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  • Annick Goutal - Vétiver

    11 3.86%
  • Chanel - Sycomore

    59 20.70%
  • Comme des Garcons - Vettiveru

    7 2.46%
  • Dior - Vétiver

    12 4.21%
  • Etat Libre d'Orange - Fat Electrician

    5 1.75%
  • Etro - Vetiver

    9 3.16%
  • Frederic Malle - Vétiver Extraordinaire

    38 13.33%
  • Givenchy - Vetyver

    16 5.61%
  • Guerlain - Vétiver

    56 19.65%
  • Hermès - Vétiver Tonka

    19 6.67%
  • Honoré des Pres - Chaman's Party

    1 0.35%
  • Lalique - Encre Noire

    48 16.84%
  • Le Labo - Vetiver 46

    3 1.05%
  • LesNez - Turtle Vetiver Front

    9 3.16%
  • Lorenzo Villoresi - Vetiver

    8 2.81%
  • Maître Parfumeur et Gantier - Route du Vétiver

    16 5.61%
  • Mona di Orio - Vetyver

    10 3.51%
  • Profumum - Fumidus

    1 0.35%
  • Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver

    38 13.33%
  • Other

    34 11.93%
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    Creed OV for me too
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    Hey wait...What about Mona di Orio Vetyver...You HAVE to try a sample...Wonderful dry...
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    Quote Originally Posted by eggy View Post
    OK I have to pick up Sycomore. Does anyone know where it is sold? Or where I can sample it?
    Having read so much praise for Sycomore I too was keen to try it. I have ordered a small decant from the perfumed court.

    It seems Les Exclusifs are only sold in a few select stores in each country, the chanel site should say which stores in Canada sell it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anť View Post
    Having read so much praise for Sycomore I too was keen to try it. I have ordered a small decant from the perfumed court.

    It seems Les Exclusifs are only sold in a few select stores in each country, the chanel site should say which stores in Canada sell it.
    Thx man. I wish people would do splits of it.

    I'm actually in the US now, but I appreciate the info
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    Quote Originally Posted by eggy View Post
    OK I have to pick up Sycomore. Does anyone know where it is sold? Or where I can sample it?
    You can get it direct from their website: http://www.chanel.com/

    Not sure where you would go to sample it though.

    Ah - you say you are in the US now... You can purchase samples from: http://theperfumedcourt.com/
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
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    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Xerjoff - Nio
    8. Neela Vermeire - Bombay Bling
    9. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    10. Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blanche

  6. #66

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    Other
    - Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
    - L'Occitane Vetyver
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    Creed Original Vetiver

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    Encre Noire

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    l'Occitane Eau de Vetyver



    .... I changed my mind towards Encre Noire after I tried it out and I ended up buying it
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    Frederic Malle - Vétiver Extraordinaire
    1. Dior Homme Original
    2. Musc Ravaguer
    3. Portrait of a Lady
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. L Instant Guerlain pour Homme Extreme
    6. New Haarlem
    7. Pure Coffee
    8. Blu Mediterraneo Sicilian Almond
    9. Rose 31
    10. Spiritueuse Double Vanille

  11. #71

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    Fragonard Vetyver

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    I've only tested the following six, which I'll list in order of preference:

    1. Sycomore (gotta get a bottle)
    2. Givenchy (really nice, well balanced and dynamic)
    3. Encre Noir (my first vetiver, love its dirtiness)
    4. Vetiver Tonka (interesting, likeable...I'd get sick of it quickly)
    5. Guerlain (meh)
    6. Tom Ford (found it stuffy, boring, old...an unhealthy gray)

    Vetiver's I'd love to try:

    1. Villoresi's
    2. Vetiver Extraordinaire
    3. Route du Vetiver
    4. LesNez
    5. Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Original Vetiver - And thats because the vetiver takes the back seat and is not in your face, and thats how I like it.
    I agree. Original Vetiver by Creed is fresh and light IMO.

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    Eau Sauvage has a nice stinky vetiver in the base. It emerges soon after the famous citrus starts burning off, and you don’t have to wait very long. In fact, I’ve long thought of it as primarily a vetiver fragrance...

