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Vetiver Guerlain for men

Vetiver Guerlain for men
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Vetiver is masculine and elegant woodsy fragrance. It was created in 1961 and re-launched again in 2000. The bottle was changed and the color of the perfume, but the fragrance remained gorgeous, just like before. The top notes are bergamot, coriander, lemon, mandarin, and neroli; the heart unites vetiver and cedar wood; the base is composed of tobacco, walnuts, pepper, and Tonka bean.

The nose behind this fragrance is Jean-Paul Guerlain.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Nutmeg Coriander Mandarin Orange Neroli Bergamot Tobacco Lemon

Middle Notes
Carnation Sandalwood Pepper Orris Root Sage Vetiver

Base Notes
Leather Tonka Bean Amber Civet Oakmoss Vetiver Myrrh

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Vetiver
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Vetiver Fragrance Reviews

Captain-Rol
Captain-Rol

I remember very well this fragrance. I was buying it over & over again in late 80's at Guerlain's butique. It was very unusual for my young age, but I loved it sooo much. Was very grassy and woody on me with some vetiver and strong character. Today... Sadly, if you think that it's the same fragrance like it was before you're wrong! I tested new version in new bottle many times. First of all the previous bottle was much nicer and sophisticated, the new one is ugly. The scent itself is nice vetiver cocktail with ashtray note, yep nice... But today I preferred "Encre Noir" of Lalique. Much better concoction than this one. This Vetiver's version era is over for me. Imho! Sorry Guerlain,,,

Apr
18
2014
Kiku
Kiku

I'd heard so much about this one that when I saw some samples offered on ebay for a very reasonable price I had to get them. The opening does not disappoint: it is fresh, clean, and laden with citrus. The heart turns lightly sweet. But the drydown! It smells like a combination of dried grass and cigarette smoke, two of my least favorite notes. If you like that type of drydown then Vetiver is highly recommended. If not, avoid.

Apr
18
2014
maknine ezzine
maknine ezzine

have just added pepper and tobacco to the bottom is my CONJUNCTION vintage version but more beautiful

Mar
18
2014
suryopras
suryopras

I got it today and try it smell too balsamic with many lavender. I am 30 but I think its for 40, so at now its not for me.

Mar
15
2014
sdcga161
sdcga161

Just received my bottle (and deodorant) from Bloomingdales, and let me just say: wow! A delicious, breezy scent that suggest walking barefoot across a freshly mowed lawn on a warm day in June. The barefoot is essential, because this scent is so grounded in green. I definitely feel the age of this one, too. It comes at you with an almost arrogant grounding in the past, as if daring you to reject something so delicious just because your father might have worn it.

As I mentioned, I also purchased the deodorant stick, and I layered it underneath the fragrance. It pulled the scent even deeper into the ground, to a level of earthiness and root. What a beautiful, fascinating experience.

Feb
28
2014
aLmoravado
aLmoravado

I love vetiver, and Vetiver Guerlain has a lot of it. It is more vetiver-y than Encre Noir, and a great fragrance nevertheless. I can see that it doesn't last as long as Encre Noir though, and If I were to buy either one of them, it'd be Encre Noir.

Scent 9 / 10
Projection 7 / 10
Longevity 7 / 10

Feb
20
2014
picasso_x
picasso_x

Classic vetiver scent. I've think it same original, just a little different from original. It's charm and elegant,fresh green aromatic and earthy odor. Truly gentleman style. Good sillage and long last. Perfect for office wear in hot weather. Highly recommend for humid land.

Feb
06
2014
Rod1969
Rod1969

I love the smell of this stuff..love sniffing the cap, but thats about as good as it gets for me, unfortunately. It seems that I have to douse myself in this to try and get it to last, but its as though my skin is teflon, and the juice just will not stick.

4 to 5 heavy sprays onto the neck and chest and I stroll about in a thick green plume for 5 min, then it gets way better for an hour, then an hour later its dropped right off but still noticable and good, then another hour passes and its pretty much gone.

Tragic...cause it a hell of a smell.

Feb
06
2014
jaypleski
jaypleski

One of the very best vetivers. Fresh, green, uplifting, the scent you wear when you just want a no fuss all-rounder.

Jan
31
2014
MisterCrazyLegs
MisterCrazyLegs

to me, its second, only to Creed Original Vetiver...it evolves, in a way that NEVER indulges in anything relative to it smelling remotely synthetic. Everything in it, smells niche to me, even tho its not niche. This is a scent that would and should go over well with us fragrance-snobs that don't like anyone thinking that we LOVE to wear "cologne". It's a very minimalistic fragrance. Understated, but noticeable in a crowded room.

Jan
25
2014
rickyrebarco
rickyrebarco

This was recommended to me by many Fragranticans as the quintessential vetiver. After sampling and wearing it all day for 2 days I can say that I agree. This scent sprays on so beautifully with a gorgeous light almost sparkling bergamot with the smoky vetiver coming through strongly. It remains with these 2 notes in the forefront and then before you realize it more beautiful notes have emerged into a stunning pyramid of scent. This is not a linear scent. It expands exponentially to allow more and more beautiful notes into its symphony so that hours into the drydown you are sniffing gorgeous leather, sweet tobacco leaves and strong pepper and nutmeg. The whole is so much greater than each of the parts. This is a true beauty that I will wear proudly.

I don't think this is a loud perfume at all. it seems refined and rather understated to me, very cosmopolitan and unisex. For the reviewer who thinks it would take guts to wear this, I definitely have the chutzpah to carry this one off as a woman. I love smoky scents, spices and bergamot so this is perfect for me.

Jan
12
2014
rum
rum

This scent is not to be judged purely on its scent. What do I mean? Well, you'll need to understand a bit about modern fragrance history to appreciate this one - it was grounbreaking for its time and brought a whole new dimension to scents.
Guerlain wanted to capture the scent of the earth after the summer rain and was inspired by nature when he set out to create his first ever scent - Vetiver.
A grass or root that grows under the ground, the scent of vetiver is spicy and of course earthy. This fragrance is all of that but cleverly wrapped up in citrus and highlighted with notes of tobacco. But this isn't a smoky scent and hence can be appreciated in the warmer months or in wet weather. It fits the inspiration behind it perfectly and is venerated by many as a true classic.

Jan
09
2014
pronose
pronose

again where is the original????? guerlain must stop reformulating all the oldies!!!!!

Dec
29
2013
app9
app9

This is such a perverted perfume!! I was struck by the nutmeg combined to all that green.

And it does smell like something very clean, but still so dirty. It is just so wrong. And it's sharp, but quite round at the same time. You can smell the vetiver, oh yes. And then there is the civet, and the perfume reaches a new level of kinky.

I'd say it takes a person to wear this. I did not like it, as it was kind of cold and metallic. But it smelled so much better after some sweating. Not for me, but I appreciate the person who has the guts for it.

Dec
29
2013
orchid thief
orchid thief

this one's incomparable! a must have

Nov
29
2013
PastelMoon
PastelMoon

Clean and dirty at the same time, fantastic for summer-autumn, fresh yet warm. Quite unisex and very wearable. A must have for a vetiver lover like me, it's properly dry and herbal.

Nov
28
2013
Critic
Critic

An all time great. Wonderful fresh vetiver with tobacco making an appearance. This is one of the only fragrances where the tobacco is 'smoky'. Other fragrances have a more herbal tobacco, but when I wear this, I almost get the vibe of cigarette smoke.

A quite beautiful scent. When I first tested it, it lasted more than 2 days on my wrist. Yes, I did shower.

One gripe - perhaps it's this whole 'guerlinade' thing but there's a rather annoying old lady powder vibe that happens close to the end. Kinda like shalimar. But we're talking after 12 hours plus here.

9.9/10

Nov
28
2013
RES2525
RES2525

Peppery vetiver root revealing itself from the sweet beaming warmth of citrus that is predominated by a great clean lemon note. This stuff evokes dirty and clean simultaneously. Amazing stuff and I do wish I had another bottle.

I can pick out some of the other notes in the composition but they are blended so well and in harmony no one voice stands out with vetiver and lemon holding first chair.

Peppery. Warm. Clean and dirty. Sweet and soapy. This would make some awesome soap!

This is classic masculine to me. It's like a tailored dandy with rough hands.

A must try! Thumbs up!

Oct
20
2013
The New Monaco
The New Monaco

This is - to my nose - definitively an oldfashioned "stinker". After 2 hours I tried to scrub it off - which was useless. I do not want to smell like this nor would I like to have colleages wearing this. BTW: Always be alarmed if you get 'compliments' to something you wear ....

Oct
19
2013
devrajsingh73
devrajsingh73

I work at a hot and humid tropical city. Temp is 32 to 38 degrees centigrade during day time for almost entire year. One will need a EDT with excellent staying power and a fresh aura around you. I have pretty neat collection (check wardrobe) of aquatic and citrus EDT's in my summer collection. But this one absolutely stands out as PAPA to all of them. Vetiver is dominant and gives you freshly showered feel whole day (10 hrs for sure with me). I have noticed that I really have high confidence levels the day I wear this at work. And the only one which gets me compliments. Wonderful wonderful just wonderful. Undoubtedly my signature now.

Sep
30
2013
pronose
pronose

nothing to do with the original formula!!!!! guerlain has reformulated this and others scents and it's a shame!!!!! we buy fake scents by guerlain!

Sep
27
2013
sf2explus
sf2explus

Do you like a clean simple soapy smell that is what you get with this timeless classic. it lasts an easy 6-8 hours on skin after sparaying this on skin it is quite a beast but settles down quickly and stays close to the skin, someone close to you will smell it. some will mistake it for not being a fragrance but rather the soapy smell left on your skin from the shower you may have had earlier on. when you are dressed well this is what you put on to smell sophisticated and classy. I recommend any man 30 and up to try this scent. for the price you will not find many vetiver's that smell better. I am now in my 30's and have picked the right time to add this to my wardrobe. I have always respected the scent but knew it would suit me better in my 30's. These kind of fragrances never smell dated. The scent is like opening your window in early spring and you get that cold wind blowing in your face and you can get the slight smell of grass and some earthy tones with the coolness of the air.

Scent 8/10

Sep
01
2013
SDVHC
SDVHC

Generally I don't like much the vetiver... I think that however this is a good choice for who looking for a vetiver perfume.

