Thread: Your 3 favourites Vetivers
Guerlain Vetiver, Vetiver Extraordinaire, and one you left out - Annick Goutal Vetiver
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Route du Vetiver
Honorable mention: L'Artisan Vetiver
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Loewe – Loewe Pour Homme
Hermčs – Vétiver Tonka
Mazzolari – Vetiver
Carlo Corinto – Vetyver
Etro, Jo Malone and Fréderic Malle got my votes. Would have voted for Annick Goutal if it had been included.
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Route du Vetiver
Plenty of favorites on that list, but those are the top three.
That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
Annick Goutal Vetiver
haven't decided on the third yet
When I think Vetiver I always think there's actually two scent classes of it,
a. the raw type scents like Villoresi, Etro, Roccobarocco and
b. the highly refined types like Guerlain, Creed, Azzaro Pure Vetiver, Carvens, Malizia Uomo etc (I have difficulty detecting it in Lanvin's).
Anyhow, I haven't tested all the one's that can be polled on, but my favourites are
Azzaro Pure Vetiver (as good as Chrome)
I love Lanvin Vetiver (vintage)
I still must try the new one though, they say it's different
I like l'Occitane Vetiver
Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Ice - nice colognes, easily wearable
I like to apply and forget about them during the day. Should they be noticed
by others, it will be ok but not really intended. Best for work and in the summer.
Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver - 'to test' I heard it praised so much that
I believe I may not know the 'best' yet!
Puig Vetiver - 'to test' I like the house
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This is maybe a bit off-topic, but I bought a pretty expensive 100% genuine, essentual Vetiver oil. This stuff is brown and out of the 5ml bottle stinks like hell. Very, very damp and earthy, no Vetiver or grass notes at all. It almost made me run to the toilet! I couldn't resist to try it on my skin, but it's of course for the use with a diffuser. Longevity was around 48 hours (only two drops!). The evolution was mindblowing to say the least. It changed the whole time for about two hours, then stayed more or less the same. What also made the testing on skin quite interesting was the fact that after the two hours it was exactly like the old Guerlain Vetiver, maybe slightly more intense, but the smell was identical IMO. They say it's bad to use an essential oil on skin, but I will do it again. Can't wait to try the 100% genuine, essentual indian sandalwood oil on skin ....
LV Vetiver, VE and Racine
I like Original Vetiver alot, but can't think of it as a vetiver scent.
1. Vétiver by Carven
2. Vetiver by Guerlain
3. Vétiver by Annick Goutal
1-Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver
2-Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver
3-Creed Vetiver (1948)
To ensure a decent range, I'll pick (in no particular order)
I Profumi di Firenze Fresco di Vetiver
Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver
Honorable mention to L'Artisan Vetiver and Carlo Corinto Vetyver
It looks like Guerlain's Vetiver is the winner, but which one? The old or the new version??
Probably we need a new poll.
Creed's 1948 is terrific, too.
I'd like to try Royall Vetiver and the old Caswell Massey Vetiver, maybe they'll bring it back.
In rotation: Greenbriar (new), Silver Mountain Water, Dunhill for Men (1934), Acqua di Parma Colonia, Habit Rouge EDC, Ho Hang, B*Men, Agua Brava
I smelled Creed's Vetiver today and it smelled very
'green'. Did not care much for it at all. Still preferred Guerlain.
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One more: Montale's Vetiver des Sables. It's my favourite vetiver at the moment.