Cuir Vétiver 2016

Cuir Vétiver by Yves Rocher
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According to EssenceVitae Research Team Cuir Vétiver is a popular perfume by Yves Rocher for men and was released in 2016. Furthermore The scent is woody-spicy. It is still in production.
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7.8131 Ratings
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6.6108 Ratings
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6.2110 Ratings
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8.639 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 01.09.2023.

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Manogi

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Manogi
Manogi
Top Review 25  
A dream in wood
Yesterday I asked in the ticker whether a signature scent must automatically also be the favorite scent. The overwhelming opinion was no. I see it similarly. I can have a signature scent that stands for me, that says a lot to me, and at the same time a favorite scent that I like to smell.

"Cuir Vétiver" has the potential to become my favorite scent without being my signature scent. Because it lacks any animalism, which must have a signature fragrance for me.

Nevertheless, I love him. In search of a good authentic vetiver fragrance, I ordered it blind. Yves Rocher advertises that the fragrances are of natural origin. And I think that you can tell.

In particular, the Haitian vetiver comes across very authentic. I have myself quite a few vetiver oils, which are obtained from the roots of a sweet grass, because I like the scent very much. It can vary greatly depending on the origin and age of the oil, from herbaceous to sweet to woody, from intense to delicate. Vetiver is also one of the few essential oils that mature and improve over the years. The older the oil, the more intense it becomes, in my experience. The noblest and deepest vetiver, in my opinion, is Rhu Khus from India. I also wear the oils pure as a fragrance.

The vetiver used here is exactly the same nuance as the Haitian vetiver I have. It is quite woody and of medium intensity. Especially in the beginning it is caressed by a sweet tonka bean. In addition, there is a very nice sandalwood. Although it is not the famous Santalum album, but an oil of the plant species Amyris balsamifera, which is used as a substitute for the expensive and rare Santalum album. Nevertheless, a nice typically creamy and sour sandalwood aroma is perceptible. After some time then these notes recede into the background, and what remains is the woody vetiver.

So what makes this fragrance so fascinating to me? I think it's two things. The high quality of the natural ingredients, especially the vetiver, is clearly perceptible to me. Ithe scent of vetiver also has a very calming effect on me. I even use stronger oils successfully to help me fall asleep better. This sedative effect of vetiver is now also well documented. Admittedly, I do not fall asleep from "Cuir Vétiver". That would not make sense either. Nevertheless, the fragrance contributes greatly to my well-being.

The sillage and durability of the patfum are rather average. However, this does not detract from the great fragrance experience. The price is also with not even 25, - € for 50 ml a real bargain. This great fragrance will therefore certainly find a permanent place in my collection.
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Berti1510

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Berti1510
Top Review 12  
Total surprise
I'm a person who, if he's got something in his head, has to have it. After a long search also here in the forum and a question to which I got many answers I finally came across this scent I'm an absolute fan of the Terre de Hermes fragrance. And yes, I own this one, too.
But I have to say that this one is too good for my office, because I only work with well, let's say carefully "farmers". They don't have much time for a good scent. So much for that.
Since I wanted to have a similar fragrance, I decided on the Cuir Vétiver after Yves Rocher. But especially since I could test it in the shop.
It felt a bit strange to run into the shop as a man and look for the men's department. Which was unfortunately in the last corner and already slightly dusty. Luckily I discovered the scent right away with the quite manageable offer. This then sprayed on a test strip and immediately reminded me of the Terre. The opening is almost 1:1 the same. But I have to say that the scent itself is not so aggressive. The fresh and above all the vetiver scent are always there.
It convinced me very positively and since there was another action in the shop with 50% discount on all articles I also bagged myself the shower gel immediately.
The scent won't last as long as the Terre. But he doesn't have to, because in a price comparison I get 4 bottles á 50ml what else costs the 100ml bottle at Terre. You can spray more often then. But this is not always necessary, because this fragrance lasts 5 hours.
I have to say for my part that this twin fragrance really gets close to the original and I have not regretted buying this fragrance until now.
If someone is looking for a good alternative for the Terre, can access here without hesitation. Also the shower gel can convince me with the smell.
It will probably remain my office fragrance and the Terre will then be used more for special occasions.
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RiverRun83

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RiverRun83
Top Review 9  
Love for the flatterer at the 2nd glance
Around the middle of this year I had my dear EssenceVitae 168io send me a bottle of Cuir Vetiber (thanks again!).
At first I was disappointed in expectation of vetiver and woody underlined leather notes.
What I smelled was a vetiver opening that was immediately surrounded by sweet-creamy Tonka wood notes. There I had imagined something different but fortunately I had only one filling... I thought.
I first left this bottling and ticked off the scent for myself... but then I caught myself again and again grabbing the atomizer occasionally and still putting on a few sprayers of Cuir Vetiver...
Somehow I liked the vetiver-herbaceous, creamy wood note after all.
As Camey5000 already writes, I felt flattered, relaxed and cozy with this fragrance.

