FOr anniversary, 51 year old man wants a new scent for all around wear. Wife likes Aventus and tolerates Red vetyver. I had RV once and sold it, and got it from Montale directly, so I asked for the extra concentration. Dont know if they added more oils or just added more juice, but the Perfumme shop has 100 ml for $120. Wife liked Tom Ford Grey vetiver and to an extend Prada Amber for Men Intense.
I wear GIT and MI and like ACQUA di Parma Colonia but selling it.
So, for year round, office or weekend, RV or Aventus. Do they last about the same and project about the same?
I agree that Red Vetyver is more interesting but I guess that may be due in part to the fact that I have tried many more niche stuff that we dont get in Memphis than my wife and daughter, who love Aventus and Grey Vetiver on me, but did not care much for Acqua di Parma Colonia (they say it smells like shave cream). However, I guess it is how others perceive it on me, and they say that MI lasts on me when I cant smell it. SO maybe I just need to get the aventus and enjoy it?
Some say that you wear your perfume to enjoy it yourself, but I honestly admit that what my friends, family and colleagues think of it matters a lot as well. It's a tough decision in your case. Still, I love Red Vetyver and vote for that :-) especially if it's juiced up.
Red Vetyver is nice, but I think Terre D'Hermes is much better. So buy Aventus and then get Terre D'Hermes at a discount.
If you compare Terre d'Hermes Eau de Parfum VS Red Vetiver (it's an Eau de Parfum) You will pay slightly higher for Terre d'Hermes Eau de Parfum (about 130$). Red Vetiver directly from Paris is under 125$ and you get a free 20mL travel bottle of your choice plus free shipping. So do the maths...
I forgot to say a thing; Terre d'Hermès Pure Parfum is 75mL not 100mL like Red Vetiver. So you gain 25% with the Montale choice.
p.s. Terre d'Hermès Eau de Toilette don't match the power of Red Vetiver.
My "Lucky 13" top perfumes (They can change often)
1- Jubilation XXV (Amouage) Bertrand Duchaufour
2- Lyric Man (Amouage) Daniel Visentin
3- Tubereuse 3 Animale (Histoires de Parfums) Gérald Ghislain
5- Interlude Man (Amouage) Pierre Negrin
6- L'Instant de Guerlain Extrème (Guerlain) Béatrice Piquet
7- 1740 Marquis de Sade (Histoires de Parfums) Gérald Ghislain
9- Derby (Guerlain) Jean-Paul Guerlain
10- Chergui (Serge Lutens) Christopher Sheldrake
11- De Profundis (Serge Lutens) Christopher Sheldrake
12- Memoir Man (Amouage) Karine Vinchon
13- Dior Homme Intense (Dior) François Demachy