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Grey Vetiver (2009)
by Tom Ford

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Grey Vetiver information

Year of Launch2009
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 767 votes)

People and companies

HouseTom Ford
PerfumerHarry Fremont
SupplierFirmenich
Creative DirectorTom Ford
Parent CompanyEstee Lauder Companies

About Grey Vetiver

Grey Vetiver is a masculine fragrance by Tom Ford. The scent was launched in 2009 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Harry Fremont

Reviews of Grey Vetiver

Perfect office/formal fragrance. Really clean, soapy, 'out of the shower' vibes, but still masculine. Subtle fragrance, but longevity is still pretty great on my skin.
06th December, 2019
I've been sitting on this review for quite a while. I don't get a lot from Grey Vetiver. Bright citric opening and bare minimum vetiver drydown. This is the club soda of fragrances. Even if it is the best club soda, I hate club soda. Thumbs down.
20th November, 2019
This is the best Vetiver cologne I have tried so far with one exception which is an aftershave so technically this holds the title.
I came to this one because the best ever is Fine Fresh Vetiver Aftershave by Fine Accoutrements. FA clones well known fragrances and sells them as aftershaves. EG FA platinum is almost identical to Creed Aventus. Green Vetiver = Guerlain Vetiver.
I love Fine Fresh Vetiver as it is fresh clean and masculine without any of that dampness you find with most vetivers. Tom Ford Grey Vetiver is almost i-d-e-n-t-c-a-l on opening just a touch less fresh then hovers and settles on the fresh side of Guelrain's Vetiver Extreme which is the best of Guerlain's variants. TF is therefore the most wearable one yet unless you want keep on splashing FA FFV every hour throughout the day. Why they can't do a cologne is beyond me. However this Tom Ford effort is not a bad place to be stuck. However it could be better. That said my wife really likes it and rates it a touch above the fabulous Frederik Male French Lover although it gets closer still on the dry down as French Lover becomes even more clean powdery and masculine loosing the slightly sweet Iris and maybe at that point even notches ahead of Grey Vetiver.
Come on FA, produce a cheepo that is better than Tom Ford. The guantlet is down. Why be less than what you can be?

Fragrance : 7.5-8.5 (the latter is the opening) FA FFV gets 8.75 for all the half hour it lasts.
Projection: 7/10
Longevity: 7/10
10th May, 2019
I believe that this fragrance is quite aptly named, not so much because it could be a combination of Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene (1975) and vetiver, but because it is vetiver presented in a grey, drab version. That sounds a bit harsh, and I don't mean it as a knock against Grey Vetiver, but this fragrance could have been called Office Vetiver or Lobotomized Vetiver, and it still would seem aptly named to me.

The reason for this, at least for me, is because this is a very subdued vetiver, and coming from Tom Ford, that's a bit of a surprise. Ford is not someone I think of as putting out "restrained" scents; think M7 (2002), Gucci pour Homme (2003), Black Orchid (2006), etc. I think of vetiver and go to classics like Guerlain Vetiver (1961), which I love, and which has an upfront, clean "bouquet" that is very noticeable and tasteful without feeling restrained. Grey Vetiver doesn't have that strong presence. It is impeccably done, and is one of those scents that is like one of the groomsmen in the wedding party; well-dressed, plays his part well, but isn't who you're focusing your attention on. This is a good vetiver to wear at a spring funeral. It's vetiver done well, but made to not draw attention or offend.

So, is it good? Absolutely. Although it may sound like I've been dispraising Grey Vetiver, that's not the case at all. Harry Fremont did a great job with this. The only criticism that I have is that the projection and longevity of this are mediocre, and Grey Vetiver is not inexpensive. This is most certainly a try before you buy, but only because of the price. If you like vetiver, you most assuredly will like this, so the only question will be whether you think this presentation of vetiver is worth the shekels. As far as my view on the scent itself? Thumbs up, for sure.

14th April, 2019 (last edited: 26th June, 2019)
Well if this is what Hugh Jackman likes, gotta be good. I got this in my collection as I am a fan of TF lines also. TF made this very clean and wearable at work. Longevity is fantastic and sillage is beast. I would use this in a board room setting with a spray or 2 at the most. This is not for a night out fragrance on the booze binge however more for a formal cocktail kinda a atmosphere. I have not smelt a scent like this in a designer. If you like something that does not smell like others than this is a good buy. Over spraying will cloy you and you will get irritated.
22nd March, 2019
Straightforward vetiver on opening-smooth citrus blast. In my mind, I picture a make-believe object: a green grapefuit! The scent screams modern and hyperstylized (as many Tom Ford scents are) but without much complexity, unfortunately: linear and inoffensive. As it dries down, hints of nutmeg and lemon appear and remain until the scent disappears. All of this might make it a moderately recommended purchase, but the longevity and sillage for me is particularly poor: maybe 2-3 hours (tops) and then it completely disappears.

A spring/summer scent in my estimation: and not one I can recommend. The best way I can define it is a scent without personality and isn't worth the semi-steep cost ($60 for 50 ML) for what you get.

5/10

23rd February, 2019 (last edited: 03rd March, 2019)

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