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Vétiver (2010)
by Christian Dior

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Vétiver information

Year of Launch2010
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 90 votes)

People and companies

HouseChristian Dior
PerfumerFrançois Demachy
Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Vétiver

Vétiver is a masculine fragrance by Christian Dior. The scent was launched in 2010 and the fragrance was created by perfumer François Demachy

Vétiver fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Vétiver

A great ode to another ubiquitous fragrance note, the legendary vetiver.

This isn't anything complicated: Vétiver by Christian Dior is quite a simple formulation. It starts out with grapefruit that flows immediately into the characteristically musty, dry, and woody vetiver in the heart; this gets deftly accented by a tasteful sprinkle of coffee, which pairs nicely with the chocolate-like facet of the vetiver.

The result is a brighter, fresher rendition of vetiver than I've experienced in a while. Doubtless, one could find variations on the vetiver theme - more earthy, more grassy, more smoky, more woody - in other fragrances that are still in production and cost WAY less than what you'd have to pay for full bottles of Vétiver nowadays.

But in its own right, Vétiver is a solidly constructed, credible nod out to the vetiver mystique, though it's not a referent one.
01st December, 2018
A marginal thumbs up. I was disappointed in the opening, but it has developed nicely. The coffee seems to somewhat cancel out the brightness of the other notes. It might be something I enjoy more with additional wearings now that I know what to expect, but overall I'm torn between neutral and thumbs up.
09th June, 2018
The known vetiverse
Is greatly enriched by this
Silk-smooth masterpiece.
04th May, 2018
Dior’s Vetiver is another quality, minimalistic vetiver scent, clean and crisp, slightly soapy and delicate. A brief uplifting tangy fruity top leads to a pleasant vetiver drydown cemented with iso E super. The vetiver note is grassy, slightly smoky and bitter but it softens with time becoming sweeter with the gentlest coffee note added to dress its solo with a nutty accent. Truth to be told none of the La Collection Privée has been a major release and although well-executed and masterfully blended the compositions are somewhat uninspiring. Vetiver doesn’t fly over the clouds either and is more or less a flawless but timid treatment of this majestic note. Thence it is a reliable and agreeable fragrance in a mundane way overall.
06th October, 2017
Dior's take on Vetiver is modern, crisp and has a couple of interesting nuances. It is a relatively straightforward vetiver with a twist of a note of roasted coffee beans. There is an initial hint of grapefruit as the vetiver is introduced; the vetiver is fresh, has the slightest hint of smoke. It is joined by a faint aroma of roasted coffee beans. This coffee note brings out more the rooty and earthy qualities of the vetiver; however, such nuances are very much kept to a minimum. At times there are allusions to nutty and blond tobacco notes. Dior's Vetiver has appreciable soft sillage and a moderate duration of about six to seven hours, which is on or above par for vetiver fragrances.

Dior's Vetiver is a quality vetiver fragrance that is recommended to anyone exploring fresher takes on vetiver. The neutral rating is mostly reflective of personal taste. While I admire the composition, the note of coffee, and the resulting vetiver accord is not as engaging to one's tastes.

3/5
10th July, 2017
Dior's Vetiver is another beauty from the privee line, and like Eau Noire and Mitzah, it is also discontinued. It's green, woody, and dirty, an interesting and arguably middle-of-the-road vetiver take that is both familiar and refined, and probably unusually versatile. This might work as well in formal occasions as it does at the gym, even.

I don't smell any of the purported coffee note, just a woody base that may have something like patchouli or another earthy aspect paired with the vetiver itself.

Performance is good for an EDP, though not a powerhouse.

Frankly, if I were to opt for a fresher vetiver, I would select Roja Vetiver, and if were to opt for a dirtier, woody vetiver, I would choose Chanel Sycomore. Dior Vetiver is somewhere in between. It's difficult to stomach buying at now-discontinued secondary market prices, though, so I'll probably steer clear and just pick up Sycomore at some point in addition to the Roja Vetiver I just acquired.

7 out of 10
06th April, 2016

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