Originally Posted by EdwardBenton
I can see why some people would opt for tdH despite the classic status of GV.
TdH seems more modern and bright to some.
I've seem complaints about the cedar - I love the cedar. Much like my first reaction to GV, my first reaction to tdH was negative also, I turned to my fiancee and said "smells like ive brushed up against a christmas tree". Now I find that cedar smell almost addictive.
I'm comfortable enough wearing either, but my first impression of GV was one of "old man" so I can see how that would hold some people back.
Yes! You more or less sum up my own experiences with GV and TdH. In fact I really couldn't stand TdH on me every time I tested it but out of boredom and with the wish to understand where all the positive feedback comes from, I kept coming back and it actually clicked and made me do a complete 180° on it. I also had a real problem with the Vetiver-note in general for some time and GV was no exception when I first tried it. Months later I received a bunch of minis and there was one of vintage GV. When I wore that after a stressful day at work, I had an epiphany and fell in love with it. Unfortunately and despite my huge respect for it, I don't feel too comfortable actually wearing it in public. And that is why I would go with TdH, too (even more so when we're talking about current GV).