Vetiver 1948

    Vetiver 1948

    post #1 of 17
    Thread Starter 

    I am new to this site so forgive repetition if my query has been posted requested previously. I once tried and loved Creed's Vetiver (1948) fragrance and want to try creating my own, as it's a discontinued line.

     

    There are many suggestions to certain notes it contained but I would welcome some sound advice into formulating this (or indeed if there similar fragrances that anyone knows of out there?)

    post #2 of 17

    You might have better luck in the DIY Forum

    post #3 of 17
    I personally have never found anything exactly like the Creed Vetiver 1948, one of the best vetivers in my opinion. I am lucky to have a bottle of this in my collection. To me it's a pretty unique smelling vetiver.
    post #4 of 17

    Hi Sanctum & welcome!

     

    It will probably take a very long time before you have sufficient knowledge to create a good fragrance.

     

    Reading this may be helpful as an introduction:-

    http://www.basenotes.net/t/158437/primer-on-how-to-make-perfume-version-1-0

     

    Alternatively, people occasionally commission independent perfumers to create personal fragrances.

    post #5 of 17
    Thread Starter 

    Agreed! 

     

    I will browse the DIY forums - thanks Tony T

     

    Really liking this site. 

    post #6 of 17

    Good luck!

    post #7 of 17
    Thread Starter 

    Thank you for the link - very useful. 

     

    Yes, am relatively new to the science behind the scent but am becoming obsessively intrigued! 

     

    I fear my challenge will take me up some steep learning curves...........

    post #8 of 17

    And quite possibly bank account depths ;)

    post #9 of 17
    Thread Starter 

    Ah but what a reward if the Vetiver '48 holy grail can be alchemised! (real word?)

    post #10 of 17

    Don't get me started. What halfwit at Creed decided to pull this? :angry: I don't remember it having a big slug of oakmoss so what's the problem?

    post #11 of 17
    Thread Starter 

    The mind boggles doesn't it?  - especially since "Original" Vetiver is still available and really nowhere near the quality and individuality *sigh*

    post #12 of 17
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    Originally Posted by Sanctum View Post
     

    The mind boggles doesn't it?  - especially since "Original" Vetiver is still available and really nowhere near the quality and individuality *sigh*

     

    Fully agree

    post #13 of 17

    I was very lucky to try this with some help from another BN member. I was underwhelmed by V48 and have to say I don't know what the fuss is about. It appeared very powdery to my nose - something I can't stand. I don't know, maybe it was that the juice was getting quite old now...

     

    Nonetheless I am unsure about Original Vetiver too. It was my first Creed. I liked it at first, then did a u-turn, then got it again and so on. It's a great 'fresh', soapy scent but not sure one I would want to own.

    post #14 of 17
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    Originally Posted by rum View Post
     

    I was very lucky to try this with some help from another BN member. I was underwhelmed by V48 and have to say I don't know what the fuss is about. It appeared very powdery to my nose - something I can't stand. I don't know, maybe it was that the juice was getting quite old now...

     

    Nonetheless I am unsure about Original Vetiver too. It was my first Creed. I liked it at first, then did a u-turn, then got it again and so on. It's a great 'fresh', soapy scent but not sure one I would want to own.

     

     

    Powdery ? Negative -- quite the opposite. Very fresh and clean smelling

    post #15 of 17
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    Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
     

    Powdery ? Negative -- quite the opposite. Very fresh and clean smelling

     

    Hmmm... that certainly isn't what I remember so I guess I'll need to revisit this one!!

    post #16 of 17
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    Originally Posted by rum View Post
     

     

    Hmmm... that certainly isn't what I remember so I guess I'll need to revisit this one!!

     

     

    Barbershop stylee!!!

    post #17 of 17
    Thread Starter 

    No, didn't get the powdery effect at all. Clean and spicy rain is what I recall - moved on to Green Irish Tweed but not as "classy"

     

    Was hoping the recipe would've been patented or accessible somehow in the public arena (esp. if no longer available) - shows how much I know of the world of fragrances and where to look for such things!

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    10/7/13 at 5:48am

    Sanctum said:



    I am new to this site so forgive repetition if my query has been posted requested previously. I once tried and loved Creed's Vetiver (1948) fragrance and want to try creating my own, as it's a discontinued line.

