CREED Original Vetiver
Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
Adoring both, would be difficult for me to decide between the two- OV has a slight bit more of cleanliness and lightness, without becoming vapid.
Own both, but my vote went to Tom Ford Grey Vetiver. Sorry Creed fans, but OV has hardly any vetiver in it - the name "ORIGINAL vetiver" is really really misleading. Creed's *original* Vetiver, now referred to as Vetiver 1948, was a great vetiver fragrance. OV is... pedestrian by comparison.
I own both. So this decision was very difficult for me. I ended up choosing OV. I really do pick up the Vetiver in OV. But I like it because it's a more casual scent. Although the price is much higher, I can justify the purchase because of the extreme usage for OV. I love this scent!!!
As for TFGV, i find this fragrance to be more upscale, formal. However, I still find reasons to wear this on casual days. I purposely try to wear this as much as possible. But I always reach for OV more than TFGV.
Lastly, being fairly new to this fragrance journey, I've come to absolutely adore Vetivers. GV is a great great scent. Cheap as well. I will eventually purchase, but I doubt I will be reaching for this very often. to me, its extremely dirty and earthy. but i still love the scent.
I'm on my way to trying the 'higher' end vetivers like Sycamore and FMVE
Grey vetiver for me. Creeds interpretation is way too lemony for my taste.
Current Winter Favorites:
1. House of Matriarch - Blackbird
2. Brückner - Aoud 1
3. Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Generation Man
4. Xerjoff - Wabar
5. Creed - Royal Oud
6. Ormonde Jayne - Black Gold
7. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
8. Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Mortal Skin
9. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
10. Creed - Royal English Leather
Grey Vetiver (feels more alive), but OV has better staying power and projection.
Grey Vetiver for me, it's my SOTD and it smells great, has a bit of spice and the citrus stays strong throughout. I had a decant of OV awhile back and, initially, I loved it. But, by the end of the decant it was just too soapy and linear for me.
Homeopathic doses of vetiver in both. Neither are vetiver fragrances.
Tough choice because they are both so different and serve different purposes. The Creed is very clean and soapy, and Grey Vetiver retains the earthy quality. OV is more crowd pleasing.
Tom Ford GV
I have enough real vetivers to last me a good while. I voted OV because there is very little, if any, vetiver in it and Im on the hunt for a soapy clean frag. GV is a nice vetiver but falls short of my love, Guerlain Vetiver.