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    ekms122
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    Since so many of you seem to love Vetiver, I thought that I would
    post what Jan Moran in Fabulous Fragrances II says about it. If
    you've already seen this info then just ignore this post. I've yet to
    smell it. But this is the information she gives in her book about it.
    "Vetiver, like most Guerlain fragrances, began with an inspiration.
    The story is told of Jean-Paul Guerlain, then a young perfumer, who
    happened upon a country squire who had just left his estate. A woody
    green aroma clung to his clothes, mingled with the smokey sweetness
    of tobacco, Guerlain's nose surely tingled with excitement. the
    result is a woody green blend, freshened with citrus, spiked with
    tocacco and spice and smoothed and rounded with tonka bean. Derived
    from a woody root, vetiver is a tenacious essential oil. Although
    Vetiver was made for men, women gravitate toward it, too, and their
    skin chemistry evokes a subtle difference. Vetiver is classic
    formula, understated and refined, a scent of casual ease."
    It was introduced in 1959
    Famous Patrons include:
    Andy Garcia Harrison Ford
    Paul McCartney Arnold Schwarzenegger
    John Faifchild Michael Caine
    Peter Sellers Anne Bass
    Jodi Foster Naomi Campbell
    Composition:
    Top Notes: Citrus
    Heart Notes: Vetiver, Spices
    Base Notes: Tobacco, sandalwood, tonka bean

    I, for one, am very curious about this one. I'm anxious to get a
    whiff.
    Emilie





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    [email address redacted] wrote:
    Since so many of you seem to love Vetiver, I thought that I would
    post what Jan Moran in Fabulous Fragrances II says about it. If
    you've already seen this info then just ignore this post. I've yet
    smell it. But this is the information she gives in her book about
    "Vetiver, like most Guerlain fragrances, began with an inspiration.
    The story is told of Jean-Paul Guerlain, then a young perfumer, who
    happened upon a country squire who had just left his estate. A
    green aroma clung to his clothes, mingled with the smokey sweetness
    of tobacco, Guerlain's nose surely tingled with excitement. the
    result is a woody green blend, freshened with citrus, spiked with
    tocacco and spice and smoothed and rounded with tonka bean. Derived
    from a woody root, vetiver is a tenacious essential oil. Although
    Vetiver was made for men, women gravitate toward it, too, and their
    skin chemistry evokes a subtle difference. Vetiver is classic
    formula, understated and refined, a scent of casual ease."
    It was introduced in 1959
    Famous Patrons include:
    Andy Garcia Harrison Ford
    Paul McCartney Arnold Schwarzenegger
    John Faifchild Michael Caine
    Peter Sellers Anne Bass
    Jodi Foster Naomi Campbell
    Composition:
    Top Notes: Citrus
    Heart Notes: Vetiver, Spices
    Base Notes: Tobacco, sandalwood, tonka bean

    I, for one, am very curious about this one. I'm anxious to get a
    whiff.
    Emilie
    guys find it pleasant to to smell on a woman or would it be too
    masculine? Opinions wanted.





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    P.S. Do you guys think this would be a good scent for a woman? Would
    guys find it pleasant to to smell on a woman or would it be too
    masculine? Opinions wanted.
    NO,NO,NO! It would irritate me on a woman although I love it on me. Now its
    my turn: Dear Emilie. what do you think about men wearing Winter Delice,
    Angel, Opium, or Yohji?

    Thanks, al




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    [email address redacted] wrote:
    P.S. Do you guys think this would be a good scent for a woman?
    guys find it pleasant to to smell on a woman or would it be too
    masculine? Opinions wanted.
    Holiday Greetings Emilie!

    I think that Vetiver would be a quirky, unusual scent
    for a woman. Not for formal wear but for a casual
    sporty scent. The intense greeness of the scent is
    tempered with tobacco and vanilla so that it is not a
    "pure" vetiver scent. It appears that women - and some
    famous ones at that - are wearing it. I prefer something
    slightly more feminine on women. Both Long Lost
    Perfume's Tweed and Golden Autumn are great casual
    outdoorsy scents. I gave both of these for holiday
    gifts. But then I am probably just showing
    that I am old-fashioned. Right?

    Best Wishes,

    Rob






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    [email address redacted] wrote:
    [email address redacted] wrote:
    > P.S. Do you guys think this would be a good scent for a woman?
    Would
    > guys find it pleasant to to smell on a woman or would it be too
    > masculine? Opinions wanted.

    Holiday Greetings Emilie!

