Original Vetiver fragrance notes

  • Head

    • ginger, mandarin, italian bergamot
  • Heart

    • haitian vetiver, mysore sandalwood, florentine iris
  • Base

    • musk, ambergris

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The opening consisted of citrus notes paired with some ginger giving a fresh crisp feeling. The vetiver emerges soon after, which contributes to freshness of the scent. A nice fleshy green vetiver is what I get from it, very inviting and appealing. The base dries down to the familiar ambergris notes and some musk. A very simplistic scent that does not shout out to others close by. It can be worn casually or at work. This is ideal for warmer weather, particularly spring and summer. It's a safe scent. This one gets compared to the infamous Mugler Cologne and I found to be a worthy substitution for that scent, it could be considered an upgrade. Nonetheless for both Mugler Cologne and Original Vetiver, one cannot go wrong with either.
11th March 2023
This is talked about as a happy friendly vetiver. A expensive Mugler cologne. Id say it does smell like the Mugler, but it has more vetiver. The Mugler is a citrus clean soapy flowers. This is that with a vetiver backdrop. I smell the vetiver similar to the Guerlain in the background. Ultimately this is a standard fare, soapy clean and green fragrance. I found longevity decent and projection a bit below average. This was from an authorized spray sample. I could see getting this someday, but I was hoping for a little more Creed basenote magic that I did not get. Even though this is a low priced Creed, I'm still docking it for being expensive. Presentation is quite nice. The gradient green on those Victorian looking bottles. Pretty nice. Neutral. This reminds me as well of the Elle Saab Vetiver, for what it is worth. I think I liked that one a bit more, even if they costed the same.
24th December 2020

Perfect work or getting $hit done scent. Extremely underrated, and one of the best ever released by Creed.
23rd January 2020
This is the dumb-grab from Creed.

Of all of the Creed scents out there this is probably their best one in terms of quality, performance and versatility. Like Guerlain's Vetiver (1961), this is a fragrance that you can wear anywhere and fit in without issue. It works in the office, works during casual events, would work on a date (warmer months preferred); it would even work at a formal event.

It has a savon accord very similar to Mugler Cologne (2001), but with the addition of vetiver, though that vetiver is a background player in this. I've never found Original Vetiver to be a "vetiver fragrance." What makes this work so well is the soap note made by the combination of a really good citrus and floral combination. It has great performance (by Creed standards) in regards to longevity and projection. Wear this in the spring/summer for best effect.

If you need a cheaper alternative to this, pick up Mugler Cologne. It's not the same, but it's in the same ballpark, much the way Set Sail St. Barts (2007) by Tommy Bahama is the ballpark alternative to Creed's Virgin Island Water (2007). That said, if you have the disposable income, I think that Original Vetiver is the one Creed fragrance that I would go so far as to say is a blind buy. It's difficult not to like this one.

Big thumbs up.
26th November 2019
Original Vetiver is definitely a no-fuss clean fragrance. I've never smelled Mugler Cologne so I can't speak to that comparison. To my nose it's kind of a marriage of the vetiver/citrus freshness of Eau Sauvage with a more soapy fougere like GIT. It doesn't really grab me, I personally prefer "statement" fragrances that break expectations a bit. But, it's definitely suited to an office environment where potential offense should be minimized. If that's what you're looking for this is a pretty good option. Additionally, as I've felt with Eau Sauvage, my skin tends to eat up fresh fragrances, giving this only a couple hours on my skin.
12th November 2019
It took wearing this a few times to understand it, but now that I have I'm seriously considering making it my next Creed on the shelf. I picked up Guerlain Vetiver a few weeks ago and it's been in my rotation since. It kind of set my expectations for an earthy, direct, robust vegetal tone and that's not at all what comes with Original Vetiver.

Now that I've let the fresh cut, vibrant grassy accord have a chance, I love it. The floral notes and ginger have been blended gorgeously to contribute to a really solid overall effect. This scent immediately brings back sense memories of holidays from my childhood, and the soapiness from the iris in the dry down is clean and luxuriant.

Thumbs up. I can't imagine it as a night time scent and it's uniquely suited to spring and summer, but your mileage may vary.
8th November 2019
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