Aug
27
2013
RHONORAY
RHONORAY

The mothership of vetiver's. A clean, mature scent (with staying power) for grown-ups. Great everyday, any occasion or any season scent that's very affordable. Pound for pound, dollar for dollar this is tough to beat.

A great daytime flanker to Encre Noir if you like to change it up. Both are affordable and proof that you don't have to spend a fortune to smell great!

Aug
24
2013
DocNZ
DocNZ

This is amazing stuff, but my journey with it had a rough start.....

I bought a 2ml sample of this several months ago. I was excited when it arrived; it's French...it's Guerlain...it's got to be good ...right?

Well, when I first smelt it...Peee-eew. It was terrible. It smelt harshly chemical like an industrial strength bug killer. I washed it off immediately thinking that I was sent a fake. This is not perfume, this is flyspray.

I read the reviews here, appreciated that some people had similar experiences, and appreciated that, like most French perfumes, first impressions are not lasting impressions. I've been fooled before.

A few weeks later I gave it another go. I let the fragrance settle and..my god...the magic began.

The harsh opening seconds died away into a beautiful fresh sweet scent with a soft vetiver note. I couldn't stop smelling it. It was intoxicating. I felt clean, energetic and alive. I felt sophisticated, I felt debonair. This is an amazing elixir. All the notes seem so well blended I find it difficult to discern them all. They all work so wonderfully well together.

It lasts a good 6 hours on me, with a moderate silage.
I wear it during the day, and it seems well suited to the impending Spring.

This is a must buy for any vetiver lover.

Aug
13
2013
partan.iran
partan.iran

ببینین بوی وتیور که کلا توش هست پس اگه با وتیور مشکل دارین حتی تستش هم نکنید.بوی وتیورم که میدونید چه جوریه؟ من اسمشو میزارم نوعی بوی بی روح چوبی خیسی!
اولش این عطر کمی بوی ضعیف لیمو میده اما لیموش تازه و ترش نیست انگار لیمو خشکه! یعنی تازگیشو از وتیور و عناصردیگه ای میگره.
این بوی مرکبات میره کمکمو بوی چوبیو وتیوریش بیشتر میشه بیربط نیست که بگم بوی چوب گونش مارو یاد این لالیک های خدا بیامرز میندازه کمی
تو کل بوی عطر کمی بویی مثل سبزیجات میادو میره!
کلا عطری هست که شما رو کمی خنک میکنه خنکی که حس طبیعت وسبز بودن میده بهتون
اینکه این عطر مدرن هست یا نه رو جوابشو میزارم به عهده خودتون، چون واکنش آدما در مورد بوهای وتیوری کاملا متفاوت هست اما اگه این فاکتور مهمه براتون قبل خرید کلی تستش کنین

Aug
10
2013
Redbeard
Redbeard

A few days ago I tried the pre-2000 version on one arm and the post-2000 on the other. The old version smelled sweeter and more richly expressive in the top, but then got very weak, leaving only a little smoky green behind. (The funny thing is, I don't remember it being so weak on the previous times I've worn it.) The new version was sharper and stronger for the whole duratino, with more sour citrus in the top, and a reedy smell which I was able to pick up all throughout the development. I've found this reediness in the bases of a few other summery frags and I quite like it; it makes me think of bamboo. It appeals to me more than the tobacco in the base of the old version. Overall, they're noticeably different scents, but I like them both. They both convey the same classical candid and clean virility even though they go about it differently. If the old one continues to be weak in the middle and base for me, however, then even its richer top will not win it my favor over the new one. Still, it could just be that my bottle of the old version has lost some of its kick over the years.

Aug
04
2013
oliseeger
oliseeger

Always thought of it as a summer fragrance due the clean, earthy freshness. Used it after the shower just in hot summer days (can be really hot here in Brazil). Even being a huge Guerlain fan, I’ve never spent too much thought on Vetiver. Well, gave it a try another day. It was a cold day and thought that it would be good to try this scent in another weather…maybe it would show another side of it. Well, must say that it was quite different. The same freshness was there but accompanied by a sweet tone. After a while this sweetone came more and more to the surface and it was lovely!
Maybe Vetiver work better in the winter than in the summer!

Jul
30
2013
fhr
fhr

This is too dry and too tobacco-full vetiver for me. Realized that this is not for me, I do prefer more sweeter vetiver like L'occitane Vetyver.

Jul
18
2013
varykino
varykino

This was an impulse buy on the strength of the bright, crisp top notes and its unisex reputation. As it turned out, I got overwhelming, heavy tobacco and a smoky masculine vibe from the drydown, to the extent that I felt all awkward and wrong-footed the one and only time I tried wearing this in public.

So that was a big let-down, but I'm consoled by (if a bit envious of) how well my husband wears it. On him, the citrus and vetiver dominate, with a nice hint of tobacco sweetness. It smells somehow tawny-green, and makes me think of windswept beach grass, glassy green waves and driftwood bonfires. A vibe of seaside holidays and freedom, delicious! All right, he can have this one. :)

Jul
08
2013
Jose Marcos
Jose Marcos

Oh My God, what a lovely fragrance. Indeed, I have that feeling of meeting again an old acquaintance, so familiar and yet this is the first time I have GV in my hands. I know, the olde men/granddaddy smell some of us like to report immediately. Nevertheless, guerlain Vetiver is just gorgeous, clean and above all, masculine. Maybe it is that what some think of being oldie, Masculinaty. The tabacco note is not that strog and most of them are so well blended that you think all is part of the vetiver itself. Now having them both I can say that the Extreme is in fact stronger and bolder than the original, more mature and less casual although I wouldn't wear Vetiver Extreme in the evening, they seem to ask for daylight to shine throughout the day. I am extremely happy with my purchese, specailly after the letdown that was Aqua Fahrenheit. It is worth the price and I am considering layering GV with Eau Sauvage Parfum for a more impact impression when the occasion asks for.

Jun
19
2013
an.jorePipip
an.jorePipip

At first time I tried it, I didn't really get it...since I had been wearing Lalique Encre Noire at that time. But when my friend asked me, what perfume I want for my birthday, I said "Guerlain Vetiver"...and I glad I did. This perfume is gorgeous, the vetiver is dominant but smoother than Encre Noire, it has maturity and all I can say that, Guerlain Vetiver is great perfume. Period.

May
27
2013
Smyle12
Smyle12

I received my "early 2000s" 4.2 bottle yesterday. The bottle is just as beautiful as I had imagined, and the smell of this fragrance exudes sophistication, class, and masculinity. How and or why women wear this, I'm not quite sure, but to each their own. :) Initially one is greeted by a soft burst of sweet, effervescent citrus, that (and it is crazy that the reviewer below me mentions this, as I was going to do the very same anyway) reminds me of the smell of Sprite soda. After about 20-30 minutes, while the bright, sweet, citrus vibe remains, the rooty, earthy, vetiver begins to rear it's head, as do the pepper, nutmeg, spices and tobacco. After about three hours, the various natural ingredients within this complex, debonair, masterpiece, solidify, and one is left with a deep, earthy, clean, yet slightly dirty, fresh, vaguely soapy, and savory scent. Yes, savory. It's not so much that the early 2000s version of this scent becomes "powdery" on me as it fades, but it becomes rather vegetal, and I ADORE this total curveball! Thus, we have gone from, fruit, to roots, soil, spice, vegetables. Jean-Paul Guerlain's attempt to bottle the smell of his family's gardener after a hard day's work in the sun is as flawless as it is beautiful, and in the latter half of it's life I can detect the savory aromas of sautéed carrots and celery. I should mention here that I possess a degree in culinary arts, and while what I mention above may not sound appealing, this stage of Vetiver's life is perfectly executed, very masculine and at once enticing. The fragrance becomes a "savory gourmand" of sorts to me, wafting of the delicate, subtlety nuanced vegetables, salt, pepper, and spices of a painstakingly prepared gourmet meal. I've pondered upon this, and if there were ever a scent for a vegan or vegetarian, this would be the one (Shhhhhhh!!! on the civet, however!!! lol). What a wonderfully complex, classy, and entirely unique fragrance! I don't get any sort of old-man vibe from this fragrance at all, although it certainly doesn't smell remotely like any other modern fragrance I can think of. Thank you, J-P Guerlain!!! I will be wearing this unique treasure (in only my finest clothes, as Vetiver is the antithesis of a casual scent) for the rest of my life.

10/10: Astounding.

May
17
2013
hornetz
hornetz

The gold standard for all vetiver colognes out there. Guerlain's Vetiver opens with a bright fresh citrusy blast that kind of reminds me of sprite. The vetiver on this is absolutely amazing and fresh. This is the one you can wear all year round as a signature and never get tired of it as it develops in its own unique way. However, the dry down gets really powdery and then starts to show how dated it is. Wearing this makes me feel I am couple of decades too young to pull this off. Nevertheless a very versatile cologne that is perfect for mature gentlemen.

May
16
2013
sadeceben
sadeceben

Muhteşem seksi karışım.Taze ve esintili yapıtlardan.
Birinci sınıf 10/9

May
16
2013
Smyle12
Smyle12

NobleRoman you just summed up why I decided to blind buy a 4.2 of this masculine, classic, earthy, scent in it's equally (in my eyes) classic, stunning, ribbed-glass bottle, which is said to represent the layers of a man's life. I even managed to find it in it's pre-recession, pre-IFRA, package too, and for a great deal. I can imagine myself only loving this one more and more as I age, and wanted to own a piece of "modern" perfume history. I will review it after I receive and familiarize myself with it (if my paltry words can even do it justice), which with the very best of scents, so often they cannot.

May
13
2013
pronose
pronose

again the original formula has changed bu guerlain and it's not what it used to be !!!!! dommage!

May
12
2013
NobleRoman
NobleRoman

This one is for the man that travels to Paris, London, and Rome. He takes whatever life gives him, and succeeds. Good for every situation. You can never go wrong with this juice.

