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    best representative of the vetiver family is vetiver oil

    people don't mention it much in these threads but fat electrician by eldo is in fact quite vetiver heavy, with more facets that can be found in a lot of fragrances with vetiver in the name.

    route du vetiver and villoresi vetiver are also vetiver prominent.

    somehow I don't find vetiver extraordinaire that naturally vetiver as others.

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    I'd say Vetiver Extraordinaire as well. Though it doesn't smell of only vetiver to me -- there's lovely citrus in the beginning, and a warm myrrh note later in the dry-down. Great stuff. (Bright and a bit sweet compared to Sycomore's smooth warm smokiness, for instance.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Did I misunderstand the OP's query?

    Are we requested to suggest vetiver-intense perfumes or our top vetiver perfumes?

    I took "Top Vetiver Heavy Hitters" to mean perfumes with intense amounts of vetiver in them.
    You are correct. I know there are a lot of lovely vetiver perfumes around, I am wondering what are the "strongest" in terms of noticeability of the Vetiver note itself-- or which one's seem to have the greatest amount of the root oil, or greatest "purity," if you will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funraiser18 View Post
    I find Malle's Vetiver Extraordinaire to be the "purest and strongest" of the genre.
    i concur.

    it's almost completely devoid of any personality at all. but if you love Vetiver, you can't get a more potent and honest depiction of it than Frederic Malle's Vetiver Extraordinaire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srmd22 View Post
    You are correct. I know there are a lot of lovely vetiver perfumes around, I am wondering what are the "strongest" in terms of noticeability of the Vetiver note itself-- or which one's seem to have the greatest amount of the root oil, or greatest "purity," if you will.
    The ones I mentioned.This is coming from a Vetiver connoisseur.

    Seek out a sample of Turtle Vetiver if only to know what RAW Vetiver smells like in perfume media otherwise Vetiver oil as sarupatates mentioned.
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    MPG RdV and the Annick Goutal are the 'thumpers' of the category to me.
    Oh, and honorable mention to Royall Vetiver from Royall Lyme of Bermuda.
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    I think MPG RdV and Annick Goutal Vetyver are hardcore vetivers but the ultimate vetiver I have ever tried is Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver. I am surprised it gets so few mentions. It is the smokiest vetiver I have ever tried and although I am a big fan of this note LV Vetiver is too much for me! I cannot imagine anyone using this one on a regular basis.
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    Sycomore made me addicted to vetiver...

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    The strongest vetivers I found (excluding oils) are Route Du Vetiver and the Villoresi and while I thoroughly enjoy both of them, I find Vetiver Extraordinaire to be much more satisfying.

    Another heavy hitter is Etro's Vetiver (vintage).

    (I won't mention Sycomore just because It's much more than a vetiver fragrance).


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    This part of Ayala's Blog: http://ayalasmellyblog.blogspot.com/...i-vetiver.html - is an excellent description of the various kinds of vetiver that are out there. Some smell lemony and some are very dark and green and some very woody. The Bourbon Islands vetiver is probably the heaviest that is used in perfumery like in Miller Harris Bourbon Vetiver or Les Nez Turtle Vetiver. I like CdG Vetiveru for a pure scent of lemony Haitian Vetiver.
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    Many of these mentioned I love (Sycomore, Vetiver Extraordinaire, Etro Vetiver, Fat Electrician). I would add to the list my #1 favorite vetiver: Sel de Vetiver. It does not use vetiveryle but rather a lush, natural Haitian vetiver in a very minimal setting of salt and iris that feels like it was composed for the sole purpose of setting off the spectacular oceanic depth of the primary ingredient. It blows my mind every time I wear it.

    Escentric 02 is also a lovely take on synthetic vetiver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    Many of these mentioned I love (Sycomore, Vetiver Extraordinaire, Etro Vetiver, Fat Electrician). I would add to the list my #1 favorite vetiver: Sel de Vetiver. It does not use vetiveryle but rather a lush, natural Haitian vetiver in a very minimal setting of salt and iris that feels like it was composed for the sole purpose of setting off the spectacular oceanic depth of the primary ingredient. It blows my mind every time I wear it.

