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Vétiver (1948)
by Creed


Vétiver information

Year of Launch1948
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 153 votes)

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Parent CompanyCreed

About Vétiver

Creed Vetiver was worn by the veteran actor who won Hollywood's highest award for his beloved film portrayal of Santa Claus.  Vetiver also began Creed's relationship with one of America's leading families, a political dynasty now known worldwide for its energy, vigor, and impeccable style.

Vétiver fragrance notes

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Reviews of Vétiver

I'd not sampled Creed Vetiver 1948 (the actual original vetiver, not Original Vetiver, which was released in 2004) in some time before procuring a decant recently. I would describe it as a fresh, classic citrus/vetiver scent, certainly fresher than Dior Vetiver but not as fresh as Eau Sauvage, somewhere in between. Its main note list consists of citruses, ginger, vetiver, cedar, and ambergris. It smells very natural, fitting for a refreshing throwback, though it does not perform particularly well, which is my experience of most freshie or semi-freshie Creeds—great scents but a little light on performance relative to the cost, and certainly that’s the case with this hard-to-find, discontinued offering.

Overall, it’s very nice, but not as unique or interesting as some of the other discontinued grey-cap-era EDT Creeds like Epicea or Baie de Genievre. Still, I’d nab a bottle at the right price as a semi-collector. It's classy stuff, signature-scent worthy, and harkens back to a different time.

7 out of 10
09th April, 2019
Great vetiver interpretation by the skilled perfumers at the house of Creed (possibly worn at some point by Edmund Gwenn, who'd played Santa Claus on "Miracle on 34th Street.")

Creed Vétiver is a classic vetiver formulation, in contrast to today's scents: More intensely mossy, shiny and earthy as ever. Opening citrus salvo makes way rather quickly to the star of this show, the vetiver. Ginger is present as an accent to vetiver, and cedar does well to enlargen vetiver's subtly woody quality. Of course, ambergris is there to add Creed's famous waxy-sweet element present in so many of its other fragrances.

This potion is meant for mature wearers of its admittedly retro style. Ultimately, Creed Vétiver is masculine and macho in the old school way, and it's a fascinating look back into Creed's distinctive, uncompromising history of fine scent making.
19th September, 2018
Upon application the opening had a bright and refreshing feel to it likely coming from both the citrus and ginger notes. This invigorating opening lasts for a short period of time before the notes of vetiver and cedar begin becoming more apparent. At the heart, the vetiver becomes the main focus of the scent. The vetiver present has a mineralistic feel to it, clean and classy. What the vetiver doesn’t have is the greenness that Original Vetiver has or the dryness seen in quite a few vetiver fragrances. There’s a little trace of cedar and ambergris which help support the vetiver giving it a little more backbone.

Versatility for the scent is good. In my opinion, Vetiver can be worn all year round although projection might be slightly better during the warmer months. On me the longevity ranged from 4-6 hours. This can work for both casual and formal settings as the silage isn’t overpowering. Vetiver has become one of my personal favorites from Creed. Vetiver is a very classy scent indeed and is one that any individual who enjoys Creed should try.
24th December, 2015
The opening is very recognizable per Creed with that ambergris and bergamot. The ginger is very strong and mixes well with the cedarwood. Ironically the vetiver is the lightest note.
23rd November, 2014
I kid you not. I wore this today for the first time in many years. A female coworker at the office referred to me as the one who smells like a million bucks.
It's crisp and comforting. I applied 4 sprays at 9am and here it is 6pm and still wafting....
15th July, 2014
Excellent. I missed out on this one, but managed to obtain a bottle from the perfumed court.

It is very mossy and green. A carbonated mahogany-like wood with moss and carbonated water. It's really too bad it is discontinued.
05th July, 2014

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