May
12
2013
2746cstreet
2746cstreet

Guerlain Vetiver is a rarity for me because for once civet doesn't turn into a screaming monster on my skin. In fact, I actually appreciate it in Vetiver because it starts off quite astringent.
After the initial vetiver/citrus/neroli blast this softens quite a bit with a lot of tonka and a slight animalic mustiness.
On my skin Vetiver actually dries down quite sweet. Tonka is the star, accompanied by leather and orris root.
A bit "old fashioned" but not in a brashly masculine, in your face kind of way.
Vetiver truly surprised me because it contains a number of notes that normally do not work on my skin, carnation, civet and coriander and yet, it does. It doesn't just work, it's pleasant. A bit soapy for my taste, but overall a nice fragrance.

May
08
2013
hadrian
hadrian

A liquid wonder!
For the ageless modern man, a classic marvel. If you don't like it from the first shot, do not try again - better leave it for those who are able to appreciate the eternal meaning of beauty.
Three drops on your skin will open the Heaven's doors.
Sorry, Tom Ford - but Guerlain's is, some of us said, the best vetiver distiled by the human race.
Excellent for spring & summer. Very good all over the year.
A genuine 9+/10

Apr
27
2013
GMK
GMK

Another Classic which i dont like due its grassy and linear growth or probably i dont like the vetiver accord while its dominating with out the hint of Musk , sandal or any other base...

Although its been highly appreciated by female co workers whenever applied but it reminds me tea with out milk.

Apr
26
2013
baldheadjim
baldheadjim

Wearing a sample of Guerlain Vetiver today for a fresh spring vibe. Starts off with an old damp basement scent that fortunately fades quickly. Wonder what ingredient causes it. After a minute or so i get a wonderful blast of citrus and vetiver blend. Now its has been 3.5 hours since application and the vetiver is still radiating nicely. Also thought i smelled oak moss. The wife used words green and fresh to describe it.

Apr
24
2013
sussex2
sussex2

On my first attempt I was somewhat put off by the top notes found in Guerlain's Vetiver. I was reminded of old, damp cardboard left to sit on the garage floor for too long. An unexpected introduction that didn't bode well.

After some minutes had passed, however, the fragrance evolved into a perfectly balanced and beautiful scent. The ingredients had of course been present all along but just needed tweaking up or down a little to find their rightful places - with the help of skin and air. The main notes, as I experienced them, were sage, orris root, pepper and of course vetiver.

A lot of other ingredients are also present in this complex but finely blended creation. I'm sure that, given time, future wearings will reveal other important notes. With something that smells this good patience comes easily.

This fragrance has an outdoors feel to it. Like turning over fresh soil with the edge of a sharp spade. Slicing through long buried roots and exposing moist, pure white flesh. Earthy but also very refined; a combination that calms and satisfies.

I have been won over by this scent. On my second try I already love the opening top notes - now transformed in my mind by a growing appreciation and understanding.

Apr
18
2013
oliver1h
oliver1h

I am geting into vetiver more and more nowadays, so I decided buying a bottle from Guerlain to see what is their take on that note. Guerlain's Vetiver is a fresh, playful and gentle scent that projects maturity and class. On my skin it smells somewhat sweet (tonka bean and sage guess...), yet remains fresh (bergamot, pepper, lemon) with some tobacco in the background. Might be a little bit dated (but just a little), still very pleasant, and I will be certainly wearing it.

Apr
18
2013
truffles
truffles

Mmm, loving this. Thank you to patxaran, below, for the sample. :)
At first sniff, I thought 'this REALLY reminds me of something from when I was younger and it's going to drive me mad 'til I work out what it is'.
Now, this is probably going to sound crazy/like sacrilege to many here but I quickly realised that Guerlain Vetiver has a very strong component in common with Estee Lauder White Linen.
I'm not even going to note the similarity above the reviews here because I know it will vanish immediately but my nose knows!
It's like a more wearable (for me) version of White Linen - some essence of WL but overlaid with lemon and spice.
I haven't checked out the notes of both perfumes yet, I don't really review like that, I'll have a look in a min.
Feels comfortable, it's going on my want list.
ps. I've just Googled 'Guerlain Vetiver White Linen' and NOTHING! Nobody else has noted a similarity. I'm telling you, either there's something wrong with my sense of smell or some top perfumers need to employ me as a nose quick! Call me, I'm available! :D

Apr
14
2013
mysticaldeath
mysticaldeath

not bad, but kind of boring. along the same lines as JC elenas vetiver tonka. no magic going on here, but to each their own. very clean and inoffensive

Apr
09
2013
patxaran
patxaran

There is no such thing as too much Vetiver for me when I am in the mood for it... I love Encre Noire for wintery days and was looking for a vetiver that would be suitable in spring and summer, and voila this is it! Does what it says on the bottle, unlike some other "vetiver" fragrances. The opening is a very cologne-like citrus blast which will gently linger on without overpowering the vetiver. As with many other (Guerlain) fragrances I find it hard to pick apart the different notes in the background but they are a timeless classy orchestration as one would expect. I look forward to wearing this scent when the winter is over.

Mar
30
2013
aqua_de_la_vita
aqua_de_la_vita

After trying it on my skin, I knew this was a classy men's fragrance that gave a fresh clean aroma. I thought that the Vetiver was too much at first. After a couple of hour's it wasn't as strong as I thought. There is a pleasant smell of sage mixed with leather and a hint of tobacco that comes through. It is a very sophisticated masculine fragrance. It projects well without it being heavy. It is a must have which you won't regret. It can be worn all day including the evening. I have tired other's but they don't have well balanced aroma of Vetiver. There isn't any other line besides Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver that comes any where near to the quality that Guerlain produced. I'm most impressed with the fragrances, even the bottle has character which I find it very appealing to the overall presentation. Without a doubt I gave it two thumbs up.... a 10/10. ☆☆☆☆☆

Mar
22
2013
mynameischarlie
mynameischarlie

If there's a better scent that screams "spring and clean", I don't know what it'd be. It opens with an orangey, lemony citrus smell that yields and blends with a somewhat smoky vetiver. Wearing it makes me feel happy, refreshed and clean. I also realize why so many others have imitated this stuff over the years--the fact that they have speaks volumes as to how good it really is.

Mar
20
2013
pronose
pronose

again another victime of guerlain perfume slaughter!!!!! the whole scent has changed and it lost the original wonderful scent!!!!!!! shame on guerlain!

Mar
17
2013
ranger
ranger

If I had to get rid of every one of my bottles and keep one, this would be it. I primarily wear Guerlain's Vetiver in the warmer months, but often use it in the colder weather because I miss smelling it. It doesn't over fatigue my nose as some stronger fragrances do. You know, the ones that smell great, but if you wear them day after day start to overpower your senses. So basically, I'm saying this is a great day to day fragrance that never grows tiresome or old. I own the older, gold colored version, the ribbed 2000 version, and the newest formulation. The oldest I rate an A+, and the others an A. The older version is a little deeper, richer, but not as long lasting as the two newer versions. The newer ones have a more pronounced top and last all day at work. Truth be told, it took me a few days before I got all the nuances of this magnificent fragrance. By the fourth or fifth wearing, I was hooked forever. It's the only fragrance that I have backups for my backups. I have tried over a dozen vetivers, and while many are great, nothing could replace Guerlain's Vetiver.

Mar
02
2013
antfarm
antfarm

It makes me imagine a little lake with boats and piers with tall cat tails growing by the shore. And since it really smells like nature (and not like aftershave or something), I can't really say it's masculine, even though it's marketed as a men's fragrance. Guerlain Vetiver smells like the smokey-earthy-green roots ground up in a blender with a dash of lemon--not necessarily edible, but fresh and fantastic. This has an envigorating quality that makes my sinuses feel better and skin feel cooler.

Feb
19
2013
schnauze63
schnauze63

This is my spring/summer fragrance - all earthy and herbal. Really like fragrances from this company... hopefully they will not be required to change all formulas using natural ingredients.

The stupid EU is set to destroy the perfume industry, based on "studies" backed by the producers of synthetic fragrances. You know that harsh chemical based crap?

Google it. "EU perfume ban". Trippy what these lousy technocrats can come up with.

Feb
16
2013
recherche
recherche

I love how this fragrance smells on everyone else. Clean, green and crisp. On the other hand, it smells like sour cardboard on me. :(

Feb
13
2013
Shtefitza
Shtefitza

I was probably ten when I got my 5ml sample of Vetyver. Also Ho Hang (Balenciaga). I guess my mom got those samples, my dad would not use them, so I played with them. Ho Hang was decidedly manly, but Vetyver was beautifully herbal, energizing and soothing. I loved vetyver notes in fragrances since. It awakens energetic, successful part of my soul. Very satisfying. I will have to try the new 2000 version.

Feb
05
2013
Gingersnpr
Gingersnpr

This caught my attention in South beach Miami. I smelled it on a man and was blown away. 6 months later I smelled it again in Paris. Same GUY!!!!!! Random but true, I asked what it was and never for got the name or him. Bought it for myself to be reminded of a time which I wish i could bottle. I fell in love with a fragrance than the man. In the end, yeah this fragrance always curls my toes!!!!!!!!

Feb
05
2013
Frankenstein
Frankenstein

Not bad, way better than habit rouge I also received today. I can see this one growing on me. I'm still trying to understand the actual "vetiver" scent. ... Great classy bottle, and it was cheap which is a plus.

Feb
05
2013
MUST8936
MUST8936

Natural than Encre Noire(Encre Noire is more synthetic but I love it),elegant as Acqua di Parma Essenza or Eau Sauvage,sexy as Beyond Paradise for him and optimistic than Bvlgari Eau Parfumée Extréme.It's a part of me last 17 years.

Jan
26
2013
pdschrader
pdschrader

It may be old school, but this is the one I find spraying on my wrist and sniffing all day!

Jan
19
2013
Nicolas V
Nicolas V

This is a great, classic scent with a very dedicated following. Citrusy up top with a steady, workmanlike transition into vetiver, tobacco, and leather.

Excellent in its time, it comes off a bit dated now--as do most of Guerlain's older offerings for men--and dare I say, boring. I've owned a bottle for the last 6 years and don't ever find myself reaching for this one with much frequency. However, it smells positively fantastic on a woman and is great for layering.

If you want a classic vetiver just to own one, pick this up. On the other hand, if you are looking for a superior modern take, Lalique's Encre Noire beats it hands down, and Grey Vetiver is no slouch either.

