I've owned a few vetiver based scents. I've got Guerlain Vetiver. Though this scent is one of the best vetiver based perfume out there, it seems work not so well on me. Too old, and the vetiver note is not strong enough for my taste. Besides, the longervity of this one is weak. I've got Zara Vetiver. It's cheap, and it's a cute vetiver scent. Fresh, young, and cute vetiver. I've got Montale Red Vetiver. A very natural and energising vetiver I think. I also tried Lubin Vetiver. This one is...too vetiver to me. On my skin, I almost feel dry and smoky single vetiver note all the times. And A Diffirent Company Vetiver, Azzaro Vetiver, CdG Vetiver... There was still no Vetiver that I want.
I am not into vetiver until I try Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental. It is completely a vetiver that I'm longing for. So balance between the dryness /the smokeness of vetiver and oriental/woody notes. It's special, but not strange. It's masculin, complex, and totally enjoyable. Serge Lutens Vetiver works so amazingly on me. Wear it, and I've got so many good compliments about how I smell: So gentle, so attractive, so wonderful, so diffirent... And I love this unique Vetiver.
I know that we've got so many Vetiver related threads, but I still wanna make a new thread about Vetiver, just to share our taste about this beautiful note. So, what's your One and Only Vetiver?
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At the moment Encre Noire, no contest.
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I have several vetivers i enjoy for different reasons. If I could only keep one, I'd probably go with Lorenzo Villoresi's Vetiver, although it's perhaps a bit much for daily wear.
Although I haven't tried that many vetivers (f.e. I've yet to try CdG en FM) I actually like it if a scent doesn't have too much vetiver... I like it that the frag contains enough vetiver so that it's easy to detect but that it doesn't completely dominate.
Original Guerlain Vetiver EDC is the one for me!
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Is the juice worth the squeeze?
Vetiver for me is very much a mood fragrance, If I'm in the mood for the lighter side of vetiver I will wear something like Vetiver Hombre, or Vettiveru, or Racine,or Carlo Corinto's Vetyver. Which by the way is my favorite Vetiver. If I'm in the mood for vetiver with a punch, I will wear RdV, Annick Goutals offering, or perhaps Etro's vetiver. So my signature Vetiver depends on what kind of mood I'm in.Even if I did have a signature Vetiver it would probably change often anyway, as my mood for fragrances changes often.
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Creed's 1948 Vetiver. Admittedly mild, I find it to be very satisfying.
Does anyone else find the drydown of Encre Noir really awful? It's a great scent, but the drydown seems to have one of those massive woody-ambers that it just ruins everything else for me.
Either way - I 2nd the Givenchy Vetyver. Pure, elegant, root-y vetiver and nothing else. If you can find a vintage bottle of Guerlain's Vetiver, I found it very similar.
Until recently, I would have said Givenchy Vetyver.
But now, I'd say Chanel Sycomore. No doubt. Rich, smoky, and full-bodied.
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
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My two favorites: Creed Original Vetiver and Givenchy Vetyver.
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There is no such thing, for me, as my one and only signature vetiver. I like many, for many different reasons.
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I'm glad I don't have to pick one. The one that I currently ache to get is Andy Tauer's Vetiver Dance.
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Guerlain is still IT, although each strength and formulation is a little different..... Have you tried l'Occitane's Vetiver? It is very wearable. By the way, while not a pure vetiver scent, I think that the best vetiver is Creed's Baie de Genievre.
Floris Vetiver. Now discontinued
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Yello all! I was just about to start a thread on the theraputic benefits of Vetiver but saw this thread and thought it would make sense to post here!
I've had LOADS goin on in my life over the past few years, hence why I've not been around as much, anyhoo, I was feeling really low the other day so I thought a trip through me drobe would help. I sprayed on a few scents and around 30mins later my mood had lifted, I mean really lifted. After a bit of investigating all the scents I had tried were vetiver heavy! M:Men by Matsushima, Guerlian Vetiver extreme etc.. Well I've been trying the same thing again today with other vetivers (Floris for one which is half price at the mo on their website!) and it really seems to work!
As for my main vetiver I would say M:Men for summer, a lovely lighter vetiver with a really creamy finish, very well done. For colder seasons I would say Floris Vetiver or of course Guerlain. The Extreme is a very nice slight variation on it too!
L'Occitane's... I regard it as a mixture of cedar plus vetiver, can't help noticing some accords present in Gucci pH / Tumulte. Did you try L'Occitane's vetiver soap? It is marvelous.
Encro Noir hands down. although i do like Creed's OV for a more playful and fresh approach to the vetiver theme.
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I am a novice to Vetiver. I received a sample of Guerlain Vetiver on Friday and tried it yesterday. This is one that I will have to revisit a few times. Initially the only scent I could get was that of an old folks home. However, after about 5 hrs I was abe to pick up a hint of tobacco and pepper. Fairly mild overall, its just that I couldnt get passed the old person smell.
Yesterday I happend to stop by Marshalls and noticed they had Azzaro Vetiver for only $14. I didnt want to just blind buy before I could read some reviews.
I am glad this thread was started because it gives me some great information on Vetivers to sample.
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Hey TJMAC! If you want some not-so-expensive vetivers, I think you should try Zara Vetiver. About 25euro for a 200ml bottle, and the water inside is so beautiful.
I am agree with Sofresh. On me, Encre Noir dry down is weird and boring, I almost feel incense note so much more than vetiver note in this scent.
About Greed Vetiver. It's so pure, so natural, calm and enjoyable. But, I wish that this Vetiver could have better longervity.
I can see that so many basenoters love Givenchy Vetiver. I tried it once and I think I should retry it asap. I'm curious about L'occitane Vetiver, too.