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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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    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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    Etat Libre d'Orange Fat Electrician
    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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    Default Re: your top 5 vetivers

    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
    Currently wearing: Citrus & Wood by Yardley

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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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    Default Re: your top 5 vetivers

    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
    For swap/sale: Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire, Vint. MPG Santal Noble, vint. Tiffany for Men, Floris Mahon Leather, Creed Spice & Wood, Roja Dove Amber Aoud Crystal, 1 Million Intense & Absolutely Gold, Montale Cuir D'Arabie, Bentley Intense, Prada Amber PH metal travel spray, Loewe PH, vint. YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme, M7 gel, Roma (women's), Obsession, others...
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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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