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    L'Occitane Vetyver (BTW, this is discontinued? When did this happen?)
    Floris Vetiver (now discontinued)
    Encre Noire
    Givenchy Vetyver
    Etro Vetiver

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBoner View Post
    L'Occitane Vetyver (BTW, this is discontinued? When did this happen?)
    Should be on my list, too. Sad to hear it's discontinued.
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    It's still listed on the L'O website, and the local L'O store has it in stock. They just did away with many, many products and reorganized the men's display. The SA showed me the way the men's display is supposed to look, per corporate instructions, and Vetyver EDT and soap are both on the display. So...yeah, I don't know if this is discontinued. The shower gel is, though, for sure.

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    That's a difficult question to answer since most perfumes contain vetiver at one level or another. For the perfume in which vetiver is the dominant note then Guerlain's if my favorite. Bath and Body released "Indian Vetiver" that was outstanding (for B&B) but it was discontinued soon after, luckily I stached away 8 bottles of it before it dissapeared from the market. For favorites perfumes containing vetiver on them the five I would mention are: Sung Homme, Grey Flannel, Ungaro III, Creed OV and Azzaro PV. Worth mentioning, although the vetiver is barely discernible, is Richard James Savile Row, an outstanding fragrance that you hear very little about.
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    Gentleman, what are some good dark, mysterious, sexy vetivers. I liked L'occitane vetiver because it was all those things, are there any vetivers other than that one that fit the picture? I heard the one by Frederic Malle fits those traits.

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    Givenchy Vetyver
    Mazzolari Vetyver
    Sycomore
    Encre Noire
    Sel de Vétiver


    Runner up:
    Guerlain Vétiver pour Elle

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    Great idea for a thread....very helpful to me as well....as I don't have much experience with this note I will only say I did NOT like Encre Noir, but did like the L'Occitane version (which I just sampled within the last two weeks, so not discontinued). I thought Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver was pretty good as well. Would defintely say L'Occitane is my favorite thus far though.

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    Here are my picks with a "mini-review".

    Please tell me what you think and if there's anything you'd like to add to them as well, i welcome feedback from all Basenoters.


    Givenchy's Vetyver :


    one of the classiest most well-balanced vetivers out there, both the vintage and the new reformulation are must haves (almost identical), very fresh, very natural yet still classically elegant.

    Vetiver Dance by Tauer:


    a beautiful rendition, earthy and very layered with soft fresh top notes to flowery mid to earthy base.

    Guerlain's Vetiver :

    the top must have vetiver of all, only because of its history and its popularity.
    Adored by both men and women, the vintage is very different from the classic having both scents fans of their own -and others crying foul-, the vintage version being the most "greener" version: fresh cut grass, dirt and roots, somewhat watery garden with fresh drops of rain.
    The "new" version being more conventionally "modern" with very fresh top notes that fade faster and having a strong vetiver mid with a base of dry earth and ashes.

    Vetiver Hombre by Adolfo Domínguez:

    the stronger of these choices, the dark, elegant, classically masculine yet fresh and very true to vetiver roots and of all things, a certain hint of crème de menthe.
    It also has a versatility that can be challenged as it works on all seasons and situations.

    Encre Noire by Lalique:

    what has not being said about this scent that hasn't been said before?
    Lalique has always been striving for a betterment of their scents and has always used surprisingly good materials for a first and foremost Glass and Crystal company that dabbles in perfumery.
    Virtually all of their scents are at the very least interesting and EN being one of the most striking Vetivers of the last years and one of the most revered. A classic fragrance in the making? Most likely, but because of its inherent quality and its truthfulness towards vetiver, it wins a place here.

    extras mentions - interesting Vetivers:

    Red Vetyver by Montale:

    this is a very original rendition of vetiver as it has a good blend of spices and certain "hotness" to the whole composition worth at least one try.
    I see it as the Vetiver version of Elizabeth Arden's Green Tea, with their Spicy Green Tea scent, Montale created a very innovative use of red pepper/cedarwood/vetiver and what i feel is spanish bell pepper, before red pepper was all the rage.