    I think that Vetiver would be a quirky, unusual scent
    for a woman. Not for formal wear but for a casual
    sporty scent. The intense greeness of the scent is
    tempered with tobacco and vanilla so that it is not a
    "pure" vetiver scent. It appears that women - and some
    famous ones at that - are wearing it. I prefer something
    slightly more feminine on women. Both Long Lost
    Perfume's Tweed and Golden Autumn are great casual
    outdoorsy scents. I gave both of these for holiday
    gifts. But then I am probably just showing
    that I am old-fashioned. Right?
    Rob,
    Nothing at all wrong with old fashioned!
    E
    Best Wishes,

    Rob


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    Sum Andrew
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    --- [email address redacted] wrote:

    > > P.S. Do you guys think this would be a good
    scent for a woman?
    > Would
    > > guys find it pleasant to to smell on a woman or
    would it be too
    > > masculine? Opinions wanted.
    >
    > Holiday Greetings Emilie!
    >
    Thanks for the great info. on Vetiver from Jan Moran's
    book. I honestly think we are about to begin yet
    another frenzied wave of Vetiver worshiping on this
    list. I knew about the inspiration behind the scent
    but it was great reading about it again anyway.
    You must give Vetiver a try. I did not like it at
    first but the more I smelled it, the more it became an
    addiction, my obsession. I love the way the tobbaco
    and tonka beans interract with the vetiver to give the
    scent it's dynamic multifarious depth. I would not
    have picked the scent to contain what it does as it
    seems to evolve so well on the skin.
    As for whether a girl should be wearing it, I would
    say that it was probably too masculine and dry.
    However, I believe Larry to be so much in love with
    the scent that wouldn't even mind smelling Vetiver on
    his grandmother's Shih Tzu!. Maybe he's the one you
    should be asking if you wanted a positive response.
    As for celebs that wear Vetiver, I hear Elle
    MacPhereson simply adores the stuff.

    Bye Bye!

    DJ Koala





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    Try telling this to my wife. NOT. Won't let me in the house wearing this
    stuff (Vetiver), which works out pretty good after all--I've recently taken
    up golf, so that bottle of Vetiver came in handy after all ;-)

    Aloha,
    Keoni
    -----Original Message-----
    From: [email address redacted] [email address redacted] Wednesday, December 27, 2000 3:14 PM
    To: [email address redacted] [Basenotes] Vetiver


    Since so many of you seem to love Vetiver, I thought that I would
    post what Jan Moran in Fabulous Fragrances II says about it. If
    you've already seen this info then just ignore this post. I've yet to
    smell it.
    [Keoni Ahlo]
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    Nope, not on women. My opinion, of course.

    Keoni
    -----Original Message-----
    From: [email address redacted] [email address redacted] Wednesday, December 27, 2000 3:18 PM
    To: [email address redacted] [Basenotes] Re: [email address redacted] wrote:
    Since so many of you seem to love Vetiver, I thought that I would
    post what Jan Moran in Fabulous Fragrances II says about it. If
    you've already seen this info then just ignore this post. I've yet
    smell it. But this is the information she gives in her book about
    "Vetiver, like most Guerlain fragrances, began with an inspiration.
    The story is told of Jean-Paul Guerlain, then a young perfumer, who
    happened upon a country squire who had just left his estate. A
    green aroma clung to his clothes, mingled with the smokey sweetness
    of tobacco, Guerlain's nose surely tingled with excitement. the
    result is a woody green blend, freshened with citrus, spiked with
    tocacco and spice and smoothed and rounded with tonka bean. Derived
    from a woody root, vetiver is a tenacious essential oil. Although
    Vetiver was made for men, women gravitate toward it, too, and their
    skin chemistry evokes a subtle difference. Vetiver is classic
    formula, understated and refined, a scent of casual ease."
    It was introduced in 1959
    Famous Patrons include:
    Andy Garcia Harrison Ford
    Paul McCartney Arnold Schwarzenegger
    John Faifchild Michael Caine
    Peter Sellers Anne Bass
    Jodi Foster Naomi Campbell
    Composition:
    Top Notes: Citrus
    Heart Notes: Vetiver, Spices
    Base Notes: Tobacco, sandalwood, tonka bean

    I, for one, am very curious about this one. I'm anxious to get a
    whiff.
    Emilie
    guys find it pleasant to to smell on a woman or would it be too
    masculine? Opinions wanted.


