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    Default Turtle Vetiver - Front vs Back

    I have both on my arm right now.

    I find Back to be a stronger rootier Vetiver than Front. It's closer to a Exercise 1 than Front is.

    Front is more subdued in comparison to the two but as more complex than the two combined IMO.
    Front smells complex yet seamless in composition. I smell the lactone ,moss and ambergris but neither boldly stands out. That clinical note , whatever it is, renders vetiver in a manner so astringent. It pushes vetiver to a whole new dimension.

    Back on the other hand is more floral but the Vetiver persist piercingly throughout while the musk (a fecal musk masquerading as a white musk) trundles everything. The florals are playing a game of hide and seek. Subtlety at its best. Olivia Giacobetti would thoroughly enjoy this.




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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver - Front vs Back

    Thanks, Hedonist...great review.
    I love the image of the "fecal" musk providing the counter play of vetiver against the movement of the forals.
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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver - Front vs Back

    In my opinion at least, I can't think of a time I want something in my fragrance to smell "fecal."

    Good review though. I'm not informed on the fragrances, but why are they called "Turtle" vetiver?

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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver - Front vs Back

    Quote Originally Posted by OctaVariuM View Post
    In my opinion at least, I can't think of a time I want something in my fragrance to smell "fecal."

    Good review though. I'm not informed on the fragrances, but why are they called "Turtle" vetiver?
    Personally I do not find it fecal, but everyone finds different things in different scents.

    In regards to Turtle. here is some information for you . . .

    http://www.lesnez.com/IndexE.html

    http://www.turtlesalon.com/index.html

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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver - Front vs Back

    Hedonist, I found Turtle Vetiver Exercise No. 1 to that unmistakeable watery/iodine-ish note in the vetiver. Does Back feature this also? Also, I found the coconut note in Front sort of clobbered the other notes - any coconut in Back?

    Sounds like you're enjoying both. Would you comfortably wear them together (layered)?
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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver - Front vs Back

    Mike, back doesn't have the iodine/clinical note like in Front but it has that coconutty ganache note.

    I could wear them layered but I wouldn't. I'd like to enjoy each in its own vetrina. But one could layer them without ill effects.

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    Default Re: Turtle Vetiver - Front vs Back

    a great review... on interestingly named scents-- THANKS

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