Vetiver by Fragonard
Thread: Inexpensive Vetiver to buy?
While I have fragrances with vetiver in it such as Terre D Hermes, Guerlain Homme, Thierry Mugler Cologne and I am sure a bunch of others, I am looking for a fragrance that has much more vetiver. I don't want to spend a lot of money so Chanel Sycomore, Dior vetiver, etc are out of the question.
The 2 vetivers that I have tested and like was Guerlain Vetiver (the last formulation) in the ribbed bottle. I almost bought in when vacationing in Bermuda. It went well with the sand and the wind blowing in from the ocean. I have tried the new Guerlain Vetiver but it seems to be drier and not as sweet and bright as the last formulation.
Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire I liked a lot also but it is out of my price range.
Encre Noir just is too heavy and dirty for me.
EDIT: I have also tried L'Occitane Vetiver and it smells good but not what I am looking for.
EDIT: I want to be able to wear it year round but it should excel in temperatures above 70F
Last edited by gmm150; 9th May 2013 at 02:23 AM.
Vetiver by Fragonard
azzaro's is solid
Paul Smith Story
Loccitane Eau de Vetyver
TF Grey Vetiver
CDG is super cheap. A clean vetiver scent. I've only tried it twice. Check some of the reviews here others have most likely worn more thoroughly.
Chopard Noble Vetiver
Guerlain Vetiver can be had for pretty cheap over on Amazon
Current Top 10:
1. Leather Oud- Dior
2. Black Aoud- Montale
3. M7 Oud Absolu- YSL (I really REALLY like oud)
4. Green Irish Tweed- Creed
5. Cuir de Russie- Chanel
6. Straight to Heaven- By Kilian
7. Aventus- Creed
8. Pure Havane- Theirry Mugler
9. Shalimar EdP- Guerlain
10.Body Kouros- YSL
+ 1 for the new Carven; it is very nice. Also, "V" by St. Charles Shaving costs almost nothing at it is as good as many $60 and up vetivers.
Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
I also second the CDG. It's a solid, straightforward fresh vetiver. If you like vetiver, I'd say it's a safe blind buy.
LT Piver's Vetiver
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Encre Noir is supposed to smell similar to Sycomore
Strong +1 on Comme Des Garcons Vettiveru - wonderful, natural and brilliant. Read the reviews here on Basenotes and Fragrantica. I adore it - get the 500ml jug and splash it on (from a measured pour into the cap). Incredible quality for the price (and quantity)!
Another to mention - Malizia Vetyver Uomo...Italian drugstore scent with a nice, deep and lightly smoky vetiver note. Nice.
My SOTD was Encre Noire and my SOTE (after a fresh shave) is Guerlain Vetiver, 2000 formulation in the ribbed bottle, layered on Vintage Carven Vetiver After Shave (light, citric and refreshing). I also shook my bottle of Vintage Guerlain Vetiver Refreshing Body Splash and put a nice cap-full on my chest and arms...in a green cloud right now!
Enjoy the magical root...!
Last edited by ericrico; 9th May 2013 at 06:41 AM.
“Some perfumes are as fragrant as an infant’s flesh, sweet as an oboe’s cry, and greener than the spring; While others are triumphant, decadent or rich; Having the expansion of infinite things, like ambergris and musk, benzoin and frankincense, which sing the transports of the mind and every sense.”
― Charles Baudelaire, The Flowers of Evil & Paris Spleen
Encre Noir is definitely worth a try
+1 on Malizia's great, economical Vetyver
For the price I would have expected more Encre Noir recs
I get a very nice vetiver vibe from Kenzo Woody. And if you want to go ultra cheap then you can try Beckham Homme. It has many similarities to TdH and Kenzo Woody and I just saw it at my TJ's, $13 for a 1.7oz bottle.
-Cologne is the only fashionable thing that fits me! (Me, circa 1997-present)
Buy Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre - It's a wonderful spanish vetiver - the best I've ever tried! Beats Guerlains etc. 10-0 .
"Le parfum est la musique du corps"
Signature: Amouage Memoir Man “vintage” (Karine Vinchon-Spehner, 2010)
Current top fragrances:
Ungaro III [1st formulation "Made in France" ] (Jaques Polge/Francois Demachy, 1993)
Narciso Rodriguez For Him (Francis Kurkdjian, 2007)
Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)
Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme [vintage] (Louis Monnet, 1978)
Domenico Caraceni 1913 (2007)
I have to chime in with the Vettiveru crowd, it is fantastic!
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