Jan
03
2013
Space Invader
Space Invader

Scent: 6/10
Price: 5/10
Projection: 7/10
Versatility: 7/10
Compliments: 7/10
Buy/Try/Pass? Try
Rating (0-10): 6

Note: Smells a bit like an old man. Not a bad smell, though. Paul McCartney would wear it ;)

Dec
27
2012
1welshdevil
1welshdevil

Very masculine, long lasting and fresh fragrance. For me there is a lingering of tobacco in the latest version which i'm not crazy about. I love the fresh citrussy opening, but i'm not a huge lover of the dry down. 3.5/5, my least favourite from Guerlain, but still very well blended.

Dec
23
2012
Blutengel
Blutengel

A scarf
Of memories
Around my neck
Feels like
Unknown moments
So calm
a first autumn breeze
surrounding me
like a veil

Dec
18
2012
Pascal
Pascal

When I smelled VETIVER for the first time, it had something irritating to me in its disinterest of hitting the usual crowd-pleasing buttons of perfumery trends. But this is exactly what makes me never feel tired of it.
To my mind, it is just like a classical masculine should be: A restraint but at the same time remarkable and distinctive visit card that is neither uninspired nor dandified.
It is its simplicity and balanced nature that makes this perfume fit every season and every occasion: Fresh enough to accompany you on a walk through the forest, yet warm enough to comfort you when back home or in the office. Reference vetiver.
Tried body shampoo and deodorant stick recently - these side products work great and contain high amounts of the EdT fragrance. Recommended!

9/10

Dec
05
2012
magicnose
magicnose

At last I have this masterpiece in my collection (had to order it from the UK). I feel like I have just wandered into the Vetiver house of the three bears. First I tried the Encre Noir but it was too synthetic and screechy. Then I tried Creed Original Vetiver but it was too soapy and sweet. And then.....I tried Guerlain Vetiver and it was....JUST RIGHT. Sublime. I do agree with Luca Turin on this one - Guerlain Vetiver is still the reference vetiver.

Dec
04
2012
greengirl65
greengirl65

I accidentally sprayed myself with Vetiver about 20 years ago, having wandered into the mens section of the tax-free parfumerie in a jetlagged daze. I was horrified at first and vowed I would wash this citrussy aftershave off ASAP! But before I had the chance I was totally enraptured by the magical scents developing on my wrists! I couldn´t keep my nose away and the smell lingered in my clothes long after. There began my love affair with any perfume containing a good dose of Vetiver. I have never found anything in the womens section that has ever smelt as entoxicating and sensuous as Guerlains Vetiver for men

Nov
06
2012
Fimafeng
Fimafeng

This is a loveable perfume.
It is classic and really good smelling.
I got it from my grand dad when I was 18.
I enjoyed it at once although I was too young to really meet up with it.
I think a man should have worn it once in his lifetime as to become aware of classic times.
Top marks for this Vetiver made by Guerlain, not to be mistaken for other Vetiver productions by other houses that are not as complex as this one.

Oct
09
2012
cee the scenter
cee the scenter

classic!green and little soapy piece. its not boring, still changing, ending with nice tobacco tones.mostly daytime office scent..

Sep
10
2012
murysusanto
murysusanto

All that matters to me of a vetiver scent is guerlain vetiver extreme and frozen fragrance. I'm up for it while cooling down in malls and smell terrific.

Sep
04
2012
turgay
turgay

Masculine, aggressive, stimulating and sexy fragrance

Aug
22
2012
fuggerone
fuggerone

dry and masculine, prefer the extreme version!

Jul
30
2012
ericrico
ericrico

For the 2000 formulation (as shown in the ribbed bottle):

I have had this scent in my rotation for years and simply adore it. I would agree with Grottola's review that the lemon is "zingy" in this on top, a dash more nutmeg & pepper and a lighter bottling than the epic juice of the mid-to-late 90's (and, therefore, more accessible). It was a key release after the power and depth of that amazing juice from the mid-to-late 90's, as it showed that Guerlain was taking vetiver right into the mainstream...a bold move! A lot of people previously discounted this bottling - I embrace it & love it!! A pinnacle release for the new millenium and it has the pedigree of Guerlain...still, "The Benchmark" vetiver.

The bright citrus opening of lemon, bergamot and coriander is vibrant, zesty and very lively. This is very easy to appreciate. The green note of vetiver comes through as well, but really settles after 10-15 minutes or so, but this is a wonderful, well-integrated fragrance. The heart does have the nice nutmeg, pinch of ground pepper and what I detect (which comes out of the late top notes) - a nice touch of neroli. The vetiver note strengthens here and the richness increases. This is wonderful!

Transitioning to the base of tonka bean, tobacco and a nice warmth develops - with the vetiver accord being sharp and radiant (but very smooth with the accompaning base notes). Although I love the brighter citrus on top and "seemingly" heavier tobacco (as the citrus opening and depth of the vetiver is not as powerful as previous Vintage formulations - so it stands out a bit more), it is too much for some people. To each their own. This is benchmark vetiver - still. Guerlain's gorgeous ribbed flacon (in the 75ml, 125ml, & 200ml) sizes of the 2000 formulation stood the test of time - a full decade of excellence. While it may not be as deep, rich and brooding as Vintage Guerlain Vetivers (which I own), it is definitely the bottle I wear most often. I never get tired of it - clearly one of my top scents! Invigorating. Energizing. It awakens the senses and has both class and distinction.

It is brilliantly composed and will go down, historically, as a key release from the Guerlain house of the majestic root, that welcomed the new millenium! I adore it for it's bright citrus opening, sharpness, freshness and bold tobacco note in the finish - with a deep, lush green vein of vetiver throughout the wearing. It may be less rich, but it is certainly a brighter and louder scent compared to others. Also, just fine for year-round wear - and ideal for Spring & Summer. This never gets cloying or heavy to me. It shows different with humidity and rain - both warm and cold temperatures. A personal love...a wearing of Vetiver on a cool, rainy day.

It is impossible not to compare this to other Guerlain Vetiver bottlings - but I absolutely love this formulation, as it presents itself as slightly more modern, office-friendly, but with distinction...still firmly a Guerlain Vetiver EdT with excellent projection and very good longevity. What it offers is flexibility, more so than previous bottlings. Casual and formal, day & night, all climates/temperatures and all seasons - wonderful.

As I stated earlier, Guerlain is, forever...what all other vetivers are compared to! My personal opinion, very near perfection (and, for some of us - it is)...an absolute MUST in life!

Jul
27
2012
kellz1843
kellz1843

I am actually shocked that I like this. Usually my fragrance choices are somewhat conservative, very good utility scents. On my skin, this begins like others mentions with a spicy citrus, then ends with a peppery greeness that slowly fades. I can see this being sexy on a woman in a masculine sort of way. Almost like an attractive female wearing boy shorts or a wife beater with no bra...delicious. I celebrate my enjoyment of this fragrance as sort of a maturing in my fragrance tastes. Now on to my next fragrance adventure...Habit Rouge.

Jul
25
2012
pcurry1961
pcurry1961

I had never heard of vetiver, let alone know what it smelt like. Maybe it was because so many people had ranked it as a summer/spring fragrance that I expected something different. And I mean vastly different. When I applied this I was overwhelmed by the intensity. It was so thick and all pervading, and seemed to cling to the air around me, and was quite off putting. I figured it would settle down. An hour or so later and it was no different. Even after three hours it was still off putting to me. I don't have the experience to identify notes and describe them, so ... the best I can say is it has a whiff of cloves about it, and the smell hits you and seems to hangs around you like when you use cloves for a toothache.

For me, this is a strange fragrance, that is far to overwhelming to be comfortable. I have no idea why people feel this is appropriate for summer/spring. Maybe it keeps wasps away.

Jul
22
2012
stayclose
stayclose

Most of the basenotes are what stand out forr me on this one. Vetiver being the strongest. This makes me feel kind of old and sweet.

Jul
11
2012
snails
snails

Vetiver... is a love affair. A wannabe monster shaped in a heart of a boy. Waited to turn 30 to have it. One of my best choices. Wait for the right moment and grab it! Excellent silage, longevity and projection. Appropriate for hot summer days as well as for cold nights. Good for office, best for romantic wear, perfect for any occasions. The bath range is one of the best from Guerlain. Happy to have it! Love it

Apr
30
2012
Finisterle
Finisterle

Opens up in a gay luxurious way and turns into a fascinatiting but also boring and strict student of medicine.

Small whiffs of festive glory come back now and then through the linear impression of the drydown but it's not enough for my comfort craving nose. Vetiver is like a classic piece of art done with great skill and thought commanding respect but would never count among my favorites. It could work well in warmer weather though as it feels quite cool.
This review was for the new version. Final verdict: it's the equally sophisticated but less outgoing sibling of Habit Rouge. Definitely not suitable for beginners, as a present, or for those who buy less than 60-90 Euro worth of fragrances a year.

Edit: Comes out beautiful and elegant in warmer weather. I live in a cool climate and that is why I was whining... But really: you can wear Guerlain's Vetyver in spring and summer and Guerlain's Habit Rouge in fall and winter and you will always smell top class.

Apr
28
2012
jMacSA
jMacSA

I've got it in my head that I should like this frag but I just can't see what's so special...? It's dry and bitter to start with faint smoke (maybe thats the taboco) and then gets soapy and powdery (clean!). Exciting - no. Intriguing - a little. A "must have" - not so so sure. What am I missing? I need more convincing.

Apr
24
2012
easybeauty.via giolitti
easybeauty.via giolitti

Fragranza maschile per eccellenza! Profumo adatto per una persona dai 40 anni in su

Apr
21
2012
Slayerized
Slayerized

In my opinion one has to get acquainted with this fragrance which can take some time. This is not a fragrance for starters and even for experienced frag lovers it can take some time to really appreciate this scent. I own the last formulation of the ribbed squared bottle which is generally considered as good but less than the vintage version whih I never owned.
I will start with, imo, the only drawback and that is the too long heavy citrus opening. On me it lasts like one hour and is quite a dominating smell. To avoid this a little it is advised to spray this scent from quite a distance to your skin so that the top notes are well divided (8" at least). Then my favourite parts start: the very masculine heart and drydown. As the citrus fades away the vetiver becomes more prominent surrounded by a light tobacco/tonka bean note and some earthy but clean vibe! This lingers on for many hours before it slowly disappears after 8+ hours.
Further, the fragrance is very versatile and can be used all year around and is also suitable for office and formal wear. Only not advised for clubbing.
It is almost a delight to appreciate what this scent has to offer when you connect to it! A masterpiece!
Rating: 9.5/10

Apr
08
2012
eam531
eam531

I don't have the vocabulary to describe scents the way some others on the site can, and I have no experience with earlier formulations, so I am not sure how helpful this review will be, but ...

