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  • Armani Prive - Vetiver Babylone

    6 6.59%
  • Creed - Original Vetiver

    19 20.88%
  • Creed - Vetiver

    10 10.99%
  • Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver

    55 60.44%
  • Jo Malone - Vetyver

    0 0%
  • D&G - Velvet Vetiver

    1 1.10%
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    Default Best Vetiver

    Which is the best Vetiver in your opinion
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    1. Nasomatto - Pardon
    2. Hermessence - Ambre Narguile
    3. Bond no.9 - New Haarlem
    4. Creed - Aventus
    5. By Kilian - Back to Black
    6. By Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    7. Acqua Di Parma - Mandorlo di Sicilia
    8. YSL - la Nuit de L'homme EDP
    9. Mancera - Aoud Black Candy
    10. Serge Lutens - Bois du Vanille

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    Creed - Original Vetiver is not vetiver to me, frankly speaking. As well as Vetiver Babylone (now Vetiver d'Hiver), as they're mostly neroli/citrusy fragrances than vetiver based. So from this list - Grey Vetiver.
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    Lalique Encre Noire, Chanel Sycomore, Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver, Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    Default Re: Best Vetiver

    My personal favorites are
    Vetiver Extraordinaire and Grey Vetiver.

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    Of the ones you listed I like Creed Vetiver. Original Vetiver is also very good.
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    1. Chanel Sycomore

    Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Prada Infusion de Vetiver
    Lalique Encre Noir
    My Top Favorites:Amouage Homage Attar,Eau Sauvage EdT, Houbigant Fougere Royale,Creed Spice and Wood,Creed Bois du Portugar,Knize Ten, Kilian-A Taste of Heaven,.Nicolai New York, Diptique-Eau de Lavande,Hermes Poivre Samarcande. Amouage Memoir Man, Musc Koublai Khan.
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    Default Re: Best Vetiver

    There are so many I enjoy, but Veitver Extraordinaire ranks high for me.
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    Default Re: Best Vetiver

    One thing i have noticed from what ive listed (ones i remember trying) are all heavily leaning towards citrus. So i dont actually think ive smelled a proper vetiver. What frag can be recommended to get the indiscernable smell of vetiver?
    Top 10

    1. Nasomatto - Pardon
    2. Hermessence - Ambre Narguile
    3. Bond no.9 - New Haarlem
    4. Creed - Aventus
    5. By Kilian - Back to Black
    6. By Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    7. Acqua Di Parma - Mandorlo di Sicilia
    8. YSL - la Nuit de L'homme EDP
    9. Mancera - Aoud Black Candy
    10. Serge Lutens - Bois du Vanille

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    Quote Originally Posted by chad888 View Post
    One thing i have noticed from what ive listed (ones i remember trying) are all heavily leaning towards citrus. So i dont actually think ive smelled a proper vetiver. What frag can be recommended to get the indiscernable smell of vetiver?
    I'd suggest you to try Villoresi Vetiver. Just like someone slaps you in the face with a wet log covered in soil and dirt. Real vetiver)))
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    Default Re: Best Vetiver

    None of the above

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    I got a sample of Vetiver Extraordinaire and thought it was amazing. Best Vetiver I've tried. I'm a fan of Guerlain's Vetiver too.

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    Extrait de Vetiver by Roja Dove followed closely by TF Grey Vetiver EDP.
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    Lampblack

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    Personal favorite (s) from this list: Creed OV, with Grey Vetiver as a close and quite high ranking contender as well
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    Sycomore is good for a Haitian vetiver type smell - somewhere between jute and peanuts.

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    When I shopped vetiver last I came down to Vetiver Extraordinaire and Guerlain Vetiver. I bought the 125 of Guerlain and have been happy. (VE struck me as very straight and detailed vetiver but very dry. Guerlain rounds the edges of vetiver nicely to my taste)
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    Default Re: Best Vetiver

    Grey Vetiver, Encre Noire Sport, Prada Infusion de Vetiver (2015), Original Vetiver, Red Vetyver - some of my favourites

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    Original Vetiver
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    Vintage Etro Vetiver
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    Lampblack or Encre Noire.
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    Default Re: Best Vetiver

    None of the above, same as Schozz.

