Since 1951, the house of Hermes has built a distinctive catalog of colognes and fragrances for men, women, and unisex.
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We respect the masterful way Hermes perfumers blend spices, earthy scents like leather and musk, and fresh fruit essences to create a unique portfolio of Hermes men colognes.
We’ve compiled a list of our favorites along with scent notes and descriptions to provide a thorough review of Hermes’ colognes.
Suitable for varying social interactions, each of these colognes reminds us that Hermes men can never be too prepared for whatever situation comes their way!
Our Hermes Cologne Favourites
Below is a list of our favorites Hermes cologne:
Launched in 2014, this sophisticated scent has top notes of orange, water, and citrus, middle notes of geranium, and base notes of cedar and patchouli for an unforgettable experience.
If looking for a signature scent that everyone will remember, we heartily recommend Terre D’Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche by D’hermes – this earthy, fresh, delicate scent does not disappoint!
Developed by Guy Robert in 1970, Equipage was the first men’s scent created by Hermes. This engaging Hermes brand remains a popular scent for those with discerning tastes.
Top notes include marjoram, nutmeg flower, Brazilian rosewood, aldehydes, bergamot, tarragon, orange, and clary sage. Middle notes include jasmine, Liatris, carnation, Lily-of-the-valley, hyssop, and pine tree needles, while the base notes include vanilla, amber, oakmoss, tonka bean, patchouli, vetiver, and musk.
We think these notes blend well to create a warm, spicy cologne that evokes that spirit of camaraderie and teamwork, which is why we highly recommend this classic Hermes cologne for the workplace, business meetings, and conferences.
For a night out on the town, go ahead and indulge – but remember that a little of this Hermes cologne goes a long way. The spicy, dry scent made from raw materials that include black lemon, guaiac wood, citron, and black lime create a subtle, smoky scent that we believe will grab and hold anyone’s attention without being overly aggressive.
Perfect for date night, cocktail hour, holiday parties, or for a night in with someone special, Eau De Citron Noir Hermes Eau De Cologne has an air of intrigue that adds depth and mystery to an otherwise ordinary evening.
Enjoy an exciting olfactory adventure with this warm, sensual, and subtle scent. Launched in 2010, this scent has top notes of Amalfi, lemon, cardamom, and juniper berry. Middle notes include floral and green tea, while base notes include musk and cedar.
While not as distinctive as other Hermes scents, we believe Voyage D’Hermes could quickly become a go-to scent for everyday use. Musky, fresh, soft, and delicate, this scent entices the senses without overwhelming them.
Launched in 2013, Bel Ami Vetiver remains a classic scent with a little updating to keep it contemporary. Like its predecessor, Bel Ami, Bel Ami Vetiver has a sensual leathery warmness that conjures up images of sipping on a glass of something special while enjoying as a cozy fire burns slowly in the fireplace.
Scent notes include Russian leather, vetiver, basil, amber, cardamom, carnation, iris, vanilla, elemi, styrax, and civet.
A great weekend option, Bel Ami Vetiver is a full-bodied scent made for those chilly fall evenings and cold winter months.
However, we think this scent might be a little too much for spring and summertime when a lighter, more delicate scent would seem more appropriate.
Created by Jean-Louis Sieuzac in 1986, Bel Ami has become synonymous with warmth, leather, character, and reliability. Raw materials include labdanum, Russian leather, patchouli, and cistus.
This rich scent has top notes of mandarin orange, sage, lemon, bergamot, and cardamom; middle notes include orris root, jasmine, cedar, carnation, and basil; base notes include coconut, oakmoss, amber, styrax, vanilla, and vetiver.
Wear this scent to transition from day to evening. Suitable for cooler temperatures, Bel Ami may prove too bold for the spring and summer months.
A relatively new fragrance from Hermes, Terre d’Hermes Eau Intense Vetiver Eau de Parfum debuted in 2018. Much like a peaceful, contemplative walk in the woods, we believe this dry, spicy scent helps clear the mind while rousing the soul.
Top notes include lemon, bergamot, and grapefruit, while middle notes include geranium and Sichuan pepper. Base notes include patchouli, vetiver, olibanum, and amber wood.
Suitable for both weekdays and weekends, this scent pairs well with workplace activities, weekend brunches, and quiet Sunday afternoons.
While we don’t recommend this Hermes cologne for evening adventures and date nights, this scent is still one to consider for your collection.
Founded in 1837 by Thierry Hermes, this French high-end luxury brand enjoys a long history of producing a variety of products, including leather goods, housewares, perfumes, colognes, and clothing including scarves and neckties. The company currently oversees 14 product divisions.
In 2008, the company launched The Hermes Foundation which provides support and guidance to help support creative ideas and craftsmanship. The company also operates multiple contemporary art spaces in Belgium, Japan, and South Korea.
In 2010, the foundation created the Emile Hermes Prize, a biannual prize that recognizes new and innovative design projects.
The Hermes family continues to hold a majority stake in the company.
Who Makes Hermes Colognes for Men?
Over the years, many talented perfumers have developed signature fragrances and colognes for Hermes. Guy Robert, Christine Nagel, Jean-Claude Ellena, and Jean-Louis Sieuzac are some of the many perfumers who have contributed to the Hermes brand for men.
Guy Robert created the first Hermes men cologne, Equipage. He also created three women’s fragrances for the brand.
Christine Nagel has created 15 scents for Hermes, including Terre D’Hermes Eau Intense Vetiver and Eau de Citron Noir, while Jean-Claude Ellena has created 53 scents for the company including Voyage D’Hermes, Bel Ami Vetiver.
Jean-Louis Sieuzac has created one scent for Hermes, Bel Ami.
It is due to the expertise and natural talent for sniffing out great scent combinations that these gifted perfumers have created bold, beautiful, classic Hermes men scents time and time again.