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.
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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
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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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I'd add Vetiver Tonka and Vetiver Oriental to my initial list (2 of my favorites, really). But I would not really consider them hardcore vetiver fragrance as I would with Encre Noire or Grey vetiver.
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How does the 90ml compare to the new 100ml? Will I be disappointed if I try the 100ml first?
I didnt find Racine to be vetiver enough (used vetiver as an adjective ) and RdV is a classical intense vetiver. So neither, IMO of course, could be considered modern.
I think for something to be modern it should take contemporary ideas and then disregard them.
I'd urge you to try Vetyverio by Diptyque. They are in no way similar in terms of notes but in terms of uniqueness.
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Diptyque's Vetyverio is a lovely soft take on Vetiver, well worth trying.
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Mona di Orio Vetiver, Diptyque Vetyverio, FM Vetiver Extraordinaire and the softest of them all: L'Artisan Coeur de Vetiver Sacre.
I'm not sure what "modern" means in this connection (non-classic?, recently launched?), but there are lots of excellent "softer and warmer" alternatives to smoky-rough Encre Noire, Sycomore, etc., and many of the best have already been mentioned here. You might want to check out also Armani Privé Vétiver Babylone or Linari's Notte Bianca - both of them are soft and "creamy" vetivers.
For soft and warm I'd go for either Original Vetiver or Vetiver Oriental. I wouldn't bother with Fat Electrician as the quality is shockingly low.
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Creed Original Vetiver is on my wishlist it's clean, fresh and modern. I tried Guerlain but it really smell like old man scent, this one doesn't.
Right now I think that I have all the fragrances that I want.
Sel de Vetiver is an interpretation of sun warmed skin that has a natural saltiness to it. It is very sexy, and modern IMO.
Vettiveru to me is a vetiver influenced take on a traditional cologne style. I am not sure I consider it 'modern' for this reason. The clove, and neroli contribute to a 'cologne style' composition, but Sel de Vetiver's structure is definitely more modern and has no reference to the smell of perfume or cologne IMO. It creates an aura that others may interpret as 'your own smell', as opposed to that guy is weariing a nice fragrance.
I suggest that you try Vetiver by Excelsis.
When I think of a modern vetiver I think of Fat Electrician by ELDO and Djedi by Guerlain
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