Originally Posted by Asaskian Folks, you got to be kidding me...
No one has mentioned Maître Parfumeur et Gantier's Racine and Route de Vétiver? (preferably the 90ml bottles)
And Nersh, the Vetiver in so-called modern scents is not a Vetiver per se... (Panache by Delrae/yes I'm not joking, it is a vetiver based scent and Coeur de Vétiver Sacré's loud fruity-tea jumble as well is centred on vetiver). If you are someone who likes Encre Noire, you like Vetiver notes not smothered in other smell-accords and you prefer Renion/Bourbon and Haitian varieties instead of Javan or others.
This I will say, stay away from AG's Vetiver, since it is not just smoky it has an animalic, dusty hint to it.
I didnt find Racine to be vetiver enough (used vetiver as an adjective
) and RdV is a classical intense vetiver. So neither, IMO of course, could be considered modern.
I think for something to be modern it should take contemporary ideas and then disregard them.
Originally Posted by Ekove
MPG seems like a house that has died down in general in these forums...their distribution is so screwed up, their bottles leak 50% of the time when shipped. And some of their reformulations were vastly disappointing. Was one of my favorite houses 2 years ago, though I have no tried their vetiver...I dunno if I will be disappointed. But their creations don't feel modern to me in general and that's what I liked about them.
How does the 90ml compare to the new 100ml? Will I be disappointed if I try the 100ml first?
I bought 4 MPG bottles of which 2 leaked. So , surprisingly, your percentage figure is correct lol.
Originally Posted by Sparky
Ok - yeah, Vetiver Tonka is pretty awesome
It certainly is!
I'd urge you to try Vetyverio by Diptyque. They are in no way similar in terms of notes but in terms of uniqueness.