    Vetyverio by Dyptique:

    why is this here? because the use of different types of vetiver root with a healthy amount of fruits and vegetables can go wrong but in here the composition is instead a well layered box of surprises.It even has nutmeg!


    cheers everyone

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    I have L'Occitane's, Puig's, Lalique's Encre Noire, Carven's, Guerlain's, Zara's, R&G's and Dominguez' and a sample of Le Labo's. Except for Puig's, I like them all.

    L'Occitane's and Encre Noire smell quite alike, but EN has better longevity. Both are good in terms if sillage.

    Carven's is truthfull to the way Vetyver EO smells like, dirty and rooth / earth-like.

    Dominguez' and Zara's are similar, the neroli top note is more evident in Zara's: Domnguez' is better in terms of longevity, but not so as EN.

    Guerlain's and Le Labo's are the most complex of them all, Guerlain's more traditonal while Le Labo's more contemporary.

    R&G is the most subtle and discreet - after all, it is and EdC. Defenitely conservative.

    Puig's Vetiver, IMHO, does not smell like vetiver at all; it is more akin to a generic 1980's soft spicy / floral blend with some vetyver note I cannot identify at all.

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    Out of the ones Ive sampled:
    1. Vetiver by Lorenzo Villoresi
    2. Encre Noire
    3. Coeur de Vétiver Sacré by L'Artisan Parfumeur
    4. Vetiver by Geurlain
    5. Original Vetiver by Creed

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    Castorpollux: You said that Vetyverio EVEN HAS NUTMEG on it, like surprised by it!!!!. Well, most Vetiver DO HAVE nutmeg, those two notes compliment very well, All Guerlain variations on Vetiver have nutmeg on it (Vetiver, Vetiver Frozen, Vetiver Sport. Vetiver Extreme, Vetiver pour Elle, Eau Glasee), also Vetyver by Lanvin has nutmeg, so does Le Vetiver by Lubin, Pure Vetiver by Azzaro, Vetyver by Jo Malone, Eau de Vetyver by L'Ocittane, Vetiver by Villoresi, the version by Ayala Morel and I could go on an on but i am running out of space. Vetiver and nutmeg go hand by hand, so do not be surprised by that combination

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfumeCollector View Post
    Castorpollux: You said that Vetyverio EVEN HAS NUTMEG on it, like surprised by it!!!!. Vetiver and nutmeg go hand by hand, so do not be surprised by that combination

    I'm glad someone noticed!

    I wasn't surprised, i know about nutmeg-vetiver, i wanted someone to point that one out, as sometimes I feel nobody reads what we write(or digs deeper) .

    So thank you for noticing again!

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Force of One View Post
    Great idea for a thread....very helpful to me as well....as I don't have much experience with this note I will only say I did NOT like Encre Noir, but did like the L'Occitane version (which I just sampled within the last two weeks, so not discontinued). I thought Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver was pretty good as well. Would defintely say L'Occitane is my favorite thus far though.
    L'occitane is excellant in the vetiver department i like how dark and masculine it is and for those who want to try a nice vetiver body wash co bigelow has one and it is very fresh but menthol smelling as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    Gentleman, what are some good dark, mysterious, sexy vetivers.
    I think Vetiver de Puig would meet these qualifications. But, the sexiness here is dirty (read: cumin.) Vetiver de Puig is my favorite Vetiver.

    Second, Azzaro Pure Vetiver because I like the grassiness of this scent (could it be the maté that creates this impression?) And, third, Guerlain Vetiver, because of the tobacco notes.

    (I only have a top 3)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bossa Nova View Post
    I think Vetiver de Puig would meet these qualifications. But, the sexiness here is dirty (read: cumin.) Vetiver de Puig is my favorite Vetiver.

    Second, Azzaro Pure Vetiver because I like the grassiness of this scent (could it be the maté that creates this impression?) And, third, Guerlain Vetiver, because of the tobacco notes.

    (I only have a top 3)
    it's all good man

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    Chanel No. 19 EDP (vintage formulation)
    Lanvin Vetyver (current formulation)
    Loewe Pour Homme (1st reformulaton)
    L’Occitane Vétyver (vintage formulation)
    Carlo Corinto Vetyver

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    Guerlain Vetiver Pour Elle
    Givenchy Vetyver
    Tauer Vetiver Dance
    Mazzolari Vetiver
    Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire

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    Vetiver Guerlain - both masculine and feminine
    Sycomore Chanel
    Route du Vetiver MPG
    Vetiver Annick Goutal
    Vetiver The Great!!!

