HERMANN A MES COTES ME PARAISSAIT UNE OMBRE

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Fresh, Woody

Call it by its name or, more simply, by ‘Hermann’.  Either way the people who compliment you are going to need to know which fragrance you’re wearing.  A cool, sheer and woody blend that is unlike any other.

Also available as a scented candle.

 

FULL DESCRIPTION

Who goes beside you into the forest on the darkest night ? In Victor Hugo’s poem, « À quoi songeaient les deux cavaliers dans la forêt », (What Two Horsemen Were Thinking in the Forest), the narrator says “ by my side, Hermann seemed to me like a shadow. ”

We all have shadows, even at night in the dark forest. You may call yours by another name : your invisible friend. Your conscience, your soul, maybe even your complementary ego. Your shadow could have a name, like Hermann. Or your shadow could be your perfume. This is your companion. You can argue with your companion, you can challenge your companion, you can test the boundaries of your own attitudes. You can debate the finer points of existence. But you cannot lose this companion, not ever. This is your alternative self. As you move through life and contemplate its meaning, you ask unanswerable questions. When you’re overwhelmed with uncertainties, look to your shadow. Maybe you’ll get a response. Maybe not. But at least you’ll have an interesting conversation.

 

MAIN NOTES 

Blackcurrant buds, black pepper, galbanum, calypsone, geosmin, frankincense, pepperwood, petalia, rose absolute, patchouli, ambroxan

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Customer Reviews

Based on 39 reviews
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Olaf
Best scent ever

I purchased a full bottle after I tried the sampler. This is the most amazing men's cologne I've ever used. It's fresh, woody and yet so different than anything else out there. This is my day-time go to. Gets me lots of compliments on how good I smell.

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Chris
LOVE this scent

Best scent I have found in years. When I wear it (which is now everyday) it brings great pleasure. Hopefully to others as well.

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Samvel Abramov
Hermann

Love it, wish it would stay longer than 4-5 hours

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Elizabeth W
A masterpiece of fragrance

On me, this smells very woody. When I wear it, I feel like a sexy tree. Many woody scents smell very dry, or use heavy citrus that overpowers any subtle notes, but Hermann is balanced very beautifully. It is, in fact, my favorite woody fragrance, as it lasts longer than Tom Ford’s Gray Vetiver and smells less traditional than Dior’s Sauvage. It doesn’t change dramatically as it dries down, only seeming to become a different version of itself, as if you’re moving from the edge of the forest into its interior. I don’t layer it with other smells; that would be a sacrilege. The sillage is also, in my opinion, just perfect for me. Other people can smell it, but I don’t worry about giving headaches to fellow passengers in an elevator. I don’t wear Hermann exclusively since I would cry if I became nose blind to it, but it’s one of the three scents I wear most often. I might put it on the evening as a comfort after a bad day or spritz some in my hair before going to a beer garden for a celebration. I do find that some of the quieter notes (the ones that might remind you a little of Bulgari’s Aqua Amara) are less prominent in humid weather, but where I live it’s pretty dry for half the year, so to me that’s a small price to pay for eventually reaching the shadowy heart of this forest. I hesitate to even compare Hermann to other fragrances because everything the ones I’ve mentioned does, Hermann does better. Etat Libre’s samples are very affordable, so I think anyone who likes woody scents should try this for themselves.

J
Jamel White
Great Fragrance

1 of my favorite scents to wear anytime, on any occasion. Top of the line quality.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 39 reviews
92%
(36)
8%
(3)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
O
Olaf
Best scent ever

I purchased a full bottle after I tried the sampler. This is the most amazing men's cologne I've ever used. It's fresh, woody and yet so different than anything else out there. This is my day-time go to. Gets me lots of compliments on how good I smell.

C
Chris
LOVE this scent

Best scent I have found in years. When I wear it (which is now everyday) it brings great pleasure. Hopefully to others as well.

S
Samvel Abramov
Hermann

Love it, wish it would stay longer than 4-5 hours

E
Elizabeth W
A masterpiece of fragrance

On me, this smells very woody. When I wear it, I feel like a sexy tree. Many woody scents smell very dry, or use heavy citrus that overpowers any subtle notes, but Hermann is balanced very beautifully. It is, in fact, my favorite woody fragrance, as it lasts longer than Tom Ford’s Gray Vetiver and smells less traditional than Dior’s Sauvage. It doesn’t change dramatically as it dries down, only seeming to become a different version of itself, as if you’re moving from the edge of the forest into its interior. I don’t layer it with other smells; that would be a sacrilege. The sillage is also, in my opinion, just perfect for me. Other people can smell it, but I don’t worry about giving headaches to fellow passengers in an elevator. I don’t wear Hermann exclusively since I would cry if I became nose blind to it, but it’s one of the three scents I wear most often. I might put it on the evening as a comfort after a bad day or spritz some in my hair before going to a beer garden for a celebration. I do find that some of the quieter notes (the ones that might remind you a little of Bulgari’s Aqua Amara) are less prominent in humid weather, but where I live it’s pretty dry for half the year, so to me that’s a small price to pay for eventually reaching the shadowy heart of this forest. I hesitate to even compare Hermann to other fragrances because everything the ones I’ve mentioned does, Hermann does better. Etat Libre’s samples are very affordable, so I think anyone who likes woody scents should try this for themselves.

J
Jamel White
Great Fragrance

1 of my favorite scents to wear anytime, on any occasion. Top of the line quality.