Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 22 of 22
  1. #1

    Default TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    I'm getting a big dose of carroty-ness from TF GV EDP.
    Anyone else get this?
    I'm thinking either over application or its gone off?
    What says ye?!
    Currently wearing: Yatagan by Caron

  2. #2

    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    I actually see what you mean. I get that too. First time I thought of the note of carrots was when I tried 1805 by Truefitt & Hill.

    I'm interested in seeing others answers, we might be alone here

    EDIT: I came to think about a theory. Can it be the earthy part from the vetiver?
    Currently wearing: Havana by Aramis

  3. #3
    Basenotes Institution dougczar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    30,152

    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    I don't get any carrot from Grey Vetiver, but I have heard others mention something similar when referring to different vetiver scents. I am guessing it may be the way individuals process certain vetivers?



    Quote Originally Posted by H_West View Post
    EDIT: I came to think about a theory. Can it be the earthy part from the vetiver?

    This is what I am thinking also.
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
    3. Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Armani - Code Sport Athlete
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    10. Creed - Pure White Cologne

  4. #4
    Dependent dealt7faux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    2,295

    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    Not getting anything "carroty" from the Tom Ford, but I do get a faint carrot scent from Guerlain Vetiver.
    It must be the earthy vetiver.

  5. #5

    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    I've never gotten carrot from it, but now you make me want to try it tomorrow to see what I can detect.
    A Greater Monster, The Kickstarter Letters & Death by Zamboni
    daviddavid.net
    And my art store on Etsy

    > Gold Medal for "Outstanding Book of the Year" in Independent Publisher Book Awards
    > National Indie Excellence Book Award finalist
    > A Greater Monster named a "Top 10 Book of 2012" by Common Ills blog
    > Listed in "10 Hot Chicago Reads for Chilly Nights" on Refinery29.com
    Currently wearing: Vesper by Santa Eulalia

  6. #6
    Dependent
    Norstrøm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Copenhagen
    Posts
    5,565

    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    I see iris listed in the pyramid, though I do not remember smelling it during my brief testing.

    Iris can often smell carroty depending on type, dose & nose.
    “To defeat an enemy you must know them. Not simply their battle tactics, but their history, philosophy, art.”
    Grand Admiral Thrawn

  7. #7
    Dependent Danny Mitchell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    1,112

    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    TOM FORD's newest celebrity pitchman:
    CarrotTop.jpg
    "I don't know what it is, I just really love Grety Vetiver!" -- Carrot Top
    Currently wearing: Polo by Ralph Lauren

  8. #8
    Dependent
    Norstrøm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Copenhagen
    Posts
    5,565

    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    TOM FORD's newest celebrity pitchman:
    CarrotTop.jpg
    "I don't know what it is, I just really love Grety Vetiver!" -- Carrot Top
    There should be a way to hide that picture behind a spoiler button or something, it literally scared me, when it popped up on my screen.
    “To defeat an enemy you must know them. Not simply their battle tactics, but their history, philosophy, art.”
    Grand Admiral Thrawn

  9. #9
    Dependent Danny Mitchell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    1,112

    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    And that's the least offensive pic I could find! Haha
    Dudes had some awful plastic surgery or too much botox lately. Looks weird, even for carrot top standards.
    Currently wearing: Polo by Ralph Lauren

  10. #10
    Newbie
    Diamondflame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    14,438

    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    Vetiver roots can indeed smell a little ‘carrot-y’. Carrots are tubers after all. They both smell ‘rooty’ to me.
    “...too many among us die at thirty and are buried at eighty.” - Robin Sharma

  11. #11
    Super Member Latency's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Alberta
    Posts
    168

    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    I've always got the carrot note, especially in the opening. Glad someone else picks it up too. I personally love it.
    Currently wearing: Aventus by Creed

  12. #12

    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    Quote Originally Posted by Norstrøm View Post
    There should be a way to hide that picture behind a spoiler button or something, it literally scared me, when it popped up on my screen.
    looks like an off-duty clown

  13. #13
    Basenotes Plus
    Diddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Bayou Country
    Posts
    5,523

    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    Nope. I get a couple different presentations (or layers, if you will) of vetiver but no carrot.
    Sent from the bayou, using homing gators.

