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    Default 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.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks

    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 01:23 AM.

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    Vetiver by Fragonard

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    azzaro's is solid

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    CDG Vettrivu

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    loccitane vetiver

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    Paul Smith Story
    Loccitane Eau de Vetyver

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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    CDG Vettrivu
    This sounds nice. Is it a "safe" blind buy? Can you compare it to anything?

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    TF Grey Vetiver

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    TF Grey Vetiver
    I like it but idk if I like it more than Guerlain even though they have a similar vibe.

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    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.

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    Carven Vetiver
    Currently wearing: Erolfa by Creed

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    Chopard Noble Vetiver

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    Guerlain Vetiver can be had for pretty cheap over on Amazon
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    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

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    + 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.
    Currently wearing: Benedictus by Excelsis

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Chopard Noble Vetiver
    This one is very nice.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/394...82#post3308582

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Vetiver by Fragonard
    +1 My favorite vetiver, and remarkably inexpensive.

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    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.

    cacio

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    CdG
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

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    LT Piver's Vetiver
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Encre Noir is supposed to smell similar to Sycomore

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    Puig Vetiver
    Royal Vetiver

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    Loccitane

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    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...!

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmm150 View Post
    This sounds nice. Is it a "safe" blind buy? Can you compare it to anything?
    Last edited by ericrico; 9th May 2013 at 05:41 AM.
    Some perfumes are as fragrant as an infants flesh, sweet as an oboes 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.

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    Encre Noir is definitely worth a try

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    +1 on Malizia's great, economical Vetyver

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    Default Re: Inexpensive Vetiver to buy?

    For the price I would have expected more Encre Noir recs

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    Noble Vetiver by Chopard.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grungevig View Post
    +1 on Malizia's great, economical Vetyver
    Quote Originally Posted by Nosebud View Post
    For the price I would have expected more Encre Noir recs

    OP said he didn't like it.
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    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.
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    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"
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    Chanel Antaeus (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1981)
    Terre d' Hermes EDT (2006-2009) (Jean-Claude Ellena, 2006)
    Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
    Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (vtg) (Max Gavary, 1994)
    Chanel Allure Homme (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1999)

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    I have to chime in with the Vettiveru crowd, it is fantastic!
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