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    Hey Djkoala... :^)

    Believe it or not, my mother (when she was living)
    always wanted to wear my cologne. When I asked her
    why, she said she liked the way they smelled on her.
    She was the *only* person I knew who could wear
    'Charlie' by Revlon and smell good. Of course we would
    always buy her the *good stuff* but she always wanted
    to wear 'Charlie' or whatever I had in my car.(I
    always have a bottle of whatever I'm wearing for the
    day in my car...is this strange?) NOPE!...I agree with
    Keoni...'Vetiver' probably would not smell good on a
    woman. It has a very leathery dry down(well at least
    to me...) and that is what I love. Oo-oo-oo, yes! Do
    you want me to *get started* today??? I don't think
    women should smell leathery (well, maybe *biker
    chicks*) But then too, you never know...Emilie just
    might fall in love with 'Vetiver', too.



    --- Sum Andrew [email address redacted] wrote:
    --- [email address redacted] wrote:

    > > > P.S. Do you guys think this would be a good
    > scent for a woman?
    > > Would
    > > > guys find it pleasant to to smell on a woman
    or
    > would it be too
    > > > masculine? Opinions wanted.
    > >
    > > Holiday Greetings Emilie!
    > >
    G'day Emilie!

    Thanks for the great info. on Vetiver from Jan
    Moran's
    book. I honestly think we are about to begin yet
    another frenzied wave of Vetiver worshiping on this
    list. I knew about the inspiration behind the scent
    but it was great reading about it again anyway.
    You must give Vetiver a try. I did not like it at
    first but the more I smelled it, the more it became
    an
    addiction, my obsession. I love the way the tobbaco
    and tonka beans interract with the vetiver to give
    the
    scent it's dynamic multifarious depth. I would not
    have picked the scent to contain what it does as it
    seems to evolve so well on the skin.
    As for whether a girl should be wearing it, I would
    say that it was probably too masculine and dry.
    However, I believe Larry to be so much in love with
    the scent that wouldn't even mind smelling Vetiver
    on
    his grandmother's Shih Tzu!. Maybe he's the one you
    should be asking if you wanted a positive response.
    As for celebs that wear Vetiver, I hear Elle
    MacPhereson simply adores the stuff.

    Bye Bye!

    DJ Koala



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    ekms122
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    lawrence Smith [email address redacted] wrote:
    Hey Djkoala... :^)

    Believe it or not, my mother (when she was living)
    always wanted to wear my cologne. When I asked her
    why, she said she liked the way they smelled on her.
    She was the *only* person I knew who could wear
    'Charlie' by Revlon and smell good. Of course we would
    always buy her the *good stuff* but she always wanted
    to wear 'Charlie' or whatever I had in my car.(I
    always have a bottle of whatever I'm wearing for the
    day in my car...is this strange?) NOPE!...I agree with
    Keoni...'Vetiver' probably would not smell good on a
    woman. It has a very leathery dry down(well at least
    to me...) and that is what I love. Oo-oo-oo, yes! Do
    you want me to *get started* today??? I don't think
    women should smell leathery (well, maybe *biker
    chicks*) But then too, you never know...Emilie just
    might fall in love with 'Vetiver', too.
    Vetiver is listed as a Chypre, and while I like to smell chypre
    scents on others, I prefer florals for myself, green, fruity, fresh
    single note and vanilla based. I own only two chypre scents, Miss
    Dior and Caleche. Based on your opinions, I'll leave the Vetiver
    wearing to the men.
    Emilie


    --- Sum Andrew [email address redacted] wrote:
    >
    > --- [email address redacted] wrote:
    >
    > > > > P.S. Do you guys think this would be a good
    > > scent for a woman?
    > > > Would
    > > > > guys find it pleasant to to smell on a woman
    > or
    > > would it be too
    > > > > masculine? Opinions wanted.
    > > >
    > > > Holiday Greetings Emilie!
    > > >
    > G'day Emilie!
    >
    > Thanks for the great info. on Vetiver from Jan
    > Moran's
    > book. I honestly think we are about to begin yet
    > another frenzied wave of Vetiver worshiping on this
    > list. I knew about the inspiration behind the scent
    > but it was great reading about it again anyway.
    > You must give Vetiver a try. I did not like it at
    > first but the more I smelled it, the more it became
    > an
    > addiction, my obsession. I love the way the tobbaco
    > and tonka beans interract with the vetiver to give
    > the
    > scent it's dynamic multifarious depth. I would not
    > have picked the scent to contain what it does as it
    > seems to evolve so well on the skin.
    > As for whether a girl should be wearing it, I would
    > say that it was probably too masculine and dry.
    > However, I believe Larry to be so much in love with
    > the scent that wouldn't even mind smelling Vetiver
    > on
    > his grandmother's Shih Tzu!. Maybe he's the one you
    > should be asking if you wanted a positive response.
    > As for celebs that wear Vetiver, I hear Elle
    > MacPhereson simply adores the stuff.
    >
    > Bye Bye!
    >
    > DJ Koala
    >
    >




