Not as a Vetiver, but ideal as a decent, easy-to-wear, versatile summer scent.
Yes, I consider Guerlain Vetiver a masterpiece.
No, I don't think Guerlain Vetiver is a masterpiece.
In your opinion, is Guerlain Vetiver a masterpiece?
Not as a Vetiver, but ideal as a decent, easy-to-wear, versatile summer scent.
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masterpiece, without doubts
Yes for sure
Can't deny it
The old Vetiver was, the new one is close, but no cigar.
I'm not a fan, but it is a masterpiece...
Great fragrance, and definitely a classic but it is not a masterpiece.
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I think it's the best vetiver perfume
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I don't like it... so I guess it must be
It may have suffered a bit due to a degrade in quality of materials, but the blending is near perfect and its one of the best multi-faceted vetivers out there. Guerlains' Vetiver is a concept, a perfumers interpretation of the vetiver note in a much larger scheme of things. I like that its not a straight vetiver dump with minimal supporting notes (imo a very easy thing to do and which requires little skill). Yet, the vetiver note is very evident in the composition, its just that it has a quite capable posse which makes it shine more.
short answer, yes. The real "masterpiece" IMO was the original edc. Magical.
In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...
If I were to go in exile or leave the United States if it were war torn, and I could only take with me two fragrances it would be Guerlain's Vetiver and Creed's Bois du Portugal. Everything else, I'd leave behind.
"If a perfume stinks, it's a disaster when she turns off the light." - Jean-Paul Guerlain
yes, yes yes. YES.
(did i mention yes?)
thoroughly perfect in every way. any time, any place, anywhere, anyone.
i might not be very experienced in the field of fragrance, but i know that this stuff is simply exquisite.
Definitely. It was love at first smell for me.
I just hope we do not have to do this for every fragrance.
So what if the old formulation was different? Even if that were true (some have suggested that it is not), the current formulation is awesome by itself.
And I am gonna need the the address of those 21 people who voted "no" to smack them in the head*. What are they thinking?! If Guerlain Vetiver is not a msterpiece then what is?
*Ok I might hear them if they give a good argument to deffend their position.
GV is on the top of the fragrance world.
I'm sorry, I love the vetiver note in general, but Guerlain Vetiver just smells dated to me! It's probably associations that I have with adult guys wearing it when I was growing up, but I get a distinct vibe from it that it would fit best a few decades ago.
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A POLLl? Don't YOU know if it's a masterpiece? How can you stand not knowing? Why rely on what others---Oops, sorry folks. I just had an Ayn Rand/ Howard Roark moment.
Not "a", but "The" masterpiece to be precise...:-)
Yes, i think ti is.
But if you were to make me choose between Guerlain's and Givenchy's, I'd pick Givenchy's Vetiver. It's a better scent overall.
I don't know if I would consider any Vetiver-centric fragrance to be a masterpiece.
Yes; however, I do not like it very much.
I voted Yes. (In afterthought, I wondered whether I'm qualified to make this kind of judgement ) I do think it is one of the 'better ones' at least!
For what its worth - in Perfumes: The Guide, Luca Turin writes: "Though it is much thinner and drier than the original (about which I could write volumes) ... this is still one of the best vetivers around."
As long as the older bottles are still available (albiet somewhat rare), it can't be out of place to point out a difference between the formulations.
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Absolutely NOT !
Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
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I think so. In my book anyway. I've worn it since I was 18. That's close to 40 years.
Yes, a masterpiece. When it came out in the late 60's there was nothing else like it really. Guerlain improved on a the dry woody vetiver Givenchy had on the market by adding a tobacco musk basenote. I remarkable blending masterstroke. It was a first of its type, very original and considered the most attractive fragrance in the world for men by a well publicized blind sniff test. Yes, it is a masterpiece. But, I just don't like it.
I really enjoy wearing it.There may be better or more intense vetivers out there, but I really like how Guerlain smells on me.
It smells very nice, but with such a poor longevity and nonexistent sillage, I wouldn't call it a masterpiece.
I didnt like the smell or longevity or sillage
honestly very bad IMHO
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The vintage Vetiver is a complete masterpiece, the newer version is still formidable but not as much.
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That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.
...and I'm not hyposmic to vetiver by any means.
Anyway, I'm excited about the little bottle of vintage Guerlain Vetiver EdC I just got.
I like it a lot, and it's historically important, but I'm not sure that I'd call it a 'masterpiece'.
I've given the reformulated juice 3 full wearings and I have to say, it's a masterpiece as well. You can't seem to get tired of this scent. This juice will permanently be in the collection, no matter how many times I run out!
Need to try the vintage formula to see what everybody's raving about though...
the blend is simply divine. yes Just yesterday I went to a local perfume shop and was looking at Vetiver and they'd run out of the new bottles but the tester bottle (barely touched) was one of the older bottles and I asked to buy it and the store owner said she needed to keep it as a tester for the new bottles which were soon to arrive. I was very sad...
if it wasn't for the fact that i HATE Coriander/Cilantro in fragrances and that note stands out on my skin i would give it an emphatic yes... since i can't stand having it on my skin for longer than an hour I have to regretfully give it a no... sorry
At your service
A BIG DITTO to GV being a masterpiece!!!!!!!!!!!
I'd say yes. It took awhile for me to really understand it (I hated it when I was younger), but I love it now.
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it is definitely a masterpiece.
Doesn't float my boat but undeniably a classic. Is it a masterpiece? whatever...
I like it. It's good. It didn't knock my socks off, and there are other vetiver scents that I much prefer, and I wouldn't even go as far as to call them masterpieces, so I have to say no on the masterpiece.
"I don't know what the different scents is. I just know what I like." -- Sephora SA
Absolutely. Although the "extreme" version smells better on me, I think the original, even in its newest form is a classic, a masterpiece and my flagship vetiver scent.
Yes. I remember getting a sample years ago. At first I was put off by it, but I could not stop sniffing at it. By the end of the week the notes so intrigued me I had to go back to the store and buy a bottle.
Sure is ...
Nobody else smells the dental filling cement?
I say yes, grassy, blooms well in heat. I scanned the entire thread for Tom (the_good_life). He is what I consider a Basenotes connossieur (sp?) from the great country of Germany. The guy HATES Guerlain Vetiver. Believe the last time he compared it to wading hip-deep in a spittoon.
He would nuke the thread if he found it! LOL
Givenchy Vetyver is better, but Guerlain is better known.
If Guerlain Vetiver isn't a masterpiece I don't know what could be claimed as such. But I do agree that these posts do need to come to an end.
An absolutely flawless masterpiece.
That said, Givenchy Vetyver is indeed a great vetiver scent & so is Guerlain Vetiver. I will rather have both of them in my wardrobe than choose one over the other.