Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 29 of 29
  1. #1

    Default The vetiver quandary

    Looking for a vetiver between Guerlains Vetiver and Creeds Original Vetiver. Neither seem to have much longevity although I'm fond of both. Guerlains is a tad smoky for me but i could handle if it lasted longer. Any suggestions?

  2. #2
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    McLean, NYC, & Búzios
    Posts
    78,506

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    Vetyver by Carlo Corinto
    Vetiver by Fragonard

  3. #3

    Default

    I'd try Carven Vetiver EdP (opaque white bottle, not EdT). There's no tobacco and it has that clean, soapy character of the Creed. Also Givenchy Vetyver might fit. However, Guerlain Vetiver is quite unbeatable in the vetiver longevity stakes, IMO.

  4. #4
    Basenotes Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Italy
    Posts
    36

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver might fit the bill - I find it has decent longevity and adequate projection (that is: it doesn't stun people around you but you might get compliments).

  5. #5
    Frag Bomb Squadron XVII
    Diamondflame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    6,379

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    Try Mugler Cologne. It lasts fairly well imo.

  6. #6
    Basenotes Junkie Nosebud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    588

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    Vetiver Extraordinaire by Malle

  7. #7

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    Thanks for your input everyone. Looks like I have quite a few samples to track down.

  8. #8
    Basenotes Plus
    PalmBeach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    2,828

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    The Different Company Sel de Vetiver.

  9. #9
    Overcome By Fumes
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Tacoma, WA
    Posts
    3,260

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    Quote Originally Posted by Nosebud View Post
    Vetiver Extraordinaire by Malle
    Second.

  10. #10

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    Creed's Original Vetiver is closer to Mugler Cologne than to a vetiver-centered fragrance while the Guerlain is more typically a "vetiver". Comme Des Garcons Vettiveru (which comes in both 125ml and 500ml sizes) could be a good option if you like something in bewteen. It's not extremely tenacious but the big size of the bottles and the quality-price ratio, make of it a perfect fragrance to apply liberally...Douse in it and enjoy


    Discover my Guest Reviewer Of The Day here

  11. #11

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    I really do like the creed. Although there may not be as much vetiver there i really get a "fres h cut grass summer
    morning vibe" that i really like.

  12. #12
    Dependent OctaVariuM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Coastal Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,762

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    Quote Originally Posted by volleybud View Post
    I really do like the creed. Although there may not be as much vetiver there i really get a "fres h cut grass summer
    morning vibe" that i really like.
    I agree. There is something about OV that makes me smile. It has the vetiver smell for sure, but it also has that great Amalfi lemon that I love. It's a nice, fresh scent that would be welcome in any collection in my opinion.

  13. #13

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    Just checked out the price for Vetiver Extraordinaire and Creeds OV......Although I am quite aware that you get what you pay for, I'd rather not barter my kidney to smell nice. =0) Perhaps the Comme des Garcons Vettiveru will fit the bill. Thanks alfarom...perhaps you saved me from a life of crime

  14. #14

    Default

    Encre Noire. It fits the bill, is dirt cheap, and has pretty great longevity.

  15. #15
    Dependent OctaVariuM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Coastal Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,762

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    Quote Originally Posted by volleybud View Post
    Just checked out the price for Vetiver Extraordinaire and Creeds OV......Although I am quite aware that you get what you pay for, I'd rather not barter my kidney to smell nice. =0) Perhaps the Comme des Garcons Vettiveru will fit the bill. Thanks alfarom...perhaps you saved me from a life of crime
    I guess that depends on your idea of expensive. The Creed you can get for $125 or so for 4oz that will last you years. Also worth considering Vetiver Fatal. I hear it has a good mix of vetiver and mostly citrus.

  16. #16

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    Where you seeing Creed for $125 for 4 oz? Actually, if i would take all the money I've blown in disappointing blind buys and spend on well researched cologne than i would be on my third bottle of the good vetiver. :0(

  17. #17

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    Cheap - Encre Noire / Carven Vettiver (both are excellent for their price)
    Classic - Guerlain Vetiver
    Niche - Malle Vetiver extraordinaire / Serge Lutens Original Vetiver / Chanel Sycomore (i find this too complex to be considered a pure vetiver though)
    My vote will be tied for Malle's & Guerlain's. Not a fan of Creed's version though...

