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    Thumbs up Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - Praise!

    I'm not a fan of Vetiver's at all. All of them always came accross as too 'gentleman like', to 'old school'. I was always intrigued by vetiver and enjoyed the note present in the fragrances in my wordrobe... so I always had interest in finding one I would like. But being 26 years old, I didn't want to smell too 'mature', which all of them came off to me.

    First smell of Grey Vetiver, - wow! I absolutley love it! Tom Ford Grey Vetiver is excellent, this coming from soneone who shy'd away from all Vetiver scents. Exactly what I've been looking for.

    Extremely modern take on vetiver. I can wear it and feel hip & young, non-offensive and come off smelling good to just about everyone of all ages. I can't see anyone not enjoying this fragrance.

    Two thumbs up!
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    I agree entirely.

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    I really like it too, but I do think it's more for older customers

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    I agree entirely Point Blank's entire agreement!
    It is such an accessible vetiver for those (WindyCity, wink, wink) who don't like that vile weed.

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    Yes, I also like it quite a bit, too. Modern, easy to wear, and it does not smell like everything else on the shelves of Sephora. I agree it can go young, but it's also sophisticated enough for an older gent. Tom Ford certainly has made an important contribution to the masculine fragrance world.

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    Clarification: I agree entirely with the assessment of Grey Vetiver. However, I personally love that vile weed. I don't think vetiver as such is old school, it's just that the classic renditions are - it depends on the whole composition. I think Encre Noire, Infusion de Vetiver, Sel de Vetiver and Vetiver Babylone are other modern renditions.
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    ^ Definitely Sel de Vetiver...so unique, modern, fresh and mysterious. Highly recommended. Unlike any other vetiver I've smelled.
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    I'd definitely say that Grey Vetiver is a good starting point for any vetiver newbie. A bit mature, perhaps, but not really old man.
    I'd maybe say Calvin Klein Contradiction would also be a good vetiver for a younger person.

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    I like the meaty vetiver presentation in the beginning - unfortunately the latter half of it and especially the base is chock full of Iso E Super that is so blatant that it would make Ellena blush. Still, its a good vetiver fragrance.
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    I never quite associated vetiver with old or mature (barbershop fougeres do that for me), but it does feel elegant and sophisticated, like good dry white wine. For this reason, I don't have any problems wearing vetiver of all sorts.

    That said, I do like Grey Vetiver as well, although I don't think that it's my favorite of the bunch. Part of the problem I think is the citrus, which reminds me very much of Guerlain's Vetiver, although the spicy and peppery notes really distinguishes itself and saves it from being another boring vetiver.

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    Default Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - Praise!

    I love the stuff, too. GV and SdV are among my favorite scents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    ^ Definitely Sel de Vetiver...so unique, modern, fresh and mysterious. Highly recommended. Unlike any other vetiver I've smelled.
    Hey, I was going to mention this one as a modern take on it as well. I agree on Gray Vetiver being quite good. Might be a bottle in my future.
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    Hmmm, I find it a little overpriced. I think it's a bit of a sad vetiver, the thing's basically got no personality. Best reserved for those who want to feel special without the risk of having someone not like them for some reason.
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    I think it's beautiful! Love the bottle also.

    Just not too impressed with the longevity. It lasts when sprayed on clothing, but stays very, very close to the skin after just a few minutes and is barely detectable after 2-3 hours.

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    Default Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - Praise!

    I think it is a great vetiver fragrance, and not "a vetiver for people who don't like vetiver". That trophy goes to Prada Infusion de Vetiver.
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    Default Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - Praise!

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I think it is a great vetiver fragrance, and not "a vetiver for people who don't like vetiver". That trophy goes to Prada Infusion de Vetiver.
    +1

    Glad it's not just me thinking that. I was doing a real Clara Peller impression - "WHERE'S THE VETIVER???!!!" - in Saks when I smelled the Prada. In fact, I was almost a bit offended, in a "What - you don't think women can handle vetiver?" way.

    I must agree that GV is not an "in your face" vetiver - and it's unlikely to either offend, or satisfy the hardcore vetiver lover, who's likely to prefer the stronger vetiver edge of something like Vetiver Extraordinaire. But GV is still, IMO, a really nice take on vetiver that's pretty novel and timely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    I think it is a great vetiver fragrance, and not "a vetiver for people who don't like vetiver". That trophy goes to Prada Infusion de Vetiver.
    Yeah, I would say Vetiver pour Elle and Original Vetiver belongs in this category as well.

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    Couldn't agree with OP more. Problem with GV is its temperamental projection. It comes and goes, but longevity for me was fairly well.. 6-8 hours, sometimes more.

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    I love this stuff. Got a sample from the SA at Nieman's yesterday. Wearing it today. I could never get along with Guerlain Vetiver and similar ones but liked Encre Noir and Vettiveru. This is in the same vein but better for work. I get a citrus blast, followed by some smokey middle notes and then a beautiful drydown without the tobacco that I like so much. Smoother. Really nice. As for projection and longevity. I've had this on 3 hours now and it is still going strong. I'm catching whiffs all the time.
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    Is eBay the only place to buy this? Do any online shops carry it?

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    Sephora carries it as does Nordstroms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarreninDC View Post
    Sephora carries it as does Nordstroms.
    Thanx.

    Hmmm.. its a Eau de Parfum, so its supposed to last a decent amount of time, eh? Why do some people have longevity issues with GV?

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    I don't really care for this. I like Encre Noire much better. I think Tom Ford GV smells "thin" beside it.

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    Default Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - Praise!

    I can easily smell it 5 hours later

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    Quote Originally Posted by adonis View Post
    I can easily smell it 5 hours later
    I put this on at 6:45 this morning CST. It's been 7 hours and still is doing very well on me. I sprayed maybe 4 times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToughCool View Post
    I put this on at 6:45 this morning CST. It's been 7 hours and still is doing very well on me. I sprayed maybe 4 times.
    yes, the logevity is amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
    Best reserved for those who want to feel special without the risk of having someone not like them for some reason.
    But I suspect that that is a considerable market segment.

    I, myself, love Grey Vetiver, a very reserved, very classy scent, and I get eight to even ten hours out of it. It's strong stuff too; two sprays are plenty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gollnick View Post
    But I suspect that that is a considerable market segment.

    I, myself, love Grey Vetiver, a very reserved, very classy scent, and I get eight to even ten hours out of it. It's strong stuff too; two sprays are plenty.
    this is my favorite citrus take on vetiver. exactly what you said, very classy yet modern. i like it so much i stocked up... lol, maybe a bit too much, but I think i may have a life time supply of this stuff

    great vetiver!

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    I definitely a fan. It has good longevity on me. I was pretty shocked when my wife said that she liked it too. I didn't expect her to like vetiver at all. All signs point to acquiring a bottle at some point.

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    It just became available in a 100ml (for $110) making it an even better deal.

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