most PDM fragrances I tend to get solid longevity from this fragrances about 8 hours with (6-8 sprays on clothing), this fragrance doesn't project as far as some other PDM fragrances but there is definitely a solid scent bubble and leaves a decent trail surrounding the wearer. Delicious.
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Ka3nKa3n 2 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 3 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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This beautiful Juice got reformulated ... so when you take this look for older batches.
EinsteinvEinsteinv 4 months ago
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Lovely creamy tobacco. Performance not great on my skin.
BertolucciKBertolucciK 4 months ago
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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 4 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 6 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...
AithanAithan 6 months ago
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I get sticky cherry honey in opening. Quite sweet.
Smooth & alluring tobacco & creamy coffee like dry-down.
2016 batch, performs very well.
BoBoChampBoBoChamp 7 months ago
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A slightly fruity, yet creamy/sweet oriental-spicy Fall fragrance, balanced by a gentle earthy-woody base. Very smooth, yet good performance
EdP4hommeEdP4homme 8 months ago
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it is hard for me to talk negative about PdM, but smell it first, the cinnamon for me is too harsh in the opening...
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