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  • Annick Goutal - Vétiver

    11 4.01%
  • Chanel - Sycomore

    59 21.53%
  • Comme des Garcons - Vettiveru

    7 2.55%
  • Dior - Vétiver

    11 4.01%
  • Etat Libre d'Orange - Fat Electrician

    5 1.82%
  • Etro - Vetiver

    8 2.92%
  • Frederic Malle - Vétiver Extraordinaire

    37 13.50%
  • Givenchy - Vetyver

    16 5.84%
  • Guerlain - Vétiver

    54 19.71%
  • Hermès - Vétiver Tonka

    18 6.57%
  • Honoré des Pres - Chaman's Party

    1 0.36%
  • Lalique - Encre Noire

    47 17.15%
  • Le Labo - Vetiver 46

    2 0.73%
  • LesNez - Turtle Vetiver Front

    9 3.28%
  • Lorenzo Villoresi - Vetiver

    8 2.92%
  • Maître Parfumeur et Gantier - Route du Vétiver

    15 5.47%
  • Mona di Orio - Vetyver

    9 3.28%
  • Profumum - Fumidus

    1 0.36%
  • Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver

    37 13.50%
  • Other

    34 12.41%
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    Default Your favorite vetiver?

    I'm a total vetiver freak, it's my favorite note and I'm crazy about vetiver-heavy things and vetiver soliflores. I'm really curious to see which vetiver-centered frags you guys prefer these days.
    I cannot just pick one and have to split my own vote - it goes to smoky classy Sycomore and fierce rooty Route du Vétiver. But which vetiver frag is your favorite? Vetiver is vast territory - maybe I didn't even list it?
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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver by Mona di Orio is my favorite, with an honorable mention to Turtle Vetiver Front by LesNez.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Original Vetiver - And thats because the vetiver takes the back seat and is not in your face, and thats how I like it.

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    Timbuktu and Sycomore

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    Only have tried the Guerlain, Lalique and Tom Ford ones. Out of these, Guerlain's wins.

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    Vote goes to Givenchy.
    Also own and enjoy Original Vetiver, Sycomore, Fat Electrician, Molinard Vetyver.

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    Of the ones I have tried...Dior Vetiver and Givenchy Vetyver

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    Another for Givenchy, and I also like Sycomore, Vetiver Extraordinaire, Grey Vetiver, Vetiver Tonka ...... and the rest are ok too

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    ...Sycomore...!

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    You're right, it's not listed. Lubin's Le Vetyver

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    Voted Givenchy Vetyver and Other (for Bois 1920's Vetiver Ambrato).

    I now realise i like vetiver in two ways: Straight-up sometimes, and as a main note with other dominant notes other times. the Givenchy was my first vetiver ever and favourite straight-up vet.
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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    You missed the best: Molinard Vetyver - a bit dirty but pure, sheer vetiver...

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    Creed Original Vetiver

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    Sycomore and Vétiver Extraordinaire.

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    My favourite isn't there - Original Vetiver. Bright, crisp, clean, sharp, fresh. Not in the least bit earthy or stanky. Very wearable.

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    Vetyver by Carlo Corinto

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    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.
    Agreed

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    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.

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    My favourit is Sycomore, I love how vetiver smell so smoky and classy, but I have not tried all the scent listed yet.
    ***My favourite from my collection***

    -------- Amouage Tribute Attar
    ------ Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan
    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
    ------ Amouage: Fate Man
    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
    ------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé

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    Creed Original Vetiver

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    There's no way I could pick from that list...my most recent acquisition Turtle Vetiver Front certainly ranks up there is a big way, as does MdO Vetyver...but then there's Dior's which is super nice and one that brought about my love for vetiver in general. Vetiver Tonka...Sycomore...ugh

    It's probably a tie between Turtle and Vetyver though.

