10 Best Hermes Colognes for Men | Cologne Critic (2023)

10 Best Hermes Colognes for Men | Cologne Critic (1)

Liam Carson

When we think of Hermes, we often fall into the trap of focusing on the Kelly and Birkin bags. Hermes is a brand that made the transition from equestrian riding essentials to luxury fashion through to status symbol with ease. Thierry Hermes founded the company in 1837 as a brand which specializes in equestrian accessories. The brand’s heritage as the pinnacle of leather craftsmanship continues, but their scope has gone far beyond the world of horses.

Hermes is a household name that we all know. You don’t have to be devoted to following fashion to know what the brand stands for. The ideal of European luxury, one of the most exclusive brands in the world. A handbag designer so renowned that their signature styles are impossible to buy. The mystique around Hermes follows them into their perfumes, which they first launched in 1951 with the scent ‘Eau d’Hermes’, with Edmond Roudnitska as the nose of the scent.

If you’re interested in colognes, Hermes is a brand you have to explore. Since Jean-Claude Ellena arrived at the brand in 2004 as their in-house perfumer, their catalogue of offerings has grown from strength to strength. The luxury French design house has almost 120 perfumes in its catalogue, collaborating with some of the most noted names in European perfumery.

Everyone deserves to experience the sensation of a Hermes cologne. We’ve pulled together a list of the 10 best Hermes men’s perfume choices, with a few unisex options.

Summary List

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Editor's Pick

Best Overall Hermes Cologne - Equipage Geranium

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Why we chose it

Equipage Geranium is a part of Hermes’ ‘Collection Les Classiques’, which reinterpret the classic masculine fragrances of the brand. Equipage was originally released in 1970, with Guy Robert as the nose. In 2015, Jean-Claude Ellena gave his take on the classic scent with ‘Equipage Geranium’. This is a woody aromatic fragrance which is ideal for the transitional months of spring and fall for day-time wear.

This cologne contains a blend of spices, geranium, and sandalwood for a manly cologne with a hint of sexuality. If you’re interested in the history and heritage of Hermes, this cologne is a must-have. It’s a testimony to the heritage of the brand and its secrets. Equipage Geranium is both contemporary and timeless – a scent that will never go out of style.

Main Accords

  • Fresh Spicy
  • Warm Spicy
  • Woody


Signature Hermes Cologne - Terre D’Hermes Eau Intense Vetiver

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Our Take

Launching in 2018, Terre D’Hermes Eau Intense Vetiver is one of best men’s perfume choices on the market. This scent is wearable all year long as a signature day-time cologne.

It opens to top notes of bergamot, grapefruit, and lemon. The heart notes contain geranium and Sichuan pepper. You’ll catch Amberwood, patchouli, olibanum, and vetiver in the base notes. The ‘Intense Vetiver’ is a fresher take on the original Terre D’Hermes cologne.

This cologne gives you the strength of vetiver with a mix of spicy and dry notes of green bergamot and Sichuan pepper.

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Aromatic
  • Fresh Spicy

Best Seller

Best Selling Hermes Cologne - Terre D’Hermes

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Our Take

This is a bestselling Hermes cologne, launching in 2006. Terre D’Hermes is a woody and spicy cologne with Jean-Clause Ellena as the nose behind the scent. It was the winner of the FiFi Award Fragrance of the Year Men’s Luxe 2007 award.

Terre D’Hermes lends itself to being a signature scent that you could wear during the daytime for every season. This cologne has a vertical structure which acts as a metaphor for territory and the idea of putting down roots. It focuses on natural materials, as a love letter to the earth and sky.

You’ll smell grapefruit and orange in the top notes, which give way to pepper and pelargonium in the heart notes. Benzoin, cedar, patchouli, and vetiver close out the base notes of this cologne. This is a scent which becomes deeper over time as it lingers to your skin. Terre D’Hermes is meant to help you reconnect with nature by giving you the sense of layering on the grass and gazing up at the sky.

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Woody
  • Fresh Spicy
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Our Take

Rocabar launched in 1998 as a fall and winter fragrance for daytime and evening wear. The inspiration for this masculine scent came from the horse blankets which were made in Hermes saddlery workshops. The name ‘Rocabar’ is a contraction of ‘rug’ and the French word for striped.

In the top notes, you’ll smell bergamot, coriander, cedar essence, lemon, and juniper. The heart notes contain cedar, cardamom, carnation, Italian cypress, and violet. You’ll smell benzoin, Canada balsam, oakmoss, patchouli, and vanilla in the base notes. Hermes describe this scent as an adventure in the wide-open spaces.

