The Metallics

Herod 2012

Herod by Parfums de Marly
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Ranked 4 in Unisex Perfume
8.6 / 10 3959 Ratings
A popular perfume by Parfums de Marly for women and men, released in 2012. The scent is sweet-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
Pronunciation
Layers well with Baccarat Rouge 540 (Eau de Parfum)
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Main accords

Sweet
Spicy
Oriental
Gourmand
Woody

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
CinnamonCinnamon Pepperwood™Pepperwood™
Heart Notes Heart Notes
TobaccoTobacco OsmanthusOsmanthus CistusCistus FrankincenseFrankincense
Base Notes Base Notes
VanillaVanilla CedarwoodCedarwood MuskMusk CypriolCypriol PatchouliPatchouli VetiverVetiver

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
8.63959 Ratings
Longevity
8.03716 Ratings
Sillage
7.63709 Ratings
Bottle
8.63546 Ratings
Value for money
7.02386 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 27.05.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance is part of the "The Metallics" collection.

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Reviews

117 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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8.5
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Ponticus

28 Reviews
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Ponticus
Ponticus
Top Review 66  
Cock of the walk
The day begins as it often does. As a pensioner, Waldemar usually sleeps late, then has coffee, a roll, watches the news and reads a bit. A day like any other? No, because today is Sunday and Sunday is different. In the clubhouse is afternoon dance tea and he since half a year with eagerness.

For this he makes himself in advance always quite fine with suit, white shirt, colorful tie, pocket square and polished shoes. And of course Waldemar is freshly shaved and usually well scented with his tart cologne. Today, however, he is wearing a different perfume, a gift from his son.

A few weeks ago, his son came to visit once again. They then drink coffee together and eat his brought cake. Waldemar already rejoiced, because with the entrance of his offspring it suddenly smelled of fresh, juicy cherry pie finely spiced with cinnamon and vanilla. Unfortunately, there was only bland crumble cake, but the scent remained and became even thicker and warmer. His son explained that the sweet aromatic smell came from his perfume and promised to donate a bottle as "compensation". He kept his word and so it goes from now on appetizingly scented to the dance.

He likes to walk the ten minutes to the Kulturhaus and was especially pleased this time that with every step he took, a whiff of delicious, sweet cherry grits with vanilla croissants caressed his nose. On the door of the hall hangs a kitschy colorfully painted sign "Ü 60 Tanzveranstaltung" which made him smile. Waldemar is having fun, so are the ladies, and he is a much sought-after dance partner, as there is a huge surplus of women on the floor. Many women can only dance with each other, so he and the few gentlemen feel coveted like the proverbial cock of the walk! Nevertheless, he always has a queasy stomach and concentrates entirely on dancing. Waldemar, however, had already formed quite charming bonds with a single, nice lady in a chic swing dress, with whom he harmonized quite well.

The conscious lady smiled at him in a particularly friendly way at the dance today and he hoped that this was also due to his inviting scent, which by now no longer radiated so kuchig-cinnamony but rather masculine-darker after wood, vanilla and fresh tobacco. A sweet flatterer, however, he still was! So he took heart and invited "his lady" for a walk soon. Her reply, "if they smell as good again, very much so," softened his knees and sent tingling butterflies flying.

Mindful of the motivating compliment and the truly delicate smell, Waldemar first took a closer look at the perfume at home. Horses were depicted on it and Herod was its name. The heavy bottle pleased him well and he risked immediately again three sprays.

There it was again, this excellent, cherry sweetness, beautifully aromatic with cinnamon like a delicious cherry pie, plus a little peppery and carried by smoky fruit sweetness in addition. In the further course cuddly warm, at the same time also spicy and velvety smelling of wood, but above all sweetish-tart after flavoured pipe tobacco. The tobacco is quite moist-aromatic without a clear start and end point, but initially rather cherry and later vanilla flavoured. The whole room had soaked up this scent, even after hours the air was still sweet-woody, spicy-vanilla and smoky-tinged from the aromatic tobacco. The naturally appearing, dark-spicy vanilla is the guarantor for the seductive aroma and the longevity.

The common walk Waldemar now looks forward with impatience, because he is sure that this warm and flattering fragrance of the perfume also seems wonderfully suitable for cuddling!

For the accompanying ride on Herod's horses to you many thanks!
51 Comments
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MariellaMmmh

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MariellaMmmh
MariellaMmmh
Top Review 44  
The Cinnamon Kiss
After I had the pleasure of testing Clayton for the first time yesterday, it was Herod's turn today. At this point, thanks to the generous donor; may you always have full bottles and never a hair in your food!

