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    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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    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
    Current TOP 5 from my collection:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    4. Encre Noire
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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...
    À l'air libre les oiseaux ont eux aussi le vertige (camille)

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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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    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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    Another vote for Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Homber.
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    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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    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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    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.

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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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    original vetiver by creed or tom ford's gray vetiver can work, and i am not even a fan of gray vetiver.

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    Givenchy Vetyver

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    After years of wearing Guerlain Vetiver I have recently switched to Tom Ford Vetiver. They are similar to start but the TF has much more woodsy dry down. TF is my go-to vetiver for the office, and it works brilliantly layered with just a little Green Irish Tweed.

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    R&G Vetyver

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    Can't go wrong with Creed Original Vetiver -- fresh, inoffensive and long-lasting, perfect for the office environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing the Dragon View Post
    Can't go wrong with Creed Original Vetiver -- fresh, inoffensive and long-lasting, perfect for the office environment.
    i used to hate ov but i think i am willing to give it a second chance I think my nose is more used to vetiver now even though there are few vetivers i like, the creed 1948 vetiver is my fav.

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    +1 on Tom Ford's and Racine

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    Vetiver by Floris. Class in a bottle.
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    Encre Noire
    Original Vetiver
    TF GreyVetiver
    Mugler Cologne

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    Histoires de Parfum 1828 is a lovely vetiver-based fragrance. Or try Marc Jacobs Bang for a vetiver-based fragrance that smells similar for less.

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    Am I the only one that doesn't smell vetiver in Muglar Cologne?

    TF Grey Vetiver might just fit the bill.

    The scent grows richer, he knows he must be near
    He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier
    Each step he takes, the perfumes change
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    A magnificent chamber meets his eye

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    bump for a great Vetiver thread

    I dont see to much Vetyverio love. Is it because it is rather new and not yet penetrated the market.

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    Paul Smith Story is a pretty underrated citrus/vetiver.. Smells as good as Grey Vetiver imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverwide View Post
    Prada Infusion de Vetiver is also rather good. Bright, pleasant and innoffensive.
    Quote Originally Posted by Riverwide View Post
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver!
    strong seconds on these as well as on Vetiver Extraordinaire.

    As someone who struggles with vetiver these are very enjoyable to me.
    Smellin good

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Paul Smith Story is a pretty underrated citrus/vetiver.. Smells as good as Grey Vetiver imo.
    The OP said he liked it but it's shortlived on him
    Smellin good

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickbr View Post

    Does anyone here know Herrera Sensual Vetiver?
    Yes, I picked a bottle up a couple months ago, it's half decently hard to find, not many places stock it anymore. 99perfume might still have it. I like it, quite different especially in the drydown to guerlains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timaru View Post
    The OP said he liked it but it's shortlived on him
    I know, I was just commenting on the fragrance itself for others reading

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    Maybe I missed it, but can't believe nobody mentioned L'Occitane Vetyver....pretty nice, not harsh, and pretty inexpensive.

    I think Grey Vetiver might be a safe tame choice as well....personally did not like Encre Noir at all....AT ALL! From what I've heard Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire is a beast as well....

    Two others I have yet to try but seem to get good feedback are Fat Electrician and Chanel Sycomore

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    For the environment described, TF Grey Vetiver is the perfect fragrance. Nice light take on Vetiver, would work well in an office/corporate environment, smells elegant and lasts well.
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    Steer clear! Vetiver is for those with instinct.
    As a white-collar professional in the corporate world, get a Davidoff--any mutant Davidoff of the later years!

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    Vetiver Bourbon by Monotheme: Guerlain's Vetiver minus the tobacco, rather simple in composition. I actually now regret coming across this and not buying it, because i thought that i already had a good vetiver quota. thinking back now, it happens to be one of the best vetivers i have smelt.
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    My input: TF's Grey Vetiver is probably my next major purchase.

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    L'occitane Vetyver would be my choice.

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    There are so many great vetivers. Although I usually prefer the earthy end of the spectrum (Villoresi Vetiver, Route du Vetiver, etc.), for what you want, I'd have to say Givenchy Vetyver would be ideal. It's fresh, light but has some lasting power, would be great for the office. Original Vetiver and Grey Vetiver are also good suggestions. Another one I like, but not everyone does, is Lubin's Le Vetiver. It's an oddly cold-smelling vetiver, which I enjoy sometimes.

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    Among the previous recommendations, I would love to second especially OV by Creed, Mugler Cologne and Lanvin Vetiver

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    In pursuit of the best V for the young professional. First in my mind was Hermes Vogage for Men. Very pleasant vetiver base with other incensey spices - refreshing but very softly played. Of course you should look into these too: Encre Noire, TF Grey V, and Mugler Cologne. But, don't overlook the Hermes Voyage - its a nice trip in my opinion.

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    I smelt the Villoresi vetiver today. Didnot smell like vetiver at all...

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    Sycomore
    Givenchy Vetyver
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Annick Goutal Vetiver

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorruptedSanity View Post
    I smelt the Villoresi vetiver today. Didnot smell like vetiver at all...
    I take that back, all the way back. The Lorenzo vetiver is just divine. A true vetiver for the vetiver connoisseur.
    The Tom ford vetiver is an homage to the Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorruptedSanity View Post
    I take that back, all the way back. The Lorenzo vetiver is just divine. A true vetiver for the vetiver connoisseur.
    The Tom ford vetiver is an homage to the Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver.
    Nice You put a smile on my face. LV's Vetiver is one of the few uncompromising, hardcore vetiver creations. It IS divine despite the immense darkness I elicit out of it.

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