So Cuir Vetiver wandered then nevertheless into my collection and is now mostly for me a leisure scent on cooler days.

The bottle is simple but beautiful with the wooden lid. The spray head is pretty good. The Sillage is not very strong but perceptible at an arm's length.
The shelf life on my skin is about 5-6 hours, on my clothes the scent is still perceptible after one day
My conclusion: A feel-good bargain from Yves Rocher that you can treat yourself to without hesitation. ;-)
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ColinM

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ColinM
Top Review 9  
Worth every penny!
One of the most honest, worthwhile and affordably good releases in a long while. I am not a fan of Yves Rocher usually, as despite I respect the brand, none of their releases seemed that interesting to me so far (not even for the price); but Cuir Vetiver quite got me. It is by no means inferior to many decent designers easily showing double the price tag – Hermès, for instance: for the similarity of the notes, the composition and the quality, this could have easily been a budget-mainstream release by them. In fact Cuir Vetiver is basically a cheaper, yet absolutely solid sort of fresher Vetiver Tonka meeting Terre d’Hermès with a thin shade of some smoky tonka-infused suede (and that’s the only “cuir” you’ll get), and also some tangy cardamom nuance which reminds me of another Hermès scent for men – Voyage.

A poor man’s Hermès digest, shortly, with a surprising good quality and a not-so-ordinary texture. Specifically I detect here a more than compelling sort of fresh-woody-powdery transparent clarity dangerously close to Ellena’s style, and despite Cuir Vetiver smells quite close to the stuff I mentioned above, for some reasons it doesn’t feel just like a blatant ripoff of it. I don’t get what precisely, but there’s more than that. It’s like if more than a simple passive carbon-copying activity to monetize on other brands’ ideas, this was just more a genuine “tribute” simply taking inspiration from them with enough skills and budget to elaborate the brief a bit. It’s still 90% close to Vetiver Tonka and the other couple of Hermès I mentioned, but the remaining 10% is, well, a little sparkle of uniqueness (after all, it’s fresher than Vetiver Tonka, and smokier than both Terre and Voyage – unique, in its own and a bit derivative way).

So, all in all, totally recommended. It smells good, classy, versatile, smoky yet fresh and breezy enough to be perfect for any climate and circumstance. And surprisingly natural, too, considering the level of flat syntheticness you usually get at this price range. Sadly the persistence is a bit weak, but it’s so inexpensive that you can simply reapply it on and on. For 29 eur/100 ml or so, a total winner in my “everyday-replacement-for-more-expensive-stuff” book.

8/10
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Farneon

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Farneon
Top Review 11  
The "old cosmetics" are often not so bad, or: the more wearable Terre d'Hermès?
It is of course a big difference whether you treat yourself to a blind buy for 20 euros, because it is cheap everywhere, or invest 200 euros in a previously untasted niche fragrance, which is not so easy to get! I always decide for the former! :-) Sure, you're disappointed every now and then, but you're less attached to the purchased product and say to yourself "pizza for two" doesn't cost more either! ;-)

So it happened to me as a vetiver fan (you have to like then just) with "Cuir Vetiver" by Yves Rocher. Where I am anyway the opinion, one should not underestimate old-established cosmetics brands like this or also Clinique, Avon and Jovan. They know more about fragrances and skin care than Mercedes-Benz, Lacoste, Adidas, Jaguar or Diesel. Of course, their perfume business is outsourced, but expertise that has grown over decades also has its advantages
Many think we have it here with a clone of Terre d'Hermès to do, but that's only partly true. In my nose, the sillage is not so exorbitantly pronounced (which I welcome in this case) and the whole earthy-fresh all-round impact is significantly softened by the tonka bean. Still, the basic DNA remains. It may lack some the pepper or the orange, but in the office or among many people I actually feel more comfortable with "Cuir Vetiver", because a slight sweetness also plays along.

In this sense: there are also alternatives in the low price segment, which may lean on famous fragrances, but are still independent and seem more suitable for everyday use. The perfumer has, after all, already worked for Narciso Rodriguez, Liquides Imaginaires and Tom Ford!

Who (like me) Vetiver likes, is herewith definitely in good hands!
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RocendrollRocendroll 5 years ago
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[Tak] Świetny, świeży lekko pieprzny zapach. Rewelacja
edit. po użyciu Mugleta Pure Malt, ten jest trochę gorszy
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ElysiumElysium 7 years ago
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Cuir Vetiver vs Terre d'Hermès, so close in the smell, yet so different in notes. A mild leather against a mineral earth, though so lovely!
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