  14. #14

    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    Have heard lots of contributors state similar in relation to the Zegna Haitian Vetiver. Good news looks like your TF has not gone off

  15. #15

    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    Phew! Thought it might have gone off as its from a 4/5 year old bottle. Sold a decant, wanted to be sure it's not off.
    Lol sorry veryone who hasn't got the carrot note (yet) I only picked up on it after reading about it!! Same with Guerlians Vetiver and a 'pukey' note. Whaaaat!

    PS. Darn that's a scary image.
    Currently wearing: Yatagan by Caron

  16. #16
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Reside in McLean, Va., Manhattan NYC, Manuel Antonio Costa Rica & Búzios Brasil
    Posts
    282,649

    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    I don't get any carrot from Grey Vetiver
    Likewise.
    Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not.
    Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals on Basenotes don't warrant or deserve my or other Basenoters' acknowledgement or respect.

  17. #17
    Basenotes Institution dougczar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    30,152

    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    Quote Originally Posted by ION-ONE View Post
    Have heard lots of contributors state similar in relation to the Zegna Haitian Vetiver. Good news looks like your TF has not gone off
    Yes - in fact I believe carrot seed is one of the listed notes in Haitian Vetiver. I have no idea what carrot seeds smell like however. I am just assuming that it would smell "carrot-y" and maybe what gives it that smell...
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
    3. Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Armani - Code Sport Athlete
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    10. Creed - Pure White Cologne

  18. #18

    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    I've always got a carrot note from Grey Vetiver.

    The combo of a certain rooty Vetiver note plus Iris (or more likely Orris Root) is going to give a sweet root veg vibe
    Currently wearing: HiM by Hanae Mori

  19. #19
    Basenotes Institution
    sjg3839's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    42,198

    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    Don't get a carrot note either.
    <div class="bnsotd"><b>Currently wearing:</b> <a href="ID26148387.html"><img src="http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/33/26148387-7393.jpg"> Carven L'Eau Intense by Carven</a></div>

  20. #20

    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    OP, have you tried Caron Yatagan? Curious if you'd get carrots from that. Or perhaps Serge Lutens Five O'Clock au Gingembre.
    Currently wearing: Roadster Sport by Cartier

  21. #21

    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    Quote Originally Posted by jabar View Post
    OP, have you tried Caron Yatagan? Curious if you'd get carrots from that. Or perhaps Serge Lutens Five O'Clock au Gingembre.
    Haha in fact it's my SOTD. Thankfully no vegetal notes registered in my brain-mind perception! Just awesome woody herbalness 😃😃😃
    Currently wearing: Yatagan by Caron

  22. #22

    Default Re: TF Grey Vetiver - carroty note?

    I wore it today just to see what I thought. It's just as I remember it, no carrot. To me, this vetiver is not rooty or earthy at all it's green. The overall experience I get from Grey Vetiver is bright green citrus. The citrus does recall grapefruit to me while the green snaps and crackles. There are hints of wood and nutmeg in the background but the primary driver for me is green citrus. Perhaps your experience may also be colored by which batch/year yours was produced.
    A Greater Monster, The Kickstarter Letters & Death by Zamboni
    daviddavid.net
    And my art store on Etsy

    > Gold Medal for "Outstanding Book of the Year" in Independent Publisher Book Awards
    > National Indie Excellence Book Award finalist
    > A Greater Monster named a "Top 10 Book of 2012" by Common Ills blog
    > Listed in "10 Hot Chicago Reads for Chilly Nights" on Refinery29.com
    Currently wearing: Vesper by Santa Eulalia




Similar Threads

  1. Tom Ford Grey Vetiver vs Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre
    By ohta in forum General Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11th January 2016, 07:19 AM
  2. Replies: 14
    Last Post: 18th March 2010, 05:01 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000