  18. #18
    Basenotes Plus
    southerngardens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Evans, Georgia
    Posts
    1,393
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    Have you thought of trying Guerlain Vetiver Extreme for better longevity and sillage? I own this one and it's very nice!
    I'm not OLD...I'm VINTAGE!

  19. #19
    Dependent OctaVariuM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Coastal Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,762

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    Quote Originally Posted by volleybud View Post
    Where you seeing Creed for $125 for 4 oz? Actually, if i would take all the money I've blown in disappointing blind buys and spend on well researched cologne than i would be on my third bottle of the good vetiver. :0(
    fragrancenet. Just add a coupon (literally google "fragrancenet coupon") and you are good.

  20. #20

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Comme Des Garcons Vettiveru (which comes in both 125ml and 500ml sizes) could be a good option if you like something in bewteen. It's not extremely tenacious but the big size of the bottles and the quality-price ratio, make of it a perfect fragrance to apply liberally...Douse in it and enjoy
    +1

    I think it lasts well for an edc, but I usually add a couple more sprays than normal to make sure it sees me through the work day, although on hot days I do get the urge to douse myself in it, using it like a refreshing colling body spray.

  21. #21

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    Waiting for sample Garcons Vettiveru and Givenchys Vetyver. Thanks again everyone for your 2 cents

    - - - Updated - - -

    Waiting for samples from Garcons Vettiveru and Givenchys Vetyver. Thanks again everyone for your 2 cents

  22. #22

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    either Christian Dior Vetiver or Annick Goutal Vetiver perhaps???
    "We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." – Winston Churchill

  23. #23

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    Guess I'm all alone, but Chanel Sycomore is a great clean masculine vetiver. Encre Noire smells earthy and sour to me.

  24. #24

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    Dior's Vetiver. But it's discontinued so get it because it'll soon be gone 4Evaa.

    for swap/sale:





  25. #25
    Dependent Possum-Pie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Near Gettysburg
    Posts
    1,845
    Blog Entries
    15

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    There are alot of quality Vetiver based frags out there...Creed OV isn't one of them. You pay $5 for the juice, and $180 for the word "CREED" on the label. It smells like dime-store bar of soap dissolved in water. Many of the other examples mentioned above are high quality vetivers. For a change of pace, Mona d'Orio's Vetyver is a very dry subtle vetiver that doesn't have that wet green smell.

    - - - Updated - - -

    There are alot of quality Vetiver based frags out there...Creed OV isn't one of them. You pay $5 for the juice, and $180 for the word "CREED" on the label. It smells like dime-store bar of soap dissolved in water. Many of the other examples mentioned above are high quality vetivers. For a change of pace, Mona d'Orio's Vetyver is a very dry subtle vetiver that doesn't have that wet green smell.
    For Sale: VINTAGE Montales

  26. #26

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Dior's Vetiver. But it's discontinued so get it because it'll soon be gone 4Evaa.
    Great stuff!!
    "We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." – Winston Churchill

  27. #27
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Near the Rockies
    Posts
    277

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    Would it be ridiculous or even possibly insane to suggest L'Occitane Vetyver? $54 CDN for 100ml. And to my extremely inexperienced nose, quite impressive.

  28. #28
    Dependent chili_willi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Sweet Home Alabama
    Posts
    1,678

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    Quote Originally Posted by Mtnbkr123 View Post
    Would it be ridiculous or even possibly insane to suggest L'Occitane Vetyver? $54 CDN for 100ml. And to my extremely inexperienced nose, quite impressive.
    Your opinion is your opinion. Screw what everybody else thinks. That said, I still have yet to find a vetiver fragrance that I felt the need to own. I really like L'Occitane's Vetyver on paper but it doesn't seem to work on my skin.

  29. #29
    Basenotes Junkie benzganesh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Kuala Lumpur
    Posts
    676

    Default Re: The vetiver quandary

    Noble Cedar by Chopard (Yes lots of Vetiver Here)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •