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    Default your top 5 vetivers

    I know there have been quite a few vetiver topics and I am sorry if I am adding to it but I thought this would be good to gain information on the top of the line vetivers in your perspective. I am coming around to liking it and have not tried all the ones I have wanted yet here is what I have tried:

    Le labo vetiver, guerlain,prada, creed, l'occitane,tom ford, hermes, encre( forgot the exact spelling) and have only liked the two creed vetivers and the l'occitane. Still looking for my daily signiture vetiver since l'occitane and the 1948 creed are no longer made. Probably will get original vetiver. But I digess, again sorry if this topic is getting repetitive.

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    For the ones I have tried:

    Vetiver Tonka by Hermes
    Sycomore by Chanel
    Vetiver by Guerlain
    Vetiver Oriental by Sege Lutens
    Encre Noire by Lalique

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    I think at least two in these five will make you smile:

    CdG Vetiverru

    Guerlain Vetiver

    Diptyque Vetiverio

    Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental

    ELDO Fat Electrician

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    There can never be too many vetiver threads as far as I'm concerned!

    In no particular order, since they're all wonderfully distinct to me and I wear whichever one suits my mood at a particular time:

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Encre Noire
    Sycomore
    CdG Vettiveru
    MPG Route de Vetiver

    (Also - I wasn't aware L'Occitaine's Vetiver was discontinued. Both L'Occitaine stores near me still sell it; maybe I should stock up ... )

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    Fumidus by Profumum Roma & Original Vetiver by Creed.

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    Vetiver is my favourite note.

    Some of the vetivers I love are:

    Guerlain Vetiver EdT (vintage)
    Guerlain Vetiver pour Elle
    TDC - Sel de Vetiver
    Chanel Sycomore
    MPG Route du Vetiver (vintage)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    I know there have been quite a few vetiver topics ... again sorry if this topic is getting repetitive.
    Vetiver is recognizable. By that it is possible to narrow the quest for a top five to that specific note. On the other hand, a vetiver perfume will comprise certain alterations to the main theme. These could be of interest, how the vetiver is rendered to a fragrance which should be more than deluted plant extract.

    top1: Carven Vetiver (vintage). Reason: the lavender makes it. Lavender plus smoke plus rooty nuttyness is my personal idea of a handsomes man cologne. I dismiss (aromatic) fougeres for their unmotivated, hence irritating roughness. But the Carven is both manly and elegant as it is to the point (whatever that is).

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    Encre Noire
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Azzaro Pure Vetiver
    Givenchy Vetyver
    Guerlain Vetiver Extreme

    Waiting to test: Vetiver Oriental - Serge Lutens
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    Annick Goutal Vétiver
    Etro Vetiver
    The Different Company Sel de Vétiver
    Carven Vétiver
    Serge Lutens Vétiver Oriental

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    Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle Vétiver Extraordinaire
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    Lalique Encre Noire
    Heeley Sel Marin
    Chanel Sycomore
    Annick Goutal Vétiver
    Etat Libre d'Orange Fat Electrician
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    Purist vetivers:

    Le Labo Vetiver 46
    Encre Noire

    Grassy neroli vetivers (I have a weakness for those):

    Creed Original Vetiver
    Bond No 9 Eau De New York
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    I haven't tried Encre Noire yet, but that should change soon. Until then,depending on how you define a vetiver frag, and based on my somewhat limited perspective:

    1. Terre D'Hermes
    2. Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    3. Creed Original Vetiver
    4. Calvin Klein Contradiction
    5. Paul Smith Story

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    No doubt there are some well-constructed vetiver scents I've not had the opportunity to sample but these few are some of my favorites:

    Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Lalique Encre Noire
    Creed Original Vetiver
    Chanel Sycomore
    Kenzo Air

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    Im not a real vetiver lover , the only one that I really like is Vetiver Tonka and thats Mr Reasonables fault

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    I love vetiver!

    Top 5:

    Givenchy
    Guerlain (vintage)
    ELdO Fat Electrician
    Chanel Sycomore
    MPG Route du Vetiver (vintage)

    Honorable Mentions:

    Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental
    Carven Vetiver (vintage)
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Lalique Encre Noir
    Annick Goutal Vetiver
    Etro Vetiver
    CdG Vetiverru
    Carlo Corinto Vetyver
    Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre
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    Guerlain Vetiver
    Lanvin Vetiver
    Vetiver Craven
    Creed OV and...
    the vetiver notes in Mugler Cologne

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    1. Guerlain Vetiver
    2. Vétiver Extraordinaire
    3. CdG Vettivéru
    4. Encre Noire
    5. L’Occitane Vetyver
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    Lubin Vetiver
    Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Guerlain vetiver
    Villoresi Vetiver
    Carlo Corinto Vetiver

    Vetiver is the one traditional note for which I don't rate creed's offerings at all.
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    I love vetiver. However, I have only three on my list, in order of greatness:

    1. Guerlain Vetiver (vintage or current, doesn't matter)
    2. Mailizia Uomo Vetyver
    3. Vetiver by Annick Goutal

    I like other vetivers, but they either suppress the vetiver note too much or they smell too similar to one of the three I've listed above. For example, Frederic Malle's Vetiver Extraordinaire may be great, but to me it smells too similar to Goutal's vetiver to put on my list.

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    Vetiver 1948
    Grey Vetiver
    Original Vetiver
    Vetiver Hombre
    Fat Electrician

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    Lanvin (original)
    L'occitane
    Creed OV
    Guerlain vetiver
    Annick Goutal
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    Chanel Sycomore
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Givenchy Vetyver
    Annick Goutal Vetiver
    Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Loewe pour Homme (original formulation)
    MPG Parfum d'Habit
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    Vetyver..Carlo Corinto
    Vetiver..Etro
    Vetiver Hombre...Adolfo Dominguez
    Vetiver..Annick Goutal
    Vetiver..Guerlain..2000 formulation
    Vetiver..L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Vetyver..Vintage L'Occitane
    Mazzolari Vetyver
    Route Du Vetiver..Vintage MPG
    Racine..Vintage.. MPG
    Vetiver..SMN
    Vetyver Lanvin (new)..Lanvin
    Vettiveru..CdG
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    My favorites, in no particular order:

    Creed Original Vetiver
    Givenchy Vetyver
    Floris Vetiver
    Chanel Sycomore
    MPG Racine
    Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental
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    Quote Originally Posted by pluran View Post
    Chanel Sycomore
    Guerlain Vetiver (pref. vintage)
    Givenchy Vetyver
    Annick Goutal Vetiver
    Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire (concentration needs to be raised to 8.5%)
    My picks also. Of these, I prefer Givenchy for everyday office wear, and either Sycomore or VE for more formal occasions. All Are excellent renditions.

    p.s. I don't believe that L'Occitaine Vetyver is discontinued. It's available in Kansas City.
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    Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver
    MPG Route de Vetiver (Vintage)
    Parfumerie Generale Querelle
    Givenchy Vetyver
    Lalique Encre Noir

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    In no order:
    Guerlain
    Villoresi
    L'Artisan
    Magazine Street
    Sel de Vetiver
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    Thanks for the input everyone I will have to do some investigating on sampling some of these.

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    Givenchy Vetyver.
    Molinard Vetyver.
    ELDO Fat Electrician.
    Chanel Sycomore.
    Lalique Encre Noire.

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    Chanel - Sycomore
    Guerlain - Vétiver
    Lalique - Encre Noire
    Serge Lutens - Vétiver Oriental
    Fragonard - Vétyver

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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 crčme 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!


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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)
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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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    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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