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    wearing it now, for the first time. I like it and I will wear it out today. feels fresh. Its interesting that I am not a fan of some of the cooed about scents here. This one speaks to me.

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    I bought GV based on the (mostly good) reviews here on BN but found my tolerance of it a bit low, mainly due to the tobacco note. I found my perfect Guerlain vetiver in Vetiver Extreme: less tobacco plus nutmeg and sweetened (or made less bitter) with tonka bean.
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    I only had bad "old man " comments wearing that, i finished to take the bottle and put it somewhere i'm sure i never find it again !

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    I have received a handful of compliments when I wear Vetiver. I have never gotten a bad reaction from anyone wearing it. But then again, I only wear the vintage juice (EdC and EdT).

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    It needs to be worn in low dosage - one spray to the chest, then it keeps its mystery. Should not be worn loud.
    My only problem with it is that it is so "legible" (as Turin would put it) that anyone who knows anything at all about fragrance just thinks ..."oh...Guerlain Vetiver". Many times I've walked into a room and thought that rather than "what is that good smell?"
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  6. #36

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    Not sure if it was the sport or frozen version but the was a version that didn't have any tobacco. It was spectacular!
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    It's a great classic scent. Sadly, some people are going to consider it a more "mature" fragrance. If you're young, some women will be spooked by it unless you have the fragrance personality and chutzpah to pull it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hirch_duckfinder View Post
    It needs to be worn in low dosage - one spray to the chest, then it keeps its mystery. Should not be worn loud.
    My only problem with it is that it is so "legible" (as Turin would put it) that anyone who knows anything at all about fragrance just thinks ..."oh...Guerlain Vetiver". Many times I've walked into a room and thought that rather than "what is that good smell?"
    Man, such low amount of juice is just impossible to me. I don´t have any fragrance that projects or persist with one spray only. Even impossible for me to smell the scent I'm using in this scenario.
    Currently wearing: Vetiver by Guerlain

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    I respect it but it smells like grandpa.

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    When it warms up some in March, I'll break my new bottle out! This has to be a good work scent, but I'd say two sprays max.
    Currently wearing: Manhattan by Bond No. 9

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    I've never owned a bottle, but on the two occasions I sprayed some on to test, I received negative feedback from female friends of mine. "You smell like my grandfather" sums it up pretty much!

    I've tried to appreciate it, but I'm really not a fan of it.

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    Personally, I really like this scent, but I was turned off when the ladies at work said it reminded them of the smell of their grandparents.

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    What is wrong with reminding someone of their grandfather? Seems like it would trigger warm memories.

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    I don't mind smelling like an old man -but I normally smell like an old lady

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    I got a negative feedback once, when I was inside a subway train. Maybe I was wearing too much of it, I don't know. But people around me made sure they didn't like my fragrance.

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    Vetiver is the only Guerlain that I constantly receive positive feedback from, by lovers, co-workers and people in general. That tobacco-ish, green-brown drydown never fails to enchant!

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    I think the key to Guerlain Vetiver is to go very lightly on the trigger. In light amounts, it reminds me of a grassy, autumnal apple orchard at harvest time. Just a wonderful scent. In heavier doses, though, I can see how some people might get the 'grandpa" association. Just go light on the trigger, wear it outdoors and in the fall (the ideal season for it, imo). Under those provisions, I think chances are good you will hear more compliments. That's when it works best for me, anyway.

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    I do not get good or bad comments on GV, but it is not my choice to wear when I go to the club or want to get action from the wife. It is for work or other "routine" type events. I save the Musc Rav or the Black Orchid for the other times.
    Just as you would not were a T shirt to a wedding or funeral you should pick and choose to wear the right scent and the right time.
    Five that I am enjoying right now

    1) Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company
    2) Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain
    3) Bois des Iles by Chanel
    4) Devin by Aramis
    5) Coromandel by Chanel

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    I love Guerlain Vetiver whether it is recent or vintage. It is such a versitile classic fragrance with beautiful sillage and longevity. It is a wardrobe staple. I'll be wearing it comfortably whenever I choose to from now until doomsday. I've yet to receive a negative reaction to GV anywhere, anytime.

