Thread: Most Elegant Vetiver?
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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. ;-)Originally Posted by mr. reasonable
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.Originally Posted by rynegne
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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The best and the most elegant: Chanel Sycomore
Agree with Givenchy, Original Vetiver and Racine. I'd also add Floris Vetiver and Bel Ami Vetiver.
For swap/sale: Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire, Vint. MPG Santal Noble, vint. Tiffany for Men, Floris Mahon Leather, Creed Spice & Wood, Roja Dove Amber Aoud Crystal, 1 Million Intense & Absolutely Gold, Montale Cuir D'Arabie, Bentley Intense, Prada Amber PH metal travel spray, Loewe PH, vint. YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme, M7 gel, Roma (women's), Obsession, others...
For me simply the old Guerlain Vetiver....
My all time favorite:
Vetiver Orientale Serge Lutens
Creed- Windsor (All-time favorite)
Creed- GIT (signature)
Lolita Lempica Au Masculin (fav gourmand)
Creed-Aventus (biggest compliment getter)
Serge Lutens- Arabie,Fumerie Turque, Chergui
MFK-Lumiere Noire (fav mysterious scent)
Santos de Cartier-Fav 80's
Creed Spice & Wood
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.
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....
Hermes Vetiver Tonka is what I would characterize as elegant, sophisticated and class
I favor Guerlain EdC or vintage EdT.
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.
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
Vetiver for Men by Guerlain. elegant and timeless.
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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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