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    Default Turtle Vetiver by Les Nez

    Anyone had a chance to sample this one?
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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver by Les Nez

    I was wondering the same thing. I'm secretly hoping some vetiver lover (like jock_with_scents) will buy it blind so I can live vicariously through their blind buy.

    Helg reviewed it on Perfume Shrine and said about it, '...In a way I am envisioning a cross between the nautical, iodine-rich Vetyver of Annick Goutal and the craggy, wet cobblestones of Vetiver Extraordinaire...'
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    I am a wimpy vetiver lover....this one is too manly man for me.

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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver by Les Nez

    Quote Originally Posted by Jock_With_Scents View Post
    I am a wimpy vetiver lover....this one is too manly man for me.
    Does that mean you've sampled it? Or does that mean the description sounds way over the top manly man?
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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver by Les Nez

    I haven't sampled it. I did read a couple of blogs, and from the description it sounds too harsh and earthy for my taste. I am not a fan of LV - Vetiver, MPG - Route de Vetiver, FM - Vetiver Extraordinaire, Dawn Spencer Hirwitz - Vetyver, Santa Maria Novella - Vetiver, Different Company - Sel de Vetiver, Annick Goutal - Vetiver. This one sounds like it is an aquired taste, hence, my comments.

    I no longer struggle to understand a scent, or work myself into liking it. If it doesn't transport me the first time I sniff it, then I know there is no future for us. I know this from my experience on basenotes, and have come to peace with it. I will certainly sniff it maybe one day, but from the comparison and blogs, I probably will not like it.

    I prefer a more blended and restrained vetiver fragrance I guess. Vetiver as the predominant player is just a struggle for me...I am a vetiver wannabe! I parade as a vetiver lover, but really I am just a wimp that cannot take the real thing.

    Sorry this was slightly off topic, but was responding to you and MikePerez23.
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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver by Les Nez

    Quote Originally Posted by Jock_With_Scents View Post
    I haven't sampled it. I did read a couple of blogs, and from the description it sounds to harsh and earthy for my taste. I am not a fan of LV - Vetiver, MPG - Route de Vetiver, FM - Vetiver Extraordinaire, Dawn Spencer Hirwitz - Vetyver, Santa Maria Novella - Vetiver, Different Company - Sel de Vetiver, Annick Goutal - Vetiver. This one sounds like it is an aquired taste, hence, my comments.

    I no longer struggle to understand a scent, or work myself into liking it. If it doesn't transport me the first time I sniff it, then I know there is no future for us. I know this from my experience on basenotes, and have come to peace with it. I will certainly sniff it maybe one day, but from the comparison and blogs, I probably will not like it.

    I prefer a more blended and restrained vetiver fragrance I guess. Vetiver as the predominant player is just a struggle for me...I am a vetiver wannabe! I parade as a vetiver lover, but really I am just a wimp that cannot take the real thing.

    Sorry this was slightly off topic, but was responding to you and MikePerez23.
    My tastes in Vetiver mirrors yours. I don't think I'll like Turtle. I still couldn't resist smelling Turtle, so I ordered a sample. I'll let you guys know what I think next week.
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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver by Les Nez

    Quote Originally Posted by Jock_With_Scents View Post
    ...I am a vetiver wannabe! I parade as a vetiver lover, but really I am just a wimp that cannot take the real thing...
    That part made me giggle. I'm gonna get you a shirt that reads 'I am a vetiver wannabe'.

    Please post your thoughts on the scent when you sample it thebeck - this scent was on my mind last night and when I was sleeping last night it came up in my dreams (weird).

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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver by Les Nez

    Robin on NowSmellThis just did a review on it here:

    http://nowsmellthis.blogharbor.com/b...5/4104342.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisW View Post
    Robin on NowSmellThis just did a review on it here:

    http://nowsmellthis.blogharbor.com/b...5/4104342.html
    Thanks for the info. Robins review has me excited.
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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver by Les Nez

    It is a magnificent Vetiver. It isn't pretty, but then again it isn't too earthy. The way that Isabelle has composed it, makes it a multifaceted gem. On first application, I got a very strong vetiver scent and then that faded quickly and a softer floral note emerged, only to be replaced again by the lovely vetiver. I can see where the Turtle part comes in because the vetiver keeps hiding itself inside it's shell and then emerging again.

    If you're a vetiver lover, this is a must buy.
    Fine fragrance is alive; it breathes, unfolds and unravels with each passing hour....

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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver by Les Nez

    I've only worn Turtle Vetiver once but found it to be very much in the same league as my favorite vetivers: Vetiver Extraordinaire, Annick Goutal's, Givenchy's & Sycamore. It is absolutely a 'must try' for those who love vetiver.

    Would anyone know where one might purchase this online?

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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver by Les Nez

    It looks like it's available for order on Les Nez's website. 50ml size bottles at 60.4 Euros ($99 U.S.). They have samples too.

    http://www.lesnez.com/shop/shop/USER...3&kat_aktiv=53



    Quote Originally Posted by Delmar View Post
    I've only worn Turtle Vetiver once but found it to be very much in the same league as my favorite vetivers: Vetiver Extraordinaire, Annick Goutal's, Givenchy's & Sycamore. It is absolutely a 'must try' for those who love vetiver.

    Would anyone know where one might purchase this online?
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