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    "ali nakhai" [email address redacted] wrote:
    >P.S. Do you guys think this would be a good scent for a woman?
    >guys find it pleasant to to smell on a woman or would it be too
    >masculine? Opinions wanted.

    NO,NO,NO! It would irritate me on a woman although I love it on me.
    my turn: Dear Emilie. what do you think about men wearing Winter
    Angel, Opium, or Yohji?

    Thanks, al
    Dear Al,
    The only one of those fragrances you've listed that I have smelled
    is Opium. And I like that one for cold weather, nice and spicey. I
    really plan on getting to Sephora to smell some of these other ones
    after the new year.
    Emilie
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    Hello,

    I'm a newly joined member (thank you, Grant) and I found the
    discussion on Vetiver interesting.

    I'm wondering how others feel about Vetitver by Carven. Is it
    equally accepted?

    I purchased a bottle of this sometime ago, and I really can't wear
    it. I suppose it's my allergies or something, but it's not too
    enjoyable a fragrance to wear for me. Are the other Vetivers
    different?

    As for it being used as a woman's fragrance, I could see Carven's
    Vetiver as such. I have an older (in her 90s) aunt and though I
    don't know what perfume she wears, I know it has vetiver in it. It's
    quite pleasing, on her. But for my tastes, it would be a bit dated
    for today's woman. Just my opinion. And there's nothing wrong
    with "dated" fragrances. I wear them all the time. Like today -
    vintage 1940's Dunhill!

    Anyway, just wanted to butt in and say "hello!"

    Dave M





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    "David Miller" [email address redacted] wrote:
    Hello,

    I'm a newly joined member (thank you, Grant) and I found the
    discussion on Vetiver interesting.

    I'm wondering how others feel about Vetitver by Carven. Is it
    equally accepted?

    I purchased a bottle of this sometime ago, and I really can't wear
    it. I suppose it's my allergies or something, but it's not too
    enjoyable a fragrance to wear for me. Are the other Vetivers
    different?

    As for it being used as a woman's fragrance, I could see Carven's
    Vetiver as such. I have an older (in her 90s) aunt and though I
    don't know what perfume she wears, I know it has vetiver in it. It's
    quite pleasing, on her. But for my tastes, it would be a bit dated
    for today's woman. Just my opinion. And there's nothing wrong
    with "dated" fragrances. I wear them all the time. Like today -
    vintage 1940's Dunhill!

    Anyway, just wanted to butt in and say "hello!"

    Dave M
    Hi Dave
    Ive tried many Vetiver's...and Guerlain and Creed are the best. There are other ingredients ie. ginger, lemon, that soften and sweeten the harshness of Vetiver alone. Guerlain repackaged their bestseller this year..and its more popular than ever..give it a try!! and by all means..if you can find Creed's Vetiver..its worth it.. Welcome!!! Im kinda new myself!! Ernie





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    "David Miller" [email address redacted] I'm a newly joined member (thank you, Grant) and I found the
    discussion on Vetiver interesting.

    I'm wondering how others feel about Vetitver by Carven. Is it
    equally accepted?

    I purchased a bottle of this sometime ago, and I really can't wear
    it. I suppose it's my allergies or something, but it's not too
    enjoyable a fragrance to wear for me. Are the other Vetivers
    different?

    As for it being used as a woman's fragrance, I could see Carven's
    Vetiver as such. I have an older (in her 90s) aunt and though I
    don't know what perfume she wears, I know it has vetiver in it.
    [/quote]
    quite pleasing, on her. But for my tastes, it would be a bit dated
    for today's woman. Just my opinion. And there's nothing wrong
    with "dated" fragrances. I wear them all the time. Like today -
    vintage 1940's Dunhill!
    Hi Dave:

    Welcome to the Group!

