Thread: Stylish vetivers
Chopard Noble Vetyver
also seconding Creed OV
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...
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).
Frederick Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
Lalique Encre Noir
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).
Vetiver by Dior
Vetiver Extraordinaire by Frederic Malle
Sycomore by Chanel
Phaedon's Black Vetiver, one of a handful of good releases from 2013.
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 .
Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver or Creed's Original Vetiver.
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.
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
+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.
And the very best Vetiver is
Vetiver Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella for men
It is how it should be, not how someone would imagine
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).
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.
"Are you a god?"
"Are you a wizard?"
"Are you a man?"
"Then what are you?"
"I am awake.."
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
Monocle Scent Three: Sugi - vetiver and pine
FALL / WINTER: Vetiver Veritas • Bois Lumiere • Azemour • Black Line • Tabarome Millesime • She Came to Stay • Clive Christian "V" • Santal 33 • Byerley • Galloway • King's Road • Oud Alif • Bois d' Encens • Javanese Patchouli • Colonia Ambra • Burning Barbershop • Casbah • Pure Oud • Patchouli Absolu
As a newbie I've not tried most of the one mentioned. But I love TF Grey Vetiver....
Chopard Noble Vetiver - very balanced and refined, off the radar here, but trust me, it rocks!
Haven't tried this one yet, but read somewhere that Chopard Noble Santal is a better & stronger *vetiver* fragrance...? Have you tried this one?
CURRENTLY ACTIVE SPLITS:
Guerlain - Habit Rouge Dress Code ..... Creed Baie de Genievre - VAULTED FRAGRANCE!!
Comme des Garcons - Black ..... Tauerville - Vetiver & Petitgrain / Amber / Rose / Incense / Vanilla
Bond No.9 - B9 ..... Xerjoff JTC - More than Words ..... Hermes - Bel Ami Vetiver
Profumum Roma - Ambra Aurea / Fiore d'Ambra ..... Stephane Humbert Lucas 777: Rose De Petra
Roja Dove: Amber Aoud Crystal Parfum / Danger Pour Homme Parfum / Fetish Pour Homme Parfum /
Creation-E Pour Homme Parfum / Scandal Pour Homme EdP
Armani Privé: Oud Royal ..... Creed: Jardin d'Amalfi / Pure White Cologne / Green Irish Tweed
Christian Dior La Collection Privée: Vetiver / Eau Noire / Ambre Nuit / Oud Ispahan / Leather Oud / Gris Montaigne
I assure you that you will not go wrong with Vetiver Oriental - Serge Lutens
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.
L'Occitane Vetiver is a very good option.
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 09:28 PM. Reason: Typo
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.
Is the juice worth the squeeze?