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Bel Ami Vetiver (2013)
by Hermès

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Bel Ami Vetiver information

Year of Launch2013
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 149 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

Reviews of Bel Ami Vetiver

A more relaxed and less aggressive and/or stern alternative to the original Bel Ami, I find Vetiver more suitable to my taste and personality and as a result prefer it considerably. It's a wonderful fall fragrance, and kind of like the B-Day option to Terre d'Hermes' A-Day. What I mean is that I like to go back and forth between them in the fall, opting for TdH when I want a little more citrus and cedar, and BAV when I want a bit more darkness via leather, woods and a smoky vetiver. And that's what I really like about BAV--it's a very balanced blend between its woody aspects, leathery facets, and smokey resinous notes. It's not too much of any of them or too little, so it sits just right. If a fragrance becomes too smokey it gets tedious and "cloying" in its own sort of way. If leather dominates completely it loses some of its pastoral charm. And if the woods take over, it risks becoming boring. That never happens here, and as it's all balanced so well you end up with the style and luxury of the leather, the outdoorsy, autumnal appeal of the woods, and the cozy, nostalgic repose of comforting smoke. As a result, it's also quite versatile in terms of its impression and the range of scenarios in which it can be worn and still feel appropriately suitable. I often find myself in jeans and a flannel shirt while wearing Bel Ami Vetiver, but it would also work just as well in a tux or a cashmere sweater and pair of chinos. It's classy without feeling stuffy, and it's comfortable without relegating itself to the strictly-casual crowd. I've recently culled my wardrobe from a once formidable and foolishly unmanageable 300-plus bottles to a much more concise and deliberate 50 to 65. BAV has made the cut and I never even once considered getting rid of it. It firmly holds its spot among the last "woody spicy" fragrances that have survived the cut and earned their permanent place in my collection, among such company as Royal Oud, Egoiste, and Divine L'Homme Sage. If the genre appeals to you, I would rush out and get a bottle of this five-star fragrance now while it's still in production and widely available.
01st October, 2019
Bel Ami Vetiver smells like it has warm, ambery cinnamon in it to me but none of that is listed. In fact, there are very few notes listed and the only one I can smell is the vetiver which is of the smokey variety.

Smells a little too mature for me. Definitely a cold weather scent to my nose. Too sweet and heavy for heat.

This has good projection and lasts all workday, so no need for many sprays.
20th July, 2018
A straight up Leather/Vetiver combo. Quite refined and upmarket. Very mature. Decent staying power. Nothing remarkable but still good.
27th June, 2018
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
This is so damn good. A deep, rich, sophisticated, simple leather and vetiver combo with an added touch of citrus, a hint of iris, and a smidgen of vanilla. A spectacular love at first smell for me. It has a certain innate wealthy feel and will always carry a special place in my heart. My closest childhood friend’s father had a lot of money and 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 remarkably modern. A timeless 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 (last edited: 12th February, 2019)

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