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    Thumbs up Re: New Fragrance: Diptyque Vetyverio

    It is a nice scent, dominant, at least on me, vetiver and rose geranium, but , IMHO, it is not anything new. I prefer others fragrances from DIPTYQUE
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    I was all set to splash out on this one - I've never been a huge vetiver fan (I find Guerlain Vetiver - both new and vintage - to be dreadful), but figured Diptyque might just be able to pull a decent one off, especially when I saw the pyramid. I nearly bought it blind from a local SpaceNK yesterday, but gave it a test anyway just to see. I'm glad I did - to my nose it's another disappointing vetiver. So I didn't buy it, obviously.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Diptyque Vetyverio

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    SMM - clarification please: I think L' Eau is super spicy (which I thoroughly enjoy). Is Vetyverio more spicy than L' Eau. I guess I'm wondering is it L' Eau with vetiver?
    Vetyverio is not more spicy than L'Eau I had them on side-by-side last night.
    I am definitely picking up the nutmeg and clove along with the geranium and rose in the heart. It seems like I am getting more of that than others who have tried this scent.
    I also wouldn't describe it as L'Eau with vetiver now that I have had them both on at the same time. L'Eau's spices are the core of that fragrance. Vetiver is the core of Vetyverio. Now that I have worn it a bit it feels more close in style to Tam Dao where the sandalwood there is used to play off three different sets of notes throughout the development. Vetyverio does much the same on my skin with the heart of it being the most interesting phase of it.
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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Diptyque Vetyverio

    Thanks SMM

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    I finally picked up my sample. It goes on with a very dominant grapefruit note, I get the nutmeg, too. The drydown ends up a rather typical, sour vetiver. Nice, but nothing new to report with this one.

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    Moved Vetyverio from Urgent-try list to Maybe-try list
    Vetiver The Great!!!

  7. #37

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    I wasn't expecting much of this due some of the tepid responses above, but it's really quite good. Outstanding, even. Fresh, floral, turning a bit bright as the heart develops. And the heart, as SMM notes, is the best part. It really comes alive and radiant after an hour.
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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Diptyque Vetyverio

    OK - so I finally have gotten a sample of this and have given it two full wearings.

    I'm extremely disappointed.

    The scent is very citrus prominent in the top notes, I immediately smelled the mandarin and was reminded of those lovely Eau's that Diptyque released in a trio a couple years back. Nice, refreshing...spicy. But hey - this is a vetiver scent not an eaux cologne.

    Once it heats up on skin, I can smell the transparent grassiness of the vetiver, the potpourri-like texture of the rose / spice combination and a slight whiff of that unique vegetable/mud/dirt accord that is most likely the carrot seed. The vetiver can ONLY be smelled when I bury my nose where I sprayed the scent, otherwise the overall combination is a very floral, musky green scent. Typical Diptyque, eh?

    I like florals. In fact, I like the idea of florals with vetiver (remember when I was searching for one on that thread months ago?). But Vetyverio does not satisfy this floral and vetiver lover at all. I found it boring, weak and ridiculously thin.

    I'm so glad I didn't blind buy this.

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