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Armani Prive Vetiver Babylone Giorgio Armani for men

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Armani Prive Vetiver Babylone by Giorgio Armani is a Woody Aromatic fragrance for men. Armani Prive Vetiver Babylone was launched in 2008. Top notes are mandarin orange, lemon and bergamot; middle notes are coriander, cardamom and pink pepper; base notes are patchouli and vetiver. This perfume is the winner of award FiFi Award Fragrance Of The Year Men`s Nouveau Niche 2008.

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Mandarin Orange Lemon Bergamot

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Coriander Cardamom Pink Pepper

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Patchouli Vetiver

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Armani Prive Vetiver Babylone Fragrance Reviews

psychdoc
psychdoc

The sales guy at the Armani Prive counter tried to convince me to buy the Prive Vetiver Babylone and gave me several samples to take home. I liked it enough, but at the time I wanted something more dark, sophisticated, and unique. A member of the Armani Prive Les Eaux fragrances, the Vetiver contains citrus accords and vetiver/bergamot notes. It also seems lighter and more spring/summer-friendly than do the heavier and darker scents from the Armani Prive La Collection and La Collection Des Mille Et Une Nuits fragrances. I'll eventually purchase the Vetiver Babylone, which also received the 2008 FiFi Award for Fragrance Of The Year in the Men`s Nouveau Niche category.

Jun
25
2015
landshark321
landshark321

Vetiver Babylone is a great fresh fragrance on par with many of Creed's offerings. The opening citrus combination of mandarin, lemon, and bergamot is very pleasant and the vetiver that rings through the fragrance's life remains very strong against an earthy, patchouli undertone.

The overall mood is definitely masculine, leaning toward warm weather, but I imagine this has year-round potential as well since it has some depth with the patchouli. Probably not ideal for women, too, but fans of vetiver might want to try it out. Part of the less-expensive end of the Armani Prive line, VB is priced high ($165 for 100ml), but not as high as the heavier entries in the line (i.e. Cuir Noir, Rose D'Arabie, running closer to $300) that are a little more of reach. Very pleasant freshie, worth trying to see if it fits in to the greens that you like.

7 out of 10

Jun
24
2015
BlueMoon
BlueMoon

SOME VETIVER ON THE SIDE

You'd think a fragrance that boats 'Vetiver' in its name would star Vetiver. (Can you imagine if in 'The King And I" the King was only a supporting role?)

But all is not lost. Especially if you are someone who actually prefers Vetiver 'on the side'.

This fragrance is a superior bright citrus that is easy to wear, safe, with a touch of elegance.

I might just add this to my rotation.

Jun
23
2015
LoriAlyse83
LoriAlyse83

This one's a scrubber for me. I smell very piney, like a Christmas tree lol. The sillage is poor and it doesn't last long, in my case thank god. Not worth the price to smell like the little tree car air freshener. There are very few frags I come across that I really dislike but this is one of them. :(

Jun
22
2015
jhitt793
jhitt793

Initially I get a very rich citrus and spicy accord, with a faint sweetness in the background. Perhaps the sweetness I'm noting in the hesperidic opening is due to the mandarin. The heart of dry spices (coriander, pink peppercorn, and cardamom) is simply perfection, mimicking the arid landscapes of the Babylonian desert. Their collective notes enhance perfectly the dry, smokey and woody tonalities of the vetiver. The dry down is all about the eponymous vetiver from Java. This is a vetiver not quite like any I've experienced before. It clearly takes on a woody quality, evoking the smell of freshly split cedar wood for me. All the while there are faint traces of citrus and spices in the background. Never has the fragrance of vetiver been captured so beautifully. I would compare this to Chanel's "Sycamore" from their Les Exclusifs collection as well as "Vetiver Tonka" by Hermes Hermessence line as my most favorite vetiver based fragrances.

Read my more in depth review at my blog : fragranceemergency.blogspot.com
(Re-review 151)

Jun
09
2015
ddadam
ddadam

It's nice, very citrusy, vetiver is in the drydowm, but projection is dead, and longevity quite poor. Not good for the money.