    Consider these:

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier - Racine (Neon level bright citruses with a shot of Java and Haitian Vetivers, tender dry down of smooth sandalwood and clean musk aide the vetiver)
    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier - Route du Vetiver (Brooding, dark, but still well balanced with the sweet sided, delicate berries without all the disgusting low quality filler ingredients like in Encre Noire. Filet mignon vs. McD hamburger with pink slime )
    Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee (Modern meets classic with this citrus vetiver with a woody backbone visa vie ISO-E Super and slightly smoky vetiver root)
    Parfums de Marly - Byerley (Java Vetiver with some smooth, slightly sweet Benzoin type resins)
    Jovoy - Private Label (More than vetiver, but a masterful blend of high quality Java Vetiver, Dry Sandalwood, Camphorous Patchouli, Smoky Papyrus)


    My advice? It depends how you like your vetiver, but my descriptions above should help sort out your tastes with my favorites.

    Best of luck.
    Last edited by MegaMav; 29th June 2016 at 01:39 PM.

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    Are you just looking for the best out of this group or do you want to know which vetiver is the best out of all on the market?


    Of this group, Vetiver Babylone.
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    None from your list. By far, none.

    Turtle Vetiver, Exercise 1
    Lorenzo V.Vetiver
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier - Route du Vetiver
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    For me Guerlain Vetiver
    My Top '11' :

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Azzaro: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Tom Ford: Ombré Leather
    - Guerlain: Héritage (vtg)
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - Amouage: Interlude

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    Default Re: Best Vetiver

    From the above list - Creed Vetiver.

    Personal favourite - Givenchy Vetyver.

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    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver from your list.

    My top 5 vetivers would be something like this:

    Dior Vetiver
    Ermenegildo Zegna - Haitian Vetiver
    LesNez - Turtle Vetiver Back
    Ex Nihilo - Vetiver Moloko
    Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
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    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4. Clive Christian - 1872 for Men
    5. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
    6. Ermenegildo Zegna - Javanese Patchouli
    7. Les Nez - Turtle Vetiver Back
    8. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver EDP
    9. Creed - Green Valley
    10. Parfumerie Generale - Grand Siecle Intense 7.1

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    Default Re: Best Vetiver

    From the above list, I picked Original Vetiver, but my favorite is probably Guerlain Vetiver or Vetiver Extraordinaire. I really need to try Vetiver Babylone, though. It's actually been on my sample list for quite some time now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    From the above list - Creed Vetiver.

    Personal favourite - Givenchy Vetyver.
    I currently have bottles of Givenchy Vetyver in the brown box with the green writing (same as the label on the bottle) and of the new bottle, which has silver and gray packaging/labels.


    I notice a big difference between the two. Have you noticed this? Vetyver was reformulated (again, apparently) when they changed to the new packaging/colors and it lost so much in the process. The brown and green is vibrant and dynamic, with green facets as well as nutty browns and even a little earthy rootiness. The new one feels flat in comparison, no separation among the notes, and is just a sort of singular yellowish green. It's boring.

    But the original (or second iteration) with the brown/green label is my favorite vetiver, along with Sycomore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    I currently have bottles of Givenchy Vetyver in the brown box with the green writing (same as the label on the bottle) and of the new bottle, which has silver and gray packaging/labels.


    I notice a big difference between the two. Have you noticed this? Vetyver was reformulated (again, apparently) when they changed to the new packaging/colors and it lost so much in the process. The brown and green is vibrant and dynamic, with green facets as well as nutty browns and even a little earthy rootiness. The new one feels flat in comparison, no separation among the notes, and is just a sort of singular yellowish green.
    Your assessment is spot on, IMO - I recently tried the newer version and found it to be a shadow of it's former self. Thankfully, I have enough of the brown / green to last a long time . It's a benchmark vetiver for me and I'll always be grateful to BN legend Petruccijc for bringing it under my radar.

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    Of the ones I have:
    1-Grey Vetiver
    2-Vetiver Extodinaire
    3-Guerlain Vetiver
    4- Modoc
    5- Original Vetiver
    YMMV




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