    Carven's Vetiver is a sore spot for me. I have used it
    for many, many years - almost as long as I have the Guerlain
    which would be from the mid-sixties. The new bottle - the
    one with the gold cap as opposed to the green plastic one -
    seems to me to be a new formulation. The scent is sweeter
    and lacks the particular dry, strong topnote. The old scent
    was like Pino Sylvestre but with a strong vetiver note.
    I was majorly disappointed when I got my new bottle.
    Annick Goutal makes a wonderful Vetiver. I've ordered
    a bottle and just waiting for it in the mail. Fragonard
    also makes a very good Vetiver.
    Lots a women's scents used to have a strong dose of vetiver.
    It counteracted the sweetness of the flowers. I can under-
    stand why you would consider this old-fashioned. The
    newer women's fragrances are all about fruit, flowers (usually
    synthetics) head-space technology, caramel, chocolate and
    lots and lots of vanilla (and more fruit).
    Great to hear from a man who also likes the original
    Dunhill! The father of a friend used to wear this when
    I was just a kid - in the late fifties.










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    [email address redacted] wrote:
    "David Miller" [email address redacted] wrote:
    >
    > I'm a newly joined member (thank you, Grant) and I found the
    > discussion on Vetiver interesting.
    Hi Again David!

    Sorry, I should have introduced myself. I am Rob and
    am from Western Canada.

    Great to have you in the group.

    Best Wishes,

    Rob





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    Ive tried many Vetiver's...and Guerlain and Creed are the best.
    sweeten the harshness of Vetiver alone. Guerlain repackaged their
    bestseller this year..and its more popular than ever..give it a try!!
    and by all means..if you can find Creed's Vetiver..its worth it..
    Welcome!!! Im kinda new myself!! Ernie

    Hey Ernie,

    There will be a new addition to the Vetiver crowd very soon.
    Azzaro's 'Pure Vetiver'. The ingredients sound fantastic. If it's
    anything along the quality of Chrome, we'll be in luck. Not sure if
    it's out officially yet, but you can enter to win a free sample on
    the Azzaro site (Basenotes links).

    Later,
    John





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    Sum Andrew
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    --- [email address redacted] wrote:
    "David Miller"
    [email address redacted] wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > I'm a newly joined member (thank you, Grant) and I
    found the
    > discussion on Vetiver interesting.
    >
    > I'm wondering how others feel about Vetitver by
    Carven. Is it
    > equally accepted?
    >
    > I purchased a bottle of this sometime ago, and I
    really can't wear
    > it. I suppose it's my allergies or something, but
    it's not too
    > enjoyable a fragrance to wear for me. Are the
    other Vetivers
    > different?
    G'day Dave!

    The easiest way to avoid this kind of disaster is to
    try before you buy. And when you do try it, apply some
    on your skin as opposed to simply spraying it on the
    spray card. Spraying the stuff on a card hardly does
    Vetiver by Guerlain any justice. Let it evolve on your
    skin and see if you get a reaction. It will most
    definately be a good one, not unless you break out in
    a rash of course. According to Rob, they did change
    the formula of Carven's Vetiver and apparently it's
    not as good as the old stuff. I'm just glad they did
    not alter Vetiver by Guerlain, except the new bottle
    and packaging.

    Cheers!

    DJ Koala

    Hi Dave
    Ive tried many Vetiver's...and Guerlain and Creed
    are the best. There are other ingredients ie.
    ginger, lemon, that soften and sweeten the harshness
    of Vetiver alone. Guerlain repackaged their
    bestseller this year..and its more popular than
    ever..give it a try!! and by all means..if you can
    find Creed's Vetiver..its worth it.. Welcome!!! Im
    kinda new myself!! Ernie
    G'day Ernie!

    The ad. campaign for the new look Vetiver was centred
    aroung NY. It's not surprising to hear it's done
    really well there. Ever see the commercial on T.V.?
    Other scents with a similar theme include Bylgari
    Black, Gucci Envy for Women, 212 by Caroline Herrera.
    Very cosmopolitan and urban.

    Cheers!

    DJ Koala



  18. #18
    davestvox
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    Thanks for all the great comments, from everyone!

    The bottle of Carven I have has a silver cap and green stencil styled
    lowercased lettering silk screened onto a clear bottle. And it's
    packaged in a two toned green box. If you're interested in this
    bottle, maybe we could work out a trade or something. That is if
    this is the older version.

    Vetiver seems to be in quite a few products. Back when I used to
    wear Armani, there seemed to be a trace of it in it. I always liked
    Armani. I've just been on a five-year cycle of trying different
    things. Dunhill Edition really is my favorite right now. And I like
    their "d", and Desire. Dunhill's Blend 30 is a bit too 1970's for me
    and I occasionally wear the old 1934 formula, Dunhill for Men,
    sometimes from vintage bottles I own and sometimes from new ones.

