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Bel Ami Vetiver (2013)
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Bel Ami Vetiver information

Year of Launch2013
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 125 votes)

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HouseHermès
PerfumerJean-Claude Ellena

About Bel Ami Vetiver

Bel Ami Vetiver is a masculine fragrance by Hermès. The scent was launched in 2013 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena

Bel Ami Vetiver fragrance notes

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

Reviews of Bel Ami Vetiver

Take a best-selling classic, graft onto it a popular more contemporary note and call it a day. JC Ellena made it all look so easy. He basically phoned it in. That’s probably why they call him a ‘master perfumer’.

It seems ‘originality’ is no longer a requirement when you craft for an esteemed house. ‘Commercial success’ is the unspoken rule.

Once again Ellena delivered the goods. Bel Ami fans lapped it up. The cash registers kept ringing while Hermes bean-counters kept smiling. As pleasant as this smells on the surface it fails to hide the stench of cynicism running underneath.



19th May, 2018
I would like to start by saying that I am a huge vetiver fan. Bel Ami Vetiver is THE vetiver I have been waiting for. Leather and vetiver mixed with citrus, genious! Absolutely intoxicating and masculine. I have gotten a lot of compliments when I wear it. It lasts 7-8 hours on me.
23rd April, 2018
So damn good. Deep, rich, sophisticated, simple, leather and and vetiver combo. Love at first smell for me. Reminds me of a wealthy, timeless feel. I had a friend when I was young and his father had a lot of money. He was always in a terrific mood, probably in his late 40’s, early 50’s. It reminds me of a scent that he would’ ve worn in the 80’s, yet it feels very modern and timeless at the same time. Borderline masterpiece. If you’re looking for a mature fragrance that says you’re successful and comfortable in your own skin, this is it.
10th December, 2017
For a simple fragrance (3 notes), Bel AMI Vetiver is fairly unique. I love everything with vetiver and leather is another favorite note, but leather has to be done right, not be overwhelming and paired with complimentary notes. Citrus, leather and vetiver, all balanced in a fragrance that frankly, took a few wearing s to appreciate. The citrus opening is sweet, and I do indeed smell something like baseball card bubblegum as other reviews note. I want to believe that there's a touch lavender in this that's not listed in the note pyramid. It's odd, as it eventually develops more towards a balanced vetiver, rather than a leather fragrance. The leather is faintly present and really just shapes the vetiver note. This is a clean, dry vetiver, slightly salty and not the bitter or rooty version. Below average sillage, but decent longevity. Office safe, but a more casual fragrance with a masculine lean IMO. Bottle worthy. Thumbs up.
26th October, 2017 (last edited: 10th December, 2017)
This is an excellent update of the Bel Ami formula, probably closest to the second edition of Bel Ami. It smells "classic" in a good way... The vetiver gives it a bit of lift and a modern twist but it still comes across as very well put-together and buttoned-down. I am a big fan of the originals - but I am wearing the Vetiver version as part of my regular rotation now. Nicely done, Mr. Elena.
31st May, 2017
JCE's re-imagination of Bel Ami. It is exactly what it says. The modern version Bel Ami, with vetiver. At first, it smells a little bit like bubble gum because of the combination. You can easily pick out the original bel ami. Dry down turns it into a smokier Bel Ami. It is exceptional and potent.

For those who are familiar with Le Labo, this is the Cade 26 candle and the original Bel Ami is Santal 26 candle. Cade is everything santal is, just smokier and more "baroque."
28th April, 2017

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