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post #17086 of 19807
Two questions:

1) I'm looking for vetivers. Are there any great values?

2) The Guerlain Vetiver: is it worth is to pay for the old formula on ebay? How does the new formula compare?

Thanks. I'll listen off the air.
post #17087 of 19807
^^ Encre Noir by Lalique is probably pure vetiver oil and Iso E. BTW, it did not work on e, probably bcos I dislike vetiver.
post #17088 of 19807
Vetiver is pretty polarizing in general as well as from fragrance to fragrance, so it's pretty near impossible to predict what someone would like.

Guerlain is still considered the gold standard for vetivers and is indeed a great value. For me personally, the gold standard for vetiver fragrances is Chanel Sycomore, which I consider a great value because it is the ideal smoky vetiver.

Another perspective on this root is Diptyque's Vetyverio, which is one of the most "modern" takes with citrus and white musk to create a more youthful fragrance.
post #17089 of 19807
Frapin Passion Boisee today. Saw a special going so I pulled out my sample to try it. No thanks.
post #17090 of 19807
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Pre-shower: Bois d'Ascèse by Naomi Goodsir. This has gotten lots of good reviews, but I have to say I don't enjoy it much. The smoky wood smell is just too much; it makes me smell like a bonfire or something.

Me too. But I'm not a fan of Patchouli 24 either. (I do like Black Tourmaline, which would seem to be in the same family, but the smoke seems less intense for some reason, and the camphorous/piney aspect is amped up...)
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I wore Paco Rabanne today in 102 degree Texas heat and quite liked it. The fragrance, not the heat.

I've been wearing this a lot lately, and have been really enjoying it as well. The dry down is killer...
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I love Luca Turin and find him to be a rock among a see of perfume reviewers best described as pseudointellectuals and nincompoops.

Word.

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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Two questions:

1) I'm looking for vetivers. Are there any great values?

2) The Guerlain Vetiver: is it worth is to pay for the old formula on ebay? How does the new formula compare?.

I have an older formulation of Guerlain Vetiver (haven't tested the current one in any meaningful way) and I love it, though I could see that it could be acquired taste. The opening, to me, has an anise-like aspect, which I really like. During the dry down, the vetiver really comes out. There's a winey/weediness to it that might be too much for someone (I don't have much to compare, but I'd guess that it's natural Haitian vetiver...?) From what I remember, the current version is a bit lighter all around and dials down the weediness somewhat....


Yesterday: Le 3ème Homme de Caron.

Today: Balenciaga Pour Homme.
Damn, this thing is a beast! The über-patchouli opening is quite loud and aggressive, but it dries down to a gorgeous, classy and wonderfully balanced ambery, spicy brew. This is quickly becoming a favorite (though I'm still too much of a wuss to wear it to work—I'm certain it would be pretty polarizing...)

Does anyone else have any experience with this? I'd be interested in hearing your perspectives...
post #17091 of 19807
First Teint de Neige, later Aventus.
post #17092 of 19807

Walking through a dark, green, very subtly chilled forrest today with Slumberhouse Norne

post #17093 of 19807
Just the way things been going down as of late, seemed like the right time to wear Poivre Pecans, or whatever it's called.
post #17094 of 19807
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

^^ Encre Noir by Lalique is probably pure vetiver oil and Iso E. BTW, it did not work on e, probably bcos I dislike vetiver.

I actually own this, but I've determined it doesn't work for me. I don't get along with wood scents very well. I actually spray it on my wood desk sometimes during the day, but usually never wear it.
post #17095 of 19807
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Originally Posted by HORNS View Post

Vetiver is pretty polarizing in general as well as from fragrance to fragrance, so it's pretty near impossible to predict what someone would like.

Guerlain is still considered the gold standard for vetivers and is indeed a great value. For me personally, the gold standard for vetiver fragrances is Chanel Sycomore, which I consider a great value because it is the ideal smoky vetiver.

Another perspective on this root is Diptyque's Vetyverio, which is one of the most "modern" takes with citrus and white musk to create a more youthful fragrance.

This sounds appealing. I'm gonna try to find it.
post #17096 of 19807
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

This sounds appealing. I'm gonna try to find it.

Another vetiver that's very high quality is Dior Vetiver. It's much less smoky and sharp than Chanel Sycomore. Dior Vetiver opens with a citrusy note that rounds out the rough edges that vetiver can have.

Another possibility is Fat Electrician (Etat Libre d'Orange). It's considerably sweeter than most vetivers, with a prominent vanilla note.
post #17097 of 19807
Genie des Bois today.
post #17098 of 19807
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Today: Balenciaga Pour Homme.
Damn, this thing is a beast! The über-patchouli opening is quite loud and aggressive, but it dries down to a gorgeous, classy and wonderfully balanced ambery, spicy brew. This is quickly becoming a favorite (though I'm still too much of a wuss to wear it to work—I'm certain it would be pretty polarizing...)

Does anyone else have any experience with this? I'd be interested in hearing your perspectives...

I have a 30 mL bottle and wear it on occasion, and the reason I wear it this infrequently is because I want it to last as long as possible. It's a beautiful lush and rich masculine powerhouse with a lot of sophistication for such a powerful fragrance. One of the most sophisticated patchoulis ever made, IMO.
post #17099 of 19807
Today: Mauer &Wirtz Tabac Aftershave. Old Skool!!!
post #17100 of 19807
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

This sounds appealing. I'm gonna try to find it.

Another vetiver that's very high quality is Dior Vetiver. It's much less smoky and sharp than Chanel Sycomore. Dior Vetiver opens with a citrusy note that rounds out the rough edges that vetiver can have.

Another possibility is Fat Electrician (Etat Libre d'Orange). It's considerably sweeter than most vetivers, with a prominent vanilla note.

Behind Sycomore, my favorite vetiver - a vetiver lover's vetiver.
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