    Escentric 02 is also a lovely take on synthetic vetiver.
    Sel De Vetiver is really amazing fragrance, very unique

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpk View Post
    I think MPG RdV and Annick Goutal Vetyver are hardcore vetivers but the ultimate vetiver I have ever tried is Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver. I am surprised it gets so few mentions. It is the smokiest vetiver I have ever tried and although I am a big fan of this note LV Vetiver is too much for me! I cannot imagine anyone using this one on a regular basis.
    I regularly wear the Lorenzo but also wonder how Route du Vetiver could be worm everyday. Especially the vintage formula.
    Isn't our personal perception of senses interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzlepuff View Post
    The Bourbon Islands vetiver is probably the heaviest that is used in perfumery like in Miller Harris Bourbon Vetiver or Les Nez Turtle Vetiver. I like CdG Vetiveru for a pure scent of lemony Haitian Vetiver.
    I remember bring in awe at you and agree others knowledge a year and half ago and here I am concurring with you .
    I too feel that Bourbon Vetiver is a true representative of India ocean Vetiver. Whether it synthetic I natural or partial I am uncertain but it is the closest to true Indian ocean Vetiver oil that I've smelled , along with Turtle Vetiver.
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    Encre Noire. Just ordered a big fat bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by funraiser18 View Post
    I find Malle's Vetiver Extraordinaire to be the "purest and strongest" of the genre.
    +1.
    But the best Vetiver fragrance is Sycomore.

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    My tastes and my opinions on this subject are quite predictable and simple:

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Etro Vetyver
    Creed OV
    Mugler Cologne
    Vetiver Carven
    Lanvin Vetyver
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    encre noire

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    L'occitane Vetiver
    Azzaro Vetiver
    Creed Vetiver
    Guerlain Vetiver

    All Tops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Turtle Vetiver - Exercise 1 - discontinued but not impossible to find. Exercise # 2 has just been released.
    Vetiver - Etro
    Bourbon Vetiver - Miller Harris
    Vetiver - Lorenzo Villoresi
    Route du Vetiver - Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier

    I consider the above very vetiver dominant perfumes.

    I find Vetiver Extraordinaire to be airy compared to the above.
    Because of this I usually spray double of what I would normally spray (40 sprays).
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    Quote Originally Posted by stanmar View Post
    H22 ....with 40 sprays you are now the undisputed King of Sillage. ...lol...Curious as to how many wearings you get from a 1.7fl oz bottle?
    I approximate each wearing to be between 2 and 3 ml but mostly towards the 2 side of the spectrum due to the nature of my taste in perfumes anyways being strong.

    I am but a mere minuscule of sillage compared to the Emperor of sillage member scent.
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    Not crazy for vetivers, but Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver I can tolerate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    I regularly wear the Lorenzo but also wonder how Route du Vetiver could be worm everyday. Especially the vintage formula.
    Isn't our personal perception of senses interesting.
    The LV vetiver is the only vetiver that has scared me. I love wearing RdV on the other hand (I admit having seen people running away from me in public places though ). It goes to show, one man's magic potion is another man's poison
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    This thread is a must-read for vetiver lovers: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/172...ents-added!%29

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpk View Post
    The LV vetiver is the only vetiver that has scared me. I love wearing RdV on the other hand (I admit having seen people running away from me in public places though ). It goes to show, one man's magic potion is another man's poison
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    Vetiver Extraordinaire or Sycomore

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    I have to agree with Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre. It's not that easy to get in the states so I always buy two combo sets.

    I get the 4.0 edt, the 200 after shave balm and a small btl of deodorant spray for less then 90 bucks.

    I love this stuff.

    My second choice is Creed OV.

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    I cant stand vetiver heavy fragrances. But Sycomore and creed OV are both excellent.

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    I like Tom Ford's.

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    I would like on update on this. What's the best vetiver now?

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