Hermessence Poivre Samarcande features notes of pepper, chili pepper, oak, cedar, Chinese moss, and musk. The soul of an old oak tree mixed with pepper. Poivre Samarcande is in the Woody Spicy fragrance group and is a woody, fresh, warm spicy, earthy fragrance. It is an eau de toilette, edt.
from whatmenshouldsmelllike - "Hermes describes Poivre Samarcande as a “profusion of green and pungent woods.” Traces of chilli are used to bring out fire in the composition. Oak, cedar and Chinese moss are the heavier notes that carry the fragrance to its end."
from olfactoriastravels - "Poivre Samarcande, one of the four originally released Hermessences, is consistently described as masculine, which is why a sample has been languishing in my sample box for the longest time, unsniffed and ignored. I am so glad I finally got around to trying it. A dry, peppery, but also sweet and lovely wood fragrance, Poivre Samarcande quickly advanced to one of my favorite Hermessences."
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