Yesterday I approached the matter very light-heartedly, because I didn't know any fragrances of the brand and - fully on purpose - didn't inform myself about them. After all, it's a well-known fact that popular fragrances that attract a lot of people are viewed quite critically. (Don't get me wrong: criticism has its raison d'être and scepticism is often appropriate. I'm a bit tired of it that such olfactory wars and fundamental discussions arise from it :-)
If they are not yet part of the back goods, an extra-large magnifying glass is used. Not infrequently, not only the scent and fragrance house but also the wearers and pendants are thoroughly examined. It can't be that it simply pleases.

Really? I couldn't care less. Oh, what have fingertips been sore here to the point of corneal development, what have tears been shed... What I will never understand, and I will never understand universally, is that people, apparently in a crowd, in herds, often seem unable to accept that you will NEVER agree with EVERYONE.
Not with this scent, not with others. If we all liked everything equally as much... Oh, please. Please don't!
If someone then calls me a fruit fly or Christmas cookie - I have been insulted worse.
Since this fragrance is at the top of the chart here, you automatically have to take a close look at what's wrong with the stuff. So I looked, I smelled and... i immediately added this Parfums de Marly scent to my Mari magnet list. WOW! It knocks me out of my high heels, honestly! If I didn't have sore muscles from yesterday's tango, I would start again right away!
Immediately after spraying the fragrance welcomes me with a note of cinnamon. This is quite dominant, but very pleasant. It is accompanied by a soft, woody undertone that is very close to the skin. This chord remains, but is complemented by incense, which I perceive as a very distinctive tone here. But the whole thing is wonderfully balanced. The spicy sweetness of the cinnamon is somewhat slowed down by the smoky aroma without steaming the fragrance. The tobacco note, which I can also perceive strongly, rounds off the olfactory play. At this point I could also perceive something pleasantly delicate floral and was overall really very delighted.
The fragrance does not change abruptly here. It is accompanied by the always cinnamon note, which I find very pleasant and attractive, like a cinnamon kiss after snacking on cookies. At some point I noticed that the spice of cinnamon was wonderfully complemented by the warmth of vanilla, that a pleasant freshness as well as woody spice were added and that the scent is very soft and round in a very pleasant way.
Whoa, guys, how does that smell? The scent has a not so strong Sillage as Clayton, this may also be due to my restrained dosage. But I thought it was just right. The scent was never penetrating or beating, but I was always attracted by this cinnamony-soft aura, I had to touch my skin with my nose again and again and was very delighted and... happy. So here again my selfish request: Wear this, dear men, please!

Is the scent worth the price? That should probably be up to the potential wearer to decide. Just like everything else. The other opinions are then also not relevant.
The fact that I am celebrating such sweet and spicy scents at the moment is a bit new for me. Maybe it has something to do with this year's hardships. Maybe my tastes have changed. Maybe it just smells great. At Christmas time with the cookies, the scent always fits. It's just possible that you'll get nibbled
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DaveKunstein

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DaveKunstein
Top Review 36  
Brighton and my first great love...
Parfums de Marly Herod and Brighton, the famous seaside resort in England where Abbey and co. were already filmed downtown. Now you're wondering how this fits together and why I'm writing my first comment here on this very fragrance, in connection with this place. At the beginning of 2019 I visited my girlfriend who is doing a year abroad in England. She has been living near London for 6 months now and on her birthday, I visited her and then spent a weekend with her in Brighton. Now exactly at this time, I registered here in this forum and ordered my first scent samples due to my enthusiasm for scents, and different reviews and evaluations here. Now that my girlfriend is the one who smells me the most (okay, sounds weird, I know...), I thought I'd just take the scent samples with me so she can test them. Among these scent samples was now also the said Herod. We checked into our hotel and on the second day, we had planned to spend the evening all over England in the restaurant awarded by the "Times" as the best vegetarian restaurant. This was of course only possible for us as "poor" students, because her host family gave her a voucher for the said restaurant for her birthday. In the hotel room I dug up my scent samples and decided to wear "Herod" this evening. Of course I had no idea what to expect and when I sprayed it on, I was greeted by a sweet tobacco note and an unbelievable warmth. We dressed up and now we started, it was a wonderful evening, the stars were shining and we had time to talk about everything. We trudged along the Brighton Pier, on the way to the restaurant, talked, laughed, and finally had each other back. All the time, Herod, that cuddly tobacco smell, enriched me with a beautiful vanilla, surrounded me. The food was wonderful and we talked for almost 3 hours without interruption about plans, wishes and the future. After dinner we went back to the hotel, it was raining cats and dogs, I felt like in a movie, in a strange place, after a great evening, with my sweetheart and there was someone or something that accompanied me the whole evening and that was Herod. Now I am sitting here, back in Germany, the weekend in Brighton with my girlfriend, is now almost 2 months ago. She's back in England and I'm in Germany. And that's going to be the case for months to come. But when I want to be in Brighton again, stand at the Brighton Pier with my girlfriend and remember the moment when everything was perfect. When we were together again and knew that this would never change, I took my Herod out of the cupboard and smelled the small spray head. And then I feel how much I miss her and how much I love her.
And the latter is valid since then, also for the small dark brown, matte, bottle, at which I now and then just sniff to recapitulate this beautiful memory.
I am sure, my friend, will have a place in my heart forever and since that evening, Herod will too!

