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    Default Vetiver Extraordinaire alternative?

    OK so I have a friend that recently discovered my bottle of VE in my wardrobe and has fallen head over heels for it. However he refuses to buy a bottle at such a high and price and he keeps using mine! What is a cheaper smell alike I can buy him? He's a very close friend but I'm not about to drop $140 on him lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by philmcphe View Post
    OK so I have a friend that recently discovered my bottle of VE in my wardrobe and has fallen head over heels for it. However he refuses to buy a bottle at such a high and price and he keeps using mine! What is a cheaper smell alike I can buy him? He's a very close friend but I'm not about to drop $140 on him lol
    Etro Vetiver, older formulation "Eau De Cologne" comes close to the smokey, hollow (according L Turin) appeal. To my nose the Etro does better. In Europe You could buy it for ~30$$ as a clearout bargain.

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    Lalique' s ENCRE NOIRE, the best vetiver out there and also my favorite
    Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
    Clarice Lispector ( 1920-1977) - Perfumes da Terra / Earth
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    Guerlain Vetiver

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBERTO View Post
    Lalique' s ENCRE NOIRE, the best vetiver out there and also my favorite
    +1. Closer than Guerlain to VE. I'd pick Chanel Sycomore over them all if I were your friend, but I'm not sure there would be much difference in cost.
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    +1 on Sycomore
    +1 on Encre Noir, however, it's much stronger

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    You know despite being a vetiver lover and trying countless suggestions I've received from this board I have yet to try Encre Noir, so I'll definitely have to check it out and maybe buy a bottle for my friend so he stops using my expensive VE! lol What stores could I go to to pick up a free sample or just try it out?

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    Try Vetiver Extreme by Guerlain

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    Ok, Encre Noire might be an obvious one. But Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford is the closest thing to VE I've found. Not very cheap though.

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