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    won't buy it again, maybe I will never buy TF again!
    any opinions?
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    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    I happen to like it. And why dismiss a whole house because you dislike one of their fragrances? And can you test before you buy next time?
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    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    I thought this was an okay fragrance. It gets a lot of love on Basenotes though. Not dreadful by any means.

    Just another reason why you should never blind buy. Also, I wouldn't rule out an entire fragrance house just because of one offering you dislike.

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    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    I like it mut not FBW for me. Still think the best Tom Ford ever made under his name is Black Orchid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kagey View Post
    I happen to like it. And why dismiss a whole house because you dislike one of their fragrances? And can you test before you buy next time?
    was not blind bought, I owe lots of TF Portofino, Black Orchid and Extreme very nice scents but actually overpriced.
    You can have more for a lot less!
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    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    I like the Vetiver note quite a bit so I tend to like anything where that note is prominent. I find the Tom Ford take to be pleasant enough but not outstanding in any particular way.

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    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    Aw, what a shame Francolino! I do like it a great deal, so much so that I bought it for my partner. Luckily he likes it too. I think that it is lots of things. It can be elegant, sharp and cool (which he is not!! ), but it is also great for casual wear. I like the sharp, airy take on vetiver, very modern, very stylish I think. As I often say, I find it to be one of those fragrances that creates an air of attractiveness around the man wearing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    Aw, what a shame Francolino! I do like it a great deal, so much so that I bought it for my partner. Luckily he likes it too. I think that it is lots of things. It can be elegant, sharp and cool (which he is not!! ), but it is also great for casual wear. I like the sharp, airy take on vetiver, very modern, very stylish I think. As I often say, I find it to be one of those fragrances that creates an air of attractiveness around the man wearing it.
    if you love it Foustie, then I guess I will love it too, I just started a 100ml bottle!
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    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    Quote Originally Posted by Francolino View Post
    won't buy it again, maybe I will never buy TF again!
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    thanks!
    I didn't like it either Francolino, I found it to be too sharp and I think there's better vetiver frags to be had. Not for nothing, but TF's recent offerings have been disappointing.

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    It is very sharp indeed, but still a great vetiver. I'm on my third bottle, but the sharpness has finally got me to slow down with it and intersperse with other great vetivers like Givenchy Vetyver, Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire and Chanel Sycomore.

    Yes they are pricey, but scents like Black Orchid and Tobacco Vanille are pretty amazing and I think worth the money given the quality.

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    Tried it once, found it nice and pleasant but not worth paying that much for. The woman who accompanied me loved it though and much preferred it to Encre Noire which I made her smell after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    Tried it once, found it nice and pleasant but not worth paying that much for. The woman who accompanied me loved it though and much preferred it to Encre Noire which I made her smell after.
    Encre Noir is funny that way - seems so much better to the wearer than to others - but we can't let that stop us!!

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    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    I also did not like the vetiver vibe in TFGV. Too sharp for me. I prefer the vetiver note in Dior's Eau Sauvage parfum.

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    It's one of the few vetiver scents I can tolerate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francolino View Post
    was not blind bought, I owe lots of TF Portofino, Black Orchid and Extreme very nice scents but actually overpriced.
    You can have more for a lot less!
    Francolino, if you’re looking for a decent vetiver fragrance, nothing beats wearing the essential oil (which is pretty cheap). Try obtaining some from a reputable source (regardless of the variety) and you’ll see what I mean. But it may require some patience in order to ‘get it’.

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    Owned it twice, never did like it.
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    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    Bought a bottle some time ago, liked it for 5 mins, then sold it on. Absolute most vile synthetic nonsense I've ever smelt. I don't like any TF male scents, but have to say that the now discontinued Jasmine Musk and Voile de Fleur (Black Orchid) were his highlights.

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    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    As someone who has a couple of well-loved TFs in the core rotations I do agree.

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    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    It is my least favorite vetiver by far. I much prefer Vetiver Extraordinaire, Sycamore and Mona's among others.

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    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    It's actually the only vetiver-centered frag I've liked so far (and yes, I know it's less "vetiver-y" than others...that's probably why I like it). It's soft but nice. For me, it's a good "going-to-church" frag.
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    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    Not a fan of the stuff, here... I certainly found it inoffensive, but it was way too safe and bland for my tastes... I did not dislike it, per se, but found it rather forgettable.
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    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    Don't care for it either.

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    Are you trollin'? GV is my favourite of all the vetivers I've tried, and I've sampled offerings from Guerlain, Creed and a good few others. That said, you really shouldn't write off TF until you've sampled the Private Blends. That's crazy talk, man!

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    I am a big fan of vetiver, and would put this in the top 5 of vetiver-centric fragrances. Love it. Love most (not all) TF offerings.
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    I too am underwhelmed by Grey Vetiver. There are many rather compelling fragrances in this genre, and the majority are available at a more attractive price. I am not giving up on Tom Ford , but I have yet to become excited about anything bearing his name .

    If I were to splash out on a high-end vetiver, I rather fancy the one from Lorenzo Villoresi
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    I bought a bottle because a lot of you guys here commended it. But wouldn't buy it again. It's not that I find it too "sharp" but too noncommittal, banal, with not enough vetiver-character. It is quite nice, alright, but lacks edge and power and masculinity. Would be a good scent for a fabric softener, in my opinion.

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    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    I tried it the other day, and found it very bland, soapy, and as others have said, too airy. Smelled like a nice scent for the office for a guy who always wears "quiet" ties. (On me.) But I don't think I like "airy" vetiver at all, ever; I'm looking for the dark rooty earthy quality of vetiver essential oil, not that light sharp leafy smell. (Which, incidentally, I have not yet found. I feel like I should try Turtle Vetiver Front maybe.)

    (I did really like the opening blast of nutmeg in the TFGV, but it blew off really quickly.)

    However, I really went off GV when I got bored with it after a couple hours, decided it probably wasn't going to go anywhere I cared about, and tried to scrub it off. Never before have I had a fragrance last through a good soaping absolutely untouched and unchanged. This was like a guy in your house for a visit, and come the time you say, "Welp, going to bed," he's all, "No worries. I'll just check out what's in your fridge. What games have you got for the PS3?"

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    Soapy? Never. Bland? Come on! It's grapefruit sharp at first and full of woody green vetivery goodness. I think it's great. My one complaint is how close it sticks to my skin. Virtually no projection. Still, a beautiful scent, to my nose at least. Much prefer it to the often touted Guerlain Vetiver.

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    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver, a major let down

    My skin really pulls both "soap" and "bland" notes to the fore. That's why I noted "on me" in my post. Chances are almost nothing smells the same on me as on anyone else, except for power terrorblasters like Obsession, which as far as I remember smelled the same on me as anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CompassRose View Post
    My skin really pulls both "soap" and "bland" notes to the fore. That's why I noted "on me" in my post. Chances are almost nothing smells the same on me as on anyone else, except for power terrorblasters like Obsession, which as far as I remember smelled the same on me as anyone.
    Fair point well made.

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