Main Accords

  • Woody
  • Aromatic
  • Fresh Spicy

Eau De Citron Noir

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Our Take

Eau De Citron Noir is a one of the best-selling Hermes cologne with a unisex fragrance. It’s a citrus aromatic fragrance for spring and summer wear during the day. Hermes took inspiration from the black lime that is used in Middle Eastern cuisine to add flavour. The main notes of this unisex cologne include black lime, black tea, lemon, citron, and Paraguayan wood.

Hermes describe this cologne as offering a ‘unique and paradoxical imprint’, taking inspiration from the vast world around us. The black lime is the central note in this fragrance.

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Woody
  • Smoky

Eau De Pamplemousse Rose

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Our Take

Launching in 2009, Eau De Pamplemousse Rose is another unisex fragrance by Hermes. This scent takes inspiration from ‘Eau d’Orange Verte’ , the brand’s first cologne. This fragrance has an air of refinement to it, though it is a spring and summer fragrance due to its citrus and aromatic focus.

Jean-Claude Ellena is the nose behind this fragrance, which gives the cologne a sensitivity that is missing from other brands. The citrus is pleasant without being overpowering, making this a truly unisex cologne.

Hermes explain this scent as being the ‘sparkling freshness of grapefruit with nuances of rose petals’. Jean-Claude Ellena describes the scent as being ‘bittersweet’ as it represents ‘freedom in tradition’, by adding rose to the citrus theme.


Main Accords

  • Rose
  • Citrus
  • Fresh Spicy

Le Jardin De Monsieur Li

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Our Take

Le Jardin De Monsieur Li was launched in 2015. It has an aromatic citrus smell which is ideal for wearing during the day in the warmer spring and summer months. Le Jardin De Monsieur Li contains notes of greens ap, mint, jasmine, and kumquat.

This unisex fragrance leans slightly more feminine than masculine. Hermes describes this cologne as a garden of awakening and harmony, where you are posed between reality and your imagination. Jean-Clause Ellena used Chinese gardens as his inspiration, a place of meditation, where you can fall deep in thought and allow your imagination to break free.

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Aromatic
  • White Floral

Concentre D’orange Verte

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Our Take

Concentre D’Orange Verte is a citrus fragrance for men and woman, with Jean Guichard as the nose. Like other citrus colognes on this list, it is undoubtedly a scent best reserved for summer.

This was one of the founding colognes created in 1979 by Françoise Caron. It takes its inspiration from the moist smell of the morning dew. The first thing you’ll notice about this cologne is its freshness, which remains through the orange and woody notes.

Concentre D’orange Verte has a unique sillage, focused on oak moss and patchouli.

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Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Woody
  • Fresh Spicy

Voyage D’Hermes

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Our Take

Another unisex cologne on our list is Voyage D’Hermes, launching in 2010. This follows the traditional pattern of being a spring and summer fragrance with a floral musk scent.

You’ll smell Amalfi lemon, cardamom, and spices in the top notes. Green and floral notes, along with tea, make up the heart notes. You’ll catch wood and musk in the base notes.

Jean-Clause Ellena describes this cologne as “an invitation to discover, meet and share”. It acts like a novel, feeding your imagination with wanderlust and a sense of adventure. Voyage D’Hermes represents the link between the fashion brand and travel. This cologne has a unique bottle, inspired by a travel flask and designed by Phillippe Mouqet as a symbol of movement through journeys.

Main Accords

  • Citrus
  • Green
  • Warm Spicy

Our Take

Bel Ami is one of our favorite Hermes cologne, launching in 1986 with Jean-Louis Sieuzac as the nose for the scent. It’s uniquely a fall and winter scent, lending itself to both day and night-time wear. The name ‘Bel Ami’ comes from Guy de Maupassant’s novel and the fragrance celebrates the scent of leather. Jean-Louis Sieuzac interprets the sensual scent of leather into this woody chypre fragrance.

In the top notes, you’ll catch bergamot, cardamom, mandarin orange, lemon, and sage. The heart notes focus on cedar, basil, orris root, jasmine, and patchouli. The base notes finish out with coconut, vanilla, amber, vetiver, oakmoss, and leather.

Bel Ami is undoubtedly a masculine fragrance for the person who isn’t afraid to express their sexuality.

Main Accords

  • Woody
  • Leather
  • Aromatic
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What cologne turns a woman on? ›

What cologne scent are women most attracted to? Most of the women I spoke to were most attracted to fresh citrus scents with notes of fruit, sea spray, and cedar. Though many women are also attracted to musky scents, with sandalwood, pepper, and a hint of sweet vanilla.

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What scents are irresistible to men? ›

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Is Terre D Hermès a good cologne? ›

All together, Terre d'Hermes is not just good – it's an amazing fragrance that will definitely serve the one who chooses it during warm days in spring or fall.

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What is the freshest smelling men's cologne? ›

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