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    Default Re: What do women think of Vetiver?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    It's the difference between appreciating a good bottle of red wine as opposed to diggin' Dr. Pepper or Michelob........
    Perfectly put, but may or may not be appreciated.
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    Well I'm 27, my girfriend is 20.
    When I was wearing Vetiver Extraordinaire for the first time she sad that this is the most sexy fragrance ever.
    We went out, next morning she smell my neck and wondering how come that she can steel smell the scent.
    I really love Vetiver extraordinaire, I don't find it smell for the older men

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Perfectly put, but may or may not be appreciated.
    No offense meant- just my opinion, that's all.
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    Default Re: What do women think of Vetiver?

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    I think this statement is mocking and offensive.
    I'm sure you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathodera View Post
    Well, it made me laugh.

    Maybe you just haven't found the vetiver that rocks you yet.

    This thread actually made me think of the other one going now, about ethnicity, which in the context of fragrance preference, I define mostly as "culture."

    In some parts of the world, men waaay younger than 30 use the straight essential oil as their everyday fragrance of choice, but someone with a different perspective might suggest that you try compound scents that have a subtler, softer vetiver note.

    Personally, I've been a Hove Vetivert hardliner since pre-adolescence.

    It's totally unisex, though the pink box might not be a good cultural fit for some frailer gentlemen who cling to those droll gender-color associations found in some of the "quaint" earth resident subsets.
    I agree. There are actually some classic scents like Paco Rabanne PH that I love, but I feel weird wearing them. In a few years, I'll probably wear them with confidence. Culture has a lot to do with what we tend to be comfortable with or find normal. In a different time, a guy my age would wear that stuff easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Women seem to like it. Girls don't.
    Good distinction, petruccijc. Very young women/girls (teens and college age) seem to prefer the aquatics they peddle in clothing stores or on department store shelves. They like what is hip for themselves and also on men their own age.

    Older women seem to prefer the more unique scents on men.

    The scent of, for instance, Derby on a man will elicit a loud, "Eeew!" from a young, unsophisticated women. (Keep in mind there are many young men and women who are indeed trying more unique and traditional scents and not the candied or aquatic stuff they peddle to the young.)

    There is also Vertiver Pour Elle by Guerlain, which is made for women, and also Habanita--both mentioned earlier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by limaaa View Post
    Well I'm 27, my girfriend is 20.
    High five!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vulcan View Post
    I agree. There are actually some classic scents like Paco Rabanne PH that I love, but I feel weird wearing them. In a few years, I'll probably wear them with confidence. Culture has a lot to do with what we tend to be comfortable with or find normal. In a different time, a guy my age would wear that stuff easily.
    In another time period, a man of fashion--a chick magnet--would wear eau de jasmine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Women seem to like it. Girls don't.
    That is such a great line! I have used a version of that line recently to get out of trouble. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by vulcan View Post
    I'm sure you do.
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    Default Re: What do women think of Vetiver?

    Honestly I think it has more to do with the scent than the vetiver. I find it hard to believe anyone claiming Sel de Vetiver smells "old", the same could be said for Gray Vetiver or a number of other vetivers. It's just a note, and IMO, it matters far more about the composition it's in rather than it by itself.
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    Default Re: What do women think of Vetiver?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    It's the difference between appreciating a good bottle of red wine as opposed to diggin' Dr. Pepper or Michelob........
    Hey now! Leave my Dr. Pepper out of this!
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    Default Re: What do women think of Vetiver?

    The ones I've asked liked vetiver scents. See: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/253...all-experiment

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    It can be all of the above or none of the above. More than anything it's at the very least manly and a fairly "serious" scent.
    If you like it, wear it and see what happens.

    If you're a young guy whose only interest in fragrance is attracting women, there are probably better options.
    i agree with you, i have smelled a good number of vetivers,tom ford's, guerlain's, creed original vetiver and the classic vetiver. to be honest the 1948 creed vetiver is the only vetiver i have ever smelled that i ever cared for and i love it.

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    A young 20-25 year old woman loved my Original Vetiver (Creed). She loved to cuddle so much that she couldn't sleep when I wore it. Closest thing to an aphrodisiac-reaction I've ever experienced. But I don't think it was the vetiver. I really think it was the sandalwood (possibly genuine Mysore). I have my reasons.

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    My fiancee (22y.o.) loves vetiver. In fact she was wearing some of my Grey Vetiver decant yesterday, and it smelled amazing on her, so much so that she says that her sister (24 y.o.) complimented her on her perfume while she was wearing it.

    My fiancee has also worn my Givenchy vetyver, and also loves me in it.

    So apparently young women can enjoy vetivers.

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    Default Re: What do women think of Vetiver?

    Quote Originally Posted by vulcan View Post
    If you're cruising the nursing homes vetiver is the way to go.
    Quote Originally Posted by vulcan View Post
    I'm not your friend.
    I've read plenty of your mocking and rude posts. I've read your derisive language and dukes-up opinions. So you've used the Internet to learn snide and malicious methods.

    No body likes to read such. All the readers here see it and know what it is.
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    Default Re: What do women think of Vetiver?

