When Hermès’ Terre d’Hermès—meaning the Earth of Hermes—fragrance launched in 2006, it quickly gained a strong following for its vegetal and mineral elements. In other words, it had no animal byproducts whatsoever, including musk. It is a fragrance that essentially captures the essence of nature: matter, earth and roots, which, on the nose, presents a harmoniously fresh and warm aroma, owing to its refreshing citrusy notes and rich resinous character. In 2018, Terre d’Hermès is reinterpreted with heavier vetiver notes, thus the name of the fragrance: Terre d’Hermès Eau Intense Vetiver. The vetiver can be felt as soon as the bottle is opened, where it soon mingles with Sichuan pepper—not black pepper as in the original. The former has hints of citrus that invigorates the opening notes. Finally, the notes of bergamot orange and queen of hesperidia were added using plant material picked before they matured, thus giving the fragrance an extra edge.