Grey Vetiver 2009 Eau de Parfum

Grey Vetiver (Eau de Parfum) by Tom Ford
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7.9 / 10 1023 Ratings
Grey Vetiver (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Tom Ford for men and was released in 2009. The scent is fresh-green. It is still in production.
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Main accords

Fresh
Green
Woody
Citrus
Spicy

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
GrapefruitGrapefruit Orange blossomOrange blossom SageSage WoodsWoods
Heart Notes Heart Notes
NutmegNutmeg IrisIris PimentoPimento
Base Notes Base Notes
VetiverVetiver OakmossOakmoss AmberwoodAmberwood

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
7.91023 Ratings
Longevity
7.6826 Ratings
Sillage
6.9807 Ratings
Bottle
7.8823 Ratings
Value for money
7.1333 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 11.04.2024.

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29 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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Carpintero

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Carpintero
Carpintero
Top Review 19  
Understatement for spraying Pt. II
And of the state-ment [that]
- [Conscious] understatement
- [false] modesty
- undervaluation

- is how Oxford Languages defines the term described above.

In the olfactory context, Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver is also such an understatement, as one hears, sees or reads little or nothing of this fragrance.

And yet this particular fragrance should be pushed and hyped much, much more, especially in view of the fact that clean office fragrances are very much in vogue again.
Because that's what it is, the Grey Vetiver: a beautiful, clean and yet striking office fragrance, which I now see as much more than that. Whether for a job interview, team meeting, business meeting or on a business trip - it could be used anywhere.

And now I lean out the window and say: Yes, right. But...

Because: In my eyes this fascinating fragrance fits not only into the business world but also into the leisure world. On a date, in the gym, in the evening in the cosy bar or in a café around the corner. The fragrance doesn't rub off anywhere - and yet it makes a statement.

Grey vetiver is initially very citrusy and reminiscent of any "light", "sport" or "leisure" version of any designer fragrance, whose original is actually heavy and dark.
But this prelude deceives his counterpart enormously... After only a few moments, noble, sublime woods show themselves and give the citrus notes a certain sovereignty and elegance, which I have never been able to smell in such a beautiful way with any other fragrance.
In addition, the sage plays a gentle melody in the background, which you can perceive and perceive as beautiful, but is by no means disturbing or intrusive.

In the further course of time, after about 30 minutes, the citric components of the fragrance withdraw noticeably, but still play a slightly playful role in the background and contribute to the lightness of the fragrance. Nutmeg and allspice begin to carry the woods and give the fragrance even more sublimity and sovereignty. Perhaps, quite possibly a certain amount of arrogance and presumptuousness, which can't hurt in the business world either.
Iris joins in and quickly brings the arrogance back down to earth with her purity and cleanliness and gives the Grey Vetiver its down-to-earthness in the heart note. At this point I hear slightly soapy notes, but they are by no means cheap or obtrusive, but remind me of expensive luxury soap.

According to the fragrance pyramid, the actual eponym of the fragrance, vetiver, only plays its ace in the drydown, although I doubt it.
In my case, the vetiver comes to the fore relatively quickly and remains in the foreground in a nice, linear way throughout the entire fragrance, which gives the eau de parfum class and elegance in a wonderfully simple way.

In the drydown, other woods are added to give the fragrance a good portion of long-lasting masculinity and round it off in a wonderful way.

For me the fragrance has become a clear favourite in my collection and definitely belongs in the top 10, if not the top 5 of my absolute favourite fragrances.

In my eyes... No... In my nose the Grey Vetiver EDP is a timeless classic, combining the simplicity of being with a beautiful elegance. And yet it is so versatile and does not rub off anywhere.

And although the fragrance is not off-putting anywhere and is very, very pleasing, it makes a very, very clear statement.

No understatement. No.
A STATEMENT.
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Biker

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Biker
Biker
Top Review 14  
One should not try to love this perfume...
...because either you come together and know very quickly that it is just the right scent for yourself or not.
If you prefer a certain style of clothing, it is because it suits you particularly well or because you feel good with it. This could also be transferred to clothing colours.
The situation is similar with fragrances. Of course you must like the fragrance, but it should also suit your personality and support your charisma. Grey Vetiver can do this extraordinarily well. But it doesn't fit everyone. You can struggle as hard as that; if it doesn't fit, you should leave it there. Perhaps also out of disappointment, this perfume is given certain attributes, such as herbaceous, one-dimensional, pungent, suitable for office use. You can certainly feel it that way. If you read it, you don't even think about testing that perfume.

