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    Default Vetiver based fragrance for young professional?

    What would you guys recommend for a vetiver based fragrance that would work well for a young professional working in the corporate world?(think well-dressed business casual). Iv'e tried Guerlain Vetiver and it smelled too much like something my grandparents would wear. I really enjoy Paul Smith Story but the longevity of it is really crappy on my skin, not to mention I dont like the alcohol dominant smell during the first 5 minutes of it. Ive heard good things regarding TF Grey Vetiver but havent tried it myself.
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    TF Grey Vetiver is a pleasant vetiver, not something so special. If you want a vetiver which is rich, complex, has its own character, and not too difficult to wear, you should try Serge Lutens Oriental Vetiver. It is a vetiver-but-not-all-about-vetiver scent, very masculin, and interesting. Its name can tell you.

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    Default Re: Vetiver based fragrance for young professional?

    Most vetiver fragrances would work reasonably well in office environment. Therefore the task should be to try as many as you can & pick your favourites. These are some that I like

    Guerlain Vetiver
    The Different Company - Sel de Vetiver
    Givenchy Vetyver
    Mugler Cologne

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    Encre Noire
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    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Lalique Encre Noire
    3. Creed Millesime Imperial


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    1. Dior Homme
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    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme

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    Vetiver Oriental by Serge Lutens - it's a clean, sweet, vetiver scent. very easy to like.
    Encre Noire by Lalique - smoky vetiver
    Vetiver by Guerlain - soapy, fresh vetiver
    Vetiver Tonka by Hermes - elegant, sweet vetiver

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    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver, most certainly. Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire has a very hardcore vetiver opening, but then it mellows down significantly and becomes more fresh, it's basically somewhere between Grey Vetiver and Encre Noire.

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    For a bright, soapy vetiver, Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre. For a less bright soapy vetiver, Creed Original Vetiver.

    For a fresh, floral vetiver, Andy Tauer Vetiver Dance. For a fresh, floral vetiver, where vetiver isn't dominant, Lanvin Vetyver.

    All good, well behaved vetivers!
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    +1 for Vetiver Extraodinare

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    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver!

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    Diptyque Vetyverio... Ambivalence, elegance and sensuality, both masculine and feminine. The highly masculine vetiver plays an intimate adagio with the most feminine of all flowers: the rose.

    Amazing stuff.

    "Vetyverio starts out bright and fresh and energetic, with peppery citrus and leafy green notes (the notes: mandarin, grapefruit, lemon, bergamot, ylang ylang, Turkish rose, geranium, vetiver, carrot seeds, nutmeg, apricot, clove, cedar and musk). After that, it’s an exercise in subtlety: everything, from the florals to the vetiver to the spices, speaks in muted tones. The rose is noticeable but does not take center stage. It is just as advertised — men will not find it too floral, women will not find it too heavy on the vetiver. The middle stages are neither sweet nor dry, and have a lightly nutty undertone. The spices, while subtle, lend some liveliness."

    http://www.diptyqueparis.com/vetyver...-toilette.html

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    Another vote for TF Grey Vetiver from me. It always makes me think of a well dressed business man when I smell it so ideal for the office, I think.

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    Terre d' Hermes- Great Orange Vetiver
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver- Bright Citrus Vetiver
    Creed Original Vetiver- Soapy Vetiver

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverwide View Post
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver!
    +1 . It smells corporate from a distance...
    Not sure about Encre Noir, which is a bit too sharp. Lutens Vetiver Oriental is absolutely gorgeous, but not too office -friendly... Bit opulent, if I may say...
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    Encre Noire in moderation may be your weapon of choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Columbo View Post
    Diptyque Vetyverio... Ambivalence, elegance and sensuality, both masculine and feminine. The highly masculine vetiver plays an intimate adagio with the most feminine of all flowers: the rose.

    Amazing stuff.

