at Hermes boutiques and counters. Think: jardin without the fruits and vegetables. But then it happens: the Darth Vader effect. Parfum and, eau Très Frache ) and now its Nagels turn with. Its a rich, intense vetiver (the name fits) but it doesnt scream vetiver at you in fact, Id almost say that its more of a stealthy vetiver, one where the concept is to show how a vetiver facet can enrichen a mineral amber accord. It seems like a faithful snapshot of nature, especially in the opening. To my nose, the combination of sweet, acerbic grapefruit and sparkling bergamot creates a rhubarb nuance that glows bright red, replacing the luminous orange of the original. Colognes generally pack the most drama into the top notes and then fizzle out within minutes.
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Disclaimer, sample, notes and"s via Hermès. I recognized the dreaded Darth Vader effect in Lalique encre noire before it had a name, which was conferred upon the perfume by a Fragrantica reviewer. Eau Intense Vétiver feels most like, terre dHermès in the dry down. The vetiver itself is warm and roasted, with a supple, earthy quality, but also hints of salt and anise. It sounds so simple, but here simplicity is key. Availability, terre dHermès Eau Intense Vétiver is available in 50ml (65) and 100ml (89) Eau de Parfum. Yet it exudes fumes as though it had been freshly cast. It is rich and warm, auburn and luminous an olfactory illusion evoking the image of a vast sky during an endless sunset. It is tremendously good and my only niggle (I really hate having one here) is the fact that it really feels like a standalone fragrance I dont get too much Terre out of it (there are similarities of course, but the relationship is not glaringly.
There is something very inviting, even addictive about this combination of earth, flint, and wood. Not Eau de Rhubarbe Écarlate.