I picked OV in the poll, because it didn't say anything about price/value. I give the nod to OV, but if you are on a budget, Mugler Cologne is an excellent alternative. I have both and love them both. Can't go wrong either way IMO.
I've sampled both side-by-side. While they are both very similar, the differences make me lean towards OV. MC has a sweet note and OV is more citrusy. In regards to longevity, MC didn't last long on me and I got decent longevity from OV.
Thanks for the votes, guys. I smelled them both from start to finish and I have to say, I like Original Vetiver more. To me, it's just more complex and more pleasing in general. I think I'll pick up a 2.5 oz tester or something.
I have both and prefer Mugler Cologne myself. To me, it stays much fresher and cleaner in the drydown than OV. OV is great up top, but I don't like that "rooty", earthy note in the base (the vetiver mixed with ambergris I guess). It just feels dirtier to me. (but then again, I don't like most of Creed's dry downs as I'm not a fan of ambergris and find it too animalic for my tastes).
I don't really care for either, as I am not a fan of citrus/vetiver's very much. I would choose Mugler though, as I find OV to be very heavy and buttery in the opening, deeming it unwearable. although its drydown is nice. If I had my druthers, I would pick Bois Blonds, Grey Vetiver, or even PS Story, if I had to pick a citrus/vetiver.
At retail, it's not worth it, but at online discount prices, OV is the big winner. it's got a certain citrus magic nbo other scent has, and it does "clean leafy/herbal green" better than almost any other scent besides Selection Verte or Sisley Eau De Campagne.