I'm with you on the Vintage Tabarome, though some very generous BN'ers have helped me obtain enough so I can wear it for special occasions for a little while now. I was very sad to see these beauties go - Angelique Encens, Vintage Tabarome, Cuir de Russie to name a few.
Vetiver '48 is definitely the barbershop type scent with quite a heavy soapy/ginger blast in the opening. I get lots of vetiver in the mix... absolutely... the notes are crafted around the soft (yet earthy) vetiver that is the theme of this fragrance. I'll be sad to see it go but won't feel the need to stock up on more than what I've owned. I admire how this fragrance is crafted but just have way too many other favorites in the vetiver genre - disproportionately so. This has never been a contender for my own personal Top Vetiver.