Grey Vetiver 2014Eau de Toilette

Grey Vetiver (Eau de Toilette) by Tom Ford
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Grey Vetiver (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Tom Ford for men and was released in 2014. The scent is fresh-citrusy. It was last marketed by Estēe Lauder Companies.
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Perfumer

Harry Frémont

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesLemon, Grapefruit, Orange blossom, Bergamot
Heart Notes Heart NotesThai basil, Orris root
Base Notes Base NotesVetiver, Amberwood, Musk, Oakmoss

Ratings

Scent

8.1 (227 Ratings)

Longevity

6.9 (173 Ratings)

Sillage

6.4 (180 Ratings)

Bottle

7.9 (182 Ratings)
Submitted by Michael, last update on 24.11.2020.
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7
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9
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7
Sillage
9
Bottle
Hhtc
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Hhtc
Hhtc
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Lemon bomb
I have long wondered how best to describe the fragrance and remain unsure.

I was looking for a fresh and strong lemon scent in summer and exchanged it in the souk.

Unpacked full of anticipation and smelled for the first time...
At the first moment you are shocked how strong and intense the fragrance is. The second thought with me (may one forgive me) smells like artificial scents that one or the other has hanging in the car.

For people who like it very intensive with a "boom" in the
Like summer is the fragrance just right, for me it is unfortunately still too artificial.

Alternatively I can highly recommend Jo Malone Wood sage & sea salt. Not a lemon but also a great scent.

But try the TF, the ratings are very positive.
7
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7
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6
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7
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Smellavision

100 Reviews
Smellavision
Smellavision
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Well balanced and fresh...
Darn, this scent really teases me so much.
On first wearing I thought the opening was a hideous synthetic smell of plastic bags, on second wearing it was just a fresh sharp citrus/grapefruit opening. Now I've worn it several times and the opening always changes between these two. Through the heartnotes it mellows, gets softer and woodier with a pinch of nutmeg and the drydown is just a lovely cozy dry and nutty sweetish vetiver haunted by oakmoss. The vetiver in this scent somehow seems more cleansed or washed, as it doesn't seem as earthy as other vetivers sometimes turn out.

Compared to Guerlain's Vetiver I'd dare to say that the drydown is somewhat identical but the Guerlain is more spicy and natural without the slightly synthetic opening.
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7
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6
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8
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Darkbeat

192 Reviews
Darkbeat
Darkbeat
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A fresh and pleasant vetiver.
Gray Vetiver is a simple, gallant and clean, well balanced aroma, there are no disparate or discordant notes that unlike, on the contrary, everything is like a calm sea. impeccable. The start is fresh and light, with a refreshing and natural vetiver surrounded by citrus fruits, grapefruit is ready here, but it smells more like peel or lemon zest, yes, ephemeral, natural and realistic, the quality of ingredients is noticeable . Then, I feel some orange blossom, but dimly and thoroughly, still fresh. In a short time, the aroma becomes woody and even a resinous and sweet tad, but nothing flashy, keeping the vetiver on a somewhat warmer background. A refined and classic aroma, which moves away from my tastes in perfumery, but, not for that reason, I cease to recognize its worth as a perfume.

A perfume of timeless, elegant and sober fragrance, with a great handicap, its price. I think there are better Vetiver and at half the price of this, I do not deserve it, on the contrary, it is fine and fresh, but not better than the Guerlain vetiver or the discontinued Puig Vetiver, the best of all in my humble opinion, but if you can afford it and it is to your liking, go ahead, it is not bad.

Of moderate duration, no more than 6 hours, with a good wake in the first hours and then happens to be close to the skin. Recommended for warm or temperate climates and preferably during the day.
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MajorTom
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Perfectly balanced everyday fragrance, Vetiver at its best
With Vetiver it's always such a thing - either you like this kind of scent or you don't, that's up to you. If you like that, the selection is still relatively large and then the individual providers differ enormously. Because too much of the good often seems counterproductive (you hear statements like: Uahhh, that stinks). If not enough other notes then often cover up the actual target.

GV from TF is a very big player in the segment of Vetiver agents. Although only really dominant in the base note, it is present right from the start. An enormously fresh start immediately creates a good mood and one notices from the beginning that equally fine ingredients have been arranged here with great sensitivity.
After one hour at the latest the fresh and fruity appearance is then history and Vetiver takes over for the rest of the event. And firstly, it takes a long time and secondly, depending on the dosage, it also communicates clearly to its environment. As with most TF fragrances, two to three sprayers are sufficient.
When will I use this fragrance? Basically one for every day that works both in summer and winter. As an office fragrance always right, because - appropriately dosed - accompanying the whole day, but always there but never intrusive. Probably rather something for the age group 40+, also h suit-wearer, I can imagine a teenager rather heavily in the smell cloud.

For me, this fragrance is unrivalled in the vetiver sector. If you are still looking for alternatives: Eau Intense Vetiver by Hermes (for me no option because too much of the good) or Vetiver Extraordinaire by Frederic Malle, the latter I would even call unisex, whereas GV m.E. is and remains a classic men's fragrance.
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MasterLi

375 Reviews
MasterLi
MasterLi
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A Balanced Citrus Vetiver...
I really like this version of Grey Vetiver. I actually find the original a little formal (still a good thing) although I find this more versatile for warmer and hot weather.

I love the brightness of the grapefruit, lemon and bergamot. I think that pairing citrus with vetiver works and, although it's not an original combination, it's very well done here. I think that for versatility I would recommend this over the Eau de Parfum, however for value for money (in terms of lasting power etc), then the original lasts longer. I would suggest wearing this version year round as it's very versatile. For very formal wear and colder/winter weather the Eau de Parfum. I tend to like citrus very much and I love the way it's done here (it even almost reminds me of a cross between the original Grey Vetiver and Terre d'Hermès). The original is both more woody and more spicy, however this has it's own charm. I would suggest it for any age range and all seasons. A good offering from Tom Ford.

Statements

GreMuserGreMuser 19 days ago
6.5
Scent
6
Longevity
5
Sillage
7
Bottle
Clean soapy vetiver, very easy and linear, not bad but nothing special.

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