Terre d'Hermes moves between flavors. The wood is peppery and dry, the earth is salty and rich in minerals. It's warm and sun-baked, with bits that shine in the light and others that are smooth like a piece of wood that had weathered wind and water. I like to think of it as shortcut for twelve rounds of sun salutations in the morning. My old yoga teacher would probably beg to differ, but he's not the one who needs to deal with me when I first wake up.
In scenthead's popular culture there's a long-standing disagreement about Terre d'Hermes that has lead to countless notorious debates on the Basenotes forums. It enjoys the same status as Mugler's A*Men- some think it's made of awesome, others think it's overrated dreck. The funny thing is that I accidentally discovered that they layer well together, which I know sound utterly sick, but at least on me it works. Of course, you'll never be able to get rid of the smell- they are extremely long-lasting, and Terre d'Hermes even survives a shower the next day.
Terre d'Hermes in EDT form (there's also a pure parfum version that was launched last year and is beautiful but somewhat different) officially retails for $75 (1.6 oz) at Hermes boutiques and most decent department stores, but an online search would show you some discounters sell it for less.