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    Default Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    I like the older ribbed bottle.

    As for Habit Rouge, the newer EDT with the silver cap has less citrus and more leather, to my nose.

    The EDT in the gold cap seemed to have more citrus in the top notes.
    Primrose, can you post a pic of the Habit Rouge that you're talking about? An Habit Rouge with more leather and less citrus seems something that i'd love

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    Default Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    Yes, Guerlain Vetiver has been repackaged. They decided to do away with the famous "ribbed" bottle. I wonder if I'd like the reformulation in the "new" old bottles better than the version in the ribbed. I wasn't crazy about that vetiver. Too much citrus, too much tobacco, the grass got a little washed out in the mix. Maybe this one is better.

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    Default Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    Actually,

    Habit Rouge has also had a facelift. The sides of the label on the bottle is now silver and the 200 ml square is no longer available. It now follows the same design as the 100 and 50 ml bottles in a splash. I hope this doesn't mean the formula has been watered down yet again!!!

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    Default Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    Based on a side to side comparison with the boddle I just purchased I can assure you that IMHO the formula has not been changed. Slight differences some users may have noticed may be due to batch quality variations. Which is a pity. I had hopes that along with the old boddle they would reintroduce the old formula (pre 2000).
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    Default Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    [Update]

    The new one is super charged with a lot more vetiver. I compared them both side by side and the tobacco on the ribbed bottle version is a lot stronger.

    The new one smells kinda like Tom Ford Grey Vetiver now. I think i like this one better :P
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    Default Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    Anyone have any idea how the 'new' version compares with Givenchy Mythique ?

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    Default Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    As a new guy take this with a grain of salt. This is the only frag I've bought blind that I not only detest, I despise it. I got it mainly because of the hype and after all 'Hey Kennedy wore it'. The store only had one bottle left on the shelf and it was a sealed quart sized version. So she raked me over the coals on it. I got this stuff home opened the box and it was the ribbed bottle. So expecting it to be even better than Thierry Mugler I gave each wrist a good shot on each and let it evaporate before giving it a sniff. I can only tell you it really brought tears to my eyes and NOT in a good way either. I should have stopped reading at the Creed story that it was their version of vetiver that Kennedy wore. I figured that since summer was coming I could always use this to fool the mrs. pay the kid down the street to cut the lawn, spray some of this on while I listened to the ball game and drank beers. Nothing doin, this stuff won't even come off with gojo orange and everyone knows that stuff takes the hair off superman. So my only option now is to hold on to it in case we get invaded and use the stuff in chemical WARFARE. Perhaps the poster above is correct in that the people mixing the formulation varied the quantities I know that some of the Chinese have a problem with their Engrich... perhaps they have the same problem with their French conversions too.

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    Default Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    Quote Originally Posted by hey.its.me View Post
    nothing doin, this stuff won't even come off with gojo orange and everyone knows that stuff takes the hair off superman.
    lol!

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    Default Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hey.its.me View Post
    As a new guy take this with a grain of salt. This is the only frag I've bought blind that I not only detest, I despise it. I got it mainly because of the hype and after all 'Hey Kennedy wore it'. The store only had one bottle left on the shelf and it was a sealed quart sized version. So she raked me over the coals on it. I got this stuff home opened the box and it was the ribbed bottle. So expecting it to be even better than Thierry Mugler I gave each wrist a good shot on each and let it evaporate before giving it a sniff. I can only tell you it really brought tears to my eyes and NOT in a good way either. I should have stopped reading at the Creed story that it was their version of vetiver that Kennedy wore. I figured that since summer was coming I could always use this to fool the mrs. pay the kid down the street to cut the lawn, spray some of this on while I listened to the ball game and drank beers. Nothing doin, this stuff won't even come off with gojo orange and everyone knows that stuff takes the hair off superman. So my only option now is to hold on to it in case we get invaded and use the stuff in chemical WARFARE. Perhaps the poster above is correct in that the people mixing the formulation varied the quantities I know that some of the Chinese have a problem with their Engrich... perhaps they have the same problem with their French conversions too.
    1. Proper English please. Chemical "WARFARE" because of a perfectly safe and not too loud perfume ? Psstt. Go back to school, big lowclass boy.

    2. Im not Chinese, but the "Engrich" part is uncalled for, stupid trash.
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    Default Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    Relax, take a deep breath you'll be fine tomorrow trust me. ;o)

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    The scent is definately different to the vintage but I attribute that to age.
    BTW Hey.its.me, being a mature retired man, I think you should go take some english classes at night school in your spare time as your grammer is absolutely atrocious. Run your future posts through your computer's spellcheck next time! This is coming from someone whose 1st language isn't even english!

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    Hey.it's.me, you might take another shot at the Guerlain Vetiver. I know it took a while to grow on me, and I've also noticed that the first few sprays out of a new bottle don't always represent how the fragrance really smells. The ribbed bottle Guerlain Vetiver is a classic scent, and I bet if you give it another chance you'll end up enjoying it.

