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    Default What is considered a modern Vetiver ?

    I have a few vetiver fragrances and have Grey vetiver on its way, but I was wondering what else I should look at as far as modern takes on vetiver dominant fragrances. I struggle with vetivers for some reason and dont like many. I do have Encre Noir, Givenchy, Guerlain. Anything softer and warmer ? My favorite is Encre Noir and I keep seeing Creed Original Vetiver come up and it sounds enticing. Something not so smokey, and I have a feeling Grey Vetiver is smokey too. But I have only sniffed it once.

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    Creed Original Vetiver is a very soft take on vetiver. Its clean, fresh and crisp. Not smokey at all.

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    I think Grey Vetiver is a great bet in terms of a modern Vetiver - good call!
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    you may want to try Pal Zileri's Sartoriale for tones similar to Encre Noir. for softer versions of guerlain vetiver, you may want to try Mugler Cologne

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    Dior Vetiver.

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    Grey Vetiver and Vetiver Extraordinaire. Maybe Fat electrician, but I don't enjoy it.

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    Try these:

    Jean Luc Amsler Homme
    Jeanne Arthes Les Lions des Arthes
    Vetyver Lanvin

    All are very modern takes on vetiver, very different from Guerlain. They are also much softer and less heavy handed like Encre Noir (which is my new Holy Grail scent).

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    Dude you would love OV and it really works very well in AZ. It opens bright and green with some resemblance to Mugler Cologne but not quite as soapy and much more natural. Then as it dries down the vetiver comes to the front but it still is a light vetiver, not smokey or all that dirty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ekove View Post
    Grey Vetiver and Vetiver Extraordinaire. Maybe Fat electrician, but I don't enjoy it.
    Joe is right on the button on this one Fat Eletrician is not for everyone but going back to the original question "What is considered a modern Vetiver "? It really is modern!

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    Default Re: What is considered a modern Vetiver ?

    Has anyone tried Tauer Vetiver Dance? Would this be considered a modern vetiver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbes22 View Post
    Has anyone tried Tauer Vetiver Dance? Would this be considered a modern vetiver?
    I Did, and found it not really well rounded or refine and very, very green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nersh View Post
    I keep seeing Creed Original Vetiver come up and it sounds enticing.
    Although criticized by Luca Turin, I find Creed Original Vetiver beautiful. Soapy clean and modern. Lovely scent.

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    Default Re: What is considered a modern Vetiver ?

    Many modern mainstream perfumes are usually sharp and chemical, but I guess that's not what you mean by modern. Luckily, Grey vetiver is clean, not smoky, and excellent too.

    You are probably looking for sweetness with your vetiver (I don't). If so, I'd suggest you look into Vetiver Tonka and Vetyverio, and +1 Fat Electrician.

    The most contemporary and avant-garde vetiver, however, is arguably Breath of God by Lush, and it is extremely smoky.

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    Perhaps Annick Goutal Vetiver

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    The entire Chanel Allure trio and Platinum Egoiste

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    Chanel Sycomore!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDBIII View Post
    Chanel Sycomore!!!
    +1
    Beautiful rich vetiver - definitely soft and warm as per Nersh's request. Def worth a sample at least!

    Also, TF Grey Vetiver isn't smokey, but rather clean and citrusy - a bit like Givenchy Vetyver but perhaps a little sharper.

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    I also agree that Grey Vetiver is a great choice for a modern take on vetiver, slightly subdued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonoanimoes View Post
    Although criticized by Luca Turin, I find Creed Original Vetiver beautiful. Soapy clean and modern. Lovely scent.
    +3 on Creed OV. Chanel Sycomore too smokey and TF Grey Vetiver too mono dimensional and near nauseating.

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    Hmm, Grey Vetiver +5

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDBIII View Post
    Chanel Sycomore!!!
    Can't believe it took 18 replies for Sycomore to come up. It's THE obvious choice.

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    Sycomore, vetiver extraordinaire, sel de vetiver, terre d'hermes, grey vetiver, vetyverio by diptyque, vetiver tonka (my fav), original vetiver, bleu de chanel, montale red vetiver - all of these I thoroughly enjoy and are worth a sampling. There are many more but I'm gonna stop here for now, lol

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    for a more warm less smokey vetiver, I +1 to Fat Electrician and Vetiver Tonka
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    Modern takes on vetiver. I like this query.

    Alright:

    Annick Goutal's Vetiver
    Hermes' Vetiver Tonka
    Dior's Vetiver
    Diptyque's Vetyverio
    Serge Lutens' Vetiver Oriental
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    Can't believe it took 18 replies for Sycomore to come up. It's THE obvious choice.
    It would be the obvious choice, IMO, if the question was a good (smoky or high end) vetiver.
    The OP asked for modern which to me means vetiver in a medley with uncommon notes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    It would be the obvious choice, IMO, if the question was a good (smoky or high end) vetiver.
    The OP asked for modern which to me means vetiver in a medley with uncommon notes.
    +1

    In that context I'd recommend the Creed Original Vetiver, Tom Ford Grey Vetiver, and drumroll ... Hermessence Vetiver Tonka.
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    Sel de Vetiver by Different Company

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    Chopard Noble Vetiver

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