Parfums de Marly Herod: an Irresistible Tobacco Cologne? [2023 Review]
Herod is a staple men’s fragrance by the house of Parfums De Marly (PDM). This smooth and seductive scent was released in 2012. I own a bottle of Herod and reach for it often, especially throughout the cooler months.
PDM Herod contains top notes of cinammon and pepper, mid notes of tobacco, incense, osmanthus, labdanum sitting on a base of vanilla, cedar, vetiver, patchouli, iso e super, cypriol and musk.
How Does Herod Smell?
When first spraying Herod, I get a spicy cinnamon and cherry-like accord. Cherry isn’t listed as a note in this fragrance but is definitely one that I’m able to pick up.
As the scent evolves, the tobacco and incense notes in the mid begin to surface and swim around the spicy-cherry accord. Once Herod dries down, it’s much easier to pick up the vanilla and woody notes at the base.
Parfums De Marly Herod defines itself as a masculine and seductive cherry tobacco fragrance; bold but with a gentle sideJohn Ibrahim
Longevity and Projection
Herod has fairly good all round performance. It lasts on my skin about 5-7 hrs but having said that, I’ve still been able to pick it up on my clothing the next day after wearing.
Cooler months in Autumn and Winter tend to be the best times to apply this scent. I typically apply 5 sprays of this scent for best results.
Occasions and Versatility
In cooler weather, this is a quite a wearable scent. The woods and incense notes give this fragrance elegance and boldness which make it suitable for nights out when you are dressed up.
Similarly, the vanilla and cherry-like tobacco accords make it a warm, inviting scent, perfect for a date or if you’re cuddling up to your woman.
Parfums de Marly Herod Is An Enticing
Update: Parfums De Marly Herod is a definite to try out if you are a man who enjoys sweet, woody and spicy fragrances. It offers versatility, great performance and complements if you wear it correctly.
I believe this scent would best suit more mature men in their 20’s and older who have a refined taste in perfume. Herod comes as an EDP concentration in 75ml or 125ml bottles.