Creed • Original Vetiver • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||56%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I'm a woman, and one who rarely or almost never finds men's scents unisex, but this was really nice. This is pretty close to the scent of Ivory soap. I've already tried Demeter Pure Soap and realized that I like the Ivory soap thing but it's not for me, but I think this might have been closer. I never would have expected ginger and vetiver to smell soapy, but even though musk isn't listed in the notes this seemed to give off a clean musk feel. I gave it a four because it just wasn't for me, but it was nice.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I don't think I'd wear this personally but would love to smell it on my man. Great, soapy vetiver scent. Simple yet sexy. I love this one!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Great perfume! Guess what? It might be on the Creed men fragrance line but women can wear it as well (sorry, guys). I am stealing it from my boyfriend all the time and I get compliments on the scent. It's a very rejuvenating fragrance, the kind of scent that makes you feel clean and fresh. It last a long time and it makes you feel good (at least it makes me feel good, I wear it when I need to kick up my mood). Of course, I absolutely love it on my boyfriend as well. It's more of a daytime fragrance and it's great.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Many years ago my family had a guest over for dinner who was wearing a cologne so compelling I asked him what it was. "Vetiver," he said. "By Guerlain." It became the scent I wore during college and my first year of grad school. And it has fixed associations with that time. Although they are mostly pleasant, wearing it makes me feel like I'm in a time machine and I actually prefer life the way it is now. So, a great frag I no longer wear. Which means I'm always looking for a great substitute. Now, Creed, which I think makes a few great frags, has been making a frag called "Vetiver" for decades. As any Creed rep will explain, it was JFK's favorite. That scent, which i happen to like and own, has its charms but the smell of vetiver is not among them; dogs trained to sniff this fragrant grass would pass a barrel of Creed's Vetiver without so much as a bark or whimper. Enter Olivier Creed, who brings us a new Vetiver he confusingly calls Original Vetiver, in a pretty green bottle. This, too, smells like it contains no vetiver, though it's possible that a truck bearing some bales of vetiver rolled down the avenue outside the Creed laboratory when they were working on this. It smells very much like expensive soap. There is a woodsy floral note that develops somewhat and stays linear from start to finish. If you're after vetiver, avoid Creed's renditions in favor of Guerlain or Etro, both of which are excellent. If you're a fan of Creed, by all means smell this and the first one they made (which they now refer to as "Classic Vetiver") and see what you think. They might stand on their own for you, as they did for me--I bought one of each, in succession, but, having spent lots of time with each, found they weren't that interesting to warrant replenishing my supply.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I Love, love, LOVE this scent. Clean, herbal, fresh. This can be worn by men, but I love it on me - I like the slight sexiness the masculine aspect gives it on a woman. Just perfect!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Though I think it is a nice fragrance.....it's not for me. Since I am a woman, I will stick with more feminine fragrances and will leave this for the guys. I can see a sporty young man wearing this though.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This is a very nice citrusy, green soapy smelling scent that's perfect for warm summer days. I also find it has a lot in common with cheaper priced Mugler Cologne which I also have a bottle of. However, the more I dab my OV sample on me, the more I'm loving this fragrance! OV is much richer smelling than MC and has nice, strong citrus topnotes that MC doesn't really have. After a side by side comparison Original Vetiver is much better smelling on my skin as well as longer lasting.