    "Vetyverio starts out bright and fresh and energetic, with peppery citrus and leafy green notes (the notes: mandarin, grapefruit, lemon, bergamot, ylang ylang, Turkish rose, geranium, vetiver, carrot seeds, nutmeg, apricot, clove, cedar and musk). After that, it’s an exercise in subtlety: everything, from the florals to the vetiver to the spices, speaks in muted tones. The rose is noticeable but does not take center stage. It is just as advertised — men will not find it too floral, women will not find it too heavy on the vetiver. The middle stages are neither sweet nor dry, and have a lightly nutty undertone. The spices, while subtle, lend some liveliness."

    http://www.diptyqueparis.com/vetyver...-toilette.html
    I absolutely love the smell of this one, but as with most Diptyque offerings, the longevity is dreadful.

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    Fat Electrician
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    Default Re: Vetiver based fragrance for young professional?

    Maybe you should try the "summer" versions of Guerlain Vetiver. Vetiver Frozen is not an expensive one, and it has a nice fresh, kind of minty opening.

    Does anyone here know Herrera Sensual Vetiver?

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    Prada Infusion de Vetiver is also rather good. Bright, pleasant and innoffensive.

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    I reminded now that Kenzo Air is another super soft vetiver fragrance. Try the Air Intense version, which seems to last longer on skin

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    I get wayyy more locorice/anise than vetiver in Kenzo Air. I actually never even think of it as a vetiver fragrance, even though it's listed as a note.

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    Default Re: Vetiver based fragrance for young professional?

    Another vote for Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Homber.
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    Default Re: Vetiver based fragrance for young professional?

    Smelling like your grandparents may not necessarily be a bad thing. You may get 30 different answer's to your question, so I would suggest that you start sampling, and find one that suites your needs, and or your wants.
    Don't panic. Just stay calm, and reload....

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    Default Re: Vetiver based fragrance for young professional?

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver is a 'young' smelling vetiver.

    I love & own these others, but they aren't "corporate young professional". TFGV is!

    Guerlain - old school smelling (i have mine for sale in the for sale section, not 'young' whatsoever)
    Td'H - this is not a 'vetiver' folks!
    Sel De Vetiver - warm beach like salty smell (awsome, but not young professional)
    Encre Noire - dark mysterious sharp smokey (not young professional)

    TFGV is fresh, citrisy, good moody, modern 'grey' like. Deff what your looking for. Don't mind the other comments. People just post what they like without even reading what your after. I hate that. Encre Noire people? Really? Sure, EN would be fitting if you worked in a dark cave with a bunch of dark gothic people. Jeeze....

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    Creed Original Vetiver.

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    Default Re: Vetiver based fragrance for young professional?

    The 'youngest' vetiver I own is Vetiver Extreme by Guerlain.

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    I prefer Guerlain's Vetiver Extreme over the original because it does not have the tobacco base note of the original. The top notes are different also, and it just seems fresher and not as stuffy.
    Currently wearing: Mitsouko by Guerlain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romeo View Post
    Lalique - Encre Noire
    Chanel Les Exclusifs - Sycomore
    Frédéric Malle - Vétiver Extraordinaire
    Maître Parfumeur et Gantier - Racine
    I wholeheartedly agree with the Racine as a fine vetiver/citrus scent. It is a cool, understated fragrance, unobtrusive and clean. The longevity is very good, and it has what I call a "nice guy" aura. I gave my bottle to one of my sons, and now I wish I had it back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romeo View Post
    Lalique - Encre Noire
    Chanel Les Exclusifs - Sycomore
    Frédéric Malle - Vétiver Extraordinaire
    Maître Parfumeur et Gantier - Racine
    I wholeheartedly agree with the Racine as a fine vetiver/citrus scent. It is a cool, understated fragrance, unobtrusive and clean. The longevity is very good, and it has what I call a "nice guy" aura. I gave my bottle to one of my sons, and now I wish I had it back!

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    I'm a huge vetiver fan and am, myself, a relatively young professional (corporate accountant). My faves are Creed's Original Vetiver, EldO's Fat Electrician, and Malle's Vetiver Extraordinaire. If you can't fall in love with one of those, I don't think we can be friends.

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