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    So would you say Sycomore is particularly feminine? What notes are responsible for Chanel marketing as a feminine fragrance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anť View Post
    So would you say Sycomore is particularly feminine? What notes are responsible for Chanel marketing as a feminine fragrance?
    If you have ever smelled Sycomore you would not make that assertion. Sycomore is " marketed " to women however this is in no way a femminine scent by any means!
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Epic Man
    3. Noir de Noir
    4. Tonka Imperiale
    5. Musc Ravageur
    6. Bois d'argent
    7. Apple Brandy
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Tobacco Vanille
    10.Oud 1

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    Les Nez all the way.

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    Vetiver Extraordinaire is the best vetiver I have tried

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    For me, Givenchy. By miles.
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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    That's a great list. I love several of them, but when push came to shove, I had to go with Lorenzo Villoresi.

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    From this list: the ones by Guerlain and Etro, further faves of mine not listed here: Creed OV, Chpard Noble Vetiver, Lanvin Vetiver, cheapie evergreen Vetiver Carven, plus the discontinued Eau de Vetiver by Yves Rocher and... the vetiver notes in Mugler Cologne.

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    Creed's Original Vetiver then Creed's 1948 Vetiver in that order...I just ordered a sample of Mona D'Orio Vetiver frag and am hoping I will enjoy that one too...

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    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.
    Ummm...That is because the intense soap smell dominates the fragrance...I can't even smell vetiver
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    Guerlain remains my favourite after trying many others, but special mention for one not inlcuded in list, Adolfo Dominguez

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    +1 for sycomore

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    From the list, TF Grey Vetiver.
    Not on the list - Chopard Noble Vetiver and l'Occitane Eau de Vetyver

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    Quote Originally Posted by MJM_77 View Post
    If you have ever smelled Sycomore you would not make that assertion. Sycomore is " marketed " to women however this is in no way a femminine scent by any means!
    I haven't smelt it, hence why I am asking.

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    Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    I picked Givenchy too. My other favourite vetiver not listed is Prada's Infusion de Vetiver.

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    From the list my favorite is Guerlain. I also really like Prada Infusion de Vetiver.
    Current Favorites:
    1. Le 3me Homme - Caron
    2. Yatagan - Caron
    3. Van Cleef & Arples Pour Homme
    4. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
    5. Kouros - YSL
    6. L'Anarchiste - Caron
    7. Xeryus - Givenchy
    8. V.I.P. Special Reserve - Giorgio Beverly Hills
    9. The Dreamer - Versace
    10. Nobile - Gucci

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    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.

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    Vetiver Tonka and Sycomore.

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    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)

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    The Givenchy is so pungent and stanky good!!

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    Sycomore by Chanel

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    Voted "other."

    Creed Vetiver '48 is the King

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    Route du Vétiver is earthy, strong, lively. Like a slap on your face with an elegant glove.
    Kurt smells like Teen Spirit

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    Encre Noire
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Sycomore
    Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver
    Guerlain 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.

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    Floris Vetiver (discontinued), Vetiver Extraordinaire.

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    I voted Sycomore (currently in the lead with 28% ).

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    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
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4.
    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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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    I do love me some vetiver though!


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    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    I do love me some vetiver though!

    This is a very well-curated line up.

    For me, I chose Sycomore as my runaway favorite with Vetiver Tonka edging out Sel de Vetiver by a narrow margin.

    Does anyone else appreciate Vetiver Extraordinaire but can't find it wearable because of its harshness??

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    I do love me some vetiver though!

    Nice line up Happy to see my three favourites in there. The TDC is cool, too - I wish I'd picked up a bottle when the line was available here.

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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

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    Sycomore
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Mitsouko (vintage)
    Onda extrait
    Timbuktu
    Annick Goutal Vetiver
    Fat Electrician
    Gorilla Perfumes Exhale
    Encre Noire
    Guerlain Vetiver (vintage)
    Givenchy Vetyver
    No. 19 (modern edt)
    Breath of God
    Mugler Cologne



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    Default Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    Quote Originally Posted by HORNS View Post
    Does anyone else appreciate Vetiver Extraordinaire but can't find it wearable because of its harshness??
    Don't really find it harsh at all. I do find it pretty tenacious when compared to other Vetivers I have. Just have to go easy on the trigger.

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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.

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    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

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    OK I have to pick up Sycomore. Does anyone know where it is sold? Or where I can sample it?
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