(which should be the case considering it's price)
Overall this is easily one of my favorite Creed offerings.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Red Eyes: Green
The soapiness of this fragrance evens out what often is a very edge-y scent. It isn't quite as earthy as, say, Villoresi, but it makes for a very clean fragrance for both men and women. The effect somewhat reminds me of Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
What a shocker! I half expected to like this for men, but never imagined in a million that I would like it on me. This is actually the first fragrance I would classify as capable of being worn by both men and women. It does start off with a fairly typical, masculine sort of cologne smell to it (I wonder why?), but then dries down into a clean, refreshing, dare I say pretty, fragrance. And I thought I did not like vetiver! With the weather hitting the mid-30s, wearing this feels like a splash in a cool pool. My usual fragrances are a little sweet and sticky feeling for the summer but this could be the perfect antidote. I am stunned: worlds have collided. I just may have to buy a full bottle, even though I know this is probably just summer madness. Luckily, my husband really likes it too (as did some friends) so I will be able to pass it on to him when September comes.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I am a woman and I love this fragrance - for myself! I layer it with Fluerssime for a beautiful, clean floral and herbal scent that is perfect for the tropics. I recently spent a month in Thailand and wore this everywhere. It just seemed to be perfect wherever I was - at the beach, in the mountains, or in Bangkok. Using this as a warm weather fragrance is a delightful and cliche-free experience!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have grown to enjoy vetiver. My first experiences with it were challenging: Too harsh, or too dry. Then I smelled a lovely sour, herbal characteristic, like rustling dried grass. Quality vetiver, like quality patchouli, is a note that can elevate fragrance from merely good to exceptionally fine.
In Creed Original Vetiver, the vetiver freshness shines through as a solo note, supported by bitter orange and cedar. There is a bit of a clean, soapy quality here, which is uncharacteristic of vetiver. The only problem that I have with it as a solo fragrance is this: People in our culture, in our climate, have no reference point for vetiver. We cannot say, "ah, it smells like newly-woven baskets" or "it smells like a freshly-thatched roof." For example: I wore it to the gas station. The guy at the check-out counter looked at his co-worker with the spritz bottle and rag and said, "What's that smell? Vegetable cleaner?" I paid and left without explaining. I will be the first person to admit that my tastes in perfume are far from popular tastes. But when it reaches this point, I wonder if I should stay home and enjoy it myself.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Hello, blast of vetiver! Wow. This one is really pungent on my skin. And long-lasting. Perfect in sweltering weather for its refreshing vetiver presence! Almost tart after an hour or so. But still very compelling -- and sexy. This is a fragrance to wear on a date, no doubt. A summer date. Perfect!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is the third Vetiver-based fragrance by Creed. And its the most sporty, casual and fresh version yet ! The the top notes of bergamot and mandarin provide a refreshing introduction to the scent, and the haitian vetiver (made from vetiver leaves, not roots) kicks in in the middle notes, flanked by the fresh top notes. All this is topped off by a base of musk and ambergris.
Its a perfect scent for people wary of strong earthy vetiver smells! The sillage and longevity is fantastic, and it rivals Creeds Green Irish Tweed as an all-purpose classy scent!
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
I loved the grassy topnotes of this fragrance, but those faded quickly on me. Then the drydown became little more than a powdery soap scent, before fading altogether within a very short time. But, like most Creeds, I'm sure that this smells wonderful on the right chemistry. It's a very pleasant, everyday-type scent, but being that I already own Creed's Feuille Verte, which is within the same fragrance category - and which is far more interesting and lasting on my skin - there's no reason for me to own Original Vetiver.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
It smells exactly like a bar of Ivory soap to me. Which I love. I was very surprised by the freshness of this scent, I was expecting something drier and woodier. Too expensive though!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
A clear distinction from Creed's Vetiver, Original Vetiver is, for my money, the best Creed on the market for men, and the best vetiver period. original santal i found soft & warm but terribly unoriginal. also there seems to be a house note in many creeds that keeps some peple away from the brand, i numbered myself among there ranks for a time. i would suggest for those individuals to give this one a try. ginger real ambergris sandalwood and stems roots leaves, the entire vetiver finds its way into this zesty sparkling fresh grassy crystal clear vetiver. does away with that burned meaty odor that some vetivers can carry (route Du vetiver anyone?) 4 OZ can be found for the price of most mens scents (70 bucks delivered) online. Guerlains vetiver i also enjoy, but prefer Creed's clarity to Guerlain's creaminess. interesting side note; Hermes vetiver tonka is a dead ringer for Guerlain at 10 x the price!