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.
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
Grey Vetiver and Vetiver Extraordinaire. Maybe Fat electrician, but I don't enjoy it.
Jean Luc Amsler Homme
Jeanne Arthes Les Lions des Arthes
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.
Has anyone tried Tauer Vetiver Dance? Would this be 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.
Perhaps Annick Goutal Vetiver
The entire Chanel Allure trio and Platinum Egoiste
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I also agree that Grey Vetiver is a great choice for a modern take on vetiver, slightly subdued.
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
for a more warm less smokey vetiver, I +1 to Fat Electrician and Vetiver Tonka
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