     

    There are many suggestions to certain notes it contained but I would welcome some sound advice into formulating this (or indeed if there similar fragrances that anyone knows of out there?)

    10/7/13 at 5:51am

    Tony T said:



    You might have better luck in the DIY Forum

    10/7/13 at 5:52am

    hednic said:



    I personally have never found anything exactly like the Creed Vetiver 1948, one of the best vetivers in my opinion. I am lucky to have a bottle of this in my collection. To me it's a pretty unique smelling vetiver.

    10/7/13 at 5:58am

    lpp said:



    Hi Sanctum & welcome!

     

    It will probably take a very long time before you have sufficient knowledge to create a good fragrance.

     

    Reading this may be helpful as an introduction:-

    http://www.basenotes.net/t/158437/primer-on-how-to-make-perfume-version-1-0

     

    Alternatively, people occasionally commission independent perfumers to create personal fragrances.

    10/7/13 at 6:00am

    Sanctum said:



    Agreed! 

     

    I will browse the DIY forums - thanks Tony T

     

    Really liking this site. 

    10/7/13 at 6:01am

    lpp said:



    Good luck!

    10/7/13 at 6:02am

    Sanctum said:



    Thank you for the link - very useful. 

     

    Yes, am relatively new to the science behind the scent but am becoming obsessively intrigued! 

     

    I fear my challenge will take me up some steep learning curves...........

    10/7/13 at 6:04am

    lpp said:



    And quite possibly bank account depths ;)

    10/7/13 at 6:07am

    Sanctum said:



    Ah but what a reward if the Vetiver '48 holy grail can be alchemised! (real word?)

    10/7/13 at 6:52am

    Kaern said:



    Don't get me started. What halfwit at Creed decided to pull this? :angry: I don't remember it having a big slug of oakmoss so what's the problem?

    10/7/13 at 7:07am

    Sanctum said:



    The mind boggles doesn't it?  - especially since "Original" Vetiver is still available and really nowhere near the quality and individuality *sigh*

    10/7/13 at 7:29am

    Kaern said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sanctum View Post
     

    The mind boggles doesn't it?  - especially since "Original" Vetiver is still available and really nowhere near the quality and individuality *sigh*

     

    Fully agree

    10/7/13 at 7:52am

    rum said:



    I was very lucky to try this with some help from another BN member. I was underwhelmed by V48 and have to say I don't know what the fuss is about. It appeared very powdery to my nose - something I can't stand. I don't know, maybe it was that the juice was getting quite old now...

     

    Nonetheless I am unsure about Original Vetiver too. It was my first Creed. I liked it at first, then did a u-turn, then got it again and so on. It's a great 'fresh', soapy scent but not sure one I would want to own.

    10/7/13 at 8:00am

    Kaern said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rum View Post
     

    I was very lucky to try this with some help from another BN member. I was underwhelmed by V48 and have to say I don't know what the fuss is about. It appeared very powdery to my nose - something I can't stand. I don't know, maybe it was that the juice was getting quite old now...

     

    Nonetheless I am unsure about Original Vetiver too. It was my first Creed. I liked it at first, then did a u-turn, then got it again and so on. It's a great 'fresh', soapy scent but not sure one I would want to own.

     

     

    Powdery ? Negative -- quite the opposite. Very fresh and clean smelling

    10/7/13 at 8:22am

    rum said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
     

    Powdery ? Negative -- quite the opposite. Very fresh and clean smelling

     

    Hmmm... that certainly isn't what I remember so I guess I'll need to revisit this one!!

    10/7/13 at 8:26am

    Kaern said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rum View Post
     

     

    Hmmm... that certainly isn't what I remember so I guess I'll need to revisit this one!!

     

     

    Barbershop stylee!!!

    10/7/13 at 10:38am

    Sanctum said:



    No, didn't get the powdery effect at all. Clean and spicy rain is what I recall - moved on to Green Irish Tweed but not as "classy"

     

    Was hoping the recipe would've been patented or accessible somehow in the public arena (esp. if no longer available) - shows how much I know of the world of fragrances and where to look for such things!