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GUERLAIN Vetiver Eau de Toilette Spray is rated out of 5 by 5.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Vachss from A classic I'm quite new to vetiver frangrances but wanted to create a capsule collection of classics. The appeal to me was that this fragrance has stood the test of time. I like its fresh feel and although quite quiet the vetiver does emerge and lasts well although it is quite muted. I think that is a plus especially if worn in the daytime. An unexpected plus was that it smells equally good on my partner.
Date published: 2014-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Paul99 from Classic, timeless, elegant masculinity A fresh lemon opening followed by the most gorgeous vetiver and tobacco middle. This dries down to a pepper and nutmeg base; lovely, lovely, lovely. This has been around for over 50 years now and has more than stood the test of time. Great longevity and above average projection, this just smells clean, fresh, spicy and timeless; love it.
Date published: 2014-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by ruum from Another timeless classic 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.
Date published: 2013-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by h73d from return to form I completely disagree with the previous reviewer. Perhaps he got used to the previous incarnation in the striped bottle. This new version is indeed different, but to my nose it's a return to the original. Of course it's not the same, but closer in spirit and effect. I found the banded version to be loud and strident, too brutal. This is softer with a slightly floral touch (carnation?) and dry spiciness.
Date published: 2013-06-22