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    Default Timbuktu and Red Vetyver too similar?

    I am looking to expand my young wardrobe and interested in both scents. Are they very different and I just cant tell from my sample? Anyone rotate both in their arensal? I do not own Terre, but do wear LOTMD if that helps.

    Thanks in advance for the advice.

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    Default Re: Timbuktu and Red Vetyver too similar?

    Haven't used one after the other, but have both and to me from what I can remember, they are different enough to own both.

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    Default Re: Timbuktu and Red Vetyver too similar?

    Can I ask out of extreme curiosity what LOTMD is? Sorry can't help since I haven't smelled Red Vetyver but Timbuktu's always been just alright to me.

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    Default Re: Timbuktu and Red Vetyver too similar?

    Quote Originally Posted by icanzapyou View Post
    Can I ask out of extreme curiosity what LOTMD is? Sorry can't help since I haven't smelled Red Vetyver but Timbuktu's always been just alright to me.
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    Default Re: Timbuktu and Red Vetyver too similar?

    The have a few similar notes to me, but are still different at the same time

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    Default Re: Timbuktu and Red Vetyver too similar?

    They are not similar to me.
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    Default Re: Timbuktu and Red Vetyver too similar?

    Not similar to me either...


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    Default Re: Timbuktu and Red Vetyver too similar?

    I think they're pretty different. I've started to put my vials of samples into small spray vials. I think you get a more accurate feel for the juice when it's sprayed than when it's dabbed.
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    Default Re: Timbuktu and Red Vetyver too similar?

    Not even remotely.

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    Default Re: Timbuktu and Red Vetyver too similar?

    Red Vetyver is similar to Terre D'Hermes, nothing like Timbuktu

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    Default Re: Timbuktu and Red Vetyver too similar?

    Thanks for the help.

    I do find the scents get bigger and more vibrant once I get the full bottle. (sometimes, not for the better)

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    Default Re: Timbuktu and Red Vetyver too similar?

    The only fragrance I've so far come across that's very close to Timbuktu is Comme des Garçons Kyoto (also by Bertrand Duchaufour).

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    Default Re: Timbuktu and Red Vetyver too similar?

    Red Vetyver is similar to CdG's Sequoia. Not Timbuktu.

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    Default Re: Timbuktu and Red Vetyver too similar?

    Nope!

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    Default Re: Timbuktu and Red Vetyver too similar?

    Haha, I don't know of anything I'd call 'similar' to Timbuktu. Not that it's 'untouchable' or 'perfect'--just nothing else quite like it.

    Red Vetyver on the other hand is VERY similar to Terre d'Hermes.

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    Default Re: Timbuktu and Red Vetyver too similar?

    Not similar.
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    Default Re: Timbuktu and Red Vetyver too similar?

    Quote Originally Posted by andylama View Post
    Haha, I don't know of anything I'd call 'similar' to Timbuktu. Not that it's 'untouchable' or 'perfect'--just nothing else quite like it.
    Truly, I do suggest spraying Timbuktu and CdG Kyoto side by side. The similarity will be right there, smiling at you.

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    Default Re: Timbuktu and Red Vetyver too similar?

    Quote Originally Posted by onethinline View Post
    Truly, I do suggest spraying Timbuktu and CdG Kyoto side by side. The similarity will be right there, smiling at you.
    I earnestly wonder what you're picking up on. I smelled Kyoto very recently, and didn't notice any similarity at all...except to the rest of CdG's incense series. Oh well, I guess I also sometimes pick up on a note similarity that others don't get.

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