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    Default Re: your top 5 vetivers

    Not in order of preference..

    Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental
    Chanel Sycomore
    Guerlain Vetiver (vintage eau de cologne)
    Givenchy Vetyver
    ok.. this one needs to be #6 -
    Guerlain Djedi

    ... samples of Floris Vetiver and a few others on their way!
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    Vintage MPG Route du Vetiver
    Annick Goutal Vetiver
    MPG Racine
    Givenchy Play (not a strict vetiver)
    Amouage Ciel Man (also not a strict vetiver)
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    Encre Noire
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Villoresi
    Route du Vetiver
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    1. Creed Original Vetiver
    2. Guerlain Vetiver Sport
    3. Creed Vetiver '48
    4. Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre
    5. Tauer Vetiver Dance

    Shout to MPG's Racine
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    In no particular order:

    Encre Noire Lalique
    Sel de Vetiver The Different Company
    Route du Vetiver MPG
    Vetiver Oriental Serge Lutens
    Vetiver Annick Goutal

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    Grey Vetiver
    L'Occitane Vetiver
    Guerlain Vetiver

    are the only ones I really like. Encre Noire doesn't work for me, but I might give it another go.
    Top 10:
    1. Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    2. YSL M7
    3. Tom Ford Bois Marocain
    4. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    5. Dior Homme/Intense
    6. YSL Opium
    7. Azzaro Pour Homme
    8. Frederic Malle's Musc Ravageur
    9. YSL Live Jazz
    10. Burberry London

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    In no particular order:

    Givenchy Vetiver
    Carven Vetiver
    Fragonard Vetiver
    Anninck Goutal Vetiver
    Galimard Double Zero

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    Well that about covers the vetiver issue! Vetiver is such a versatile scent that all of these listed are befitting of top 5 status. But, my list is:

    Sel d' Vetiver
    Encre Noire
    Villoresi Vetiver
    Vetiver 46
    Grey Vetiver

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    Gentleman, what are some good dark, mysterious, sexy vetivers. I liked L'occitane vetiver because it was all those things, are there any vetivers other than that one that fit the picture? I heard the one by Frederic Malle fits those traits.
    Actually, I don't find l'Occitaine's Vetyver especially dark or mysterious - it's actually one of the "lightest" vetivers I've sampled (though I suppose it does lack the pronounced citrus topnote of, say, Guerlain's Vetiver or CdG's Vettiveru, which might make it seem like a "darker" vetiver to some.)

    That said: Encre Noire and Sycomore definitely fall into the dark/mysterious category for me.
    (And MPG's Route du Vetiver is another dark and mysterious beast ... but maybe it deserves a category of its own. Not an "easy" vetiver, to be sure ... )

    Post script: Isn't it fascinating how many different ways vetiver is perceived? Guess that's what makes it such a popular note - it's hard to get bored of something that multifaceted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JacquesD View Post
    Actually, I don't find l'Occitaine's Vetyver especially dark or mysterious - it's actually one of the "lightest" vetivers I've sampled (though I suppose it does lack the pronounced citrus topnote of, say, Guerlain's Vetiver or CdG's Vettiveru, which might make it seem like a "darker" vetiver to some.)

    That said: Encre Noire and Sycomore definitely fall into the dark/mysterious category for me.
    (And MPG's Route du Vetiver is another dark and mysterious beast ... but maybe it deserves a category of its own. Not an "easy" vetiver, to be sure ... )

    Post script: Isn't it fascinating how many different ways vetiver is perceived? Guess that's what makes it such a popular note - it's hard to get bored of something that multifaceted.
    That is intereting, it must be my body chemistry because it is a strong vetiver on me.

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    Sycomore by Chanel
    Vetiver by Guerlain (vintage Eau de Cologne and Eau de Toilette)
    Route du Vetiver by MPG (vintage formulation)
    Vetiver Extreme by Guerlain
    Fumidus by Profumum

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    Vetiver is, hands down, my favorite note. Second place (amber) isn't even close. As far as my top five vets - I'd say (in order);

    Malle's Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Creed Original Vetiver
    EldO's Fat Electrician
    CdG's Vetiverru
    Chanel's Sycomore

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