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    I've never gotten a compliment from GV, and frankly I feel the scent is a bit overrated. Sure, it's utilitarian, casual, and well-crafted, but there's nothing about it that strikes me as particularly exciting or alluring. Its biggest problem for me is the citrus overload, mainly lemon, coming off the top, which does bitter things up quite a bit. Personally I like GV, but can understand if those around me are less than thrilled by it. It's been my go-to vetiver for everyday use in the summer, although soon to be replaced by an aquatic.

    Original Vetiver by Creed, however, seems to stop hearts at ten paces. That one is worth every penny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noggs View Post
    What is wrong with reminding someone of their grandfather? Seems like it would trigger warm memories.
    It is a comfortable smell, it has grown on me over the course of time and I like a lot now.

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    I love GV on men and on me.

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    GV was my first blind buy after joining up here, and my first vetiver. I'm not sure what I expected, but I just didn't like it. I found it very overpowering and linear, and didn't get any of the other nuances that others spoke of. So I tried Encre Noir, based on its supposed "darkness." To me, while I do perceive the differences, it still smells 90% like GV.

    I think, though, the problem is me. I trust the noses around here, and I can typically deduce from reviews and general discussion what a fragrance is like, but vetiver just confounds me. I do wear Vettiveru and Creed's Original Vetiver and like them very much. But they're not as linear to me. I also love the vetiver note in Bang, which I don't see much discussion on (seems most just get pepper out of it). So maybe I'm just a bit sensitive to it.

    As for smelling "old," I wouldn't sweat it as long as you like it. I've worn Aramis since before I could drive, and sport other "old man" fragrances fairly regularly.

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    I love it and it has garnered compliments. It's a wonderful, wonderful scent!

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    I've received compliments on GV from men and women. The old-man references baffle me. It doesn't smell musty and dated; the sweetness is carefully balanced, it's not an aggressive vetiver, and there's the wonderful spicy nutmeg note that doesn't make it gourmand, just gives it a bit of interest.
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    i tried it the other week because i was told it is "the holy grail" in vetivers.
    so i went to the mall and sprayed some on my wrist.

    eeeeeek, no go. DISGUSTING STUFF
    really really old people kimd of smell.

    could not wash it off fast enough..

    never again

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    Recently bought this. It is an excellent fragrance!

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    Excellent fragrance. I can see why it might not be for everyone, but I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricardohmedina View Post
    Hi folks,

    Guerlain Vetiver is one of my favorite/most used fragrances of all time. My wife loves it too. But I see a lot of bad reviews about GV (most of them talking about a suposed "old man" feeling). So I became curious to know if GV is a fragrance that brings compliments or good feedback from people around when you use it.

    Thanks for the responses!
    First thing is I wear any cologne/perfume just to please myself.If I go by what other people likes or not, then I will go crazy.There is something called uniqueness.

    Second thing Guerlain Vetiver is for a "CLASS" people.
    Panty droppers!!!????come on..spend money and find escort services.

    This cologne is for people with grace.If you don't get a positive review, mostly because of its dominating power which seals people's mouth and not dare to cross your way.

    I am very very happy that people in this thread are advising to avoid it, coz it makes it unique [it is unique on its own] and only people with class can carry it with confidence.

    THIS IS NOT A MASS FRAGRANCE.

    Last but not least, people associate it with old man wibe.....its their subconscious.In this modern world, people has lost contact with nature and the most natural smelling thing will only bring back the memories of nature/old days/vintage era.

    SO IF YOU THINK YOU LIKE GV,THEN BE HAPPY THAT YOU ARE AMONG ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO GOT A SENSE OF CLASS AND WHO ARE TRUE JEWELLERS WHO CAN DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN A FAKE AND A GEM.
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    Had a bottle, tried to like it, but had to swap it... I like the top citrusy notes, but can't stand the sour tobbaco that comes after mixed with some powder.
    Anyone has ever tried the 2006's Vetiver Sport version? It seems to be what I'm looking for: almost no tobacco, almost no sour or powdery odor, enphasys on the citrusy top notes! Is it correct?

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