Apr
27
2015
joshua224
joshua224

I've been wearing Vetiver Babylon for around 4 months now and really have a high appreciation for this scent. To my nose it is more of a citrus (bergamot) fragrance than a vetiver one (which is a little misleading given the name).

Never the less this is arguably the best Citrus on the market with a high mass market appeal. It receives far more compliments than any fragrance I have ever worn (with the exception of Aventus).

On my skin projection and longevity are moderate; the perfume lasts for up to 7 hrs and projects within 2 feet for 5 hrs, making it a great work scent.

9/10 in my books.

Apr
16
2015
Arsenal Till I Die
Arsenal Till I Die

My man arsenal01 reppin the invincibles and one of the best scents from the lighter side of the prive line. A sparkling scent which although may not be so complex, smells so natural and slighlty earthy. could very easily be a signature scent as it is very safe and inoffensive. Performance is also great considering it is meant to be a light scent yet this and figuier Eden out perform the 1001 nights collection on me. This Was love at first sniff and a mainstay in my collection.

Mar
25
2015
arsenal01
arsenal01

best bergamot scent ive tried so far.....really is a heavenly uplifting scent.


FB worthy for me pending performance

Mar
25
2015
Colin Maillard
Colin Maillard

Vetiver Babylone opens with a fresh, tart woody-citrus accord, quite more tending towards dry and realistic notes of cedar than vetiver. The wood is here is sharp, aromatic, quite light also, and delivering that “pencil sharpener” feel of many cedar-based fragrances, while the vetiver here acts more like a salty and earthy subtle base. If it wasn’t for the name, I wouldn’t even guessed it contained vetiver at first. Not much else: zesty citrus notes and a vaguely Oriental mood with bright spices, something smelling like red pepper, a whiff of carnation. Basically a conventional citrus-woody cologne just more aromatic and floral than usual, with some similarities with Lutens’ Chene (taking away all its beauty and charme) ... Clean, lively and completely inoffensive. Projection is close and persistence is short. Too expensive for the quality, but nice enough if you manage to get it for free.

6,5/10

Nov
20
2014
arinaf
arinaf

it's nice, but longevity is so weak!

Sep
19
2014
Aldawai
Aldawai

one of the best fresh perfume

Sep
08
2014
skal1971
skal1971

Love at first smell with this beautifull scent.

It's fresh, happy, confident, and above all confortable.
I discovered the Armani Privé line thanx to a great and tastefull woman in a department store.

First tried a sample, and decided to buy a bottle.

It's pricey (110€ for 100ml), but so worthy.

I understand the similarities with Encre Noir Sport, but Vetiver Babylone is smoother and classier. Encre Noir Sport is a great fragrance, but much more classical.

Anyway, a fantastic scent, not soapy, not harsh.

And the bottle and packaging are superb!

Aug
13
2014
8j-sun3
8j-sun3

I've been into fragrances for only a couple of years steady now and I didn't really notice this privet line but when I did and came across this,instant fireworks, couldn't get enough of it. I've been wearing it ever since for two months now.. This is sexy, the amount of compliments I get with this is the most I've ever gotten from women and men wanting to know what I'm wearing... Don't watch the name of the frag. so deep cause what matters is the end result, do you like it or not.. 9 out of 10 are going to love it.. I could go on and on about this but, really!! "Every man should have a bottle of this".

Jul
30
2014
jhitt793
jhitt793

I really enjoyed this fragrance, and consider it in my top 10 favorites of all time. It balances citrus, spices and woods perfectly. Initially I get a very rich citrus and cedar accord, with a faint sweetness in the background. Perhaps the sweetness I'm noting in the hesperidic opening is due to the mandarin. The heart of dry spices (coriander, pink peppercorn, and cardamom) is simply perfection. Their collective notes mirror perfectly with the dry/arid and woody qualities of the vetiver. The dry down is all about the eponymous vetiver from Java. This is a vetiver not quite like any I've experienced before. It clearly takes on a woody tonality, evoking the smell of freshly split cedar wood for me. All the while there are faint traces of citrus and spices in the background. Never has the fragrance of vetiver been captured so beautifully. I would compare this to Chanel's "Sycamore" from their Les Exclusifs collection as well as "Vetiver Tonka" by Hermes Hermessence line as my most favorite vetiver based fragrances. (151)

