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    Default Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    My favorite vetivers, encre noire and guerlain vetiver extreme

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    Default Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    Same here!
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    I'm not fond of Vetiver prominent scents but it is a acquired taste.
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    All this talk about Vetiver is going to cause me to get one of my favorites - Vetiver Roja Dove !

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    Why would anyone want to drink coffee when there's coke? Coke is sweet and easy to like, coffee is bitter and an acquired taste. I think it's a pretty close analogy. Sometimes coke is just too boring and overly sweet. You want that bitter kick - it's invigorating. Same thing with vetiver.

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    Default Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    Last edited by pluran; 10th September 2019 at 09:39 PM.
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    Pluran

    Helps with burnout, insecurity and sex life? I'm ready to praise vetiver but this is slightly overkill don't you think?

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    Default Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    It seems to be very calming, in my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noideawhatimsaying View Post
    I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy? I think it's abhorrently weird.
    It's true that vetiver is kind of grassy, in a certain type of way, and it probably isn't really something I'd want to smell in the background of a place, but there's something very comfortable about how it feels on your skin. It smells kind of like a straw mat, maybe one that hasn't really fully dried out yet and is still a little bit green, and the woven mat is not really made of straw but some other plant like palm fronds.

    Now there are some fragrances that I like to smell in the background, like cloves or cedar/fir, but would not actually want to smell like myself. They have a beautiful smell, but there's a sharpness to them that makes them better appreciated at a distance, because they can quickly overwhelm your senses if they're on you.
    Vetiver is the reverse of that.

    Vetiver kind of reminds me of woven plant materials for personal implements in very old prehistoric times. Maybe there's something in the smell that almost rubs off as vinyl-like, but more in a natural plant sort of way, even though it's not a common plant smell. Maybe it's like you are wearing a Chinese rice-straw hat or something, and the straw is a bit damp.

    In my opinion the smell is sophisticated, but not snobby. I would group it in the same group with patchouli in terms of smell effect, although it's not the same smell.

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    Also there's something about vetiver that almost reminds of one of the smell aspects (there are several) in oud.
    Or the two notes are somehow related. That's just what I get.

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    Default Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    It seems to be very calming, in my experience.
    For me, too. I like vetiver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    I don't get vetiver either, and it's everywhere in men's scents. Every now and then, I'll find one that I almost kind of like, such as TdC Sel de Vetiver. I can tell how very well done that one is, but in the end, vetiver isn't for me. Sycomore? Encre Noir? Can't go near 'em. Although, I should add that I don't think I've ever smelled a vetiver-heavy scent on someone else. I've only smelled them on myself while sampling.

    Vetiver doesn't smell green to me. It smells brown. It doesn't smell grassy. It smells sort-of mossy/moldy.
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    I'm glad to see I'm not alone here in not liking vetiver as a note. I have been trying to understand it but it just does not suit me.

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    Default Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    I do like vetiver quite a lot. I don't always discern it as a note, but it happens too often to look at the notes of a fragrance I like and see vetiver mentioned.
    I smelled vetiver essential oil, to me it's also more brown than green. I'm with those of you that find it very calming.

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    i seem to either love or hate vetiver, depending how its done. my favorite still is simply putting on some vetiver EO on the wrist, rub it around, then wash it off with water and see what it leaves you with. It is an amazing smell. I actually took that little tip from someone on here but i cant remember who it was....FYI that isnt recommended though, due to possible skin reactions.
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    Default Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    I adore vetiver. And there is such a difference in vetiver scents that use different vetiver — from Haiti for instance. It is a great note.

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    To-may-to, to-mah-to

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    For a very different type of vetiver, try sumatran

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    Must trys:

    Roja Vetiver Parfum
    Byredo Bal d'Afrique

    You'll see vetiver in a different light.

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    I love vetiver, but the note isn't for everyone.

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    Default Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    It’s clean and smells classy, Guerlain Vetiver is my choice vetiver I also enjoy Hermes Terre D’Hermes EDT.

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    Default Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    Old thread, but oh well. I absolutely love vetiver. So much so that I got essential oils of it also.

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    Default Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    I love vetiver. Interesting thing is that I've never thought of vetiver as an acquired taste or mature. It seems really easy to like and carefree.

    My favorite vetivers are Guerlains, Givenchy, Sycomore, Timbuktu.

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    Default Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    Quote Originally Posted by speckmann0706 View Post
    It’s clean and smells classy, Guerlain Vetiver is my choice vetiver I also enjoy Hermes Terre D’Hermes EDT.
    I love TdH too. I don't smell much vetiver in it though.

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    Vetiver can be lovely, but many of the vetivers used in modern perfumery outside of the really refined options strike me as two-dimensional and dull.

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    Default Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    Because almost nobody else smells like it.

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    Default Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    I love TdH too. I don't smell much vetiver in it though.
    Same.

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterGrain View Post
    Because almost nobody else smells like it.
    This is really a valid point.

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    Default Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    Quote Originally Posted by noideawhatimsaying View Post
    I think it's abhorrently weird.
    Grassy is just one facet of vetiver, but can appea in very different ways. To answer the question: it's just a matter of tastes. Pesonally, I don't get why would anyone want to smell like a vanilla pastry, but many do!
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    Default Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    I recently obtained a discontinued cologne/aftershave of Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements - Planet Vetiver. It's not grassy alone, but adds earthy and resinous aspects. I have to say that this small artisan business has some actual talent. I really like how it smells. It has actual, physical vetiver grass strands in the bottle of aftershave/cologne, intended to enhance the maceration process. I will be trying it out formally soon. So, vetiver has many options. I am not the biggest vetiver fan. I prefer odd takes on vetiver rather than just the grassy aspect alone. I'm a fan of Creed's Original Vetiver, which is not a pure vetiver. A grassy note has a definite place in perfumery.
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    Default Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterGrain View Post
    Because almost nobody else smells like it.
    The few times I wore Guerlain Vetiver to work I noticed a few people enjoying it and being intrigued by it not many people wear vetiver based fragrances where I am so the plus is you stand out.

    My recent pickup is Miller Harris Vetiver Insolent really looking forward to this one it’s a blind buy but the reviews on this one have me confident I’m in for a treat!

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    Default Re: I literally don't get vetiver. Why would ANYONE want to smell grassy?

    Quote Originally Posted by speckmann0706 View Post
    My recent pickup is Miller Harris Vetiver Insolent really looking forward to this one it’s a blind buy but the reviews on this one have me confident I’m in for a treat!
    I confirm, you re in for a treat!
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