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  1. The Quest For THE Vetiver Cologne Day 6

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythrol View Post
    Day #6: Fragrance - Diptyque Vetyverio.
    My Ratings: Scent - Good. Overall - Good.

    This is a good fragrance, however to my nose it is not a Vetiver Fragrance. I get floral notes, oriental notes, and maybe something slightly green. I can't smell anything Vetiver in it. Does that mean it's bad? No. I find the fragrance good but it does tend to skewer unisex and maybe slightly feminine.

    Since I simply don't see this as being a Vetiver cologne I didn't rate it
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  2. The Quest For THE Vetiver Cologne Day 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Mythrol View Post
    Day #5: Fragrance - Geurlain Vetiver Extreme
    My Ratings: Scent - 6/10. Overall 6/10.

    I have no idea why this is called Vetiver Extreme. To my nose there is nothing extreme about it. When you first spray it you get a blast of alcohol smell for the first 30 seconds or so. While I'm not a big fan of that, I know as alcohol evaporates it helps lift the scent off the skin and I did find this was one of the better performing scents as far as projection I've tested so far (it is by
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  3. The Quest For THE Vetiver Cologne Day 4

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    Day #4: Fragrance - Cartier Vetiver Bleu
    My Ratings: Scent - 5/10. Overall - 2/10.

    This was a crazy fragrance to review. I put it on in the morning after getting ready and my first reaction was it reminded me of mouthwash or toothpaste. Also after wearing it for a bit where I sprayed it and especially the top of my hand started to tingle and cool. After about 30 minutes I had the involuntary reaction of trying to wipe it off of the back of hand. It actually startled me so much
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  4. Mancera - The Aoud

    Freshly on, WOW, what a rose. Syrupy and just a hint tannic. Gives me a mental image of a huge, blowsy, thousand-petalled damask rose in full bloom, saturating the air with fragrance on a hot still summer day. I can tell there's a whole structure of other, more bitter notes underneath it, but they're holding up the rose, not cutting through it. This is a glorious fragrance experience.

    For once I'm actually pleased when a hint of wood comes out to temper the sheer bombast of the opening. ...
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  5. CK Euphoria Men

    Damn, and I so wanted to like this one.

    Just for a minute it went through a phase of smelling exactly like a gorgeous BPAL I sampled years ago, one of the Zorya fragrances I think, probably a spicy-floral; at that point I was completely convinced I needed a full bottle. An hour on it's drying down into yet another tedious For Men base blend; I'm on the point of washing off, but CK's restraint and the fact it's on the sweeter and more unisex end of masculine is saving it for me. It's ...

    Updated 15th September 2015 at 04:36 PM by philistine

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