    Quote Originally Posted by DustB View Post
    I've read plenty of your mocking and rude posts. I've read your derisive language and dukes-up opinions. So you've used the Internet to learn snide and malicious methods.

    No body likes to read such. All the readers here see it and know what it is.
    +1. Couldn't agree more.
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    Default Re: What do women think of Vetiver?

    Younger women seem to like it, but not quite enjoy it- so far, most of the younger age groups tended to prefer something more aquatic, airy or casual far more than vetiver frags

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Younger women seem to like it, but not quite enjoy it- so far, most of the younger age groups tended to prefer something more aquatic, airy or casual far more than vetiver frags
    i agree, when you go to the vetivers, and the heavy masculine colognes most young girls cannot appreciate them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustB View Post
    I've read plenty of your mocking and rude posts. I've read your derisive language and dukes-up opinions. So you've used the Internet to learn snide and malicious methods.

    No body likes to read such. All the readers here see it and know what it is.
    Hmmm....

    Seems a bit like a US/ Canada thing going on here..

    A bit like us English and the French... or Germans... or Welsh... or Scottish...

    If you can't do dry/ black/ ironic humour you shouldn't be on a forum that uses English as its language of choice.

    Breakaway colonies, sheesh. Think they have some kind of moral right...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    It's the difference between appreciating a good bottle of red wine as opposed to diggin' Dr. Pepper or Michelob........[/I][/B]
    I dislike wine of most types, except for the ones that are similar to lemonade (e.g. Asti Riccadonna).
    But I sometimes have dreams of the last time I had that wonderful stuff Dr.Pepper - it was in Prague in 2007 when I finally came across a bottle, the first since they discontinued it in Australia many years before.
    Ahhh - that was heaven.

    What's Michelob?
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    Default Re: What do women think of Vetiver?

    To me, most women don't seem to react much to Vetiver.

    If there is any slight reaction, it's more to the rawer type scents like the Etro or Lorenzo Villoresi ones, than the more toned down, smoother ones the designers put out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    What's Michelob?
    Typical watered down mass market American beer. I'd say it's the beer equivalent of Armani fragrance. Smooth, decent for guys who've recently moved up from Axe/Lynx (Bud Light, etc.).

    (microbrew snob here)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DustB View Post
    I've read plenty of your mocking and rude posts. I've read your derisive language and dukes-up opinions. So you've used the Internet to learn snide and malicious methods.

    No body likes to read such. All the readers here see it and know what it is.
    Get a sense of humor. I really don't care if I offend you with my opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnTheBeginner View Post
    Hmmm....

    Seems a bit like a US/ Canada thing going on here..

    A bit like us English and the French... or Germans... or Welsh... or Scottish...

    If you can't do dry/ black/ ironic humour you shouldn't be on a forum that uses English as its language of choice.

    Breakaway colonies, sheesh. Think they have some kind of moral right...
    Excuse me, I don't see what Canada and USA have to do with anything here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vulcan View Post
    Get a sense of humor. I really don't care if I offend you with my opinions.
    Get a sense of maturity. You are not funny. You are rude and obnoxious. I get a kick outta you. You say you are young ? I'm a heckuva lot younger than you. You just act young. Frankly, I'm surprised you are 30. You certainly are a young 30 ( as you yourself say).

    Love Armani Code and Cool Water all you want. But it is your rudeness and hypocrisy that is striking. It is interesting that you cannot "take it", but want to "dish it". I've seen you whine and whine about Armani Code and how all people should love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    Get a sense of maturity. You are not funny. You are rude and obnoxious. I get a kick outta you. You say you are young ? I'm a heckuva lot younger than you. You just act young. Frankly, I'm surprised you are 30. You certainly are a young 30 ( as you yourself say).

    Love Armani Code and Cool Water all you want. But it is your rudeness and hypocrisy that is striking. It is interesting that you cannot "take it", but want to "dish it". I've seen you whine and whine about Armani Code and how all people should love it.
    Well, you can imagine how much your opinions mean to me. There are a number of people here who have a problem with me, and I couldn't care less. Does this forum have an ignore feature? If so, you should consider using it.

    Stop being such little sissies. If there's something about my personality that aggravates some insecurity you have, that's your problem. Stop making it mine, and stop responding to my posts.

    (By the way, that thing about me whining about Armani Code? I've never done that. Really. Get a life.)

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    Default Re: What do women think of Vetiver?

    Ah... Vulcan, what a "sensitive" comment. (not that there's anything wrong with less-than-sensitive comments, it certainly opened the thread to lively discourse.)

    As a 54 year old woman who LOVES vetiver, I guess the point has been made. Vetiver may indeed be a scent for the mature nose. I believe that as a perfume ingredient, there's a versatility to vetiver that is unique. It can smell grassy, earthy, green, rooty, smoky, dark, sensual... depending upon the variety of vetiver, the quality, and the way the perfumer uses it. So... from that point of view, I LOVE vetiver. So... if fruity, airy, ozoney, citrusy, light are "youthful" I guess earthy, rooty, smoky, dark and sensual can be "mature"...

    Quite a few of the (as I perceive them) shallow designer scents could do with a little deepening via vetiver, in my opinion.

    Did I mention I LOVE vetiver? I'm so old I may have forgotten to do that.
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