I love this fragrance. I love it on my husband--and from time to time I wear it myself and love it on me, too. It starts out citrus-y, and then it dries down to a warm and spicy scent that I just love. It isn't heavy or overwhelming, at least not the way we wear it (just a spritz or two)--it doesn't leave a cloud behind you when you wear it, at least not in my experience. This is a plus in my book. I think perfume is far more effective when you have to get close in order to smell it--a little sensual surprise that can be quite lovely.

I don't know how appealing this would be to younger people. My husband and I are in our 50s and to us, Vetiver is elegant, classic, and sexy in an understated way.

It does not surprise me in reading reviews that some people have been wearing it for decades.

Apr
05
2012
Midnight50
Midnight50

I BOUGHT IT FOR MY HUSBAND SATURDAY BUT I'M SURE THE PERFUME IS NOT THE SAME ANYMORE. I'M SURE THEY HAVE MODIFIED EVEN THIS, WE MADE A COMPARISON WITH THE ONE LEFT FROM THE PREVIUS BOTTLE. I THINK IT IS BETTER TO LOOK FOR A NEW VETIVER. ANOTHER LOST!

Apr
02
2012
jgirgar
jgirgar

Ribbed Bottle:
There's a reason there are so many reviews. I love this fragrance! Truly a classic and simply a perfect "go to" fragrance and will work in virtually any situation. I love this especially in the evening after a shower or on hot days. Starts off a bit medicinal but give it a few moments to meld with your skin and it blooms nicely. Light, fresh, subtly dense and lasts well on my skin. I do tend to lay it on thick, but I want to enjoy this for the time I wear it. I'm reserving the last bit of a 2.5 oz bottle I got in 2007 and I'm using a large 6.7 oz splash I got earlier this year. Plus, I have a new 'backup' in the 2011 (HR) bottle it used to be in pre-2000. I cannot see myself not owning this fragrance. Actually I'm temped to buy additional bottles for the future. Dress up guys and sport this fragrance. JG 032312

Vintage:
I ordered a 3.4 oz Vintage but the seller said the sprayer did not work. He instead, sent me two 1.7 oz bottles and I love this. However, surprisingly, I find the ribbon bottles project more and the tobacco/nutmeg is more pronounced. The citrus in this is sour lemon, very nice. JG 072812

Current/2011 new-old HR bottle:
I don't think the formula changed at all from the ribbed bottle. JG 072812

Rating 10/10

Mar
23
2012
Peegore
Peegore

Such a good review from JTD below makes me now loathe to add my own... but here we go anyway!

I blind bought this quite a few years ago when I started really getting into fragrances, due to the many MANY glowing reviews I'd seen. "How could this not be good" I thought as I eagerly awaited the postman. When It arrived, I spritzed, inhaled. "Good lord what sort of perfumery abomination IS this?" I uttered out loud ( no doubt ).

See, I had never encountered a vetiver heavy fragrance before. And this Guerlain Vetiver I held in my hand flew in the face of all that I knew of smellies to this point. I duly returned it and got my money back, and continued to add to my collection sans any vetiver dominated fragrances.

Fast forward to a few months ago. I had been enjoying Prada Infusion de Vetiver ( reviewed here but lifted from my old Basenotes review ) for a while, as well as a few others with this accord in the background. And found myself enjoying, even craving, this once unpleasant smell more and more. Hmm I though, maybe it's time to give Guerlain's Vetiver another try.

Oh how glad I am that I did. This time around it was a wholly different experience. Fresh, slightly citric, but a healthy dose from start to finish of vetiver... and I loved it. I found myself catching wafts of it as I walked around that day, which constantly demanded I smell the back of my hand more closely. Suffice to say I immediately purchased the largest bottle I could afford.

As to the actual review of the fragrance ( finally ) well it's quite a simplistic one for me. The opening is a 'Wake-up!' crisp fresh citrus for a short while, before dropping straight into the fragrance's 8-ish hour life of vetiver. I appreciate there are other notes in there, but either they are so well blended I don't pick up on them, or maybe all I want to perceive is the vetiver I do not know. What I do know is that this is now one of the most enjoyable, green, clean, simple yet challenging fragrances I own.

Does this review have a moral? Certainly. It's... well, you work it out... ( something to do with pre-conceived perception, time, nasal maturity etc). Either way I'm too busy sniffing the Guerlain Vetiver on my arm to type any more.

Mar
20
2012
jtd
jtd

(Note: The Vetiver referred to below is the horizontal(ish) striped frosted glass bottle. The ‘90s’ bottle. )

Guerlain avoided the Vetiver Trap and chose to make the vetiver root conform to perfumery, not vice versa. Vetiver is a demanding note, and some of the producers of vetiver perfumes of the past 20 years have elected to make it the heart and soul of their perfumes. While there are so many obvious angles of vetiver to emphasize (woody, rootlike, oily, smoky, earthen) they are so imposing that using vetiver in any sufficient quantity in a composition pushes everything else out of its way. A byproduct of the primacy of a note is the same conceptual problem as the solifor in perfumery: why create a representation of vetiver in a perfume when we could wear vetiver essential oil itself?

To focus on a tobacco note seems an obvious way to fall into this trap and wind up with a musty, earthy density. But Guerlain’s Vetiver uses a tart grapefruity bergamot along with licorice and what (I swear to god) seems like aldehydes to make the tobacco bloom, giving Vetiver an effervescent upper register. The real trick is that from the top through the basenotes Vetiver has a dry gin-like almost hissy pervasiveness that is far more durable that this range of notes typically is. The cool quality doesn’t actually feel mentholated or camphorous, but rather sheer and glassy, suggesting that it is cool to the touch.

Coolness seems to have become pronounced over the various reformulations. I know that many are saddened by reformulation. I seem to remember the Guerlain Vetiver a French friend wore in the late 80s and early 90s focused more on the dense, oily vetiver note itself. I know the lightening of a fragrance as a result of reformulation is generally panned, but this cooler, more gin-like Vetiver 1) gives me a wonderful sense of sang-froid in my warm climate and, 2) lifts the register of the tobacco note, making it effectively floral. The lightening doesn’t have to do with dilution, but an increased emphasis on the tenor range of notes.

Prettier than it was, and still pitch-perfect, I find the current Vetiver de Guerlain more appealing than ever, and exceptionally successful in its manipulation of a difficult botanical note. The current Vetiver, more than earlier versions, uses its eponymous note in the same manner that Chanel No 5 makes a floral perfume with jasmine: it makes a balanced abstraction that smells of vetiver but does not smell like vetiver.

(I’ve been wearing reformulated Guerlain Vetiver in the old-is-new-again rectangular bottle with the silver cap. My overview of it is that it’s nicely made, smells more like the ‘original’ and smells more like vetiver root but less like tobacco and aldehydes. I prefer my ‘90s’ Vetiver for its abstraction, but I might be in the minority. My only strike against the new is that it fades rather quickly, something I don’t remember any previous version doing.)

Mar
19
2012
RachelGrigg
RachelGrigg

The ultimate scent. Just not massively longlasting. Elegant for a woman. I'm always asked what I'm wearing when I have this on.

Mar
19
2012
instantjim
instantjim

Over the last couple of years I have seen this fragrance in a local perfume store and tried it a number of times, but didn't ever commit to buying it. It didn't have the "oomph" I was looking for, and found in other fragrances like Salvador Dali pour Homme, Givenchy Gentleman and Kouros. In fact , if the truth be known, I didn't really even care for it the first time I smelled it. Over time I started to appreciate the smell of vetiver as a material, starting with the inaccurately named Azzaro Pure Vetiver (vetiver with training wheels). Following that I fiddled around with essential oils and made my own fragrance with the imaginative name 'Vetiver'. This is a smoky vetiver monster with all the subtlety of a whack in the nose with a croquet mallet. Next I got Malizia Uomo Vetyver. This fragrance is a great, simple fragrance that presents vetiver is a crisp and bright way. In many ways I prefer it to the Guerlain version, though, depite being more intense at the start, it fades more quickly.

So to the Guerlain Vetiver: I bought a bottle of the 2000 reformulation, which as many have noted, is a toned-down version of the original (which I have never tried). What I get from Guerlain's Vetiver is the bright green crispness one expects, but as it dries down the leather and powdery aspects become more evident. To me, there is a definite similarity to English Leather by Dana, but with the slightly pungent greenness of vetiver added. I don't really detect the tobacco so much. Depite the fact it is never a 'loud' fragarance, it lasts well, albeit in a subdued manner. It is one fragrance that I would be happy to wear at all times of year and is really worthy of the praise it receives.

Jan
20
2012
ericrico
ericrico

*Note: The review is for Original Vintage Guerlain Vetiver Eau De Cologne

I have several contributions to make here to the "Guerlain Vetiver review page" - an homage of sorts. To preface, I must first say that I am a huge fan of vetiver and my collection of vetivers is broad and deep (I have far more bottles than what is in my wardrobe). Second, I believe Guerlain's Vetiver to be the basis point from which all vetiver fragrances should be considered - the true "benchmark", although it wasn't the first designer house to release it in 1961. Givenchy's Eau de Vetyver was 1959 and Carven Vetiver was 1957.

