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    Default Vétyver Oriental and dior homme: kissin' cousins?

    First full wearing of SL Vétyver Oriental. It reminded me of something. Yep dior homme. That same powdery irsis with a whiff of gourmand. A look at the notes confirmed my suspicion:

    Vétiver Oriental:

    Top note : Sap Notes, Pallida Iris, Undergrowth Notes
    Middle note : Vetiver Root, Gaďac Wood, Woody-Accord, Chocolate
    Base note : Musk, Ambered Mosses, Sandalwood, Rockrose Labdanum

    Dior homme:
    Top note : Sage, Lavender, Bergamot
    Middle note : Iris Concrete, Cocoa, Amber
    Base note : Haitian Vetiver, Indonesian Patchouli, Leather

    The Lutens has a much stronger vetiver opening, of course, and it remains the elemental difference throughout, but as it settles down the similarities become quite strong, with homme remaining lighter and a bit sharper, the Lutens earthier, darker.

    Has anyone else observed these similarities?
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    Default Re: Vétyver Oriental and dior homme: kissin' cousins?

    My first reaction was a head shake but i'll attempt to get back to you once what I'm currently wearing (aah, Orris) has diminsihed and do a thorough testing.

    My synesthetic immediate reaction was 'No way! DH is a cool grey turning to a pale soft cashmere brown, whereas VO starts with a rainbow of greens and turns to chocolate', but who knows how that really translates...

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    Default Re: Vétyver Oriental and dior homme: kissin' cousins?

    DH is to VO as PBR is to Heineken.
    Last edited by ajmc; 18th November 2006 at 04:13 AM.

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    Default Re: Vétyver Oriental and dior homme: kissin' cousins?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajmc
    DH is to VE as PBR is to Heineken.
    VE =VO?
    PBR = Pabst Blue Ribbon?

    Sorry, ich bin Deutscher. Sam Adams is as low as I stoop beerwise
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    Default Re: Vétyver Oriental and dior homme: kissin' cousins?

    You mean to imply Frank Booth would be wearing Dior Homme??!?
    Noooo, no no no

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    Default Re: Vétyver Oriental and dior homme: kissin' cousins?

    Frank Booth would layer something by Axe with Scent Intense.
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