Jul
22
2014
DresdenDoll
DresdenDoll

A citrus infused, delightful take on vetiver - summery, sparkly and delicious.
It begins a teensy bit green with an air of Earl Grey Tea, that I surprisingly don't often get from bergamot predominant scents. It quickly settles into a thinner kind of vetiver, no smoke here, with an almost sweet blend of citruses whirling through it. Pretty linear, light and refreshing.
I do love this scent, but it's like a very well done AdP, as another reviewer mentioned, and can't quite justify the price tag. Especially when to me it was almost identical to Diptyque's Vetyverio, if slightly fresher. It's FB worthy to me, but I don't think I'll invest.

Jun
19
2014
lulabros
lulabros

So fresh & strong aroma.
Try this and you' ll remember me.
Masterpiece.

May
14
2014
Lucy Peach
Lucy Peach

Delicate, green and fresh. I really like this but it is short lived on my skin and I also feel like I had this before, like it's nothing new. So for that reason, at that price I won't be buying.

Apr
12
2014
Houdini4
Houdini4

Okay so... is this going to spellbind anyone? I doubt it!
It's very reminiscent of many Acqua di Parma's really, fresh citrus and fruit in the top with a super clean, delicately spiced woody dry down.
I found the opening to be very citrus and green too but pleasant and then the slighty rusty vetiver underneath is revealed. I get a slight tea vibe and some cardamom too.
To be honest, contrary to reviews on here the first time I tried it I found the vetiver quite earthy. On wearing it for a second time it's much cleaner and more reminiscent of Jo Malone vetyver, or 154.
I think it's common knowledge that I like a good scent like this when it's well done.
I'm not sure what this retails for but I'd imagine it's expensive so in that case I'd say go with an alternative.
I will say this... it has good longevity.

Dec
03
2013
freddiefingers
freddiefingers

A very forgettable take on vetiver.I really get confused when a fragrance takes its name from a well known note but simply fails to make a show.

As has been said by a few other reviewers here,the vetiver in this is so muted by the citruses that it makes me wonder who will be impressed by it.Of cos if you are new to and feel raw vetiver too sharp and dirty for you then maybe this will be a good starting point.
Given the price this sells for be it retail or from some discounters,I will advice against blind buying unless you are on some delusional trip in the fragrance world.

I will look for my vetiver fix from other well known ones.this is disappointing

Sep
17
2013
parLAnuit
parLAnuit

memorable

Jul
17
2013
Ariesboy
Ariesboy

DIVINE.

The Middle Easterners love this one. They are people very accustomed to good scents so i'm not surprised.
Very well crafted.
Salient longevity.

Jun
10
2013
kazewayz
kazewayz

This was ok. I have had better Vetiver fragrance experiences than this. The vetiver seemed not too strong, or maybe other notes made it seem that way. It's citrusy, fresh, and light. Good for day time use, any ocassion. Try it.

Jun
08
2013
kieuoanh
kieuoanh

Im female, but im using ths perfume n get addicted w it.....Is it wierd?...the storewoman told me this perfume is unisex but on Internet said just for men...Should I continue to use it :(((((

Mar
16
2013
ckman2011
ckman2011

عطر جميل يشعرك بالراحه والهدوء
جذاب أنيق يدل على شخصية مرتديه
الرائحه جميله جدا
الثبات جيد جدا
الانتشار جيد
يستحق التجربة

Oct
27
2012
DON TONY SALERMO
DON TONY SALERMO

GREAT NATURAL FRAGRANCE,, SOPHISTICATED AN FRESH,,perfect for spring or winter or fall ,love it ,, is on the higher end ,an the price is for those that see it like chubb change.

