If you have a chance try Le Vetiver by Lubin.
I like vetiver in all it's forms and blends, including these clean, straight forward vetivers.
I blind bought a bottle of Guerlain that I'm thinking of putting in BST. To me, it just smells like grass.
Le Vetiver by Lubin
I bought this one based on a recommendation of a sales lady. Rarely do that, but I did this time. I like Le Vetiver because of its fresh woodiness. It's light and it's full at the same time. After smelling scents like Encre Noire or Sycomore I found that there are much better vetiver fragrances but EN and Sycomore for me require a special occasion/mood, these scents are heavy. Le Vetiver is light and can be worn every day and in most occasions. Also I like the spices used in Lubin's version very much and it has a little of that soapy thing I like. For hot summer days it is also very hard to beat SMN Eva as a choice, also a peppery citrus vetiver but even lighter than Le Vetiver.
Both scents are unisex IMHO, but Eva is unisex with one leg deeper on the masculine end of the scale.
Since nobody has chimed in on CdG Vettiveru, I'll add that, although it's not an EdT, its price is very reasonable. It's $52 for 125 ml or $82 for 500 mil at Lucky Scent. Part of the nice CdG Series 4 range of cologne.
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I agree with everything TNH and BR say about this one. It was the only scent I took on a recent trip out of the country--which is somewhat misleading, because I thought I was heading toward the land of everywhere available fabulous frags, but it does say that I really like the scent and think it is very versitile. Although as TNH says, it is not labelled an edt, it seems pretty much edt strength to me. I really like vetivers and this one is a very nice one.
Last edited by The Nid Hog; 07-10-2012 at 05:56 AM.
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Growing up in India - Khus..or vetiver..has been more than a perfume component. We infuse it in sherbets, add it to drinking water during the humid summers, air the room with moistened Khus mats and used the oil around religious ceremonies. It was only recently that I get to know it is used in high-end fragrances. To me, DR Harris Windsor smells like Khus/Vetiver.