01-12-2015, 08:27 PM
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I love vetiver and would like to expand my cologne collection. I asked Will of Barrister of Mann for some cologne suggestions and he gave me some great ones but I would like to hear more from you guys. I'm a big fan of Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver and would like something similar but a little more well crafted and interesting, while also being likable by a fragrance noob like myself. Just comment with vetiver colognes that you guys have used and enjoyed, and I'll look into them!

Thanks!

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 01-12-2015, 09:13 PM
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  • evnpar
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I enjoy cologne's, but am not into spending hundreds of dollars on them either. I like Guerlain Vetiver, as well as L'Occitane Vetiver.

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 01-12-2015, 09:25 PM
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(01-12-2015, 09:13 PM)evnpar Wrote: I enjoy cologne's, but am not into spending hundreds of dollars on them either. I like Guerlain Vetiver, as well as L'Occitane Vetiver.

Neither am I, but I dont mind spending some money on a fragrance since I buy them so infrequently.

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 01-12-2015, 09:42 PM
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I really like Creed's Original Vetiver and Tom Ford Grey Vetiver. Both top notch scents.

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 01-12-2015, 10:04 PM
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Lalique's Encre Noir - is Vetiver-based; great price, too. They say this one is "polarizing" but I haven't run into any outright dislike for it. (Be sure not to get the women's version, unless you're specifically after a women's scent).

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 01-13-2015, 05:36 AM
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In addition to those already mentioned, Vetiver Oriental by Serge Lutens and Vetiver Extraordinaire by Frederic Malle seem to quite like over on Basenotes as well.

Both are rather expensive though, especially the Vetiver Oriental which appears to have been pulled from normal production and is now only available in a special edition cloche available only from either Barney's or direct from Serge Lutens.

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 01-13-2015, 05:58 AM
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I'm also planning on acquiring more vetiver fragrances. Tom Ford Grey Vetiver, Lalique's Encre Noir, & Guerlain's Vetiver are all on my radar. I have some decants coming my way from a frag-head friend but I don't even know what all he will be sending me. I'll update when I can.

So while I only have one fragrance currently with a nice Vetiiver note it is one I could wear daily; Terre d'Hermès EdT.

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 01-13-2015, 06:14 AM
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I like L'occitane the best and not too expensive.

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 01-13-2015, 06:42 AM
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  • ischiapp
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(01-12-2015, 09:13 PM)evnpar Wrote: I enjoy cologne's, but am not into spending hundreds of dollars on them either. I like Guerlain Vetiver, as well as L'Occitane Vetiver.

+1

Both have great value!!

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 01-14-2015, 11:51 AM
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  • Karlo
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Hard to go wrong with Guerlain Vetiver and it's probably still the first EDT that comes to mind when people think Vetiver. L'Occitane Vetiver is also nice and maybe more readily available.

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 01-14-2015, 02:07 PM
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Tom ford grey and Loccitane

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 01-14-2015, 03:00 PM
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  • blzrfn
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While not a straight-forward vetiver, I just bought Encre Noire Sport and am very happy with this sibling to one of my favorite EdT. The Sport version is less dark and in your face, brightened by some citrus and aquatic notes.

Guerlain, Malizia and Creed are also in my arsenal, but quite frankly the cheapest (Malizia) is my favorite of those three, all of which follow both of Lalique's aforementioned offerings.

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 01-14-2015, 06:33 PM
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  • Rufus
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Royall Vetiver All-purpose Lotion. It's a great aftershave.

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 01-15-2015, 04:08 AM
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Comme de garçon Vettiveru, straight forward vetiver that my nose liked better than TF GV and LOccitane, MPG Route de Vetiver is also really good and has a bit more going on during dry down than the others

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 01-15-2015, 06:11 AM
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  • river1
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(01-12-2015, 09:13 PM)evnpar Wrote: I enjoy cologne's, but am not into spending hundreds of dollars on them either. I like Guerlain Vetiver, as well as L'Occitane Vetiver.
The Guerlain Vetiver is my favorite as well. It lasts all day in a good way and is very classy.

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 01-15-2015, 06:13 AM
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 01-16-2015, 08:26 PM
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  • Andrew
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I'm curious to hear what Will suggested.

Vetiver fragrances I enjoy include Lorenzo Villoresi (has a smoky, aged tequila-like character), Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier (MPG) Route du Vetiver (pungent and raw), MPG Racine, and Guerlain.


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 01-17-2015, 12:00 PM
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  • ddyer248
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I have the Guerlain Vetiver which I think is really the classic Vetiver with a fresh natural earthy scent. It was introduced in 1959.

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 01-18-2015, 08:10 PM
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Cologne or aftershave? There is a difference. For me an aftershave is the answer. Fine Accoutrements is the way to go. Affordable and just plain good. Clean Vetiver or Fresh Vetiver.

http://www.fineaccoutrements.com/

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 01-19-2015, 06:50 PM
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My 2 current favorites are L'Occitane and Encre Noir.

As blzrfn mentioned Malizia Uomo is really a nice scent as well. Just wish it would last longer.

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