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  • Encre Noire

    23 15.33%
  • Givenchy Vetiver

    12 8.00%
  • Vetiver Extraordinaire

    25 16.67%
  • Grey Vetiver

    19 12.67%
  • Guerlain Vetiver

    37 24.67%
  • Terre D'Hermes

    7 4.67%
  • Original Vetiver

    9 6.00%
  • Sycomore

    18 12.00%
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    Default Favorite/Best Vetiver?

    Vote and tell why you voted as such! If you picked other state what other you prefer most and why

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    Default Re: Favorite/Best Vetiver?

    Can't see the 'other' tab in the poll.

    You missed out on some really excellent vetivers
    MPG Route du Vetiver (vintage)
    MPG Route du Vetiver (current) - literally a different fragrance from the original
    Vetiver Pour Elle
    Annick Goutal Vetiver
    Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver
    Creed Vetiver 1948

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    Default Re: Favorite/Best Vetiver?

    Of this bunch I gave my vote for Vetiver Extraordinaire, but had it been included, Annick Goutal Vétiver would have got my vote.
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    I voted Encre Noire because you don't have my favorites, Sel de Vetiver and Vetiver by Annick Goutal. You're also missing Etro's Vetiver and Fumidus by Profumum, which are really extraordinary smoky vetivers. Oh! And Vetiver Oriental by Serge Lutens.

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    I voted for the Guerlain. I just like it. I note the early running for Grey Vetiver, but it really does reference Guerlain's classic creation. I'm not that keen on Grey Vetiver as there is an odd rubber-like note in it which doesn't work for me.
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    Default Re: Favorite/Best Vetiver?

    I've owned or tested dozens, but
    Still waiting to test Givenchy Vetiver . . .

    *sigh*

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    I pick Givenchy Vetiver.

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    +1 Sel De Vetiver from The Different Company. It is a must-list.

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    Default Re: Favorite/Best Vetiver?

    Quote Originally Posted by chocolateguy View Post
    I pick Givenchy Vetiver.
    Me too - with Encre Noire a close second.
    Last edited by JON RODGERS; 24th May 2010 at 08:51 AM.

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    Default Re: Favorite/Best Vetiver?

    Givenchy all the way.......
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    I have to fess up to not being a huge vetiver lover , unless someone out there does a sweet one ???

    ANyway I do quite like frederic malle vetiver and the serge lutens one too

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    Default Re: Favorite/Best Vetiver?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    I have to fess up to not being a huge vetiver lover , unless someone out there does a sweet one ???
    Maybe you can try ELDO Fat Electrician (notes of vetiver, vanilla bean, opoponax and myrrh)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigrushka View Post
    Of this bunch I gave my vote for Vetiver Extraordinaire, but had it been included, Annick Goutal Vétiver would have got my vote.
    Goutal`s is The Best!
    But I voted for Guerlain`s vintage Vetiver while Goutal is out of this poll...
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    Default Re: Favorite/Best Vetiver?

    Fragonard Vetiver is my choice.

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    Apart from Guerlain, I also love OV by Creed, Lanvin Vetiver and Encre Noire, while looking forward to testing Givenchy Vetiver and Terre d'Hermes pretty soon
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    Default Re: Favorite/Best Vetiver?

    Givenchy is great, that's the one I voted for. It is done in a bright, sparkling style with a touch of lemon. Very cheery.
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    Default Re: Favorite/Best Vetiver?

    Of those, Vetiver Extraordinaire... But I'm still waiting for "the" vetiver for me.

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    Default Re: Favorite/Best Vetiver?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    Of those, Vetiver Extraordinaire... But I'm still waiting for "the" vetiver for me.
    It seems you've set the bar really high, mate and why not? After all you are the king of aroma.

    By any chance did you try the Bourbon Vetiver oil from Aqua Oleum?

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    Default Re: Favorite/Best Vetiver?

    Of the ones listed, I voted for Sycomore. Had other been an option, I'd have picked Guerlain Vetiver EDC (which is a completely different fragrance than the current Guerlain Vetiver EDT).
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    Has to be Vetiver Extraordinaire. I deeply appreciate some of the other ones on that list like Guerlain's Vetiver, but VE is the only one I've tried that doesn't turn into this swampthing vetiver on me. VE stays clean and crisp all the way through. It's like that brand new shoes smell, but it smells like nature... if that makes any sense. The only one I haven't tried is Givenchy's vetiver.

    The only other vetiver I absolutely love to wear on that list is Sycomore.
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    My vote went to Tom Ford Grey Vetiver. I got this one to help diversify my spring line-up. I also like Terre de Hermes, but I guess I could live without it.
    I can get my oranges fix elsewhere, like Paul Smith Extreme.

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    Whao, I didn't realize that Givenchy's Vetyver is so popular. Looking at the notes, I thought it would just be very much like Guerlain's Vetiver. Looks like I'm gonna have to give it a try too!

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    Default Re: Favorite/Best Vetiver?

    My vote goes to Sycomore.

    I easily get a decomposing vibe from vetiver, but not in a varm, healthy, earty compost kind of way (this I think I would enjoy). I often smell damp cellars with something vegetal rotting in them.

    Sycomore feels like a "clean" vetiver, which makes it likable even to me.
    Last edited by tott; 24th May 2010 at 02:16 PM.

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    Default Re: Favorite/Best Vetiver?

    Annick Goutal's vetiver is the best IMHO, Route du Vetiver and Guerlain's Vetiver pour Elle are great, I also love Floris Vetiver.
    Last edited by foetidus; 24th May 2010 at 03:08 PM.

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    I think that the classification of VETIVER is so broad. Treatments of vetivers vary so much in fragrances that it seems difficult, if not impossible, to pick a single favorite. I like several variations, many of which you have listed, and would be hesitant to pick a winner out of those.

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    Default Re: Favorite/Best Vetiver?

    Guerlain

    Duh.

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    My favorites: Original Vetiver, Floris Vetiver, Givenchy Vetyver and MPG Racine.
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    Default Re: Favorite/Best Vetiver?

    Guerlain Vetiver and Encre Noir.

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    Encre Noire! It's nice and dark and earthy
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    Default Re: Favorite/Best Vetiver?

    Quote Originally Posted by TricsMan View Post
    I think that the classification of VETIVER is so broad. Treatments of vetivers vary so much in fragrances that it seems difficult, if not impossible, to pick a single favorite. I like several variations, many of which you have listed, and would be hesitant to pick a winner out of those.
    +1

    It's a bit like polling red wine lovers what their favorite red wine is. It is sometimes nice to know peoples' opinions, but the variance on which a selection may be based is enormous. That said, I'm split between GV and VE. Both beyond excellent, though the briefs (and market forces) upon which each was created were undoubtedly very different.

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