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Vetiver Hombre (1998)
by Adolfo Dominguez


Vetiver Hombre information

Year of Launch1998
Average Rating
(based on 79 votes)

People and companies

HouseAdolfo Dominguez
Parent CompanyPuig Beauty & Fashion Group > Puig Fragrance & Personal Care > Myrurgia
Parent Company at launchMyrurgia

About Vetiver Hombre

Vetiver Hombre is a masculine fragrance by Adolfo Dominguez. The scent was launched in 1998

Vetiver Hombre fragrance notes

Reviews of Vetiver Hombre

To risk paraphrasing Luca Turin: when vetiver already smells fabulous why bother loading it up with a bunch of crap?

02nd November, 2018 (last edited: 30th May, 2019)
Pure vetiver dried or Essential Oil is not a pleasant smell to me. I only like a few vetiver fragrances, and none of them smell strongly of vetiver. This fragrance gets a thumbs-up b/c it does NOT smell much of vetiver. Green soapy fragrance with a lot of citrus. It is generic smelling as green frags go, and sits close to the skin making it appropriate for close-quarters wearing. A second cousin to Polo, without the uniqueness.
16th July, 2017
bejahu Show all reviews
United States
Great smelling, fresh vetiver fragrance. Along the lines of Creed's Original Vetiver, but brighter and, although still soapy, less soapy than Creed's offering. Vetiver Hombre wears very close to the skin. The dry down is amazing, but there is little projection or silage. It is a very good fragrance for work. The only downside that I see is the longevity. In cooler weather, I get about half an hour of projection and then 2-3 hours of an amazing skin scent. In hot, tropical weather, the fragrance completely disappeared after an hour or so. At less than $30 a bottle though, you can afford to respray as often as you feel that you need to do so. Even with the poor longevity, I have to give this one a thumbs up.
02nd December, 2015
Nice. A fresh, masculine and clean vetiver. It's definitely on the brighter side, a bit soapy and aromatic, and ultimately, for me, a little bit boring. It's very good for the price however, and I'd choose it over Guerlain's Vetiver or Carven's any day of the week. It performs the green and clean vetiver quite effectively, managing to smell classic without coming across stale. .

Thumbs up for this solid spring and summer vetiver from Adolfo Dominguez. If I was a bigger vetiver fan I'd probably still own this, as it has no particular flaws and seems to accomplish exactly what it set out to do.
16th May, 2014
Having worn this for a couple of weeks now, I can honestly say that this is one of the best vetiver's I've had the pleasure of wearing. It's along the lines of TF Grey Vetiver, but this one smells more natural to me and shockingly I like it quite a bit more. It has an earthyness to the vetiver with a touch of soapyness. It's like combining Grey Vetiver and Original Vetiver and adding a green earthy note. Fantastic stuff!
24th March, 2013 (last edited: 02nd April, 2013)
I purchased this bottle on a 'Oh what the hell' basis after reading basenotes reviews.
I liked the packaging, and the simple green bottle with the dull metal cap.
The first time I sprayed on the vetiver, I got a blast of something I'd never smelt before (i.e vetiver itself). Here in my country we use Vetiver to make a cooling drink for hot seasons, so getting to smell it in a scent was a nose-opener!

There is a distinct soapy nature - there is no denying it, and it stays along with a herbal essence mix for a longish period. I was a bit apprehensive at first, and thought I'd be driving people away.
The first time I sprayed it on, I asked my wife - who had not whiffed anything like it before, about her take on it, and she said -" It's fresh and different!"
It has been three weeks now, and I find Vetiver Hombre to be an unusual scent, that just keeps pulling on your grey cells to recall and associate what the nose is smelling. It is remarkably fresh, and not offensive. The soapy aroma fades in a little while, and you are left with a subtle, pleasant, fresh smell of vetiver for a goodish amount of time( 7 hours for me).
Thumbs up all the way.
28th February, 2012 (last edited: 13th March, 2012)

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