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Vetiver pour Homme Cologne (2019)
by Roja Dove

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Vetiver pour Homme Cologne information

Year of Launch2019
GenderMasculine
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 12 votes)

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About Vetiver pour Homme Cologne

Vetiver pour Homme Cologne is a masculine fragrance by Roja Dove. The scent was launched in 2019

Vetiver pour Homme Cologne fragrance notes

Reviews of Vetiver pour Homme Cologne

Paradoxically you get more projection from this than from the EDP but they are not cut of the same cloth. This smells relatively cheap and fresh and even synthetic.
I have smelt 4 of these Colognes. Vetiver and Scandal are disasters. Enigma is the same just with a fresher opening and Danger is the triumph. Depth and more wearable, lighter and more enjoyable than the EDP.

Avoid the Vetiver.
18th June, 2020
My package arrived today from Beverly Hills. I had high hopes for this one, but Roja's Vetiver pour Homme Cologne smells like burning bicycle tires with a touch of overly ripe sweat from the testicles of a Tour de France rider pressed against the vinyl covering of a 1950's bicycle seat in the rain.
13th April, 2020 (last edited: 14th April, 2020)
Roja Parfums Vetiver pour Homme Cologne (2019) is the only entry of the expanded "parfum cologne" range that took me by surprise with its inclusion, as I had not figured Roja Dove Vetiver pour Homme (2012) as being all that popular in light of other fragrances that get more talk. However, like all the other "parfum cologne" re-orchestrations, this replaces the discontinued eau de parfum versions (the formulas of which have been condensed into pricier extrait format) to become the new baseline versions of these scents. In all cases, the sliders have been moved towards projection, dynamism, and transparency of top and heart notes, which can only be a good thing for a vetiver perfume. Fans of the original Vetiver pour Homme liked the combination of old-school and new-school vetiver treatment on display, but detractors weren't keen on the smooth blended feel and density of the original eau de parfum. Here in "parfum cologne" form, all that has been fixed.

Roja Dove Vetiver pour Homme Cologne very much still opens with the litsea cubeba/may chang (mountain pepper) note that distinguised both the pour Homme and unisex extrait treatments of vetiver previously, so you have to enjoy that to like this version too. Lemon and bergamot join in the top, but the personality of this "parfum cologne" lives in the heart, where the addition of cumin alongside jasmine hedione sit over the rose and labdanum, not the other way around as before. The vetiver is sandwiched in the smorgasbord of notes that Roja Dove calls a base but it's there. The tobacco, galbanum, and oakmoss recall the more classsic style of vetiver a la Guerlain or Carven, with leafiness and nuttiness present, while the fresher Tom Ford style marries to it with cedar, Iso E Super, and pink pepper. Wear time is "only" eight hours but projection is actually higher than the original eau de parfum format, with Vetiver pour Homme Cologne being the most office-safe in the range next to Elysium pour Homme Cologne (2017), which started this madness.

Sadly, although among one of the most pleasant and versatile of the "parfum cologne" range, Vetiver pour Homme Cologne is also the hardest sell at $300MSRP because there are so many quality options for vetiver-focused masculines more easily-had that you really just have to be in love with the brand to choose this over them. One could buy both Tom Ford Grey Vetiver (2007) in eau de parfum and Guerlain Vetiver (1961) at full retail price and attempt to layer them for a decent approximation and spend less, although you don't get the seamless plush blending that Roja Dove enjoys without springing for his take on the subject. Vetiver pour Homme Cologne also seems the most timeless of the entire line, as everything else is either banking on trend (Elysium, Creation-E), or rose-tinted glasses for older near-extinct styles (Danger, Scandal), while Vetiver pour Homme Cologne exists on its own terms as a contemporary take on a perrenial subject. Is it worth the asking price? You be the judge, but as a perfume worth owning, there's so much choice in this style that I feel indifferent about it. Neutral
19th November, 2019

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