Sunday, December 10, 2017

GIVEAWAY: Bois De Vetiver by Karl Lagerfeld


It's all the fault of the Mail on Sunday, yes, the Mail on Sunday. Casually browsing the paper in a cafe while having breakfast a couple of week ago I saw an advert for Bois De Vetiver by Karl Lagerfeld. The offer suggested that a 50ml bottle was available for around £30 and bing, that was me sold. After wandering around the shops I came across a 50ml bottle at The Perfume Shop for £15 (it's £16.99 now)! Being prepared to spend £30 I ended up buying two bottles and in a pique of Christmas spirit I have a bottle available to give away to one lucky reader.
GIVEAWAY: Bois De Vetiver by Karl Lagerfeld
GIVEAWAY: Bois De Vetiver by Karl Lagerfeld
But do you really want to win it? After all, it could smell a bit rank, and considering it's well.....cheap, suggests that it isn't that popular. I got my sniffing tackle around my bottle and this is what I think to the aftershave.

Bois De Vetiver is a new fragrance for 2017 and is sold as a powerful yet cool fragrance. Personally, after reading the notes to this I had no idea what to expect. The notes are:

Head: Blood orange, pink grapefruit and mint leaves
Heart: Ambrox, geranium and rose
Dry-down: Patchouli, musk and Vetiver

Taking those notes into account, I'd expect a really light fragrance, citrusy and fresh that dries down to something of a floral and woody base. What I encountered was quite possibly the best fragrance find, ever. 

The first two sprays really did fill me with a sense of joy, yes, it's light and you can only really detect the grapefruit. It's sharp on the nose for a good five to ten minutes before the crushed mint leaves take the edge off. After ten minutes the the head notes fade and become really subtle and the rose takes on the driving seat. Rather than becoming overly floral like Man Rose by Etro, the heart notes blend beautifully to give a smooth mix of citrus and rose - weirdly, this is where the fragrance starts to become more and more like Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford and when I say like, I mean it's nearly identical! 

After about thirty minutes the fragrance becomes so very subtle I can hardly notice it on my skin, but after thrusting my wrist at the other half she assured me it was still strong and when wearing this around the office it's obvious from the compliments that it has excellent sillage properties (it's like a lovely scented trail that follows you around)

An hour in and this is basically the same as Grey Vetiver - I honestly can't tell the difference, if anything, it sparks more comments (positive of course) from those who surround me. Result! 

The patchouli and vetiver provide a really masculine base with a warm woody twang with just a hint of the floral notes that sits on the skin without being powerful or overbearing on the nose. It's lush - no, it's actually better than that. I love it. When you consider that this lasts on the skin for well over ten hours it makes it perfect for daywear, nights out or those special romantic occasions. It's perfect for any situation.

So, for under £20 you can pick up an aftershave that is on a par with more expensive variants from Tom Ford (Grey Vetiver can cost up to £85 for 50ml), and if you're lucky, you can pick up a bottle for free if you enter and are drawn as the winner of my giveaway. If you're not lucky, you really should pick up a bottle or two of this while it's on offer, and I promise you will not be disappointed.

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The giveaway is open to people with a UK postal address

Random fact: I met Karl Lagerfeld in a lift at the Munich Hilton when I was twelve years old.

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99 comments:

  1. Ooh I love a good dupe, I'll have a smell of this next time I'm in town and see what my boyfriend thinks! x

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  2. Would love to smell this on my husband. I love Hugo Boss.

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  3. Doesnt matter the cost of the aftershave, plus it being Karl Lagerfield, well its got to be good, and i'd love to win it for my other half. Wit Woo.

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  4. Would love to give this to my other half.

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  5. Sounds perfect for my partner, you've sold it to me anyway. She's liking Versace Eros at the moment.

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  6. My husband loves a good aftershave but never buts it for himself. He likes Calvin Klein Eternity

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  7. would like to win this for a Christmas gift. one of my favourite aftershave is Hugo boss

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  8. My OH needs another good aftershave. I like Giorgio Armani

    (Kim neville)

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  9. I would love to win for my husband... CK One Gold is nice!

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  10. I would love to win this aftershave for my Brother I like Boss Bottled

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  11. I love musky aftershaves. Haven't bought the hubby any new ones since Joop (years ago!) so this is worth a punt

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  12. would love to win for my partner x

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  13. It would make a nice little gift for my OH. I like Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Male.

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  14. My partner would absolutely love this, what a treat!
    He loves Hugo Boss at the moment

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  15. I would love to win so as I can introduce my dad to something other than Old Spice. I like CK one by Calvin Klein.

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  16. I like to try new aftershaves my favourite at the moment is Jean Paul Gaultier

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  17. this does sound much more affordable than other brands. My husband wants a new one for Christmas so will look into this - he had Tom Ford and Viktor and Rolf on his list - the priciest of all!