    I'm really interested in trying some of the Creed fragrances, like
    their reissue of Tabarome.

    I agree that it's best to "try before you buy" but sometimes I buy on
    a whim. It's ironic that I tried the Carven Vetiver before I
    purchased it, thinking it was so much different from what I usually
    wear that I'd like it. The problem is it just never fit in to what
    I'm used to. At least not yet.

    It's interesting that not only are the latest woman's fragrances more
    fruity, so are men's. You can just about identify an era by its
    scents. Citrus, spicy's, florals, musk's. I guess they all run
    their course. But the minute men's fragrances went that direction
    (with Joop and Michael Jordan, etc.) I became more interested in the
    vintage fragrances. To go from Armani's citrus/mossy/woodsy to a
    fruity/floral fragrance was too big a step for me to take all at once.

    For me, Armani's Acqua di Gio was a good introduction to the "new
    school" as was Dunhill's "d". I'm slowly coming around to the
    90's! :-) Will be interesting to see what the new millenium will
    bring.

    Dave M



    Hi Dave:

    Welcome to the Group!

    Carven's Vetiver is a sore spot for me. I have used it
    for many, many years - almost as long as I have the Guerlain
    which would be from the mid-sixties. The new bottle - the
    one with the gold cap as opposed to the green plastic one -
    seems to me to be a new formulation. The scent is sweeter
    and lacks the particular dry, strong topnote. The old scent
    was like Pino Sylvestre but with a strong vetiver note.
    I was majorly disappointed when I got my new bottle.
    Annick Goutal makes a wonderful Vetiver. I've ordered
    a bottle and just waiting for it in the mail. Fragonard
    also makes a very good Vetiver.
    Lots a women's scents used to have a strong dose of vetiver.
    It counteracted the sweetness of the flowers. I can under-
    stand why you would consider this old-fashioned. The
    newer women's fragrances are all about fruit, flowers (usually
    synthetics) head-space technology, caramel, chocolate and
    lots and lots of vanilla (and more fruit).
    Great to hear from a man who also likes the original
    Dunhill! The father of a friend used to wear this when
    I was just a kid - in the late fifties.


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    I've just been on a five-year cycle of trying different
    things. Dunhill Edition really is my favorite right now. And I
    their "d", and Desire. Dunhill's Blend 30 is a bit too 1970's for
    and I occasionally wear the old 1934 formula, Dunhill for Men,
    sometimes from vintage bottles I own and sometimes from new ones.
    Welcome to the funny farm. I've been wanting to sample Edition
    and "d" for an unacceptable period of time. I'm hearing only
    positive views on the Dunhill's. They both sound like good all
    arounds with the Edition leaning more towards the formal. Desire is
    a fruity sweet type for the romantic occasions maybe. Your views?

    John







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    "David Miller" [email address redacted] Thanks for all the great comments, from everyone!

    The bottle of Carven I have has a silver cap and green stencil
    [/quote]
    lowercased lettering silk screened onto a clear bottle. And it's
    packaged in a two toned green box. If you're interested in this
    bottle, maybe we could work out a trade or something. That is if
    this is the older version.
    Hi David:

    Unfortunately the bottle you are describing is the new one...
    As you can tell from my previous post I appreciate the older
    fragrances more than the new ones.
    Some of my favourites are: Guerlain (all scents), Creed's
    Green Valley and Baie de Genievre, Crown's Sumare, Penhaligon's
    Blenheim and Hammam Bouquet, Diptyque's Eau Lente and L'Eau,
    L'Artisan Parfumeur's L'Eau de Navigateur and Eau de Caporal,
    Demeter's This is Not a Pipe and Leather, Serge Lutens'
    Cuir Mauresque, Knize Ten, Caswell-Massey's Aura of Patchouli
    and Greenbriar, Yves Rocher's Samarkande. There are lots
    of others but these are just a few I pulled out of my hat.

    Best Wishes,

    Rob






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    Hi David,
    Like vetiver. Try Curve, talk to the other guys here they will surprise
    you with the scents in Curve for Men. Look of postboard for more info.
    Tammy Carter
    Market Specialist Liz Claiborne Fragrances Happy New Year!!

    From: "David Miller" [email address redacted] [email address redacted] [email address redacted] [Basenotes] Re: Vetiver
    Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2000 01:05:56 -0000

    Thanks for all the great comments, from everyone!

