Terre d’Hermès Review

Another release from Hermes, Terre d’Hermès (translation: Land of Hermes) is a woody chypre fragrance for mature men. Launched in 2009, the fragrance comes with top notes of orange and grapefruit, a middle note of flint, and base notes of benzoin, oak moss, and wood.

Product Rating: 4.4 out of 5


– Safe for use within a professional work environment

– Popular and liked by many people

– An excellent gift idea

– Smells sophisticated

– Sterling value for money


– It doesn’t live up to expectations where longevity is concerned

– It is targeted at the 30 – 40 age set and doesn’t blend with men outside this group



Aimed at attracting the mature male who wishes for a scent to showcase their life as a true testament to outdoorsy splendor, Terre d’Hermès works well for anyone aged between 30 and 40. With regards to base notes, this men’s cologne blends the masculine hints of silex, flint, pepper, and citrus to create a unique scent balancing the freshness of newly-mowed fields. Geranium and bay rose also lend hints of sweetness while its earthy essence comes from cedar, benzoin, and patchouli.

The well-renowned perfumer made d’Hermès so its middle-aged clients would be able to create lasting memories rooted in deep sensuality. If you are looking to win hearts or to make memories, then this might be an excellent scent for you to adopt. More particularly, the delightful aroma it eschews will go a long way in helping you achieve your goals.

Consider the following scores as collected from different user reviews posted online by men who’ve used this sterling perfume:

Scent and Quality: 9.5/10

Sillage: 8.4/10

Creativity and Uniqueness: 8.5/10

Affordability: 5.4/10

On composition, the product is unique in the sense that it releases a distinct scent when you open it. More specifically, you’ll get a razor-sharp peppery fragrance with a combination of woody and flowery tones.

As the fragrance dries up, it gets more citrus-zesty and flowery. In time, it blends the different scents and stays woody, sharp, and clean – a la masculinity. These scents are perfect for anyone between the ages of 30 and 40, complete with a suit and tie. When applied moderately, it leaves a wonderfully mature scent in any environment. However, it is more suited for wearing to formal occasions.

The base notes are also titillatingly fresh. Some buyers have complimented the vetiver note as Terre d’Hermès dries down while others have picked up on the pepper. However, this spicy smell only lasts for around 30 seconds, making it a non-issue if you are considering wearing it longer than that.

After this initial opening, the note develops into a light scent of citrus – one that has been popular among men’s colognes for a long time. As the scent develops, you’ll get notes of orange and grapefruit – which blend well to create a uniquely sophisticated and stimulating citrus scent.

Some of the words used to describe d’Hermès on most online reviews include: full, juicy, woody, and well-rounded. These descriptions come from the main ingredients in the product, which include:

– Orange

– Grapefruit

– Flint

– Benzoin

– Oak Moss

– Wood


Most men who are obsessed with fragrances tend to do dig online to find the best and highest reviewed scents. Going by the fact that Terre d’Hermès appears on most lists of the top perfumes in the market, this product comes highly recommended.

Consider the following:

a) Projection

The top notes from this signature fragrance are orange and grapefruit.  Baies Rose, Patchouli, Geranium Leaves, Pink Peppercorn, Pepper, and Gunflint take up the middle notes while the base notes are of Gum benzoin, vetiver, and Atlas cedar wood.

Together, these scents, hints, and whiffs lend the product a fragrance projection rating of 4.25 out of 5.

b) Longevity

Rated 3.5 out of 5 for longevity, this men’s cologne doesn’t last quite as long as you might suppose. After around 2 to 3 hours, you’ll no longer be able to smell it on your person. Although this might seem like a flaw, it is a good thing if you intend to wear the fragrance to an evening affair lasting only a couple of hours.

c) Versatility

If you want to smell elegant, sophisticated, classy, meaningful, and in control you should consider getting Terre d’Hermès. The versatility of the fragrance is that it will give out each of these vibes – of course depending on the event you attend wearing it.

Users who have worn d’Hermès agree that it is flawless at work, while performing the traditional masculine chores (mowing the lawn and such), or if you intend to have a couple of guests over at your place for dinner.

d) Compliments

The gaiety of orange, the vivacity of fresh spices and pepper, and alchemy of wood – these are just a couple of the descriptions used on men wearing Terre d’Hermès. Women, in particular, describe the scent as elegant and manly. Others say that it is as mesmerizing as it is a life-force scent.


In summary, Terre d’Hermès can be defined with the following list:

How to pronounce: CLICK HERE


Target Age Group: 30 to 40

Season: All seasons

Time: All day

Longevity: Below expectations

Pricing: Expensive

Signature Cologne: Yes



Terre d’Hermès trumps other competing brands – particular because it is the perfect cologne for the mature man in his natural surroundings at the office or attending an elegant evening affair.

Mancera’s Kumkat Wood is likened to walking on a motorboat, d’Hermès has been said to resemble a leisurely stroll aboard a yacht. Some users say that it reminds them of Cologne Bigarade, Bigarade concentree, Acqua Colonia Pink Pepper and Grapefruit but with a more defined signature scent that trumps these other alternatives.


Personally, I think Terre d’Hermès is a bit of a mystery. Although I like it, I get the smell of rotten oranges when it is too close. That said, I think the sillage is quite on point, the projection moderate, the longevity excellent, and the compliments much deserved.

I have found that I can use this fragrance both during the day and at night although I prefer wearing it during the day when the seasons are just right (fall and spring). I also opine that d’Hermès is more suited to men over the age of 30, and won’t work quite as amicably on anyone younger than 30.


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