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    The latest formula of Guerlain's Vetiver is my favorite (Habit Rouge bottle, yellow juice). The formula in the heavy glass deco bottle with green juice has a moth ball note that makes it stink for 20 minutes. I own TF Grey Vetiver and love it - and I was in Vegas at the Doir boutique and sniffed their version...which smells identical to Grey Vetiver. I also enjoy Prada's Infusion de Vetiver...different, but still a favorite nonetheless.

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    Sycomore
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  17. #77

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    Wow - what an amazing amount of votes and responses! Thank you everybody - this has been really exciting to follow. However, there hasn't been much excitement in the top positions: Sycomore clearly runs faster than all its competitors, Guerlain Vétiver stays safely in second position and Vétiver Extraordinaire makes it to 3rd place with Encre Noire and Grey Vetiver behind it.

    I very much appreciate all the good and well-informed responses (and cool pictures!) and I do realize that significant and popular vetiver frags (like Original Vetiver, Sel de Vétiver, etc.) were not included. What can you do? With the "Others" option taking up a slot for itself, there's only room for 19 contestants so there's really no way to make room for all the vetivers out there. I tried to do my best, and with (at the moment) less than 12% of all votes falling into the "Others" category, all the many scents making up that category would still only make it to a split 5th position as it stands now - combined. But knowing what I know now, I realize I should definitely have put at least the Creed and the Different Company in there and left out Chaman's Party and Fumidus who both have yet to score a single vote.

    Once again, thanks everybody - and do feel free to go on voting. The poll stays open!

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    I have tried Guerlain Vetiver, Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver, Chanel Sycomore and Noble Vetiver Chopard but IMO Encre Niore is more natural (raw), complex, robust and has better longevity out of the whole bunch. It smells damn sexy too.

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    Vetivere extreme by Guerlain!!!

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    ONLY 6 people voted for Mona di Orio??? Her Vetyver is like nothing else I have ever smelled...NOT raw vetiver, but polished and smooth...be patriotic-VOTE! for MdO!!

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    I cant choose one really.

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  22. #82

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    I've heard about the Chanel Sycomore, on a different thread it was mentioned that it shared some similarity to the Original Vetiver. I love the OV, but the price on the chanel is looking pretty good right now. I might have to go in and sample it.
    Last edited by freshvibes; 2nd November 2012 at 07:09 PM. Reason: confusing lol

  23. #83

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    Other - Encre Noire by Lalique

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    Quote Originally Posted by lagrange1772 View Post
    Other - Encre Noire by Lalique
    Thanks - but Encre Noire is in the poll...

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    Guerlain Vetiver Extreme is my good old standby. Have to go easy on the trigger though or you will knock yourself out!
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    Apologies, Dane77. Going blind as the proverbial bat

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    Quote Originally Posted by lagrange1772 View Post
    Apologies, Dane77. Going blind as the proverbial bat
    No apologies needed - and thanks for participating!

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    I haven't tried everything on your list, but my favorite right now is a tie between Vetiver 46 and Vetiver Extraordinaire.

    I guess my favorite is Vetiver Extraordinaire though. Dominique Ropion somehow managed to get rid of all the earthy muddyness of vetiver and only allow the green, radiant, musky and woody sides of it show. It really is a class act of a fragrance. Super smooth and never overpowering or perfumey.
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    Vetiver Tonka and Sel de Vetiver.

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    Voted Other.

    Adolfo Dominguez: Vetiver Hombre

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    Encre Noir

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    Sycomore and Vétiver Extraordinaire.
    Ditto!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy97 View Post
    Guerlain remains my favourite after trying many others, but special mention for one not inlcuded in list, Adolfo Dominguez
    Amen to that, I love Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver. Clean, fresh and real vetiver. I also like Red Vetiver, a little kinky and man it last at least 12 hrs on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Not sure where you would go to sample it though.
    Some of the Chanel boutiques have bottles of the exclusives out for people to test.

