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    Quote Originally Posted by remik View Post
    My skin sucks up a lot of fragrances and many don't tend to las on me as long as some people claim, but Dior Vetiver lasts a solid 12+ hours even on my skin. Much longer on clothes (24+).
    By 'lasted five minutes' I meant it was discontinued almost as soon as it hit the shelves
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Sycomore by Chanel
    Agree entirely.
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    Ya, sad to see this one go.

    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    By 'lasted five minutes' I meant it was discontinued almost as soon as it hit the shelves
    I could see the Jovoy being considered a high class, elegant fragrance. Not my cup of tea though...after trying it yesterday. I do not like the vetiver/leather/patch combination...something about it just doesn't sit right with me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    You nailed it. Givenchy was the first one I thought of.
    Me too. A refined understated Vetiver fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable
    By 'lasted five minutes' I meant it was discontinued almost as soon as it hit the shelves
    Ah, I see. Well, 5 minutes, 5 years, what's the difference. :-) Yes, it's been out since 2010... RIP 2014. But I'm totally with you on this one - I had a bottle about half full, but in March I bought two large backup bottles, 8.4oz each. This should last me a lifetime... I hope. ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne
    I could see the Jovoy being considered a high class, elegant fragrance. Not my cup of tea though...after trying it yesterday. I do not like the vetiver/leather/patch combination...something about it just doesn't sit right with me.
    Ah, Private Label, love at first sniff. Sorry to hear you don't like it as much - I personally love it! It's a raw, yet so refined composition, full on elegance (someone posted a picture of George Clooney in a tux as the description of this fragrance, lol), extremely persistent and long lasting. I love the opening which is quite strong, but then there's the drydown that can go on for 18+++ hours, without changing too much at all, it's just pure bliss. And even though it's not cheap, it's actually cheaper than Turtle Vetiver Back, which is somewhat similar in overall vibe but doesn't last half as long.

    Speaking of Turtle Vetiver Back - I think they should get an honorary award for the least effort spent on bottle, label and packaging... or lack of it. For the equivalent of $250 for 100ml, you get a generic bottle with a cap that will not stay on at all, home made label printed on clear plastic with a lot of bubbles underneath and not adhering to the bottle quite right, and the packaging - well, there isn't any, LuckyScent stuck it in a plastic tube 4 times as long as the bottle, and filled it with paper and packing popcorn so it wouldn't rattle in shipping. $250/100ml is pretty high up there, you'd expect a bit more effort put into packaging and presentation. But at least the fragrance is decent, so at least there's that... :-]

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    Creed's Original Vetiver is my favorite vetiver, but for most "elegant," it would have to be Creed Vetiver 1948. Suave and class in a bottle, to me.
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    Original Vetiver gets my vote for elegant style. But Chanel Sycamore is right up there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    Creed's Original Vetiver is my favorite vetiver, but for most "elegant," it would have to be Creed Vetiver 1948. Suave and class in a bottle, to me.
    Yes, Vetiver 48 reeks of elegance. I also agree with the Sycomore and Dior suggestions.
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    The best and the most elegant: Chanel Sycomore

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    Agree with Givenchy, Original Vetiver and Racine. I'd also add Floris Vetiver and Bel Ami Vetiver.
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    For me simply the old Guerlain Vetiver....
    My all time favorite:

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    Vetiver Orientale Serge Lutens
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    Sycomore for me.

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    To me, those with vetiver prominence tend to be cudgels. That said, the more elegant I know of would include Original Vetiver, L'Occitane Vetyver, and Mona's Vetyver.
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    Yes. Mona Di Orio. Classy in its simplicity and restraint. Vetiver remains the star of the show with little in the way of distraction. Sparkling Citrus opening with hints of resinous vanilla and soft florals and just a tiny bit animalic.

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    For sub $100 its an easy Encre Noire vote for me. Above that and the competition gets very crowded with about 735 different presentations. I'd grab a big bottle of EN and start ordering decants....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Maillard View Post
    Guerlain and Villoresi, best classic vetivers around (to me, for vetiver, classic equals elegant).
    Agreed. You can't go wrong with "classic" (i.e. timeless).

    Quote Originally Posted by nfn1983 View Post
    For me simply the old Guerlain Vetiver....
    Same here.

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    Hermes Vetiver Tonka is what I would characterize as elegant, sophisticated and class

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    I favor Guerlain EdC or vintage EdT.

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    Default Re: Most Elegant Vetiver?

    Another vote for Sycomore, although Carlo Corinto Vetyver is intriguing.
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    Seconding especially Creed OV and TF Grey Vetiver- both very natural, yet also very smooth and classy in their apparent simplicity.
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    I have been lucky enough to try samples of Sycomore and Amouage Dia on the last two evenings and I think that both are fantastic

    I still have a soft spot for Encre Noire though
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    Vetiver for Men by Guerlain. elegant and timeless.

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    Private Label
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    For those who have tried it, how does Bel Ami Vétiver stack up?
    In my mind, elegant and Hermès usually go hand in hand.

    I really hope to try this one soon.
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    I'll add Theseus by Villoresi - an elegant, contemporary crowdpleaser..
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    Quote Originally Posted by magnus611 View Post
    Vetiver by Roja Dove
    Agreed.

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