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    Default If eau d' issey and guerlain vetiver had a baby...

    What would it be?

    I love the lightness of EdI but into vetiver at the moment. I love atellier vetiver fatale, but want something that is it minus the smoke. Any thoughts?

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    Default Re: If eau d' issey and guerlain vetiver had a baby...

    Perhaps also Givenchy PH Blue Label

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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee
    Agree completely.
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    Default Re: If eau d' issey and guerlain vetiver had a baby...

    Good shout guys. The descriptions sound right on. Lime, vetiver, cedar, light, compares to TdH but lighter. I am going to have to find a sample now.

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    Default Re: If eau d' issey and guerlain vetiver had a baby...

    Sounds like Sel Marin from heely might fit the bill too.

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    Default Re: If eau d' issey and guerlain vetiver had a baby...

    + 1 for Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee
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    Default Re: If eau d' issey and guerlain vetiver had a baby...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Perhaps also Givenchy PH Blue Label
    I'm going to side with Ken on this one.

    I don't think Homme L'Eau Boisee is a good idea, because it is pretty smokey itself.

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    Default Re: If eau d' issey and guerlain vetiver had a baby...

    Smoky? Are you sure we are talking about the same fragrance? L'Eau Boisee is very light, citrusy vetiver, zero smoke.


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    Default Re: If eau d' issey and guerlain vetiver had a baby...

    Guerlain Homme Intense

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    + 1 for Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee
    +1 more - my favourite this spring - have it on now!

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    The Different company - Sel de vetiver

    Annick Goutal - Vetiver


    and for fun

    L'eau d'issey Pour Homme

    Byredo - Bal d'Afrique

    Balmain - Vent Vert


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    Default Re: If eau d' issey and guerlain vetiver had a baby...

    +3 on Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee as it's excellent!

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier 'Racine' is also an excellent vetiver fragrance that is a kind of inbetween Carven Vetiver and Guerlain Vetiver.
    I own the vintage which is very good and lasting!
    For real freshness I'd recommend also Adolfo Dominguez 'Vetiver Hombre'.
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    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
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    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Default Re: If eau d' issey and guerlain vetiver had a baby...

    Hi team,

    I wanted to follow up on this thread. My wife and I did a Selfridges/John Lewis/Trafford center run today with the intention that I'd smell, then buy L'Eau Boisee. We had a hard time finding it, but John Lewis had 1 bottle left and a tester. I smelled it on paper, then on me while my wife was trying on some other things. Fortunately it got past the opening by the time she smelled it. The opening is great. Very light, ozonic citrus remniscent of Eau d'Issey. However after the opening it went into an oregano kinda vibe that didn't work for me. The drydown after another 2 hours was dry woody, partly vetiver with a little cedar mixed in. It is definitely a fresh, clean woody fragrance and if it weren't for that middle I would have bought it. However, I didn't love it and the 48 GBP I'd have spent is most of the way to a by Killian refill from Les Senteurs (70).

    Thanks for the recco all- it was very close. Sel Marin is still on the smell list from the rest of the above.

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    Default Re: If eau d' issey and guerlain vetiver had a baby...

    Quote Originally Posted by Casts_by_fly View Post
    I didn't love it and the 48 GBP I'd have spent is most of the way to a by Killian refill from Les Senteurs (70).
    At that price, it would be tough to buy.
    Im wearing it at the moment, and for the $33.50 USD I paid for it, I love it for casual wear.
    Fresh, clean n' green.

    I think you could find it for cheaper at a discount source down the line.
    If the original L'eau is any indication of life span, I dont think this one will be on the shelves much longer.
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    Default Re: If eau d' issey and guerlain vetiver had a baby...

    Yes, 48 GBP sounds a bit high for this one. It can be found here in the US for about U$35, shipped. So if you can find it for about 20 GBP, that would be more in line with what we are seeing here.

    Funny - I don't get the oregano at all. It goes straight from the light/fresh/ozonic Eau d'Issey type opening, to citrusy vetiver for me. It's not a masterpiece, but it's extremely well made and I absolutely love it on hot days. It lasts a good 8+ hours on my skin, which normally sucks up most fragrances, so that's another big plus.

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    Default Re: If eau d' issey and guerlain vetiver had a baby...

    I know selfriges is high, as i found it online for 42, but even still not it. At 20 i would have bought it.

    Rick

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    Default Re: If eau d' issey and guerlain vetiver had a baby...

    No way will you find GHLB for £20 in the UK. I paid £40 in Heathrow Duty Free.


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    Default Re: If eau d' issey and guerlain vetiver had a baby...

    Andy,

    No i wouldn't expect to. But on a trip to the US if i found it for $35 then i would pick it up as that is about £20.

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    Default Re: If eau d' issey and guerlain vetiver had a baby...

    Quote Originally Posted by Casts_by_fly View Post
    No i wouldn't expect to. But on a trip to the US if i found it for $35 then i would pick it up as that is about £20.
    I just checked, there are only 3 left at BeautyEncounter.com for this price.
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    Default Re: If eau d' issey and guerlain vetiver had a baby...

    Hi guys,

    We went smelling again today at harvery nichols and i found the one. Atellier treffle pur is what i was looking for. Very light, a bit more citrus that issey, not as much vetiver as guerlain but about halfway between the two overall with plenty of character. Fantastic clean fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casts_by_fly View Post
    Hi guys,
    We went smelling again today at harvery nichols and i found the one. Atellier treffle pur is what i was looking for. Very light, a bit more citrus that issey, not as much vetiver as guerlain but about halfway between the two overall with plenty of character. Fantastic clean fragrance.
    Sounds interesting - a tad more than £48 I'd venture!?

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    Default Re: If eau d' issey and guerlain vetiver had a baby...

    yes, it is more expensive. We bought Vanilla Intense as my wife loved it. I'm now probably going to order the Atelier travel pack from First in Fragrance because we really liked or loved almost all of them. Alternatively I might get the 200ml Trefle Pur which then comes with a 30ml travel version of any other one. Either way, Trefle Pur was exacty what I was looking for so I'll get it in some form.

    thanks,
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