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    Lavin Vetyver
    Chopard Noble Vetyver
    also seconding Creed OV
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    Thank everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    ^^ This. If you want a *different* take you might also give a chance to Oliver & Co Vetiverus,

    Also check:

    Fat Electrician (sweet-n-dry but restrained)
    Nu_Be Oxygen (abstract, incensey and avant-garde but *very* easy to wear)



    NU_Be oxygen sounds cool to me. What is the best season for it.
    Vetiver Extraordinaire (top-notch)
    NU_Be sounds cool to me . what is the best season for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by willyb View Post
    Guerlain-The vintage EDC is another animal completely. Its the EDT but with a dose of awesomeness and a touchy of dirty added in, and some soapiness removed. Hit me up if you want a sample of it.
    I own the EDC, thanks to a wonderful BN, couldn't add anything more to the above - to me it's the best take on Guerlain Vetiver.

    Vetiver Extrordinaire, as many others already suggested, is my favorite along with Route du Vetiver from MPeG (the Guerlain Vetiver in it's EDC format). All others including Sycomore & Dior's Vetiver are a notch below for me - again, these are my opinions...
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    Here's my list of favorite vetivers, more or less in the order I like them (though I do own and enjoy ALL of them).

    Dior Vetiver
    Frederick Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Lalique Encre Noir
    Chanel Sycomore
    Givenchy Vetiver
    Guerlain Vetiver (if you like the “old school” vibe)
    The Different Company Sel de Vetiver

    I would not classify Terre d'Hermes or Red Vetyver as "vetiver" fragrances. They do contain vetiver, but it's not a main note. The above list pretty much concentrates on vetiver as the star of the show - especially Dior (very natural), VE (clinically clean), and Grey Vetiver (modern take on Guerlain).

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    Vetiver by Dior
    Vetiver Extraordinaire by Frederic Malle
    Sycomore by Chanel
    Currently wearing: L'Humaniste by Frapin

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    Phaedon's Black Vetiver, one of a handful of good releases from 2013.

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    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver.
    Until last week I was completely unimpressed with the two TF scents I had tried, Black Orchid did not strike me as a unisex scent and TF For Men seemed completely uninteresting and underwhelming, so I wasn't expecting too much from the sample of GF.
    It impressed me more than anything I have tried for some time, subtle, almost ethereal, but with solid projection and longevity. Perfectly blended so there was no trace of the slight cold or bitterness that I normally get from vetiver.
    Highly recommended .

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    Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver or Creed's Original Vetiver.

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    I've tried Creed's Original Vetiver, Guerlain Vetiver, and Tom Ford Grey Vetiver, and of the three, for my nose the Tom Ford is by far the standout, and likely the only one that will get into my regular rotation.

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    *coughing*
    No one reacts on tastes of women. Even though they also love Vetivers

    Once you didnt pay attention on L.T.Piver's Vetiver I will strongly recommend Le Vetiver de Lubin

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    +1 Sel de Vetiver


    The Nu_Be Oxygen recommendation is also an interesting one. For the first hour or so, it smells almost nothing like vetiver and completely like industrial manufacturing packaging materials (glue, styrofoam, sterilized plastic, fresh paint, rubber, etc.). It's odd, but very likable, and not challenging in any way that's off-putting. Then, it suddenly transitions into a fairly straight-forward cedar/vetiver woods scent, as almost all traces of the opening vanish. It's sort of a fun scent in this regard, and it feels very, very modern. It's worth testing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pelle View Post
    The most stylish vetiver IMO is Vetiver by Floris.
    I agree. This bad boy is stylish on another level. It's a Clint Eastwood type of cool. You're wearing a double set of Colts in your waist holster.

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    And the very best Vetiver is
    Vetiver Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella for men
    *stubbornly*

    It is how it should be, not how someone would imagine


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    My most complimented vetiver from my wife is Turtle Vetiver Back, but I don't consider it "stylish". Actually it seems a bit harsh (I love it, but I am a little surprised she likes it).

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    Despite a couple of recent negative Basenotes reviews, I'm with reviewer wicozani's positive review and publish-worthy head-to-head challange winner. Vintage Carlo Corinto Vetyver does it for me. Smooth, suave, soapy, subtle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    +1 Sel de Vetiver


    The Nu_Be Oxygen recommendation is also an interesting one. For the first hour or so, it smells almost nothing like vetiver and completely like industrial manufacturing packaging materials (glue, styrofoam, sterilized plastic, fresh paint, rubber, etc.). It's odd, but very likable, and not challenging in any way that's off-putting. Then, it suddenly transitions into a fairly straight-forward cedar/vetiver woods scent, as almost all traces of the opening vanish. It's sort of a fun scent in this regard, and it feels very, very modern. It's worth testing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PWJ View Post
    I agree. This bad boy is stylish on another level. It's a Clint Eastwood type of cool. You're wearing a double set of Colts in your waist holster.
    I've never paid attention to this Floris Vetiver. Based on your reference above alone though, I suddenly feel like i need to sample it

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    I will repeat a few already mentioned but are too good to miss.


    Turtle Vetiver Back

    Oliver & Co. Vetiverius

    TDC Sel d' Vetiver

    Villoresi Uomo is mostly vetiver - excellent

    Jovoy Private Label - very stylish

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    As a newbie I've not tried most of the one mentioned. But I love TF Grey Vetiver....

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    Sycomore

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    Chopard Noble Vetiver - very balanced and refined, off the radar here, but trust me, it rocks!

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    I assure you that you will not go wrong with Vetiver Oriental - Serge Lutens

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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    Haven't tried this one yet, but read somewhere that Chopard Noble Santal is a better & stronger *vetiver* fragrance...? Have you tried this one?
    Alas I have not, Noble Cedar is also exquisite I must add. I hear for the first time about Chopard Noble Santal, mayhaps you mixed it up with some other fragrance, maybe Creed Original Santal?

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    No, I have not tried either of the Chopard fragrances, just was reading some reviews and couple people mentioned that Noble Santal has stronger vetiver note than Noble Vetiver. Which was odd, but, stranger things have happened before.

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    L'Occitane Vetiver is a very good option.

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    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver is modern and stylish-It is not a masterpiece on the level of VE and Sycomore, for example, but it is a fine, classy choice.
    Last edited by Oproust; 24th December 2013 at 08:28 PM. Reason: Typo

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    OV by Creed and Derby by Guerlain are my only to vetiver favs. Vetiver Tonka I've always liked and its been too long since I've smelled Sycomore, which I need to revisit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oproust View Post
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver is modern and stylish-It is not a masterpiece on the level of VO and Sycomore, for example, but it is a fine, classy choice.
    +1. It's the one I reach for when I want good modern vetiver, but don't want to pull out the expensive bottle of VE, or the now discontinued Dior Vetiver (which I will cherish for as long as I have it in my collection). Strangely, I reach for Sycomore a lot less than I originally thought I would.

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