+1 for sycomore
Annick Goutal - Vétiver
Chanel - Sycomore
Comme des Garcons - Vettiveru
Dior - Vétiver
Etat Libre d'Orange - Fat Electrician
Etro - Vetiver
Frederic Malle - Vétiver Extraordinaire
Givenchy - Vetyver
Guerlain - Vétiver
Hermès - Vétiver Tonka
Honoré des Pres - Chaman's Party
Lalique - Encre Noire
Le Labo - Vetiver 46
LesNez - Turtle Vetiver Front
Lorenzo Villoresi - Vetiver
Maître Parfumeur et Gantier - Route du Vétiver
Mona di Orio - Vetyver
Profumum - Fumidus
Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
Thread: Your favorite vetiver?
Guerlain remains my favourite after trying many others, but special mention for one not inlcuded in list, Adolfo Dominguez
+1 for sycomore
From the list, TF Grey Vetiver.
Not on the list - Chopard Noble Vetiver and l'Occitane Eau de Vetyver
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I picked Givenchy too. My other favourite vetiver not listed is Prada's Infusion de Vetiver.
From the list my favorite is Guerlain. I also really like Prada Infusion de Vetiver.
I don't have a signature fragrance. My signature changes a little bit every day, why shouldn't my fragrance?
I am not a big vetiver fan. For example, vetiver Extraordinaire is incredibly over whelming to my nose. The only vetiver I have been able to tolerate, is Chanel's Sycomore. I do respect the fact that so many fragrance hobbyists love the scent of vetiver. I just don't dig it so much.
Vetiver Tonka and Sycomore.
I like all in your list with the only possible exception made for Fumidus which feels too unbalanced to me.
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Vetiver Pour Elle (Guerlain), Vetiver Tonka (Hermés), Vetiver (Dior)
The Givenchy is so pungent and stanky good!!
Sycomore by Chanel
Creed Vetiver '48 is the King
Route du Vétiver is earthy, strong, lively. Like a slap on your face with an elegant glove.
Kurt smells like Teen Spirit
Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver
Annick Goutal Vetiver
Maitre Parfumer et Gantier Vetiver ( the original issue )
Maitre Parfumer et Gantier Racine ( the original issue )
Santa Maria Novella Vetiver ( Fabulous and not in the poll )
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Chanel Sycomore is my favourite vetiver by the absolute widest of margins.
Floris Vetiver (discontinued), Vetiver Extraordinaire.
I voted Sycomore (currently in the lead with 28% ).
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I am a huge Vetiver fan, and these are my current favorites in order:
1. Frederic Malle - Veriver Extraordinaire
2. Frederic Malle - Bois d'Orage / French Lover (Not Listed)
3. Chanel - Sycomore
4. MPG - Route du Vetiver (my SotD)
5. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions (Not Listed)
6. Lalique - Encre Noir
7. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
8. Serge Lutens - Vetiver Oriental (Not Listed)
8. Hermès - Vétiver Tonka
Current Winter Favorites:
1. Ormonde Jayne - Black Gold
2. Brückner - Aoud 1
3. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
4. Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Generation Man
5. Creed - Royal Oud
6. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
7. Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Mortal Skin
8. House of Matriarch - Blackbird
9. Creed - Royal English Leather
10. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
I do love me some vetiver though!
I like rich fragrances and voted for Guerlain and Encre Noire. They are complex and multi-faceted. I also think the dry straight forward ones such as Sycomore, Etro and Vetiver Extraordinaire are good, but in the end I prefer something rich and lush.
* Serge Lutens rules *
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Annick Goutal Vetiver
Gorilla Perfumes Exhale
Guerlain Vetiver (vintage)
No. 19 (modern edt)
Breath of God
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I don't know what it is about vetiver, I cannot tolerate it. I wish that I could enjoy this wonderful note. So many persons seem to love it to the point that I feel jealous. I tried vetiver extroardinaire a couple of times and could not go through the day without having washed it off. It is potent stuff. I can appreciate it for I know many excellent fragrances contain vetiver, but I cannot get by nose to like it.
I have Guerlain and that shit is way to powerful. It gives me a headache. The last time I wore it people were backing away. It's already a weird scent for someone who isn't into fragrance. Tried TF and had to scrub. Cdg2man was pretty good. What's a straight up vetiver that's smooth and mellow.
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Creed Ov and Dior Vetiver
OK I have to pick up Sycomore. Does anyone know where it is sold? Or where I can sample it?
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