However, Guerlain (by ALL standards) is a classic, a true masterpiece in fragrance. I will begin in chronological order (as it was originally released as an EdC - the EdT came later). I just purchased a large, Original Vintage 6oz Flacon of Guerlain's Vetiver Eau De Cologne (that came in the black & white zig-zag/zebra box). Stunning. Amazing and mesmerizing juice. This is over 40+ years old and was kept perfectly - I bought it from an online dealer with a great reputation. The EDC is the essence of vetiver - clean, crisp, invigorating and deep without the tobacco from the EDT. It is Vetiver in its truest form...only a bit of bergamot seems to be there, but most of that is gone - a bit of crisp juice and a dash of bitters remains. There is absolutely nothing synthetic at all - this is apothecary and perfumery in harmony. As old as it is, in no way does it feel musty or dated. This is actually fresher smelling than bottles over 30 years younger than it! It is almost like wearing the oil of fresh vetiver root that has been diluted enough to not be harsh in any way. It does go on sharp (a bit pungent, but rich and awe-inspiring), but it dries down to its fantastic and true form quickly (10-15 minutes or so) as the composition, to me, evokes the images of squeezing the essential oil of fresh vetiver root and then blending it with fresh spring water flowing in a beautiful green field...it is almost ethereal. There is nothing more pure than Guerlain's EDC from Vintage stock that has been kept perfect and cared for. My bottle was still sealed. It does not last as long as I would like in cold weather (50 degrees today and overcast), but it is so fresh I couldn't help but wear it - and reapply it. This will be a show-stopper in the spring, summer and warmer fall days. Overall - 10/10 for a pure, linear scent! And, one that has established an entire world of fragrances from its creation. A timeless bottle to enjoy for years to come...magnificent!!!!

Jan
18
2012
tomerits
tomerits

it takes time to love this one,but after 30 min its starting to dry down and becoming a very unique,masculine scent.simpley beautiful.
not for young man.(30+).love it.
my rank 4.5/5.

Jan
18
2012
trollet
trollet

This is just wonderful. I love it when my husband uses it. It really turns me on. It's clean, fresh and at the same time mysterious. This is for the MAN. The stylish, confident,classy one that is satisfied and happy with his life. Love it.(Always make sure that he has one.For me,he,he)

Jan
18
2012
bp
bp

This scent is very good. But within this range of perfumes think I prefer the Tom Ford Grey Vetiver, which I think is more modern, developed and refined, with a real touch of class. Or maybe I feel these differences because I prefer the Tom Ford brand.
Regardless, this perfume is very good and essential for all lovers of Vetiver.

Jan
18
2012
shannobn
shannobn

You have just come back from an epic trek through a thick grassland. It was tough work, the path was not well trodden. You are hot, a little bit sweaty, rugged but your sense of adventure got you to the other side. How did you end up in the city? We're glad you're here.

Jan
02
2012
ION
ION

"Vetiver" is very good indeed! Not very complex or substantial, just the right amount of "ordinary special".
I know many men like it but I think its role as a perfume is more complementary in the sense it is always the "second best" choice to wear.
Also, the way it smells I find it more appropriate for a room fragrance, but that's just me. :-)
Sexy, in a way!

Nov
19
2011
santino
santino

Yes this fragrance smells like an "old man". It is not for every one. Luca Turin describes it as reference vetiver for a good reason. It is meant to appeal for a guy who is in to old school classic fragrances. It is sort of like following a masculine tradition. It is not meant to appeal club goers or 21st century womanizers who sport A men, Au masculin or Le Male. It is for men who want to enjoy the manly tradition. Just like wet shaving, flannel suits, Edward Green shoes, Savile Row shirts etc. This is pretty much artisan stuff. I love this fragrance from smell perspective and historical perspective. Guerlain Vetiver is a monument in masculine perfumery and when I smell it, I imagine Aristotle Onassis and Gianni Agnelli enjoying a ride in their Bentley convertible in woods. This is one of the best fragrances in relatively affordable price point. Rock it gentlemen.

Nov
11
2011
wawanflubis
wawanflubis

i just receive this from online shop (blind buy), try it, and don't know what to like or dislike it... I rather choose Quorum for similar scent

Nov
08
2011
behzad1280
behzad1280

They did the art to create mature vetiver based cologne and meanwhile keep it wild and deeply natural.
It is absolutely the ROOT! Time already has proved it!

عطر ناب وتیـــور که در عین پخته و بالغ بودن، همچنان خصلت وحشی و طبیعی بودن رو بطور کامل حفظ کرده و استشمام اون در طول روز بارها شما رو از هیاهوی اطراف جدا می‌کنه و به دل طبیعت می‌بره
دوام و پخش بوی نسبتاً بالایی داره

Nov
04
2011
Sonnyy
Sonnyy

A Refreshing smell which is classic with a hint of modernity. .

I have been wearing Vetiver for over 14 years and all my friends and Family consider it to be my signature smell!

I agree!!

Have yet to find something that works as well with my Chemistry without being to overwhelming.

I believe It needs to settle on your body for a while before the Effervescence of Vetiver is let loose.

Oct
26
2011
Izumee
Izumee

Seriously, this is a very charming masculine scent.

Oct
19
2011
oxm
oxm

Today I want to talk about Vetiver by Guerlain, this time
tell the new (so to speak) formula.
Party suffered as a roaring and thundering waterfall, is very green and incredibly intense woody, differs enough from its illustrious predecessor, dated 1959, the modern version, is certainly not light retains the charm of vetiver, but seems less earthy and more ... ethereal air closer to the earth, incredibly dense but thin in some ways.
From my point of view, the ideal would be to wear in the fall season on a cold windy rainy day: give the strength to overcome the perils of climate ...
The first Guerlain as very good, it's a scent attached caparisoned horse armor, the second Guerlain is nothing of all this, disused armor gives us wings to fly away ...
imperial

Sep
30
2011
samihardanian
samihardanian

This is one of the greatest fragrances of all times.Even the newer reformulated version is not far from the older one.maybe a little bit lighter than the older version but stil has the identity of it.Citrus,tobacco,vetiver and spices mixed beautiful create a divine perfume.
یکی از بهترین کارهای تابستانه با ماندگاری و پخش بوی عالی.با وجود اینکه سالها از تولید و عرضه آن می گذرد اما همچنان طراوت و تازگی خود را بین علاقه مندان و عاشقان عطر و بوی خوش حفظ کرده است. بوی خس خس آن آدمی را به عمق کوهپایه های پر از گل و گیاه و سبزه می برد. من که خیلی دوستش دارم.

Sep
09
2011
Luforge
Luforge

Very fresh/sexy and long lasting!Very similar to Creed Vetiver..A complex Potion of Vetiver and Cedar Wood wich dry-downs to a subtle tobbaco and tonka bean, makes this a remarkable and unforgetable scent.It won me over back in 2003 and it still does!

Sep
02
2011
johngreenink
johngreenink

Until I find another that can replace it, this is my favorite scent. It may be due to the fact that it really works well with my skin, or that I personally never get bored by Vetiver. Of the 'green' scents that are out there, Guerlain's Vetiver is the most versatile - it goes on cool, warms slightly, and then feels like a second skin for the rest of the day. It conjures many thoughts and images - like green woods, citrus skins, cool summer days, warm autumn, steaming cups of tea, a drive through the woods, experiencing nature...

Veitiver, as an essential oil, is complex. It lingers right on that edge between green and mossy, or clean and heavy. I think it's a strong 'base' for perfume because other ingredients will change vetiver's nature to swing to one side or the other. Guerlain's Vetiver works BOTH ways, at turns bright, clear green like sun through a grass blade, and then changing to the dark sap of a pine-needle-colored leather book binding. It can still surprise me when I wear it despite using it for over six years.

Some of the best notes in Vetiver are nutmeg and carnation; the nutmeg is warm and enticing, and the carnation is a sharp green/floral.

There are a lot of other vetiver-based scents out there that play to the various strengths of vetiver as a base, and I like a number of them, but for some reason Guerlain's formulation feels more comfortable on me than the others. Few fragrances can be so simultaneously fresh and sentimental as this.

Aug
31
2011
fepsceasar
fepsceasar

I mean after 10 minutes it turns in something great

Jul
31
2011
fepsceasar
fepsceasar

it is great nonlinear fragrance in the topenote you will notice citruss and after 10 minutes vlear vetiver, then in the bottom tobacco and pepper appear.
i do not like that much the top notes, but after one minute you -but most importantly your girl friend- could not resist its great sexy masculine smell.

Jul
31
2011
hermajesty2009
hermajesty2009

got a sample a few days ago. don't really care it's for men. like the fact it reminds a bit of some english gentleman, like fresh but of wood and leather and old books too... gonna use it with my androginous looks :)

Jul
29
2011
TillyWave
TillyWave

I love "Vetiver" so much that sometimes when I come home I have insane cravings to put it on.

What is interesting to me is the many notes listed--yet I find this to be a fairly linear fragrance, the way a flower or freshly felled tree is linear. "Vetiver" reminds me of something that you find in the woods, and it smells so good that you wish you could takt it with you.

Basically, it's 90% vetiver all the way, with some citrus on top, blending into wood/flowers in the middle, with pepper and tobacco on the bottom.

BTW I am female and I wear this all the time. And, I love the glass bottle and the color of the juice. It all just works so well.

Jul
28
2011
daliflora
daliflora

This is an exceptionally good classic, IMHO.

Jul
27
2011
perfume-malaysia
perfume-malaysia

I had the old packaging 100ml 2 month ago.
The moment i sprayed it, i felt dizzy and smell like indian hair oil i used to smell at the barber shop.
what a waste..
i just dont get it, how come this kind of smell becomes favorite of many..yaiks..

Jul
08
2011
wormred
wormred

This is good, but not that good. Tom Ford Grey Vetiver is so much better. So if I had to buy one, always would be the Tom Ford.

Jul
04
2011
alfarom
alfarom

Vetiver EDT (Vintage Formulation)

Not much to say about Guerlain's Vetiver as it's possibly the most popular and seminal vetiver based fragrance ever created. The vintage formula was loaded with oakmoss and tobacco that together with the main element created a deep and incredibly satisfying blend. Fresh yet somewhat dirty with the typical, slightly rough, barbershop vibe of certain fragrances of the same period. Always stated as the reference vetiver. Mandatory!

Vetiver EDT (Current Formulation)

Re-launched in 2000. A "no spurprise" linear composition that's at the same time classy, versatile, outstandingly wearable, contemporary, honest and solidly crafted. A great all-rounder. The current formulation is kinda polished and toned down on both the oakmoss and the tobacco with an overall effect that's at the same time fresher but less distinctive than the vintage. Said that, this is still pretty darn good. Not exactly long lasting, though.

Rating: Vintage Version 10/10 - Current Version 7/10

Jun
23
2011
calyx93
calyx93

Crisp, dry and long lasting, but ultimately different from the bottles of the 90's and before. Still, it's a good vetiver representation with a good dose of taste - there are quite a few raw and overdone vetivers out there that don't quite hit the mark the way this one did.