I like to compare a fragrance with a pictorial idea from nature.
With this perfume I see an alluvial landscape, and for my sake with water. It is early in the morning shortly after sunrise, still it is cool and from the fog that lies over the meadows and trees the first rays of the sun emerge The fragrance opens up wonderfully fresh and vetiver also comes out of the background. It darkens a bit and adds a little smokiness. No trace of dull herbaceousness or creakiness.
Fitting would be elegant, manly, understatement. Of course this also fits for the office, but also beyond that.
His radiation is excellent and for me one spray is enough. Too much can burden you as a fragrance carrier, as well as others. I don't wear such a strong scent every day either. I don't want him getting tired of me. In this way the joy of it is preserved.

I also have the impression that Tom Ford didn't come up with a suitable name with the name "Grey Vetiver". I associate grey with such boring things as november grey, grey socks, grey (metallic) coloured cars. Somehow boring and this does not do justice to the perfume at all.
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Juliuswhl

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Juliuswhl
Juliuswhl
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Yesterday at Douglas
My cousin wanted to convince me yesterday, while we were waiting for my train to Cologne, that Hanover is not so bleak and ugly after all.
While I'm looking for provisions, I run into a Douglas. Since I have lately heard they had taken Xerjoff in her assortment, it seduces me into the cave of the synthetic and the mainstream.
Not wanting to bust my cousin's balls, I stuck to the first shelf, a metre from the entrance.
No Xerjoff, but after Beau de jour I also wanted to keep an eye out.
In general, among the sweetly artificial swathes, I noticed a very nicely selected assortment on this shelf.
Some Douglas stores also surprise one positively and show passion with the means they have.
Towards the Tom Ford, Beau de jour was unfortunately packed.
But the Grey Vetiver tester laughed at me.
At first smell, I smelled only the usual Douglas smell.
But outside smelled a woody fruity mix.
The typical smoky vetiver kept in the background.
From the woody fresh came quickly the usual Vetiver DNA(no 20minuten) .
For me, a very nice fragrance, because I love smoky fragrances.
I do not know if the name influences me, but instead of a green scent picture, I take rather a dry yellow brown steppe was.
What I like but as I said very good!
Have a nice day and create what you want to create:)
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CanTheManOri

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CanTheManOri
CanTheManOri
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I already have it
The fragrance has been a very familiar one to me and so I searched my collection a little bit to find the scent it reminds me a little bit of
It didn't take long and I found what I was looking for I have the Oasis Verte from Rituals and it should smell the same as the Terre D'Hermes and it is also very famous for vetiver
I think I discovered vetiver for myself Because it smells fresh but not what is often found in the mainstream a la Sauvage.
It also has a slightly "dirty" side which gives the fragrance something sexy For durability I can say that it is solid but not a perfomence beast.
6 hours should already be in it but then it becomes softer and softer and is then only very close to the skin.

I can certainly understand why people say that they either love or hate vetiver and there is nothing in between
Sillage is good, because it goes up my nose again and again, but not continuously and therefore it doesn't seem obtrusive.

I can't say anything about the bottle, because I will use the bottling first, but afterwards I will order the perfume immediately.
But on the basis of the pictures it seems to be processed very high-quality which I would not imagine differently with a Tom Ford fragrance.

All in all, the scent is definitely worth buying and I think it is always a feast for the eyes when you find a Tom Ford scent in your collection.
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DerRobinHalt

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DerRobinHalt
DerRobinHalt
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Inappropriate name, but great scent with similarity to a Roja
First of all, this is my first comment and I'm not yet that well versed in fragrances and how to smell the individual scents, but I'll do my best! ????

Quite contrary to the name "Grey Vetiver", this citric fragrance in the top note reminds me of summer, beach and sea. Just like a sea breeze, fresh and pure In the base note, I even recognize certain similarities to the Roja Elysium, with the, in my eyes, very flowery finish. I currently have a sample of the Roja at hand and can therefore compare the two fragrances directly. The Tom Ford smells less complex compared to the Roja, but for the price difference between the two, hats off!
All in all, the Tom Ford is a great scent that I like to wear in summer, especially when I long for holidays and the sea ;-)
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 years ago
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In the opening, a burst of fresh citruses and vetiver. In the drydown, you get a green, earthy and soft woody scent. Clean and easy to like.
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TonkaTommyTonkaTommy 11 months ago
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Strong, lasts easily 8 hours, and will enliven your walks through the park to new heights. Go ahead and take that fall walk, with a smile.
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HafshinHafshin 10 months ago
It's fresh , woody, a bit smoky and Abit powdery, you would also get some carroty vibe from it. It feels good wearing it while it lasts on you.
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JackofSpadesJackofSpades 1 year ago
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Fresh, spicy, woody, a green and comfortable vetiver,versatile and suitable for every season.The spicy/creamy/woody heart is very alluring.
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BoBoChampBoBoChamp 4 years ago
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A rather spicy-green Spring fragrance with fresh-citric nuances, balanced by a gentle earthy-woody base. A clean and soapy take on Vetiver.
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