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Vetiver Extrême (2006)
by Guerlain


Vetiver Extrême information

Year of Launch2006
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 118 votes)

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Parent CompanyLVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton

About Vetiver Extrême

Vetiver Extrême is a masculine fragrance by Guerlain. The scent was launched in 2006

Vetiver Extrême fragrance notes

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  3. Base notes

Reviews of Vetiver Extrême

Ironically, this is less extreme than Guerlain's regular Vetiver. Their original is sharp and bleachy and its vetiver is on full display throughout. Extrême, on the other hand smells more like a rather classy lemon verbena soap with pie spices and a touch of mint to stand in for the lift that would otherwise be provided by the vetiver itself, which is buried deep in this formula. The eventual drydown is pleasant, mossy vetiver - basically what I'd expect.

All things considered, this is a great deal for the money if you pick it up from a discounter. There's nothing here that really makes it stand out from the pack, but it's done well so I have no complaints.
18th November, 2020
Now discontinued, Extrême always felt somewhat redundant: a Guerlain Vetiver for those who didn't like the pungent tobacco of the original. It's a touch thinner as a result, with metallic incense subbing in for the tobacco.

Not a masterpiece, but nice.
01st November, 2020
NYCBoy Show all reviews
United States
I like Vetiver Extreme much more than Guerlain's original Vetiver because it does not contain the tobacco note of the original. I'm not a smoker and find the tobacco note to be off-putting. In my opinion, Extreme is a beautiful expression of what vetiver should smell like.
01st May, 2020
This is essentially Guerlain's Vetiver, with the tobacco notes removed and a flinty, fresh-mineral light note of incense added. The base is mostly that metallic incense, which isn't among the better incense accords I've tried. The opening and mid-phases are quite nice, when the vetiver and other green notes are still perceptible, with the incense in the background. Sillage was close but consistent on my skin, and duration was reasonable at over five hours; in fact, it is stronger and lasts longer than the original (which is too faint, at least in its current formulation).

Vetiver Extreme is more of an incense than a vetiver; and, there are better vetivers, or incense fragrances out there, not to mention vetiver+incense combos such as Timbuktu or Dzongkha. Vetiver Extreme is perhaps worth a try for anyone looking for a simpler, straightforward vetiver and incense perfume, and doesn't have high expectations.

30th January, 2020
Probably the last Guerlain I'll try. Smells OK at first, but smells like B.O. after about the 5th-6th hour.

Creed Original Vetiver was definitely better, but without the longevity and sillage.
18th May, 2019
Masculine fougere fragrance from the house of Guerlain.

Smoky and dry vetiver fragrance with good longevity.

Thumbs up!
21st February, 2019

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