Vetiver Eau Glacée (2004)
    by Guerlain

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    A fresher reinterpretation of JPG's 1959 original.

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    Andrewthecologneguy's avatar

    Nigeria Nigeria

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    Not a bad flanker

    I enjoy this one mainly because it reminds me of Kouros Sport Cologne (not to be confused with Kouros Eau de Sport) in the long rounded rectangular bottle. Where this shines is that it has a fecal not that juxtaposes the bright and cold citrus in a way you don't see coming, something that is lacking in KSC.

    As a flanker to the original VG, you have to wait a bit to see the similarities. While VG is all vetiver root and quite old school with no modern pretensions, Eau Glacee aka Frozen leans towards modernity in the way it delivers the vetiver: harmonious with only a dose of rootyness. The end result is a somewhat unique fragrance that shows its Guerlain stripe in the middle and base notes, but the transition is not smooth at all. This is when I prefer KCS. Overall, not bad though.

    Pros: Guerlain qualities
    Cons: Transition from modern to classic Guerlain is jagged.

    21st June, 2013

    dollars&scents's avatar

    United States United States

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    Vetiver Eau Glacee/Vetiver Frozen by Guerlain - Albeit this flanker of the original Vetiver by Guerlain keeps the vetiver essence as its focus, it is decidedly cooler than the original with the warmer aspects of the original excised and replaced with "cooling agents", so to speak.
    One is initially treated to a minty, citric accord. A pronounced lime combines with orange and bergamot, resulting in a heightened tangy and bittersweet marriage, which is nicely tempered by a herbal mint. A faintly nutty vetiver serves as an undercurrent to this somewhat bracing and green concoction, and flows to the waiting middle. Here, in the heart, the citrus fades, allowing the mint to commingle with a woody and lively pepper as well as a smattering of cinnamon-like nutmeg. A sweetly floral and orangey neroli, with an ephemeral, metallic something, bathes the herbal brew. A muted earthiness and greenness from the vetiver serves as a backdrop. Transitioning to the base, the vetiver comes into its own, highlighting its steamed rice and grassy aura. Tonka bean, with its sweetly vanillic and slightly almondy facets, interplays with the green vetiver. A refreshing drydown ensues. This somewhat refined and fresh scent has good projection and longevity. A masculine, all-season composition, it will, indeed, shine in the warmer weather. This fragrance has a particularly attractive price point for its caliber.

    26th April, 2012

    nephandi's avatar

    Canada Canada

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    Fresh opening which I don't mind although the neroli in the mid doesn't sit very well with me and it seems to stick around for awhile. I prefer the original vetiver as its a nice clean fresh scent which is soft.

    18th June, 2010

    ricardohmedina's avatar

    Brazil Brazil

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    Great fragrance. This one differs from the original in the use of a minty opening and a cooler + peppery dry down.
    So bad it is discontinued where I live. Miss this great flanker.

    28th April, 2010

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    Great, more suitable for formal/night wear, usually, vetiver reminds me of senior crowds. It is cool and refreshing. Floral high notes balance the vetiver very nicely.

    15th September, 2009

    auee's avatar

    United States United States

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    This scent is excellent for summer wear. It is sharp, vibrant and fulfills its name with the coolness of mint. It is a very nice alternative, but not substitute, to Guerlain's classic Vetiver, which I also admire and wear.

    27th June, 2009

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