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    Default Turtle Vetiver - "it's Back!"

    The samples for a new release of Turtle Vetiver Back from Les Nez are now making their way to interested collectors of The Les Nez Turtle Vetiver Project. After quickly selling out of the limited release of Turtle Vetiver Exercise 1 (2009), Turtle Vetiver Front was launched early in 2012 in a limited edition with promises of a follow up to come later. Turtle Vetiver Front was a big hit and sold completely out a couple months ago. And now comes the third in the series - Turtle Vetiver Back. Samples are here - you have to ask for them probably since it has not been announced yet.

    I received a surprise sample from Luckyscent of the brand new Turtle Vetiver Back. Surprise! The smell of "Back" is fantastic and I will be an early customer for purchase when it arrives for shipping. I have not found any release of notes for the new TV Back, but I can say that the scent profile definitely resembles the other two in the series. The vetiver smells much more civilized and blended by being modified with descriptive bridge notes at all parts of the scent. The vetiver is a dark aged green, rooty vetiver - probably a blend of Haitian and Reunion Islands - would be my guess. The opening of "Back" is very similar to Annick Goutal Vetiver, also a creation of Isabelle Doyen and in this scent it smells identical until it develops a little. Am doing a side by side comparison right now and they differ only in subtle ways. Turtle Vetiver is BACK and I now have but a tiny sample of my newest vetiver obsession!
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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver - "it's Back!"

    This is the thread I've been waiting for!! Thanks for the info, I'm not going to be late on it this time.

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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver - "it's Back!"

    I am very eagerly awaiting the release of this one as I love the first two in the series. A definite buy for me...

    Edit: Just checked with LuckyScent and they said the product should be available on their site for order later today in a few hours! Happy days... :-)
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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver - "it's Back!"

    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    I am very eagerly awaiting the release of this one as I love the first two in the series. A definite buy for me...

    Edit: Just checked with LuckyScent and they said the product should be available on their site for order later today in a few hours! Happy days... :-)
    Same here.

    Although their website still shows Front as being available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    Same here.

    Although their website still shows Front as being available.
    I think even though the LuckyScent site still shows the "Front" product page, it has it as sold out and no longer available if you try to order it.
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    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
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    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
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    I called LuckyScent to order and was asked to wait until it's online - maybe 30 minutes more. They can't do phone orders until it's online.
    *sets a timer for 30 minutes*
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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver - "it's Back!"

    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    I think even though the LuckyScent site still shows the "Front" product page, it has it as sold out and no longer available if you try to order it.
    Sorry, was speaking about LesNez, which is who I ordered mine from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    Sorry, was speaking about LesNez, which is who I ordered mine from.
    Ah yes indeed. I saw that too. I find it strange they would not have sold through the 90 units by now (if indeed they haven't)... Maybe they did an additional run and didn't update the site? That is pure speculation on my part though...

    - - - Updated - - -

    It is now up on the LuckyScent site.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
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    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
    Currently wearing: Chromatics by Aramis

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post

    It is now up on the LuckyScent site.
    Yes, saw that and has been ordered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    Yes, saw that and has been ordered.
    Ditto. Thanks for the heads' up on this, btw!
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
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    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
    Currently wearing: Chromatics by Aramis

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Ditto. Thanks for the heads' up on this, btw!
    I bought a bottle too, and some Santa Maria Novella pot pourri for good measure. Many thanks Buzzlepuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by socalwoman View Post
    I bought a bottle too, and some Santa Maria Novella pot pourri for good measure. Many thanks Buzzlepuff!
    Since you will get it before us east coast people, you'll have to let us know your thoughts.

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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver - "it's Back!"

    Buzzlepuff, thanks for the heads up! I'm keen to try this one.

    Now begins the battle in my mind: sample first or blind buy?

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    Mine is on the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbes22 View Post
    Buzzlepuff, thanks for the heads up! I'm keen to try this one.

    Now begins the battle in my mind: sample first or blind buy?
    Not much of a battle in my mind... Blind buy! Lol. Thats what I am going to do tonight.
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    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Creed - Original Cologne
    10. Clive Christian - 1872 for Men

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    Thanks for the heads-up.


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    Thanks Buzzlepuff! Love the bottle.

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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver - "it's Back!"

    Why does everyone like this?

    I tried Turtle Vetiver Front and have a sample of it...lets just say, its different. I get like a lighter fluid scent out of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    Why does everyone like this?

    I tried Turtle Vetiver Front and have a sample of it...lets just say, its different. I get like a lighter fluid scent out of it?

    These vetiver fragrances are definitely not for everyone. There is a mystery to them that takes me out of the modern world and into an earlier time where nature was more important. Obviously I like her work. But, test before you buy. I think the fact that Isabelle Doyen's fragrances are very different from other vetiver scents and very well assembled is part of the appeal. If you didn't like Vetiver Front, thats a clue that you should not blind buy this. These vetivers hold up really well in my opinion. But I am also a big fan of some other vetiver fragrances that not everyone appreciates too - Villoresi Vetiver, Encre Noir and Goutal Vetiver. I am very positive towards most of the other things in her LesNez line too, especially Let Me Play the Lion, but I haven't worn it much this year. But - Test it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    Why does everyone like this?

    I tried Turtle Vetiver Front and have a sample of it...lets just say, its different. I get like a lighter fluid scent out of it?
    Because it's a raw and true vetiver, rooty and potent and of superb quality. I can see how people wouldn't like it, it's not exactly "pretty"

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    thx for the head up, looking forward to try this

    those who'll get this soon, please do share your thought
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oupavoc View Post
    Why does everyone like this?

    I tried Turtle Vetiver Front and have a sample of it...lets just say, its different. I get like a lighter fluid scent out of it?
    I would advise sampling too, before joining the hype-train to Turtlesville. I hated TV front.

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    TV is amazing. Can't wait for the next

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    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    Because it's a raw and true vetiver, rooty and potent and of superb quality. I can see how people wouldn't like it, it's not exactly "pretty"
    This. Certainly targeted at vetiver purists, but those that are should be in for a real treat as it is just about as good as it gets (except for the other Turtle versions).
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
    Currently wearing: Chromatics by Aramis

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    I really like the look of this one, violet and mimosa? Yes please

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    Thanks for the info. Have to get a sample of it.

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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver - "it's Back!"

    Since I am in LA I went to Scent Bar and picked up a bottle, it is more wearable than Front. Buzzlepuff is right when he mentions that is "civilized" definitely is more wearable and is well blended. I got bottle 30/100 . So for all vetiver lovers this is a must try and get it before is gone.

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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver - "it's Back!"

    Checking my tracking, I see I should be getting my bottle tomorrow. For people who have received their bottle, any additional feedback?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    Checking my tracking, I see I should be getting my bottle tomorrow. For people who have received their bottle, any additional feedback?

    Please let us know your thoughts. You will be receiving yours before I get mine. I am a big fan of vetiver, but have never smelled Front, so I don't know what to expect.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Creed - Original Cologne
    10. Clive Christian - 1872 for Men

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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver - "it's Back!"

    Wonder why there isn't a larger size of this.

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