Clone Formula: Terre d’Hermès

Terre D’Hermes is an extraordinary fragrance of woods, vetiver, pepper, and mosses. It is universally loved and while it tends toward the masculine, it is quite unisex.

This is my take on the wonderful fragrance. It does use a few restricted ingredients (not restricted when the fragrance was first created) but generally it is straightforward and easy to produce.

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Josep M
Josep M
4 months ago

I just tried it and it is a wonderful clone, with all the radiance and sour citrus notes expected and that ambery note from Karanal and Ambrocenide. Gorgeous!! impressive work!

Joye
Joye
4 months ago

Hey mister you’re always a true gentleman!
Little question here: Does any Cedarwood works here?

Florian
Florian
4 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

I know i ask really much but what do you think about karanal?
Ive read that it is a really Special ingedient and cant be replaced well.
Its Tricky for me to get in Europe, i would have to buy it from perfumers supply House.
But when its worth i will get that for this formula sooner or later.

James Daly
James Daly
3 months ago

This is Superb, Bravo Jaime. I don’t necessarily try to copy well known (modern at least) fragrance formulas in this way, but I think this one was a valuable learning experience. I was a little concerned that I might not capture the essence of TDH because I had to make some changes and omissions of materials I didn’t have…namely Vetiver Haiti – Brazilian Vetiver Magnolan – Florol Wild orange – I subbed in a mix 42%Sweet Orange/42%Bitter orange/16%orange terpenes No Karanal Lysmeral – Silvial No Rosewood or replacer (probably quite a biggie) No Lyral Tree moss – Cedarmoss No Spearmint… Read more »

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  James Daly

I forgot to Order Magnolan sadly.
Ist florol a good alternative or Not?
Got some other Lily of the Valley Materials too

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

But is there some other material that is more similar to magnolan maybe?

James M Daly
James M Daly
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Thanks Jaime. I have magnolan on order so I can switch out the florol. Yeah thanks, the orange was because I figured it’s more of a bitter orange but I’ve used it alone before and it’s not bright or orangey enough, hence the mixture. I compared it to my EDT tonight and that has far more spice and pepper in the top notes, perhaps the things I changed/omitted helped the pink & black peppers out? Have you ever considered poivrol? This one I’ve made is a little cleaner with that muguet floralcy driving it perhaps? However I can clearly smell… Read more »

John
John
3 months ago

Hi there! Couldn’t help but to start mixing this and it already smells incredible, just wasn’t able to get tree moss unfortunately! Would replacing it with more oakmoss work or perhaps more evernyl?

John
John
3 months ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

I see, I’ll have to acquire some because I love oakmoss and I’d be interested in comparing them. Thank you (:

Florian
Florian
3 months ago
Reply to  John

Perfumersworld sells treemoss absolute
Or when u are in the EU u can get it from hexapus or hermitageoils too

John
John
3 months ago
Reply to  Florian

Oh good to know! Making a list for a pw order and I’ll have to add it. Thanks!

Guido
Guido
3 months ago

Hi Jamie, I’ve just mixed this one today, smells good already…what is your recommendation for the macerating time until dilution?

Konstantin
Konstantin
4 days ago

how are you doing, Jamie? It has been a few weeks since the last post – hope things are ok. This is a good start of the original – I have been trying to tweak it a little – what I love about the original is the high peppery note in the top which when I try this formula is a little too diluted and too citrusy – I love the dry pepper smell particularly in the Parfum version of Hermes. And I am missing Karanal so I have replaced it with a mix of Mahagonat, kohinool, and palisandin although… Read more »

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