Thread: Help pick Vetiver frag
Modern, elegant and long lasting...
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I have a some Sycomore coming my way!! I'm very excited to give this a try, also may have some vetiver extradinaire as well..these seem to be the 2 most popular ones i keep hearing about. As i mentioned i'm not big vetiver fan so i'm curious to see if these may be a bit too much for me to handle. I defintely want a veitiver scent to wear on occasion but has to be a wearable one that isn't too much for a rookie to handle Sycomore sounds very promising.
For summer, definitely Terre d' Hermes, although there is more going on than just vetiver.
I also think Sycomore is a superb fragrance, especially for the colder months, although for some readers it works well in the summer for them too.
i keep reading mixed reviews as far as Sycomore being best for colder weather. I hope its not true since i live in Florida and its hot/humid as hell out here!
I find Sycomore perfect for DC's heat, and I use it a lot in the summer. To my nose, the dominant note is vetiver, which is intrinsically fresh. But others seem to detect more the woods and the smoke.
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Well i received samples and i could not wait to give them a try, so i applied a small spray of VE on one hand and Sycomore on the other...Off the first intial 5minutes, i would say VE is more my style, but way to early to tell. I'll keep you all posted.
quick update, its pretty clear that Sycomore is much heavier scent than VE and i can see it lasting much longer. I could be jumping the gun here, but VE seems to wear light, almost a transparent/airy type of feel to it. I love both so far, awesome suggestions guys
Eau Sauvage Parfum, short citrus opening, lovely myrrh and vetiver drydown.
I myself am not a fan of Vetyver.. but there are two that interest me.
For a modern, cleaner take - Tom Ford Grey Vetiver.
If you are a fan of MFK Absolue Pour le Soir and want a vetyver with the same kind of intense, battery acid strength - try Von Eusersdorff Vetiver.
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I'm really speechless...I LOVE both of these so much that i can see how both are worthy of having in the wardrobe. I'm new to vetiver and as I mentioned I'm not the biggest fan but i wanted to add one to my collection and these two are fantastic!
Having so many bottles of completely different styles (amounge,creed, le labos,ect.) i'm tryign to figure out ifi will really wear a vetiver scent often, since i have so many other ones i know that smell good. Maybe its worth buying one of these and a decant of another....but i will say this, i can totally see how these are power type of scents, feel like you own the place wearing these...
I live in DC, which is pretty hot in the summer too, and in heat days I keep reaching for vetivers. There's nothing as fresh and long lasting; they're simply perfect for heat days (in fact, the first famous vetiver, Guerlain, was originally designed for the Mexican market). So I think you're going to wear them much more often than you think, and both are worth having.
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Sycomore definitely appears to be longer lasting...VE toned down to some what of a skiN scent after a few hours.
Still need to give each a full wearing to decide.. both are phenomenal
Yep @persianprince - you have picked two beauties! Sycomore is the only vetiver scent I have received compliments on - and more than once!
Fat Electrician - a "semi-modern" vetiver (according to ELO themselves).
I love it - check out a sample. It's vetiver weirdness!
Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
Carven Vetyver, but the original formula, not the new one (which is to avoid, watery and it lasts for 15 minutes)
I have not cared for any vetiver-heavy frag I've tried...except Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver. Not only do I like that one, but I like it enough to put it on my Buy list. It's not at the top or anything, but it's there.
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Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - misses out the smoky elements that others have and instead offers an initial whack of citrus and a hint of spice but does not downplay the star of the show - the vetiver. It's very addictive. I love it, but feel that it's not a casual fragrance, by that I mean it's too sophisticated for jeans and t-shirt. I love it.
A more relaxed everyday vetiver is Kenzo Homme Woody; maybe not principally a vetiver - and I'll no doubt be taken to task over this - but there is vetiver in the drydown.
Guerlain Vetiver Extreme is a long lasting attention getter. It opens with a nice crisp citrus note and morphs into an exciting vetiver note and being "extreme" it won't fail you in longevity or sillage. The price is reasonable too.
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