A highly popular and a note that is found in a lot of classic men’s fragrances is vetiver. Some people absolutely swear by the stuff and I have to admit, I dig it to, when I need a change of pace on the right day. For this post, I wanted to present a range of options for men who are looking for the right vetiver based cologne. I have chosen one’s that are more of a pure or classic vetiver, some that are blended, or have their own unique take on this ingredient.
Vetiver Oriental By Serge Lutens for Women. Eau De Parfum Spray 1.69 Ounces– I’ll start out the list with this unisex fragrance by Serge Lutens. This has a unique take on the use of vetiver, it’s smoky, a bit powdery, and has a slight sweetness from a chocolate note.
Tom Ford Grey Vetiver Eau De Parfume Spray for Men, 3.4 Ounce– Much more masculine than the first entry and one that puts more of a modern feel on a classic vetiver scent. Oak moss joins the main attraction as well as a citrus opening.
Guerlain Vetiver Eau De Toilette Spray for Men, 3.3 Ounce– An affordable classic with citrus, tobacco, and nutmeg notes to help round out the vetiver dominance. A really good entry for those looking to get into vetiver scents.
Creed Creed Original Vetiver Men Millesime Spray, 4 Ounce– Creed’s Original Vetiver opens with a nice blend of mandarin and bergamot to go along with a soft ginger spice. The vetiver is very clean, soapy, and green. Subtle scent with good longevity. Read my full review here
Guerlain Homme L’Eau Boisee Eau De Toilette Spray 80ml/2.7oz– More of a blend then a pure vetiver scent. This one takes the mojito accord of the original Guerlain Homme and makes that take a backseat in favor of the vetiver. The opening minute is really harsh with a grass note but it settles nicely. My Full Review
Lalique Encre Noire Pour Homme EDT Spray, 3.3 oz– Another blend. Encre Noire takes a more woody interpetation of vetiver with added notes of cypress and cashmere wood. A really interesting and unique scent that is dark, green, and earthy.
Etro Vetiver Eau De Toilette Spray 50ml/1.7oz– Very rich and earthy vetiver, that also takes on a woody aroma but one that is different than Encre Noire. Has such a nice natural freshness to it.
VETIVER EXTRAORDINAIRE by FREDERIC MALLE 3.4oz/100ml– Another mix of vetiver and citrus. Has a drier quality that is fresh and crisp. Can be on the expensive side.