Warning: this review is going to be tainted by my own personal tastes in perfume. It's hard for me to be objective about this fragrance. I can't honestly say that Terre d'Hermes Parfum is a poorly constructed scent. It smells like it's well blended and expertly crafted. The problem is, I hate the way it smells.
This smells to me like a stripped down version of Cartier's Declaration, a fragrance that defined a whole genre of boring citrus/herbal masculine fragrances in the late-1990s, and one that I wish stayed in the Nineties. I don't like Declaration, and I don't like this. Basically, it smells like loud lemon and orange mixed with herbs and some bland, synthetic wood oil. I think it smells cheap and tacky.
This style of fragrance was considered refined and sexy for guys to wear back in the 90s, and was considered a bolder alternative to the equally boring aquatic scents that were hugely popular at the time. Even back then I never liked either style.
Terre d'Hermes Parfum is a cheesy fragrance. When I smell it, all I can think of is some putz from the cast of Jersey Shore bathing himself in it, thinking he's classy.
MY RATING: 4/10
Fragrance House: Hermes