If I need to associate love with a specific scent, I am pretty sure that something would be Terre d’Hermès. Because it was HIS perfume for years. And because I cannot sleep, I cannot dream, I cannot wake up without sensing it. My love, now it’s time to put a vetiver heart into your favourite perfume. And (please) let me, from time to time, use the new amazing perfume, Terre d’Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver.
Terre d’Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver is available in all perfumeries and on www.hermes.com.
A shift occurs. The horizon brightens. A star appears. Men are beckoned to another Terre. Terre d’Hermès tells the story of man’s relationship with materials and elements. In 2006, Terre d’Hermès was created, with the idea of “Feeling the earth, lying on the ground, gazing at the sky”. 12 years later, the house’s new nose, Christine Nagel, has taken on the task of reimagining Terre. Her creation: Terre d’Hermès Eau Intense Vétiver, a creation that revisits a living olfactory heritage and brings a new intensity and vegetal slant to the scent.
The key ingredient is vetiver. Christine Nagel also transformed the original note of black pepper to Sichuan pepper — this variety is greener and more citrus, lending an energy to the scent and helping the notes to melt into each other. Finally the bergamot orange is part of the new juice, adding a fresh, daring quality to the scent. This transforms the original juice from a woody and mineral fragrance to one that is more woody and vegetal.
Photography: Nini Răduleascu