Briefly: Dior La Collection Couturier Vetiver

Well, I ran across a decant of this and was happy to see it.  I didn’t know why I hadn’t written about it.

Then I tried it.  I love vetiver.  This is vetiver.  Why don’t I love it?  It’s a nice rooty vetiver with an interesting coffee note to it, and, well that’s about it.

It has okay lasting power and is $230, which is reasonable for the lifetime-commitment sized 8.5 ounce bottle.  There’s even a Dior boutique in my ‘hood.

If I didn’t already own at least a couple other vetivers that I think are a lot more interesting maybe I’d bite on this one.  I do, so I won’t.



  • Eldarwen22 says:

    The only Dior fragrance that I’ve tried is Granville. I did enjoy it because I don’t ever recall a perfume that had a huge pine note that didn’t smelling like Pinesol.

  • nozknoz says:

    You always crack me up with your almost short and sweet reviews (or short and tart, if that’s merited). Did you like any of the Dior La Collection?

  • Ann says:

    Hi, Tom. I’m not much of a vetiver fan at all, but as vetivers go, this one didn’t seem too bad on me — the coffee note helped (although I’d never shell out $$$ for it). Maybe it’s “a vetiver for people who don’t like vetiver,” eh?

  • Persolaise says:

    My two cents’ worth:

    Dior’s Vetiver is perfectly well put-together, but it pretty much takes the ‘clean vetiver’ from Tauer’s Vetiver Dance and, to some extent, Malle’s Vetiver Extraordinaire.

    It’s not one of the highlights of the Collection Privee, as far as I’m concerned.

    • Musette says:

      I agree! VE is one of my go-to vetivers in very hot weather – I think it’s a very well crafted, easy to wear V. The more interesting vetivers I wear for ‘research’ purposes – they can get a bit burn-y smelling and I actually had someone ask if somebody was smoking ‘weed’ when I wore a vetiver EO! :=))

      This whole collection, while done well, continues to fail to move me. :-< xo >-)