Originally Posted by supracuhz
Anyone have any experience with Vetiver Hombre by Adolfo Dominguez? How does it compare to VE?
Also, I asked before, but it wasn't really covered, but do any of you guys ever use Vetiver Oil. I searched the forums and apparently the one person I saw who used vetiver oil was banned.
Adolfo Dominguez' (AD) Vetiver is very strong, pretty good as far as I can tell since I did not try many - IMO, similar to L'Occitane's and better than Puig's. Wile AD's and L'Occitane's are woody vetivers, Puig's ir far more floral. Of the three, Puig's is the cheapest, then comes AD and then L'Occitane. The two first ones have excellent longevity, L'Occitane... so so.
If you are looking for good value for money, try Zara'a vetiver: 6,6 OZ for USD 33. It is suspiciously similar to Adolfo Dominguez, but more contemporary: top notes are sort of acquatic, but it immediately turns into a classical vetiver fragrance with woody middle and basenotes. Zara reports:
Top notes: grapefruit / Middle notes: orange blossom / Basenotes: vetiver. Good longevity, but not overpowering.
BTW: AD, Zara's vetiver and Vetiver de Puig are all manfuactured by Antonio Puig.