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    I have vettiveru which is nice, givenchy , also very new nice and old school. I HAD F. Malle VO which I would choose over the two I have already mentioned. I am looking for something beautiful, modern even stylish which I can wear at anytime. Pls do not mention Terre d hermes

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    Les Nombres d'Or - Vetyver; its just special.

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    Below are vetiver frags, but with clever twists.

    Vetiver - Dior Private Collection
    Vetiver Spice - Bella Bellissima
    Vetiver Oriental - Serge Lutens
    Vetyver - LT Piver
    Fat Electrician - ELDO
    Vetiver Tonka - Hermes Hermessesnce series
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    While the Vetiver is quite transparent and it comes off as more of a bergamot tea (Earl Grey) driven composition, Coeur de Vetiver Sacré by Amouage is an oft overlooked masterpiece that should fit the bill nicely.
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    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
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    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    If you don't like TdH, Sycomore might not be your cup of tea either, but I do think it's a beautifully crafted vetiver and sandalwood scent. Very woody, dry and great just about any time of the year.

    Another one that is very good is Route de Vetiver by MPeG. Very slick and smooth dry down. Not keen on the berries in the opening myself but you may like it. Very imaginative and totally worth the price tag.

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    - Givenchy Vetyver (for fall and winter)
    - Vetiver Hombre (for spring and summer)

    Both you can wear anytime and do not smell like other vetivers.
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
    - YSL: Opium Pour Homme Edp
    - Jacques Bogart: Bogart Pour Homme (2004)
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Try PG Querelle, a vet-incense combo IIRC

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    Le Labo Vetiver 46 is a beautiful, smoky vetiver. Not vetiver prominent though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    Vetiver - Dior Private Collection
    Vetiver Oriental - Serge Lutens
    Fat Electrician - ELDO
    Vetiver Tonka - Hermes Hermessesnce series
    +1


    Also these are worth a look.

    Guerlain Vetiver
    D&G Velvet Vetiver
    Ramon Monegal Umbra
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Escentric Molecules - Escentric 03

    I love vetiver however, so I think almost all vetiver fragrances are stylish. But these are pretty versatile and office safe.

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    Sel de Vetiver is certainly everything you are asking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichNTacoma View Post
    Les Nombres d'Or - Vetyver; its just special.
    Agree this one is a winner IMO.
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    Today have been in TKMaxx tried two unusual bottles - one was Cedar, another - Vetiver - 100 ml for just £15 pounds. I wonder why I didn't buy. Cedar that I sprayed on my arm keep opening up - better and better, beautiful wood and amber, I guess with Vetiver would be same story
    One of those things - you see the box and bottle and you know something nice in it...
    I might go back and get it(
    Also was written the name - Pierre-forgot-surname(

    French one((

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    I got the name!!

    Vetiver L.T. Piver for men!!!!

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    Dior Vetiver is my absolute favorite, if you can find a bottle. It's been discontinued as of recent, however, some people say the boutiques have limited bottles. Turtle Vetiver BACK is the only thing that comes close to Dior Vetiver for me, it's a straight forward vetvier that's coupled with violet, mimose and musk. Turtle Vetiver BACK smells like you're seaside in the tropics wandering near jungle vegitation. Awesome stuff.

    L'artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu is a nice vetiver that's coupled with incense and a resinous berry vibe.

    Chanel Sycomore is more of a smoky vetiver with aldehydes on top, similar to Lalique Encre Noir, minus the ink notes and super rich in nature. Which also brings up the fact that Encre Noir is a good option...dark vetiver coupled with ink and tons of ISO-E.

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    +1 TF grey vetiver , very stylish smooky vetiver....
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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    Dior Vetiver is my absolute favorite, if you can find a bottle. It's been discontinued as of recent, however, some people say the boutiques have limited bottles.
    I think this is going to be missed by many Basenoters once it's in fact gone. A great one.

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    Dior Vetiver- without question is my favorite as well. So much so that I wear it sparingly.
    Guerlain- the current EDT is decent if you like classic vibe, soapy vetiver. 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.

    Sycomore and Encre Noir- very popular and smoky but not my cup of tea.
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    Diptyque's Vetyverio is bright, clean, fresh, with a citrus top note. It's very wearable.

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    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver or Creed Original Vetiver... cant go wrong smelling those

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    Below are vetiver frags, but with clever twists.

    Vetiver - Dior Private Collection
    Vetiver Spice - Bella Bellissima
    Vetiver Oriental - Serge Lutens
    Vetyver - LT Piver
    Fat Electrician - ELDO
    Vetiver Tonka - Hermes Hermessesnce series
    List sums it up nicely.

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    I think Sycomore is very stylish
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    Dior's Eau Sauvage EDP and Malle's Vetiver Extroadinaire(hard to beat even though you have it already.)

    Red Vetyer by Montale is very stylish in it's own right.
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    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26122266.html

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    Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver is a modern, stylish take on vetiver. Very clean and versatile. I love it for work but it'll work for anything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I think Sycomore is very stylish
    ^^ 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)
    Vetiver Extraordinaire (top-notch)


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    Dueto-Citiver its very nice modern take on vetiver

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    The most stylish vetiver IMO is Vetiver by Floris.
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    I'm throwing Vetiver Fatal by Atelier Cologne into the mix.

    I just picked up a bottle and it's a very fresh, mildly sweet, smooth vetiver mixed with plum. Gorgeous stuff IMO.

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    Waiting on my decant of MPG Route du Vetiver now...... without any patience
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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

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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
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    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

    Monocle Scent Three: Sugi - vetiver and pine

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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.
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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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