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    Default Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

    Man, I can't get enough of Vétiver Tonka. I'm wondering if there is anything out there that is like it? All I know is that I keep on getting whiffs of this stuff off my body and I want to make love with myself. lol.

    Any other vetiver scents like this? Or other scents without vetiver that smell similar?

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    Default Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

    Love this stuff also and really hard to find another scent IMO that comes real close. The only other vetiver that I have experienced that is sweeter than most vetivers out there is Carlo Corinto Vetyver, but still not the same.

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    Default Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

    Get a sample of Neil Morris Midnight Forest for $5. See if you think there is some kind of odd similarity. I think Neil may have done some kind of cooling thing to get a similar effect, but with more of a green, coniferous vibe, instead of vetiver.

    There is nothing quite like Vetiver Tonka, but Midnight Forest is the closest I've ever encountered.
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    Default Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

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    Default Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

    Bal d'Afrique by Byredo is very close to Vetiver Tonka but without vetiver.

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    Default Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

    You are going to love Chanel Sycamore.

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    Default Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

    I would also give ELDO's Fat Electrician a try. It is the only other sweetish vetiver that I know of. However not sweet in a gourmand way (hazelnut) like Vetiver Tonka.
    But Definitely worth a try.

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    Another one for Fat Electrician , ts great stuff

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    Default Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

    I LOVE Fat Electrician, but it's not similar enough to Vetiver Tonka for me to just get "the one". Got a 15 ml of Vetiver Tonka so far - and it's just pure magic. Pondering getting Fat Electrician as well, and a bigger Vetiver tonka VETIVER CRAZE OMG!

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    Default Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

    Its not as good as Vetiver Tonka but Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental is very sweet and meets your criteria.

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    Vetiver Tonka is my personal favorite fragrance. Absolutely adore the stuff. I stumbled upon this fragrance that is remarkably close and it can be had for only fifty dollars...crazy! The fragrance is Collezione Privata Viaggio d`Africa Pal Zileri for men.
    I shot a vid on this subject as well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHxzn4W9Id0

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    Default Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

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    Default Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

    I didn't care much for Vetiver Tonka, but a vetiver scent that also leans on the sweet side (although not as sweet as Vetiver Tonka) is Coeur de Vetiver Sacré by L'Artisan. It actually is more Earl Grey tea and mild spice than vetiver, but it smells amazing, IMO.
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    Default Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

    Another good sweet-ish vetiver is Bois 1920's Vetiver Ambrato. Contrary to some reviews here, the vetiver is there but understated, with amber doing with VA what tonka does with VT.
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    Default Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

    Quote Originally Posted by mickers View Post
    Vetiver Tonka is my personal favorite fragrance. Absolutely adore the stuff. I stumbled upon this fragrance that is remarkably close and it can be had for only fifty dollars...crazy! The fragrance is Collezione Privata Viaggio d`Africa Pal Zileri for men.
    I shot a vid on this subject as well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHxzn4W9Id0
    That stuff seems impossible to find. Do I need to milk a camel in the Sahara desert to get it?

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    Default Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

    Agreed with Fat Electrician, Vetiver Oriental and Vetiver Ambrato.

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    Default Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

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    Default Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

    If you like sweet and vetiver you may want to try the new Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum.

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    Default Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

    Anyone tryed CHOPARD Noble Vetiver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotesWithBass View Post
    That stuff seems impossible to find. Do I need to milk a camel in the Sahara desert to get it?
    Just google viaggio d'africa and go to shopping or go to Pal Zileri web site. I have links for all this under my video.
    http://www.palzileri.it/en/

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    Default Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

    Quote Originally Posted by NotesWithBass View Post
    Man, I can't get enough of Vétiver Tonka. I'm wondering if there is anything out there that is like it? All I know is that I keep on getting whiffs of this stuff off my body and I want to make love with myself. lol.

    Any other vetiver scents like this? Or other scents without vetiver that smell similar?
    Oh nooo. I hate you!! After reading this I realised Ive got to find some ways to try this hahaha. Probably going to love it
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    Default Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

    There recommendations for checking out fat electrician is a good one...great fragrance but it's no vetiver tonka, lol - if vetiver tonka style is what your looking for check out the viaggio - I guarantee you will be happy or bal d'afrique would be my secondchoice after that. It's always good to sample for yourself but with my personal vetiver journey, annick goutals vetiver and bois 1920 vetiver ambrato were huge let downs...not a fan at all...gack! lol - Annick goutals vetiver is actually vetiver and tonka and the mix together is just nasty, IMO - I remember ambrato being something I couldn't wash off fast enough, lol

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    Default Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

    Oh wait!!!!! I have very interesting one for you to check out. Vetiver Dance by Tauer. Unlike any other vetiver I have tried but still keeping itself grounded with the vetiver note. It moves with herbs and spices at the top with a touch of sweetness and as the hours go on you realize the sweetness is an ambrien accord like that in ambre narguile. Not as in your face and remaining soothing and comforting with soft vetiver dancing with the sweetness!

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    If I'm not mistaken (I've owned both) I'd put Tauers Vetiver Dance and Vetiver Tonka in the same vetiver category.

    Tauers take on the Vetiver sure has powedery qualities. Like green straws hidden - or dancing if you will - in a white, milky cloud.

    Definately order a sample from his website.
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    I'll have to check some of these out but I def want to try out the viaggio d'africa. It doesn't seem like they sell it on the Pal Zileri website. I'm in the US and the only place that sells it is some place in Vegas. And when I check google's shopping link its either sold out in most stores or it is being sold in some really iffy (not sure if they are fraudulent) websites.

    No joke, I applied Vetiver Tonka on myself at 7PM EST last night and I can still smell it VERY faintly on my body at 11AM EST. Like I'll get a random whiff of the scent every now and then. My mind might be playing tricks on me though. I want to bathe in this stuff. lol.

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    Default Re: Hermes Vétiver Tonka... Anything That Smells This Sweet With Vétiver?

    Now that I double checked it seems like Vetiver Dance has Tonka bean listed as one of the basenotes. I guess I wasn't wrong in my first post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe C View Post
    You are going to love Chanel Sycamore.
    I've tried both, Vetiver Tonka and Sycamore. There is no comparison between the two. VT is sweet, Sycomore isn't.

    For me personally as much as I wanted to like VT, I came to the conclusion that to my nose vetiver and vanilla (or sweetness in general) simply does not compute :-)

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    For me personally as much as I wanted to like VT, I came to the conclusion that to my nose vetiver and vanilla (or sweetness in general) simply does not compute :-)[/QUOTE]

    I can see your point with this but that for me is where the magic in vetiver tonka is. A true testament to the genius that JCE is . He created something so beautiful and breathtaking with this blend. If it was just straight up mix of vetiver and tonka it would be a mess...like annick goutals vetiver, lol

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    For me personally as much as I wanted to like VT, I came to the conclusion that to my nose vetiver and vanilla (or sweetness in general) simply does not compute :-)[/QUOTE]

    I can see your point with this but that for me is where the magic in vetiver tonka is. A true testament to the genius that JCE is . He created something so beautiful and breathtaking with this blend. If it was just straight up mix of vetiver and tonka it would be a mess...like annick goutals vetiver, lol

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