Since the reformulation and my interest in orientals, now my favorite vetiver lies in the drydown of Habanita.

Jun
18
2011
Belgianbear
Belgianbear

Guerlain changed the composition of the original one !!! Sad Sad Sad !!!! Impossible to wear it !!! The best actual VETIVER, it's a cheap one !!! From l'OCCITANE !!! So good ...

Jun
18
2011
anthonyrj
anthonyrj

I own this frag, and while it is well-made and smells nice, it is a bit too "old" for my tastes (there's an odd red pepper that comes out to my nose that takes it over the edge for me). If you are a vetiver lover, this one is certainly worth a try, but for my money (and age - 29) I prefer Encre Noir for my vetiver fix.

Jun
11
2011
benja
benja

The very Best, summer, "old school" cologne for a classy over 30s Tasteful Gentleman,it is so natural (non synthetic)scent.It's,comfortable,gentle, cologne.

Jun
07
2011
PseudoCz
PseudoCz

Vetiver and nutmeg make a great team here. Confortably and classy: it's powdery, aromatic and smoky essence. The sillage is REALLY STRONG and the longevity on me was almost 1 day. Waterproof cologne.

Jun
03
2011
mammaoca
mammaoca

What an amazing vetiver, probably one of the best on the market. Here vetiver smells as a sauvage garden, with the ocean wind spanning across the woodland, on the basenotes of a gently and more imortant natural elegance.
Quite bitter, vetiver guerlain has its own signature that makes it clearly evident within the market, overwhelming the test of timing.

May
30
2011
Pierina
Pierina

Love this scent! Im buying my Hubby a bottle and I'll be wearing it too.
sophisticated, sexy, clean. warm...... :)
It is divine!!
((He better like it!))

Edit
My husband was not excited to recieve this and is just stubborn enough that he probably wont wear it.. Any men out there want a hundred ml bottle me included? (haha)

May
19
2011
maknine ezzine
maknine ezzine

tres tres beux parfum....a ne pas confondr avec la version extreme.....merci.

May
18
2011
Aromaticus
Aromaticus

Insuperable.
Lujo confortable.
Cuando la llevo puesta me hace sentir relajado y seguro, es una de esas esencias que te hacen sentir bien.

May
17
2011
aticia
aticia

I'm in love with this perfume, although I'm a woman. Think is perfect to be used at the office. I discovered it while was looking for a gift. My boyfriend is laughting when see me smeling my whrist.

May
15
2011
Julio Azul
Julio Azul

This is one of the greatest fragrances of all times.Even the newer reformulated version is not far from the older one.maybe a little bit lighter than the older version but stil has the identity of it.Citrus,tobacco,vetiver and spices mixed beautiful create a divine parfume.10/10.

May
10
2011
claudy76
claudy76

fragancia unica en su clase distinguida varonil no tengo palabras paradescribirla

la recomiendo ampliamente

May
08
2011
gemini68j
gemini68j

This was blind purchase from last winter and I am very satisfied for it.

This is my signature scent and totally must for me. I like very much old school scents and traditionally wet shaving with de-razor.

Guerlain Vetiver is very invigorating and fresh also in winter or autumn. It is not linear scent and it includes suitably different elements:Citrus, spicies, woody tones. When I wear this scent I`ll think that I differentiate from mass. I have got compliments from ladies and they say that it is suitable for me.

May
07
2011
Minimephisto
Minimephisto

Rejuvenation is the word. It is like an antidote to the toxicity of daily life. Vetiver gives you a sense of peace, a barrier from constant irritations from things around you. It just make one statement, "stay calm and focus".

It heals me.

Apr
09
2011
Mushroomfat
Mushroomfat

The first spray is overwhelming harshness that only a retired boilermaker could stomach. Paaah!
Very quickly, develops the fragrance itself.
Classic
Masculine
Unasserting
Woods and mosses, very slight bergamot fades away.
Holds a distinct, signature similarity to Habit Rouge.
The smell itself is way too old fashioned for me to wear, but Vetiver is by far the greatest Guerlain I've come across to date.

Apr
05
2011
K1
K1

I just happened to buy the last bottle in Duty Free shop in airport. This boy made whole my summer although this summer I have several nice summery fragrances.
It's really chic and classic masterpiece, it's a vintage sporty like those modest rich cool guys in polo shirts.
Linearly Vetiver opens with oily milky vetiver plus neroli that is opaque and balmy, natural and sweet fresh classic. This perhaps is of the last standings classics on the edge of modern perfumery territory.

Mar
27
2011
blueberry
blueberry

It is my first Guerlain ever. Vetiver is a very green and woodsy fragrance, making me feel as if I were in the middle of a deep and cool spring forest, after the morning dew has disappeared and the cool breeze has conjured up a mysterious yet invigorating mixture of coniferous, deciduous and herbaceous aromas. Simply an amazing feeling!

Yes, it is a unisex fragrance thanks to its natural charasterisic, although I am sure not all women would be ready to accept it since it is not sweet. Luckily, I am the one to hit it off with GV immediately.

The only concern for me is the longevity-my skin seems to eat the stuff pretty quickly, so I need to reapply and spray it vigorously on my clothes. After some time I don't even detect it as my nose becomes so accustomed to it, which is a pity, because I love to smell the fragrance I am wearing! And because of this I only like GV a lot, but don't love it. However, I think it might be even better in summer, so we will see how it performs then.
UPDATE: After 2 days the fragrance is detectable on my sweater, so it must be my nose which gets used to GV so quickly.
UPDATE 2: I tried to wear it in warmer weather and I am infatuated with it! Oh, Guerlain Vetiver, I love you madly :) I am moving you to the honorable "I love" section.

Listen people, this is a MASTERPIECE!!!

Mar
14
2011
nattonline
nattonline

Very strong and dry woody VETIVER scent. It is a bit sharp and bitter, but it's also clean and manly animalic. It feels old school and has this medicinal character but not bothersome. The drydown is very good but the opening can be a bit scary with its bitterness. It's a mature masculine scent; reserved for 25+ only.

Mar
09
2011
Cylob
Cylob

A non-bold, but classy fragrance.
The opening is very nice: fresh & green. Then the basenotes kick in and the woody elements give it warmth. Perfect for any season and any age, although older men will appreciate this more.

Hours later the wood elements still linger from my skin. The freshness from the opening is gone. Now I even love it more!

8/10 [Great, but Sycomore beats this by far!]

Feb
03
2011
scentury
scentury

Classy and elegant, this fragrance is the yardstick to which other vertiver based scents are measured.
I always think of a man emerging fresh from a shower everytime I smell this. It's so fresh and invigorating!
Best for the 30 and over crowd.

Feb
02
2011
LaPetite
LaPetite

I LOVE this so so much . It's a male scent and yet i could almost buy it for myself .
It's surely green , incredibly refreshing but i didn't find it woody at all .
I gifted it to my Dad for the fathers' day last year , and he finnished the bottle in a few weeks 0_o i guess it means he enjoyed it :-)

Jan
24
2011
floof
floof

When my roommate discovered the then governor of the great state of California-Arnold, Conan, Terminator- he goes by many names, but I have read this is fragrance of choice. The start is a little offputting, but it is so complex it needs about 15 minutes to settle down to something very masculine and enjoyable. If you wish to try this, they sell minis on amazon for under $3 in the guerlain packaging. It is very striking, and when I smell or think of this fragrance, I think of arnold with a big cigar sitting the required distance from the state capitol that he demanded be kept so he could continue smoking. What a man, what a fragrance! This is for anyone who wants to feel like Conan for a day, or for how ever long you wear it for.
This one is for mans mans man, not someone who wants something more unisex, this is extremely, almost excessively masculine.

Jan
22
2011
Singabera
Singabera

Beautiful fragrance, natural, free... Great for the hot summer days. I would call it unisex, and going to buy it for myself. People who like Herba Freska, Hermes colognes, would like that one too.

Jan
19
2011
DresdenDoll
DresdenDoll

This is a delicious, crisp, masculine scent.I would rank it right up there with Dior's Eau Sauvage. I don't know how Elle McPherson carries this off, to me it would be so out of place on a woman. Great man's fragrance.

Dec
27
2010
missan
missan

Edit:
This is really lovely, not that disimilar to Carven, but more smokey and flowery. Carven is more fruity. Love them both.

If you find this a little sharp, try the after shave, it´s lovely. One of the best IMO.

The edt of this is more like an edp to me, while the after shave is an edt. It seems to me it´s not reformulated (destroyed) like so many others are nowadays.

Dec
19
2010
Valentino
Valentino

Vetiver by Guerlain has become built up to near mythic proportions over the decades and not without good reason. It simply oozes class, elegance and distinction. I remember first reading about it in my mother's Elle magazine back in the 1980s. Some famous and attractive women of the time had listed their favourite men's frags. Over and over this name would come up, Vetiver. Guerlain Vetiver. I was enthralled. They found it both exciting and comforting, powerful yet understated. What magic potion was this?
I kept it in mind to try it, but for some reason I didn't get around to it until I was twenty-five.

In all honesty, when I did, it took some getting used to. Some days it smelled great, but other days the vetiver note had a thick heavy quality which I didn't like at all. Dare I say sweaty? I now understand that this fragrance is very sensitive to changes in body chemistry, temperature and humidity.

In contrast to some, I prefer Vetiver in a tropical climate. With the heat, the projection improves and notes begin to lift and separate. The citrus/tobacco accord stays around for longer, dancing about you and creating intrigue for those lucky enough to enter the zone.

There is such an air of achievement, wealth and worldliness about you when you wear this scent. You instantly become 'a someone'. As Jack Nicholson's character said to Helen Hunt in As Good As It Gets, 'You make me want to be a better man.'

Nov
23
2010
aquila_2009
aquila_2009

Hi.

When you are in a Crowded Room with Different Smells One Factor can break you,A Great smell That The people around tell You what a Wonderfull smell and VETIVER is one of those Great Smells. It is without a doubt one of The Best Vetiver scents on The market. Versatile,Masculine,Classic, Captivating,Gorgeous,Woody,Elaborate and Unforgettable.

A whisper of Citrus in the first blast but it fades out quickly for making a Harmonious and Elegant middle notes of Vetiver,Pepper and Sandalwood Then reveal themselves over the Warm base composed of the Most Sophisticated Masculine and Classic ingredients as It smells Fresh yet Warm and Alluring without being too Strong.

