Upon application the opening had a bright and refreshing feel to it likely coming from both the citrus and ginger notes. This invigorating opening lasts for a short period of time before the notes of vetiver and cedar begin becoming more apparent. At the heart, the vetiver becomes the main focus of the scent. The vetiver present has a mineralistic feel to it, clean and classy. What the vetiver doesn’t have is the greenness that Original Vetiver has or the dryness seen in quite a few vetiver fragrances. There’s a little trace of cedar and ambergris which help support the vetiver giving it a little more backbone.
Versatility for the scent is good. In my opinion, Vetiver can be worn all year round although projection might be slightly better during the warmer months. On me the longevity ranged from 4-6 hours. This can work for both casual and formal settings as the silage isn’t overpowering. Vetiver has become one of my personal favorites from Creed. Vetiver is a very classy scent indeed and is one that any individual who enjoys Creed should try.
The opening is very recognizable per Creed with that ambergris and bergamot. The ginger is very strong and mixes well with the cedarwood. Ironically the vetiver is the lightest note.
I kid you not. I wore this today for the first time in many years. A female coworker at the office referred to me as the one who smells like a million bucks.
It's crisp and comforting. I applied 4 sprays at 9am and here it is 6pm and still wafting....
Excellent. I missed out on this one, but managed to obtain a bottle from the perfumed court.
It is very mossy and green. A carbonated mahogany-like wood with moss and carbonated water. It's really too bad it is discontinued.
Smells like a harsh, synthetic laundry detergent. Don't understand the suave appeal. Nowhere close to Guerlain Vetiver or Givenchy Vetyver. Even Creed's Original Vetiver smells so much better.
Vetiver from the old school
Unlike the more gender-neutral and contemporary-styled Original Vetiver, Creed's 1948 Vétiver's drier take puts it closer to old school masculine territory with its fresh almost soapy grassy-green vetiver over a lightly mossy base. No amber, cedar or ginger as far as my nose can tell so if anyone care to sample it do feel free to ignore the listed notes. I think it is perfect for a gentleman, but can be a little unforgiving for youngsters especially with its slightly musty vibe.
Pros: Mature and gentlemanly
Cons: Not as versatile as OV"