I’m not old, I’m vintage.
- Aug 1, 2019
Currently Wearing: No. 19 by Chanel
I'm with you. I've been looking for something in the 5-10ml range. If I finish that and if/when this shows up at discounters for a decent price, I'm going for it.I think it's official: I'm ready to move on from the Playing House stage (sample) to the engagement ring (big decant), prior to committing to the marriage (full bottle). Vetiver may be the minor player here, not appearing til the base, but the fantastic opening hits all my G-spots: grapefruit, tomato leaf, and a very spiky blackcurrant. I'm loving this.
Vétiver Écarlate by Quentin Bisch for L'Artisan Parfumeur
Nice! Did you end up pouncing on that bottle or still in decant mode?Maitri by Provision
How vetiver-forward would you say this is compared to LV Vetiver?Post synch with Lorenzo Villoresi Theseus
I just have a few drops left in my sample, and will probably make this one of my next pick ups.
Never heard of the house. If I judge a book by its cover, an Etsy type indie brand? Sample worthy?CJ Scents - Vetiver Orange Blossom
I'm with you. I've been looking for something in the 5-10ml range. If I finish that and if/when this shows up at discounters for a decent price, I'm going for it.
Never heard of the house. If I judge a book by its cover, an Etsy type indie brand? Sample worthy?
The website is endearing. It's got the vibe of (I stole this from I don't know who) "my computer-savvy 12-year-old nephew made it for me in 2007".CJ Scents has its own website, but, yeah, indie all the way. I picked up a few on a lark as part of a bundle from Mercari. I have a straight vetiver as well that I’m saving for another Wednesday.
I think the house is sample-worthy based on this one fragrance. They don’t seem to have any vetivers currently available, but the range is sufficient that you might find something of interest.
Will do! I should be back in Naples within the next six weeks so I will keep you posted. My little 5ml Vert oil is almost empty, I'm unsure if I'll replace it with a spray or not. Definitely going for a big bottle of Sballo and a smaller one for Musc for the wife (I'm over the moon I get to smell it on her).Let's keep each other informed if we run across decants for Vetiver Ecarlate. I was almost ready to go FB from Saks, but suddenly Saks pulled ALL their L'Artisans from their website! Now the only US seller seems to be Lucky Scent, at full price.
That Acampora Vert is great stuff too. Definitely on the list for if/when you go back to Italy.
The website is endearing. It's got the vibe of (I stole this from I don't know who) "my computer-savvy 12-year-old nephew made it for me in 2007".
I'm wearing Encre Noire. It's not my favorite though.
Good to know. I will continue just using the Encre Noire bottle as a paperweight on my desk. The bottle is heavy and it is very beautiful.Nor mine. And yet I absolutely adore the Extreme version. I often wear it when I have a craving for Sycomore, but feel too miserly to use up any of my precious stash.
Clandestine Laboratories Film Noir (there's vetiver in there... somewhere)
Phase 2: CdG Hinoki. Japanese cypress, turpentine, incense, and vetiver in the base. Lovely stuff.
Etro's is a great vetiver, but the answer to your question is easy: PdE Vetiver Bourbon is 10/10 for me, and a necessary buy for anyone who loves vetiver. Probably in the first 3 vetivers I would suggest one to buy.Etro Vetiver
First wearing, just got back from picking it up. Also my first from Etro.
So far a lovely, wearable, classic vetiver. Just the style I like.
@Andy the frenchy being our resident expert on all things Vetiver. How does this compare to the Parfum d'Empire? Just to help me get a reference to compare by and decide if I should do a blind buy.
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Thanks Andy!Etro's is a great vetiver, but the answer to your question is easy: PdE Vetiver Bourbon is 10/10 for me, and a necessary buy for anyone who loves vetiver. Probably in the first 3 vetivers I would suggest one to buy.
While Etro's is rougher/darker, quite 'grey', PdE's has all the facets: earthy, green, powdery. Just great great great. Go blind. I vouch for it, very strongly. It's rare that I advise a blind buy, but for this thread usual users, it's a no brainer.
It's like if a Jimi Hendrix fanboy asked if buying blind a Stratocaster and a Marshall Plexi was worth it. Does that answer the question?
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