    The bottle of Carven I have has a silver cap and green stencil styled
    lowercased lettering silk screened onto a clear bottle. And it's
    packaged in a two toned green box. If you're interested in this
    bottle, maybe we could work out a trade or something. That is if
    this is the older version.

    Vetiver seems to be in quite a few products. Back when I used to
    wear Armani, there seemed to be a trace of it in it. I always liked
    Armani. I've just been on a five-year cycle of trying different
    things. Dunhill Edition really is my favorite right now. And I like
    their "d", and Desire. Dunhill's Blend 30 is a bit too 1970's for me
    and I occasionally wear the old 1934 formula, Dunhill for Men,
    sometimes from vintage bottles I own and sometimes from new ones.

    I'm really interested in trying some of the Creed fragrances, like
    their reissue of Tabarome.

    I agree that it's best to "try before you buy" but sometimes I buy on
    a whim. It's ironic that I tried the Carven Vetiver before I
    purchased it, thinking it was so much different from what I usually
    wear that I'd like it. The problem is it just never fit in to what
    I'm used to. At least not yet.

    It's interesting that not only are the latest woman's fragrances more
    fruity, so are men's. You can just about identify an era by its
    scents. Citrus, spicy's, florals, musk's. I guess they all run
    their course. But the minute men's fragrances went that direction
    (with Joop and Michael Jordan, etc.) I became more interested in the
    vintage fragrances. To go from Armani's citrus/mossy/woodsy to a
    fruity/floral fragrance was too big a step for me to take all at once.

    For me, Armani's Acqua di Gio was a good introduction to the "new
    school" as was Dunhill's "d". I'm slowly coming around to the
    90's! :-) Will be interesting to see what the new millenium will
    bring.

    Dave M



    > Hi Dave:
    >
    > Welcome to the Group!
    >
    > Carven's Vetiver is a sore spot for me. I have used it
    > for many, many years - almost as long as I have the Guerlain
    > which would be from the mid-sixties. The new bottle - the
    > one with the gold cap as opposed to the green plastic one -
    > seems to me to be a new formulation. The scent is sweeter
    > and lacks the particular dry, strong topnote. The old scent
    > was like Pino Sylvestre but with a strong vetiver note.
    > I was majorly disappointed when I got my new bottle.
    > Annick Goutal makes a wonderful Vetiver. I've ordered
    > a bottle and just waiting for it in the mail. Fragonard
    > also makes a very good Vetiver.
    > Lots a women's scents used to have a strong dose of vetiver.
    > It counteracted the sweetness of the flowers. I can under-
    > stand why you would consider this old-fashioned. The
    > newer women's fragrances are all about fruit, flowers (usually
    > synthetics) head-space technology, caramel, chocolate and
    > lots and lots of vanilla (and more fruit).
    > Great to hear from a man who also likes the original
    > Dunhill! The father of a friend used to wear this when
    > I was just a kid - in the late fifties.



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    Hey Rob...!

    Check this out...I went to a local discount chain here
    (Marshall's) the other day. I always check their
    fragrance section - their selections are marked *way
    down* (I found a 1.7 oz of 'Coriolan' for $18!
    compared to $47.50...(okay?) Anyway, I saw this
    familiar green and gold box (there was only one, of
    course) I realized it was 'Vetiver' and I looked at
    the price tag and it was $14!! I said, "...gotcha!" I
    figured it was old stock cologne or aftershave (since
    the new box is different) When I got to my car (I
    couldn't wait to open it....) I realized that it was
    not EDT or cologne (the price tag covered the English
    and the other side was in French)...it was the
    'Refreshing Body Splash'. I said, "...cool! that'll
    work too..." Still thinking it was 'old', I opened the
    box and it was 'green' (new stock..."oh, joy") Now,
    did I get a steal, or what? I've never seen this
    product before, so I have no idea what price range it
    would fall in...but $14 has got to be 'cheap' for
    Guerlain...;^)

    Out...
    Larry!

