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    Default Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    Has anyone tried this yet?

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    There are some Basenoters in this thread which was already started in another forum that have tried it:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/372...el-Ami-Vetiver

    Mick_Trick for one.

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    Not yet -- I've heard it's different enough from the original to warrant a completely new name though

    Bentley for Men Intense -- now there is a lovely leather for you at about a third of the price

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    I own and love it. It is a flanker of the original BEL AMI ( perceptible ) with a drydown of vetiver and patchouli, vetiver dominating,
    Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    There are some Basenoters in this thread which was already started in another forum that have tried it:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/372...el-Ami-Vetiver

    Mick_Trick for one.

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    Thanks for the URL. I did a search and for some reason, this thread did not show up on the results.

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    Quote Originally Posted by lsp_NY View Post
    Thanks for the URL. I did a search and for some reason, this thread did not show up on the results.
    You're welcome. The search function leaves a lot to be desired IMO.

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    I wasn't in a hurry to try this one for some reason, but I am a big fan of vetiver, so I think I will need to make it a priority to give this a try soon.

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    Here's the line up (courtesy of Sorcery of Scents):

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    Was not a fan of the original, I am excited about this new one , as Vetiver and Patchouli are one of my fave notes.

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    While I was at the boutique today, the Hermes SA in my area said they are expecting it in two weeks and should appear on the US Hermes website about the same time. We'll see.

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    Nice review of it at Bois de Jasmin here: http://boisdejasmin.com/2014/02/herm...tml#more-19586
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    Good review. I blasted thru a sample and enjoyed it. Just looking forward to stock turning up here. It struck me as breezy - the vetiver is light green, not smoky dark, which gives it a lift, and the reference to the original is there but not as dark. In other words, for me at least, a terrific flanker for summer. It's not meant to be a replacement - it's an enhancement

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    Quote Originally Posted by ROBERTO View Post
    I own and love it. It is a flanker of the original BEL AMI ( perceptible ) with a drydown of vetiver and patchouli, vetiver dominating,
    Any oak moss perceptible? Vintage BA is an oak moss bomb on me. Almost too much so.

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    I have a sample of this, thanks to a very kind Basenoter. Just from one wearing, I can say it holds true to the name. Strong dose of vetiver (prominent throughout the life of the scent) on top of the unmistakable leathery Bel Ami. Exactly how I would have expected it to smell. Actually, I was expecting it to be a little lighter and fresher, instead they kept it fairly true to the original Bel Ami. Excellent longevity.

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    Sounds like one I want to sample... Along with Bentley Intense!!!

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    Wonder why it hasn't appeared in US boutiques yet or on their US website. Was supposed to have arrived weeks ago. Really looking forward to this. Preliminary response looks good.
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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    I did notice that at the end of the article, on the link I posted above, she wrote:

    100 ml Eau de Toilette/€ 88. Available at Hermès boutiques.
    I was under the impression this was a general Hermes release, not exclusive to the boutiques. Now I'm wondering if that is incorrect.
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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Wonder why it hasn't appeared in US boutiques yet or on their US website. Was supposed to have arrived weeks ago. Really looking forward to this. Preliminary response looks good.
    If it's anything like Espice Marine, who knows when.


    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I was under the impression this was a general Hermes release, not exclusive to the boutiques. Now I'm wondering if that is incorrect.
    I would guess the boutiques would have it before Neimans and such.

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    I haven't blind purchased in years, but this could be one.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Wonder why it hasn't appeared in US boutiques yet or on their US website.
    US release date is supposed to be March 1, so we still have couple weeks to bite our fingernails and wait...

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    In preparation for smelling this I really want to get a sample of vintage Bel Ami because it's one of the few Hermes masculines I never really sampled or owned. I always avoided the juice on shelves since it was 'reworked' by JCE and although Turin and many others had good things to say about it I still want to smell the original juice. I feel like I owe it to myself to do this before I smell this new flanker. Sort of like reading the novel before seeing the motion picture.
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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    I got a sample of this - it's not too bad, very literally a traditional dry leather with a large dose of vetiver. As I said, not bad at all, just not the sort of thing I'm interested in or very excited about these days...

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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    Did anyone notice that Hermes is selling a silk pocket square scented with Bel Ami Vetiver? I saw one on eBay for sale.




    Big pimping!!
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    FBW, imo - a rare occasion these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    I wonder what they mean by "specialised dry cleaner" and where you can find one. I hope they don't mean you have to mail it in to some obscure location in a different country just to have it cleaned, LOL.
    People who can afford these sort of things have 'the help' to figure out these kinds of things.
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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Did anyone notice that Hermes is selling a silk pocket square scented with Bel Ami Vetiver? I saw one on eBay for sale.


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    Big pimping!!
    That has to be the biggest load of old BS I've ever seen. And I bet people will buy it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by indianwells View Post
    That has to be the biggest load of old BS I've ever seen. And I bet people will buy it...
    (giggle)
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    Default Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    People who can afford these sort of things have 'the help' to figure out these kinds of things.
    I have 'the help' as you put it, but when I inquired they still didn't know. I suppose I can task them to figure this out, in the off chance I spray Bel Ami Vetiver on clothes and need to have them dry cleaned.

    In practical terms, I'd imagine if the scent disappears with dry cleaning, I'm sure you can simply drench the hankie with more BAV and call it a day.


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    Haven't tried this so far, but sounds almost to good to be true: Hermes+Bel Ami+Vetiver, three fragrance styles/types/categories I already enjoy separately, individually.

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