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    Sel de Vetyver vs. Etro Vetyver

    Sel starts out smelling like I imagine an islay malt distillery does. Briney and smokey. Layer in dry astringent potent vetyver. Very Raw. Then the soapy base comes cleanly to the front of the scene. A salty mineral note is discernable through the still- pungent root and smoke, somehow lending an irish-springish just-showered cleanse. The Etro is just a strong but different in every dimension. Etro begins with a boozy sweet vetyver. This opening fades slowly but stays dominant as the resinous piney middle takes shape. There cedar and other woods here as well as a standard, uninspired by nicely balanced moss base holds the scene together. Ultimately the nod goes to Sel de Vetyver.

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    Original vetiver is my favourite, so fresh and clean smelling
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    Annick Goutal VETIVER

    Gorgeous take on vetiver: salty, smocky, roote and green, with some florals thrown in. Excellent

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    Mona's Vetyver is just delightful

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    I like Encre Noire but you might wanna try Noble Vetiver by Chopard (not much mentioned here)a light and fresh vetiver frag. perfect for spring /summer.

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    I am exploring the wide world of vetiver, too, and have found Wicozani's incredible blow-by-blow account of his impressions doing an exhaustive head-to-head tests of many of the top vetivers to be extremely helpful. I found it especially useful guidance because it compares fragrances side-by-side. A truly epic project, and so great of Wicozani to share his thoughts with us. I think it's a must read:!%29

    (ps: so far, I love Villoresi's Vetiver: super smokey and resinous, and an unexpected lavender note that I love. I am also keen on Sel de Vetiver and CdG's Vettiveru, for the reasons everyone mentions. )

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    TF Grey Vetiver
    Sel de Vetiver
    Original Vetiver

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazznpool View Post
    I've tried quite a few Vetiver/ Vetyver fragrances over the past few years. I did some background reading here and elsewhere and dove in. I wear Creed Original Vetiver the most often but love Guerlain Vetiver (both current and vintage), Creed Vetiver (1948) and Floris Vetiver.

    Me too!! Love Vetiver 48 and the Guerlain

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    to me creed original vetiver outshines most of the other vetivers
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford
    vetyverio by dyptique
    Encre Nior by Lalique
    Sycamore by Chanel

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    Dior Vetiver is my go to.

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    Encre Noir is the best bang for the buck IMO.

    Hey, what a second. Which vetiver did OP end up choosing anyway?
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