    --- [email address redacted] wrote:
    lawrence Smith
    [email address redacted] wrote:

    >
    > Just got to work...read your post..."I'm
    guilty"....I
    > didn't take what you said offensively....but,I
    *have*
    > been going on and on about 'Curve'. I have been
    *into*
    > fragrances for a long time, long before I knew
    > anything about Basenotes. But when I first entered
    > this forum, I was looking for 'long lost
    fragrance',
    > the original 'Gucci por Homme' (although I found
    it at
    > Scentiments). I was introduced to the Guerlains
    (which
    > I love and we've gone on and on about). Now it's
    Creed
    > (which I can't afford), But I'll try the samples
    just
    > to see what all the buzz is about. I can't blame
    you
    > for being tired of hearing *me* go on about
    > 'Curve'(yeah it's been me)...I did get a little
    > carried away, but I'm not on 'crack' (jdusty4) :-)
    (I
    > didn't even wear it on my graduation day ;^(...And
    I
    > certainly wouldn't want you to stop visiting this
    > site, because you have contributed your input
    (just as
    > everyone else who is a fragrance fanatic). So, be
    it
    > known that I like the stuff ;^) (and I *do* love
    to
    > wear other fragrances,too, believe it or
    not)...and
    > *I* won't mention it any more!! So, that's my $.20
    > worth. So, I hope that *no one* backs out of the
    forum
    > (Dave M). I think I've found my fragrance, too,
    but
    > 'Basenotes' is a good idea!!!

    Hi Larry!

    Firstly, congratulations on your degree!!
    Don't ever stop contributing to this web-site. We
    need
    your energy and enthusiasm. We all tend to go on
    about
    the fragrances we like the most - it's just human
    nature.
    I don't particularly like Curve - and I did give it
    a fair
    shot after reading your testimonials. It doesn't
    seem
    to "wear well" or last on me. I sure share your
    zest
    for Gucci Pour Homme and wish I had the forsight to
    pick
    up a couple of bottles before it became rare. And
    since
    I have worn Guerlain for the last thirty years I am
    one
    of the original fans of Vetiver. I haven't tried a
    lot
    of Creed's as yet. They are not available in my
    area
    and I sure don't wish to pay over $150.00 Canadian
    for
    a 2.5 oz. bottle of eau de toilette. I have bought a
    couple - at great prices - on the net.

    Best Wishes,

    Rob



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    I have read at the basenotes site that this fragrance is really good.
    Do they tell the truth???

    Can someone give his opinion about Vetiver and other stuff related to
    it like reactions from girls...

    Thankx a lot.

    Hans.





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    --- In [email address redacted] [email address redacted] wrote:
    I have read at the basenotes site that this fragrance is really
    Do they tell the truth???

    Can someone give his opinion about Vetiver and other stuff related
    it like reactions from girls...
    The only valable opinion will be yours.
    You have to try it on your skin to see if:
    - you like it or not
    - it doesn't react bad with your skin's chemistry

    There's no truth or lie when it comes to fragrances.
    Hope this helps.





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    --- Fran�ois_Blais [email address redacted] wrote:
    --- In [email address redacted] [email address redacted] wrote:
    > I have read at the basenotes site that this
    fragrance is really
    good.
    > Do they tell the truth???
    I dig it as do a lot of MEN. Order a sample from
    Guerlain. They have PLENTY right now.
    >
    > Can someone give his opinion about Vetiver and
    other stuff related
    to it like reactions from girls...
    a "get busy" scent. But if you like it who cares.
    Women are trouble anyway ;). Al






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    Hans
    Buy it! :-) We get in trouble when we talk about too much LOL(
    previous posts have tons of opinions and information on it) I don't
    think you'll be disappointed! //ernie










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    A subject that stirs up much debate, to be sure! Are there any opinions about Etro's Vetiver as well as Annick Goutals Vetiver? I'm looking to add another Vetiver to my collection and need some info. Thanks!

    Regards,
    Steve

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    Don't know the Etro one . But I have a sample of Goutal's Vetiver and it has a strong note of cucumber. It's very fresh, not as earthy as other vetivers.

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    Hiya, Steve.
    I don't know the Etro Vetiver either, and I'm trying to warm up to and mentally &quot;get&quot; Annick Goutal's. I've got fresh samples, and I've enjoyed posts about it this summer, but wearing a blob of it on my forearm never fails to make me think I would rather spend $95 on some other fragrance. I really hope this takes hold of me eventually.
    --Chris
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustB
    Hiya, Steve.
    I don't know the Etro Vetiver either, and I'm trying to warm up to and mentally &quot;get&quot; Annick Goutal's. ÊI've got fresh samples, and I've enjoyed posts about it this summer, but wearing a blob of it on my forearm never fails to make me think I would rather spend $95 on some other fragrance. ÊI really hope this takes hold of me eventually.
    --Chris
    How about 65$?
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