It has Something different each time You wear it which makes it Lovely and Cute and Gives You feel better about Yourself. VETIVER is Suitable for Any Occasion and Any Season Especially in the Warm weather and Formal Occasion. Totally It is distinct from a lot of other Male colognes as You will always have it in Your collection.

Sillage?Remarkable.

Longevity?Great Like GUERLAIN.

8/10

Nov
17
2010
missan
missan

This is really lovely, not that disimilar to Carven, but more smokey and flowery. Carven is more fruity. Love them both.

If you find this a little sharp, try the after shave, it´s lovely.

Oct
21
2010
guest_ROUSAK
guest_ROUSAK

I thought this should be a classic one.
Man i was really dissapointed, i dont know but maybe i dont like vetiver....i felt it is cheap and not worth half of its price....also no one noticed this....only me smelling this bad smell on myself.
In my opinon waste of money, do not buy

Oct
14
2010
chiva
chiva

I find it absolutely masculine.
Its delicious. D E L I C I O U S.
My dad has always worn it, and I must confess that, although I am a feminine, straight young woman I have seriously felt like stealing it from him! :)

I dont think its a unisex scent at all btw. But would still wear it anyways!

Aug
09
2010
hollycat
hollycat

Its amazing how many notes can be in a scent and only a few can be detected on the skin. As for this one, so many notes. At first spray, all I smell is vetiver, quickly as it settles I then smell myrhh. The vetiver doesnt stick around too long once the myrhh takes over. I cant seem to pick out any other notes. This isnt a strong scent on me, and not one for me to wear. I wonder how this would smell on a man? Hmmmm.

Aug
02
2010
karlovonamesti
karlovonamesti

Nice vetiver here. Very dry and woodsy towards the end, with a traditional vetiver note at its core. Maybe a touch too much pepper, but otherwise just right, although could do with higher quality ingredients. I can't help but feel that the citrus needs work. That said, as far as a gentlemanly classic for all seasons goes, this is as good as it gets for $35.

Jul
03
2010
guest_generale
guest_generale

a perfect parfum,my mother bought it 10ago for me and since then it is my alter ego.i believe 1of the greatest fragrances of all times.my wife adore it too.

Jun
26
2010
Doc Elly
Doc Elly

This EdT (probably the newest version) starts out with a prelude of citrus, mainly bergamot along with a little twist of lemon. Within the first 5 minutes the citrus is joined by peppery spices. The nutmeg and coriander are definitely there. All the while the vetiver is like the bass playing continuously, keeping it all together. There’s something sweetish and slightly floral, but it’s subtle and not identifiable as any single note. After a while it develops a rich tobacco scent without losing the citrus and spice. After a couple of hours the scent dries down to a salty sage-vetiver combination, still with hints of the citrus, spice, and flowers, a “your-skin-but-better” accord that’s very comfortable to wear.

Despite all of the macho men’s photos that appear in ads for this scent, it’s every bit as well suited to be worn by a woman as a man. To me, this is the ultimate unisex scent. For an EdT, it’s quite strong and long-lasting. I can see that this is going to become one of my default scents to wear to work.

Many thanks to Gojira for generously passing this on to me!

Jun
05
2010
CourtrightHer
CourtrightHer

Such a pleasant Summer scent. Definitely one to watch when applying! One of my peeves with most mens colognes is the lack of descent silage in comparison with womens fragrances. This is not the case here. A bit citrusy/ spicy at first, then evolving nicely into a smokey/ grassy scent. Maybe bit masculine (because of an incense scent in the base to me) but certainly the right woman could wear this well. A buy.

May
22
2010
costaleo
costaleo

The kind of scent you can spray away - of course keeping some sensibility. Wear it and bathe yourself with an aura of freshness and cleaness. Get ready for a unique experience when it comes to the drydown, which is exceptionally charming and lasts forever on the skin. Great sillage. A compliment getter and perfect for the warm days of my city. You can´t miss it.

Apr
26
2010
mrdibiagio
mrdibiagio

Very hard to use. Not masculine at all. It Smells like a strong insect's repelent. I prefer vetiver extreme, because it have more species and it is more wereable.

Apr
25
2010
enigmatict
enigmatict

I'm a 23 year old woman and can wear this happily in warmer weather (or as a comfort scent in winter). On my dark skin the tabacco comes through and I seem to smell some Ylang Ylang. Lovely! On a man's skin the citrus aspect of it is accentuated.

Apr
18
2010
mal23
mal23

I agree this is a great scent and one of the best Vetiver's out their, but to me this comes of as an older man's fragrance. Suited for 40-60 year old man or mid-life. It is fresh, green, masculine mature, and clean. Overall 8/10 for a mature mans scent.

Feb
11
2010
Tuvok
Tuvok

I'm too young to spray myself with this, but to be honest I like it very much. I recieved it from my mom who wanted to buy me a "suit fragrance" and yes she's right, it matches with elegant appereance but not for guys at my age (i'm 21) it's rather for men between 35-60, but definately the best vetiver scent ever. A true classic ;) It used to be a Roman Polanski's favorite scent.

Feb
03
2010
ricardohmedina
ricardohmedina

Vetiver by Guerlain is a wonderful scent. The inicial citrus and sharp openning gives space for a woody, grassy and spiced base. Refreshing and warm at the same time, Vetiver is one of the best fragrances I have in my wardrobe. Great longevity and silage.

Jan
11
2010
sherapop
sherapop

I love Guerlain's VETIVER, the perfect uniscent, an enticing combination of vetiver and oakmoss, with a touch of leather and civet in the base, and a warm opening of citrus and spice.

VETIVER is so wonderful, in fact, that I wanted to share it and so gave my bottle away to a male comrade of mine, under the naive assumption that he would love it as much as I do. Unfortunately, I do not believe that he wears it, and I sometimes wonder what became of it. Did he perhaps think that I gave it to him because I didn't want it? Could he have thrown it away?! (gasp!) Perhaps I should sneak into his house one night, and take it back--if it's still there!

The moral to this story is: do not assume that great fragrances will be appreciated by someone else in another set of skin. Objectively great fragrances may not always be recognized for what they are. A sampling of reviews even here at FRAGRANTICA--written by people all of whom care about perfume--reveals that how a fragrance develops is a function not only of its composition, but also that of the wearer!

Jan
05
2010
auchel
auchel

A personal favourite. Wonderfully elegant and refreshing but can be dominating if overapplied. A fragrance for special occasions.

Dec
25
2009
mypersonalharmonics
mypersonalharmonics

A scent of serenity.

It is woody-aromatic alright but I would also call it a green chypre...

I love Guerlain's Vetiver. I am a woman who has actually been wearing it for a couple of months. Still I appreciate it much more on a man.

It is a dry herbal scent that flourishes when it's heated up by the summer sun.
Tobacco is the second most important ingredient in there for me.

I see it as a sensual and alternative potion. Not boring at all.

Jul
27
2009
Robert White
Robert White

A classic! Hey how can you go wrong with Jean Paul? A GREAT green, woody, slightly citrusy top, with a suave and not too obviously "manly" base. I think the ladies could wear this, too. Haven't smelled the Guerlain Vetiver pour Femme...Turin says it's a little more complex...I'd like to try it. Highly recommended and quit affordable online. Since it's an EdT, spray some on your clothes to make it last. One of the guys at work said "Geez, Bob, you smell like an old lady!" I couldn't believe it.

Jun
12
2009
nesca1502
nesca1502

I love this fragrance in men, it is very sexy and reminds me of the boy I love who likes to wear it. Some find it a bit old fashioned but I really like it, I think is one of the most attractive male fragrances out there. Yum!

Jun
07
2009
tommy_girl
tommy_girl

it's like it's lauding the name of Guerlain as it's maker and now that I see Jean Paul Guerlain,himself has made it,I don't get surprised.
although it's an old perfume,I've just got the chance to smell it.I should say that it's not my type,but it doesn't negate the worth of this fragrance.
it's very fresh with lots of green and woodsy notes,mixed with a plenty of manly scent.
to me it's like guerlain pour homme is a new look to this fragrance,in a modern way.I can't deny both are very provocative.probably this one is more old-fashioned,but it's still living and it's good for stylish men who go still for classics.

Apr
08
2009
Aiona
Aiona

Perhaps I'm just plebeian in my tastes, but I didn't much care for Guerlain's (reformulated) Vetiver. I thought I knew what vetiver smells like, but on first spray, it wasn't like other vetiver-containing things I've smelled. It was sort of grassy-haylike, and "dry" is I guess the only word I have for that initial part. Then, after about an hour, it turns all gingery on my skin. Ginger. That's it. Just ginger. And I don't even see ginger listed above in the description as a note. I dunno. It's an okay fragrance. Granted I only sampled it once, but after two hours of unchanging ginger, I got bored of it, and sprayed something more dynamic (MPd'H) over it. Perhaps someday I'll sample it again. Maybe it will come alive for me then.

Mar
20
2009
bluecoast
bluecoast

This is a scent that has accompanied me since 1984. It's very special and you recognize it immediately. Yes, it is somewhat masculine, but I like to smell it on a dynamic, successful woman. I was a bit disappointed when the formula was slightly changed about ten years ago and bought all i could get of the older edition in a department store.

Mar
11
2009
azuriiita
azuriiita

Its comfortable, pleasant and very nice for wear at the sea -in my humble opinion-

I like very much this vetiver fragrance, and i think could be a good unisex option for a confident woman :)

On the right person, this could be also exquisite and unforgettable

Feb
03
2009
scentsible
scentsible

Interesting to me that few members are voting this a summer scent.

I love it in hot weather as the vetiver note reminds me of the smell of new-mown hay.

Not to be oversprayed, I concur there.

Day, night, warm weather or cold. I love Vetiver.

Jan
11
2009
SweetSwinger
SweetSwinger

A seductive classic. I always envision a young and delicious Gary Cooper when I smell this. So masculine and extremely sexy.

Aug
08
2008
afraafra
afraafra

too much vetiver but great drydown.

Jul
24
2008
zoka
zoka

I have to report today's hunt :-) its gorgeous fragrance. It won me from first notes and I feel so confident wearing it.

Aug
25
2007

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