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58%
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4.1/5
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2.0
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fromAimbl

Jan/21/2015

Agree with Wyrmiax below.

I originally thought vetiver tonka would be perfect for DH, but it didn't seem to make any impression on him. (Neither did Eau d'Hiver which is NOT a vetiver or at all similar- he just sniffed at the same time). Eventually DH chose vetiver extraordinaire, composed by Dominique Rompion for Frederic Malle. If I am in a vetiver frame of mind, I …
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age44-55

skinCombination, Olive, Warm

hairBrunette, Straight, Medium

eyesBrown


4.0
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May/09/2013

'With its caramel, praline and blonde tobacco notes, tonka bean draped vetiver in softness and gave its woody notes a mellow roundness," says Jean-Claude Ellena on the Hermes website. Given his fondness for transparency, I guess at least for some of us this is a delectable vetiver gourmand probably enjoying the sophistication of more than one genre.

On my skin, however, it …
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About reviewer (571 reviews)

age36-43

skinCombination, Fair-Medium, Unknown

hairRed, Unknown, Unknown

eyesHazel


5.0
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May/30/2011

Trying in a sample pass ,Vetiver Tonka is a lovely fresh unisex scent.
On my skin it smells like it should be from another House.Specifically :Prada.
Vetiver Tonka smells as if it were a mix of Prada Prada(approximately 1/3)and Prada Infusion D'Iris(2/3).
I would definitely like a bottle ,but it would be slightly redundant (and a expensive indulgence)as I already own the other …
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About reviewer (34 reviews)

age30-35

skinCombination, Fair, Warm

hairBrunette, Straight, Fine

eyesHazel


4.0
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Aug/10/2010

Another Jean Claude Ellena triumph!
Vetiver Tonka is one of my favorites this season.
Nutty, warm, sweet, and almost edible without ever crossing the line over to food-y scents. A man or a woman could wear this and be perceived as gorgeous smelling.
This one really attracts and wears closely on the skin. A treat for you and someone who loves you.

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age36-43

skinCombination, Fair, Unknown

hairBrunette, Unknown, Unknown

eyesBlue


4.0
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Mar/13/2010

A wonderful scent, but hard to describe. My husband, who also loves it, said, "It smells like a little bit of everything, but not too much of anything." There is vetiver, there's a nutty quality, and it gets sweeter as it dries down, but is never too sweet. Very wearable, yet distinctive
EDIT: I had to take this down a notch. The nuttiness in the drydown gets to me eventually …
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About reviewer (545 reviews)

age44-55

skinVery Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

hairBrown, Straight, Medium

eyesHazel


4.0
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Mar/04/2010

This review is based on a small decant of Vetiver Tonka.
I've been slowly working my way through the Hermessences, and I haven't found one that I don't like yet.
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Vetiver Tonka is a mostly dry, smoky, grassy/hay-like composition made creamy with the addition of a great tonka bean note. It's sweeter than other Jean Claude Ellena/Hermes …
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About reviewer (382 reviews)

age25-29

skinAcne-prone, Fair, Neutral

hairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

eyesGreen


4.0
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fromDagney

Feb/08/2010

Very nice. Vetiver Tonka is a complex blend of sweet and dry notes. I smell green grass and sweet neroli over a light vetiver base. Truly unisex - I really like the sweet grassy notes but my DH said he would prefer to buy this for himself. As other reviewers have said both warm and cool at the same time so I think Vetiver Tonka can be worn during any type of weather.

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age30-35

skinOily, Medium, Warm

hairBlack, Straight, Medium

eyesBrown


5.0
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Dec/17/2009

A definitely full bottle worth. When my husband uses it I cant stop sniffing. And it is rather good on me too. Mostly smell vetiver, nuts and dark chocolate.

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age25-29

skinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

hairBrunette, Other, Other

eyesGreen


4.0
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Jul/22/2009

Vetiver Tonka is a deliciously gourmand Vetiver scent, very different from the classic, clean and rather masculine vetiver colognes that we are used to know.


Official notes: vetiver, neroli, bergamot, grilled hazelnut, dry fruit, cereal notes and tonka bean.


Vetiver Tonka is all about the amplification of the natural nutty facets of vetiver: the grilled hazelnut …
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age30-35

skinNormal, Fair-Medium, Warm

hairBrown, Wavy, Medium

eyesHazel


5.0
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Apr/10/2009

haven' t bought it yet, smelt it for the first time today and I am in love! Have always been a foody/fruity scent girl but have been trying to expand and appreciate other scents. Have never liked green scents until I smelled this one! I was pleasantly shocked- it is divine- the mixture of beautiful fresh grass, a hint of sweetness and sexy tobacco- aaah im in heaven. Reminds me of my last …Read more

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age19-24

skinAcne-prone, Dark, Unknown

hairBlack, Unknown, Unknown

eyesBlack