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    Default Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    I tried the 2 "new" Vetivers yesterday but couldn't really tell the difference. The "normal" Vetiver seemed a bit smoother to me whereas the "Vetiver Extreme" seemed more straightforward and drier.

    Can anyone corroborate OR contradict these impressions of mine and elucidate me?

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    Default Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    I think the deodorant stick was also changed

    http://www.beautyencounter.com/buy/v...0206304/162624

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    Default Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    I think they no longer make 4.2 size. I was about to buy this 3.4 size but changed my mind at the last minute. Will have to go for it. I like this bottle more than the 2000 version.
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    Default Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    This is a huge shame, I loved the ribbed bottle! classy and unique. The "new old" bottle looks cheap, generic and uninspired

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    Default Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    does it smell so different from old package? i found vetiver in a good price here but its that new bottle.

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    I prefer the new bottle. I always though the ribbed on looked kind of ugly. But then I usually prefer simple bottles, no frills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denondj View Post
    does it smell so different from old package? i found vetiver in a good price here but its that new bottle.

    aFTER THE "TEST OF TIME":
    I have to admit I WAS TOTALLY WRONG. guerlain has by far IMPROVED ITS VETIVER.
    The new version is far better than the old one. I have 3 bottles (1 new, and 2 old-ribbed bottle). After many and many TESTING-times, I can assure that the new version has an higher overall quality and concentration.
    Explication?
    In fact, it is common at Guerlain to have EDP versions with more water than the EDT versions (consider also Heritage). This means they list water as third element in EDT BUT second in EDP.
    new Vetiver is more long lasting than the previous, which was probably the "missing link" btween the traditional , old EDC and the new one, which in fact is more an EDP version (I have also Habit Rouge EDP, and believe me, vetiver edt lasts far longer).
    HENCE, I bluntly admit that Terry Wasser is RIGHT when complaining about stupid blogger as me that sometime mover useless criticisms. However, the web allow for corrections. Here I am.
    More transparency by producers however should be desirable, explaining better the new releases and the rationale and choices behind. Often the lack of such a transparency allow us to think bad things. Sometime they are right sometime wrong. In case of Guerlain, nice discover.
    ps as a side note, I tested recently the new Eau pour Homme of Armani. Being skeptical at the beginning, for the "reformulation fear", I was pleased to learn that this new version is..... the same, minor a invisible part of clove which is presently out of time. The bergamot accord is apparently also brighter. I have to say,a after a side by side comparison that the winner is... the new one.
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    Default Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    Quote Originally Posted by Corrado Finardi View Post
    aFTER THE "TEST OF TIME":
    I have to admit I WAS TOTALLY WRONG. guerlain has by far IMPROVED ITS VETIVER.
    The new version is far better than the old one. I have 3 bottles (1 new, and 2 old-ribbed bottle). After many and many TESTING-times, I can assure that the new version has an higher overall quality and concentration.
    Explication?
    In fact, it is common at Guerlain to have EDP versions with more water than the EDT versions (consider also Heritage). This means they list water as third element in EDT BUT second in EDP.
    new Vetiver is more long lasting than the previous, which was probably the "missing link" btween the traditional , old EDC and the new one, which in fact is more an EDP version (I have also Habit Rouge EDP, and believe me, vetiver edt lasts far longer).
    HENCE, I bluntly admit that Terry Wasser is RIGHT when complaining about stupid blogger as me that sometime mover useless criticisms. However, the web allow for corrections. Here I am.
    More transparency by producers however should be desirable, explaining better the new releases and the rationale and choices behind. Often the lack of such a transparency allow us to think bad things. Sometime they are right sometime wrong. In case of Guerlain, nice discover.
    ps as a side note, I tested recently the new Eau pour Homme of Armani. Being skeptical at the beginning, for the "reformulation fear", I was pleased to learn that this new version is..... the same, minor a invisible part of clove which is presently out of time. The bergamot accord is apparently also brighter. I have to say,a after a side by side comparison that the winner is... the new one.
    Interesting...

    A fellow BN recently commented that Guerlain EDTs are being sold at a higher price point than their EDPs, at the odd London department store. WTF?!!!

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    Default Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    Vetiver has been re bottled for at least 2 years (pic above). IMO it is a softer juice than what was in the Vetiver 2000 bottle. I prefer the original but 2000 wasn't bad. The juice in the new bottle is so far from the original vetiver that I know and loved.

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    Default Re: Have Guerlain Vetiver and Vetiver Extreme been repackaged?

    I want to invest in a Guerlain Vetiver, but dont know which one? How does the 125 ml Vetiver extreme compare with the new 100 ml vetiver extreme? Should I just stick to the new 100 ml Guerlain Vetiver ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renaissance_Man View Post
    God knows what reformulation happened this time...I hope they don't mess it up more and more.
    This.

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    anyone has both ?

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