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    Default A noob on TF Grey Vetiver

    Opening is disgusting. Like fresh rubber and burning lemon grass. After a few minutes it's less burning but still rubber and still not pleasant at all. Yup, suspicions confined, I don't at all like the overpriced garbage people on these forums keep pushing! I get the feeling many of you are paid spokespeople.

    Yeah, another hard pass, much like with anything Creed, Ford can take a long walk off a short pier. Peace!

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    Default Re: A noob on TF Grey Vetiver

    I think you made your feeling quite clear on this one! By the way, not a fan either.
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    The EDT is much better, TF's best citrus fragrance in my opinion. Unfortunately both have something cloying about them. I think it's the vetiver as well as whatever 'DNA' Tom Ford uses as I find it true from several of his fragrances. The EDP is weirdly overrated in my opinion. The EDT absolutely nails the clean, safe, 'grey' vetiver vibe while still smelling nice. The EDP just smells too rough without smelling anything like the kind of roughness you'd expect from more earthy or 'real' vetiver.
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    I'll stick with the far superior Encre Noire thanks much.

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    I wore it a bunch while decent the dry down is too soapy I lost interest and moved on from this one. It does have its place, if you enjoy it great if not not to worry lots of Vetiver fragrances to experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speckmann0706 View Post
    I wore it a bunch while decent the dry down is too soapy I lost interest and moved on from this one. It does have its place, if you enjoy it great if not not to worry lots of Vetiver fragrances to experience.
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    Also just tried black orchid and it too was disgusting trash. Extraordinarily feminine. Zero likes here. I'm fact most of what I try based on recommendations here are highly feminine or ancient in scent. Really want to determine what it is I like in a fragrance but so far I cannot pinpoint it. I can only say what I hate and it's pretty much everything you guys recommend and love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Factory View Post
    Also just tried black orchid and it too was disgusting trash. Extraordinarily feminine. Zero likes here. I'm fact most of what I try based on recommendations here are highly feminine or ancient in scent. Really want to determine what it is I like in a fragrance but so far I cannot pinpoint it. I can only say what I hate and it's pretty much everything you guys recommend and love.
    If you tell us a few fragrances or olfactive notes that you liked (instead of bashing what you personally dislike and the taste of who took time to answer you), it might be more productive to help you.

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    Respect your honesty. Different strokes for different folks.

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    Default Re: A noob on TF Grey Vetiver

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Factory View Post
    I can only say what I hate and it's pretty much everything you guys recommend and love.
    Considering this remark and the content of your other threads, why did you bother making an account here? Surely not to make friends.
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    For long term impact, I recommend broadcasting your opinion about the fragrance in the form of a review and not in the form of venting via a thread that will disappear into oblivion. Eventually. Your point of view could be far more helpful to people worldwide, members or not, that are on the fence about purchasing the fragrance. Write a review. I too have had buyer’s/tester’s remorse over fragrances that were highly recommended. Several that are touted as the greatest thing ever don’t even move the needle for me. I test, and either I buy or move on. Sorry you didn’t like the fragrance. Best wishes moving forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Factory View Post
    I'll stick with the far superior Encre Noire thanks much.
    Encre Noire is garbage. I'll stick to the Extreme A L'extreme thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Factory View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Factory View Post
    Also just tried black orchid and it too was disgusting trash. Extraordinarily feminine. Zero likes here. I'm fact most of what I try based on recommendations here are highly feminine or ancient in scent. Really want to determine what it is I like in a fragrance but so far I cannot pinpoint it. I can only say what I hate and it's pretty much everything you guys recommend and love.
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    Default Re: A noob on TF Grey Vetiver

    I get a rubbery feel from a lot of vetivers. But not this one. Personally I love TF Grey Vetiver. But maybe you need to stick to the earthy / rooty vetivers.



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    I'm surprised Grey Vetiver can provoke such hostility -- it's so dull.

    It's like having Daniel Plainview back on the boards! I liked that guy

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    Default Re: A noob on TF Grey Vetiver

    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    I get a rubbery feel from a lot of vetivers. But not this one. Personally I love TF Grey Vetiver. But maybe you need to stick to the earthy / rooty vetivers.
    I get a nice nutmeg note from TF Grey Vetiver which I think acts as a way to bind the opening with the base. Alas, the base didn't do much for me so I sold my bottle.

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    Default Re: A noob on TF Grey Vetiver

    Roja Vetiver is a much better version

    The TF is pretty good though.

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    Do happen to like and recommend this only in the EDP version, having for some reason (s) never liked both the concentration and the actual smell smell of its EDT rendition.

    Nevertheless, if having to mention vetiver scents do like even more than this one, likely to add and/or second one a significantly much more involved extent:
    Guerlain Vetiver, Creed OV, Chopard Noble Vetiver, the discontinued Yves Rocher Eau de Vetyver and Lanvin Vetyver, l'Occitane Eau de Vetyver
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    Default Re: A noob on TF Grey Vetiver

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Factory View Post
    Also just tried black orchid and it too was disgusting trash. Extraordinarily feminine. Zero likes here. I'm fact most of what I try based on recommendations here are highly feminine or ancient in scent. Really want to determine what it is I like in a fragrance but so far I cannot pinpoint it. I can only say what I hate and it's pretty much everything you guys recommend and love.
    But it is feminine, and is marketed as feminine, and I agree that it's a bombshell/femme fatale type of fragrance, more feminine than I'll ever be. I mean, some guys are able to pull it off better than I could, but I wonder why you're trying a feminine fragrance and then complaining that it's too feminine. I mean, duh, of course it is.

    I like Grey Vetiver though.

    Your threads are entertaining, keep on going. But I'll agree with Diddy, do put your observations in the reviews section, too.

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    Default Re: A noob on TF Grey Vetiver

    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    I get a nice nutmeg note from TF Grey Vetiver which I think acts as a way to bind the opening with the base. Alas, the base didn't do much for me so I sold my bottle.
    +1 on both the nutmeg and the base. I also love the use of iris here. If the base was smoother, Grey Vetiver would probably be one of my all time favorites. I tend to be really picky about how smooth I want a base to be though.
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