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Eau de Vetyver Givenchy for men

Eau de Vetyver Givenchy for men
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Eau de Vetyver by Givenchy is a Woody fragrance for men. Eau de Vetyver was launched in 1959. The nose behind this fragrance is Hubert Givenchy. Top note is bergamot; middle notes are vetiver and coriander;

Perfume rating: 4.63 out of 5 with 66 votes.

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Eau de Vetyver Fragrance Reviews


I recently came into possession of a small miniature of the very first formulation of this and it is very VERY good. It is more comparable to the original Carven Vetiver than it is to any vetiver offerings from Guerlain or Tom Ford. It is darker and spicier than any of the aforementioned scents. A very bold and upfront vetiver. Guerlain Vetiver is for the man on the golf course working on his follow through. Givenchy Eau de Vetyver is for the man who's out to dinner with the most gorgeous woman in town. Where Carven dries down to a woody skin scent and Tom Ford and Guerlain remain a bit soapy and citrusy, Givenchy dries down to a peppery coriander that really makes it a standout in the vetiver fragrance world. Sillage is average and longevity a bit above average. Had I the (financial) resources to do so, I'd definitely invest in a full bottle that pops up online every once in awhile. It's definitely worth it.

Scent: 9/10
Sillage: 5/10
Longevity: 6/10


The alltime best Vetyver ever created. Dark, smooth, intense and really "in-your-nose". Not very complex but in this case complexity doesn't matter. It's the quality. This is THE vetyver.


Well,without a doubt this is the benchmark by which all vetivers should be judged - period !
I was lucky to score a vintage bottle of Givenchy Eau de Vetyver recently and have to tell you it's one of the classiest fragrances I have worn for years - it's apparent that something special was conceived here,I read some where that Hubert Givenchy sourced some very rare vetivers root from the Himalayas and I can believe it.Sorry Jack,but you may have had a sample that was past it's best,as the projection and silage on the vintage I have is fantastic 12 - 18 hours for me,longer on clothing - god bless you Hubert,I say a little thank you every time I wear it.


Vintage version in the green box = possibly the best Vetiver ever produced.


I have a sample of this vintage juice and it does smell really good. A deep dry earthy vetiver with a little rootyness, very good quality. The only thing thats lets it down is poor projection and longevity.


I own an almost full bottle of the original Givenchy Eau de Vetyver (without the box) which I'd like to sell. I'm in the UK but will send it worldwide. Please send me a private message with an offer.


Original Vintage formulation - brilliant, sublime scent. Gorgeous, deep & rooty vetiver with a nice light touch of bergamot to open and a smooth sandalwood base. Precedes Guerlain's 1961 benchmark bottle. A masterpiece unto itself. Will never be made again - even in Les Parfums Mythiques' release...which is excellent, but original has something special. Timeless.

If you are able to procure this juice and it has been well-preserved, it is an absolute MUST for true Vetiver aficionados. To smell it is to understand beauty. This is not a fragrance - this is an expression of scent, and a truly beautiful one at that. Have you stood in Florence, Italy at the Accademia Gallery and seen the original statue of David? I have. It is so perfectly-chiseled and awe-inspiring at 17 feet tall. There is a similar sense of divine touch when a lover of vetiver smells this bottle of Eau de Vetyver from Givenchy. I am so blessed and thankful to have it.

Not to be rude, be please leave this page of reviews for those who have the Original Vintage elixir - there is a separate page for the Les Parfums Mythiques bottle. I own that as well, for wear, but this will be treasured.


This is a review of the relaunched Vetyver, part of Givenchy's "Les Parfums Mythiques" line. Impressively restrained. A pronounced, rooty, nutty - though not radical - green vetiver note at the center, surrounded by a conservative and very well executed bouquet of masuline gentility - cedar, perhaps sandal, refined sweetness of tonka, mossy diffusion. Where Villoresi's excellent Vetiver is all about panache, this one is all about low key elegance. Not exciting, indeed, but excellent. A great alternative for those who, like myself, cannot stomach the tobacco in Guerlain's Vetiver.


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