The classic, elegant fragrance for men Terre d’Hermes is based on the harmony of notes of air and notes of earth. It was launched in 2006, developed by Jean-Claude Ellena. In 2022, Terre d’Hermes Eau Givrée comes out as a new flanker that embodies the fragrant freshness of ice.

In a radiant prelude, the incisive freshness of citron, juniper berry and Timut pepper vibrates on the skin, bringing a prickle of optimism. Suddenly, the powerful sensation of an icy breeze speaks out with perfect fluidity, equal to equal, with the generous power of mineral and woody notes, a concentrate of pure, highly distinctive elegance.

Terre d’Hermès Eau Givrée is created by perfumer Christine Nagel. The composition combines the power of citron (aka cedrat) and the penetrating freshness of juniper berries with Timut pepper. These notes create the feeling of an icy breeze contrasted with the woody, mineral tones characteristic to Terre d’Hermès. Terre d’Hermès Eau Givrée explores a new territory where the freshness of ice and the strength of the earth support each other.

Exploring Terre to open up a new territory of emotions, Christine Nagel discovers its fundamental freshness: “With this new creation, I wanted to challenge the idea that freshness is synonymous with a certain lightness. I sought to express the intense freshness of a land covered with ice, and the fusion of these two elements, a source of primary, regenerative energy for men.”

The two vital sparks nourish each other, without contradiction. Unexpectedly, the icy tremor brings about the fusion of material, and creates the paradoxical harmony of the whole. Charged with nature awakening from its torpor, quivering with energy, revitalised by a life-giving stream, Terre d’Hermès Eau Givrée is a reminder that freshness can be synonymous with intensity and surprise. A vital force, far removed from timid minimalism.

Expressing this primal Terre, the refillable bottle with its frosted look appears to have been cut from ice, so pure and limpid are its proportions. The H on its base continues to be an authentic anchor to the land of Hermès, a subtle reference to the lineage of a now-cult object. Terre d’Hermès Eau Givrée reveals a hitherto obscured territory, a terra incognita protected from the world’s reverberations, where life suddenly reasserts itself.


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