Sep
30
2012
stahlvivek
stahlvivek

The smell of good vetiver lingers for days together.just add a drop of the aromatic oil to a plastic bucket and smell it after months,wow what a complex earthy aroma it is!!

But Just because, 'Armani Prive Vetiver Babylone' has got the name vetiver, is everyone mentioning about it?..

I applied it today on my shirt and wrist and has been smelling it for 8 hours,it has not even got the least hint of vetiver..its an excellent perfume, i agree...But having lived in a vetiver country -india, and being very familiar with the herbal root and using it as a curtain, hand-fan, oil and even to spice up our drinking water,
I am very sure of what i speak..Guys you can buy this perfume for the brand's sake or its excellence..but if YOu are just buying it to smell vetiver, you will be highly disappointed!!

Sep
22
2012
scissorshand_j
scissorshand_j

the citrus overwhelms the vetiver. it smells just like a commercial cologne. I dont know who will spend such a big money on this bottle...at least I wont.

Sep
09
2012
shanteyoustay
shanteyoustay

I smelled this today in the Armani store. I fell to my knees in awe. It smells amazing. To me, it captures the scent of the Italian country side in the summer. I get warm breezes in a field of Oranges and honeysuckles. Idk how accurate I am with the ingredients but thats what I got. Sweet honeysuckle oranges with a dash of vetiver. This master piece deserves more recognition.

May
31
2012
alfarom
alfarom

A sutble creamy vetiver accord surrounded by green notes and a crispy citrus that's quite pleasant but far from being unique and justifying the outrageous price tag. At this prices I expect excellence, sorry. Yet another uninteresting woody-citrus.

Rating: 5/10

Jun
20
2011
guest_Pattinson
guest_Pattinson

I really like the scent mainly because of its definite association as a male scent. The scent was released last year. I tried scent because it came from another branch of the House of Armani. The bottle was plain, transparent with a butter yellow liquid and a stone-like-shape flacon.
The scent starts citrusy and then I thought it was something spicy and the dry down remained aromatic. The entire scent is woody aromatic. At first I thought this is just too traditional especially when it started citrusy. A lot of common scents start that way. There is Clinique Happy For Men which irresistibly refreshing, the entrance of Armani Prive Vetiver Babylone is so similar. Then suddenly after several minutes the scent sprawls too balmy. Within the huskiness I found coriander appealing yet in a more laid back perspective, the middle notes stirred something terse in terms of veering away from the refreshing start. Then after 15 minutes, it found a hefty mark with vetiver completing the whole scent. I find it sour instead of woody aromatic.

The scent is not complicated but too commercial I would say. There is nothing in the scent that reminds you for something special or something you want to cherish. Armani Prive is the haute couture branch of Giorgio Armani. Mostly, the creations we see are those worn by celebrities during the Academy Awards. Mostly of the scents that I’ve noticed with Armani Prive is the subtle look they have. It reminds me with the repetitive appearance from Marc Jacob’s perfumes. Some of the perfume from Armani Prive in the store look the same. I get the inspiration how similar they are and so tamed because this is the haute couture division. However, judging the scent, there is a little bit objection I would raise. In terms of sensibility, the scent lacks imagination and was so commercial because it literally draws the entire scent from “vetiver” which is one of the base notes. The first few sprays might be refreshing and the segue without a doubt was modest but the dry down stage was just
conventional. It seems I have tried this somewhere, or I have sniffed this elsewhere. There were lots of questions I have in my mind after I tried this. It really is not something outstanding like a haute couture design. It might be masculine but it is common.

Jul
20
2010
my2scents
my2scents

This is a really wonderful take on vetiver. It's not an earthy, dirty vetiver but rather one brightened with some fruit notes, light musk, and fresh accords done in such a way that it's unlike the standard mainstream "fresh." I find it to be made in the style of Outrageous! by Frederic Malle (though that's not to say they smell alike). It's probably one of the more inoffensive of the Privé line, but it's certainly still unique and creates a nice aura that will have others, as well as yourself, wondering what that lovely smell is.

Sep
15
2009

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