    Quote Originally Posted by frug View Post
    Fragonard Vetyver
    Another favorite of mine.
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    1-Sel de Vetiver
    2-Vet Extraordinaire
    3-Querelle

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    Gotta go with Dior's Vetiver as a clear #1, too bad it's now discontinued. LesNez Turtle Vetiver Back is a close second for me, wish I had a sniff of Front and Exercise 1 before production ceased.

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    ✔️chanel Sycomore here!!!!😜
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    Dior and givenchy both take #1 spot. Can't stand sycomore odd burned leaf note . Smoked ham esq
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    I've sniffed:
    -Encre Noire
    -Guerlain Vetiver
    -Vetiver Extraordinaire
    -Grey Vetiver

    My favorite is probably Encre Noire, followed by Grey Vetiver and the classic Guerlain. Didn't care much for the Malle.
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    By season, these are my choices:

    Autumn:
    L'Occitane Eau du Vetyver
    Winter:Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Route du Vétiver
    Spring: Carolina Herrera Sensual Vetiver
    Summer: Guerlain Vetiver

    Of course, this is South Florida, so I pretty much do whatever I want

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    ...Sycomore...!
    ...and this one...


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    Eau de Vetyver de Givenchy. where any discussion about male fragrances starts and ends.

    Givenchy_EAU_DE_VETYVER_M.JPG

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    I voted for Encre Noir and Vetiver Extraordinaire, but there are many great ones on that list!

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    Ah... so many vetivers... so little time. For me it's Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver. And while Guerlain's
    Vetiver is a stone-cold classic I don't find it as wearable to TF's. I've always viewed Grey Vetiver as a
    modern take on the classic by Guerlain. For a dark smokey vetiver I really dig Sycomore and
    Encre Noire. I would love to sample Dior's version. I also adore Creed's Original Vetiver but
    don't consider it a vetiver-centric scent since the note sits in the back but it's still such an
    amazing clean and green soapy scent.
    Last edited by BottleJunky; 15th November 2013 at 07:02 PM.

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    Creed OV

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    Every Vetiver I own is my favorite. If I don't own it, then I ether have not tried it yet or did not like it.

    Creed Original Vetiver.
    TDC Sel de Vetiver
    Atelier Vetiver Fatal
    Heely Sel Marin
    Chanel Sycomore
    Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Hermes Vetiver Tonka

    Waiting on LesNez Vetiver Turtle Front to arrive.
    I don't get much if any vetiver out of Sel Marin. It's mainly salty lemon citrus with seaweed to me!
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    I can't tell EN and VE apart so I'll say EN.

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    Voted Sycomore. People say it smells like Encre Noir, but I'd rather have Sycomore.

    Vetiver Extraordinaire is very nice too. I should also mention that Vetiver Tonka caught my eye in the Hermes Boutique, it's a different take on vetiver. It's good!

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    Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Original Vetiver - And thats because the vetiver takes the back seat and is not in your face, and thats how I like it.
    I second your opinion!

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    Dior Vetiver
    Mona di Orio Vetyver
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Sycomore
    Encre Noire
    Original Vetiver

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    To me Sycomore is so similar yet so much better than Encre Noire. I am surprised, given this, that EN gets so many votes.
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    Grey Vetiver -- Tom Ford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Original Vetiver - And thats because the vetiver takes the back seat and is not in your face, and thats how I like it.
    I agree with ya Jack.

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    Guerlain Vetiver
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
    - Guerlain: Homme L'Eau Boisee
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Tom Ford grey vetiver. It just brings me back to summers as a kid in the 80's for some reason and i love that feeling.

  58. #118

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    Is there an EDP version of Chanel - Sycomore?

  59. #119

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    I highly recommend this one for true vetiver lovers:

    Oriza L. Legrand
    Vetiver Royal Bourbon


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    1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
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    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. Clive Christian - 1872
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Xerjoff - Nio
    8. Neela Vermeire - Bombay Bling
    9. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    10. Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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    Roja Dove Vetiver Extrait is moving up my list too.

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