perfumes, make memories.
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MrPink

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Generation Shisha
Herod so the best fragrance for men? -mhhhh NÄÄÄ!

Admittedly, like or dislike are always very subjective matters, which is why there are fortunately many opinions and discussions about fragrances here. Therefore, I can quite understand why this fragrance many people like.

Point 1: He is easy to understand.
Herod is by no means a complexity monster, he is accessible has in appropriate weather even for some a certain cuddle factor. It does lose some of its sweetness as the fragrance progresses, but for me that obnoxious cherry-tobacco shisha note remains throughout.

Point 2: It stands out.
Herod (at least the old one, I'm told) has decent to very good sillage and more staying power than Haile Gebrselassie. It's that pervasive sweetness that usually makes it stand out, too. One certainly stands out well from the rest in a crowd full of Sauvage, LeMale, and Eros wearing youths. And leaves a lasting impression even when you leave the room!

Point 3: It hits the zeitgeist.
In times where in the inner cities every 20 meters a shisha bar pops up and you can hardly walk through the pedestrian zone without getting diabetes. And Influencer, Snapchat filters and Autotune heavy music promote the artificial bubblegum society and celebrate - there fits of course also an incredibly sweet (for me synthetic) Shisha fragrance in the contemporary gusto of the masses.

Point 4: The luxury plus point.
I feel like brand affinity and brand-induced identity has been on the rise lately. It's no longer enough that you wear a 20€ Cool Water, or a 50€ LeMale - the f*ckboy of today is a big spender. And one for whom a €200 fragrance is just good enough.... And who does not know it? The included self-confidence when you wear an expensive fragrance? Nevertheless, expensive is not always good - that times on the edge ;)

As a conclusion remains to me only as follows:
Herod I found at the beginning of my perfume journey quite good and had him also almost bought, but in the long run went me just beastly onn Senkel. I'm just not a fan of too sweet fragrances, and cherry in fragrances is somehow too feminine for me, anyway, I always feel like I have cherry jam hanging in my beard.
My bottling is about to run out. And that's good!
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Insa

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Insa
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Sir Herod is very sophisticated
Wow a beautiful tobacco scent Probably the best.
It smells so expensive and luxurious.
It's not pushy, but it's present.

I have this picture in mind:
One sits in a noble adjoining room on an extravagant leather armchair (no smell, simply for aesthetics) flanked by two large wooden bookcases (also purely for aesthetics). Anyway, next to the armchair there is a small coffee table on which the following can be found:
A cup of spicy cinnamon-vanilla tea, whose scent combines in the air with that of the tobacco that escapes from this finely decorated metal tin. This tobacco does not stink at all!
It matches the ambience and smells excellent, attractive and seductive.

What else is written on the little table next to me?
A jar of incense. Hmmm the scent reminds of large churches, towering columns, marble floors and... Silence!
Exactly what I feel with this scent.
Because I like him so much, I ignore the label "for gentlemen", although I can understand it.

There are fragrances that will blow your mind, that are desperate to be the centre of attention. They take over the room, no matter what. Herod doesn't need that. He's aware of its effects. He doesn't seem artificial or arrogant. He doesn't need to polarise to be worshipped as a fragrance.
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COFFISDEADCOFFISDEAD 8 months ago
10
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10
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10
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10
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Perfection
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OmardoOmardo 4 years ago
8
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8
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it's winter and you go on a family trip in an European city like wien, and have tea and pastry in an elegant cafè. or you simply wear Herod.
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HermeshHermesh 9 years ago
7.5
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7.5
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Very fine, gentle and reserved tobacco and delicious vanilla scent. Some notes remind of sweet cherry! Nice!
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 4 years ago
10
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A slightly fruity, yet creamy/sweet oriental-spicy Winter fragrance, balanced by a gentle earthy-woody base. Very smooth. Good performance.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 years ago
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8
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8.5
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Sweet, spicy, dark scent. Very well blended tobacco with the cinnamon and the dry osmanthus. In the drydown, an alluring vanilla with wood.
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