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  18. I'd love to win this to treat my husband as he's hopeless at choosing fragrance for himself. His all time favourite is Chanel's Antaeus but that's a bit of a wallet-wrecker.

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  19. This aftershave would be perfect for my husband and we both love the classic Aramis but it would be great to have a change.

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  20. I like smellies, but rarely try new ones - it would be nice to try something different. Two particular "smell-nice" products I like are Paco Rabanne 1 Million and CK One.

    - Anthony G.

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  21. My current aftershave bottle is almost empty. One to recommend Aramis

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  22. I'm going to enter right now - it would be the ideal gift for my partner this Christmas!

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  23. I would like this for me! I need to try a new fragrance, currently on my old trusty Aramis.

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  24. would love to win for my other half! hes stuck on ck at the minute!

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  25. This would make an awesome gift for my husband. I love his Only the Brave but he's running out.

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  26. This would make a great gift for my boyfriend! I love Sauvage by Dior at the moment

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  27. This would make a nice present for my Hubby he is currently wearing Obsession by Calvin Klein.

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  28. I would love to win this for my husband.I like Bleu de Chanel.

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  29. I'd love to win because its my hubbys birthday 2 weeks after Christmas and this would be perfect for his birthday present. I particularly like CLinique happy for men

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  30. I think this would be great for my 21 year old!! I love Cool Water xx

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  31. Like to win for our son Jean Paul Gaultier

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  32. This sounds like a lovely aftershave - I'm sure my Steve would really love it!

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  33. I'd love to win this for my boyfriend. My favourite of his aftershaves is Bleu de Chanel

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  34. very interested in checking it out, love a good cheap perfume

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  35. My partner wears hugo boss motion and I love it

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  36. This sounds so nice! I would love to give this to my partner

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  37. I'd love to win this for my husband who loves to try different fragrances. I woul recommend Trumper GFT cologne

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  38. My hubby liked the sample of Versace Dylan Blue! & my hubby has no fragrance left now lol x

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  39. I've never tried this aftershave. I can highly recommend 212 Sexy Men Carolina Hererra

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  40. I always like cool water - My other one I bought on impulse when rushing through airport without trying has been a disappointment - One by CK!!!

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  41. Sound like a great gift to purchase for someone at Christmas. My dad has lots of different ones he loves, wonder if he has this? Sheri

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  42. Oh I bet this smells incredible! I'll definitely check it out when buying my christmas gifts xxx

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  43. I bet this smells lovely and £15 is great value for money for an aftershave - what a bargain! xx

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  44. bet this smells amazing would love thios for my partner

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  45. Would love to win for OH to try as he likes his aftershaves.

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  46. I would love to try this for a change. I usually go for Davidoff Coolwater.

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  47. id love this for my partner. he struggles to find scents that he likes

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  48. Wow I would love this for my husband it would make a change from paco rabanne

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  49. My boyfriend would like this.
    Davidoff Cool Water I love

    Emily Belfield

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  50. for my partner who never buys any.

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  51. I would love to try this on my hubby. He doesn't buy any for himself it's just the odd present I get for him.

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  52. For my partner.....my favourite is Allure Homme by Chanel

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  53. Would be great to win for one of my sons. My favorite after shave is Pacco Rabanne Invictus.

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  54. I'd love to win this for my partners birthday next month. My all time favourite Mens aftershave is Issey Miyake - Pour Homme!

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  55. I would love to win this for my brother and my favourite aftershave has to be Hugo boss boss the scent

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  56. Only the Brave by Diesel is his current favourite but it changes from time to time. We enjoy exchanging gifts of fragrance on special occasions.

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  57. would like to win this for myself

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  58. I'd like to win for my Mr - I love Brave by Diesel x

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  59. Love to win for my husband. My favourite men aftershave is Chanel Blue

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  60. I would love to win this for my hubby as he has not had this scent before. Versace Eros male is very yummy. Lovely evening scent that my hubby wears

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  61. I would love to be able to give this to my husband for his very special birthday which is coming up in February!

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  62. My son would love this for his birthday

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  63. I would like to win as my perfume supply is low lol and im loving jimmy choo blossom right now

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  64. I want to win it for my partner.. my favourite aftershave for him is Paco Rabane Invictus

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  65. Would like my husband to try he is using a really old bottle of Pagan Man!

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  66. For my partner. His fav and mine is Diesel Bad.

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  67. My husband would use it but we don't have money to spend on branded aftershave at the moment

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  68. love joop, but id love to try this

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  69. I'd love to win for my husband and my favorite scent on him is Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male.

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  70. Would love to win this for my husband whose aftershave collection is running low. I would recommend Vera Wang for men or Chanel Homme Blanc. Love them both

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  71. Id like to win as it simply sounds like a very attractive scent to wear; though hard to get now I always enjoyed Palermo Picasso`s Minotaure

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  72. I'd love to win this as a little treat for my hubby

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  73. My 30 year-old son seemed a bit disappointed with the very practical but rather boring long johns I got him for Christmas, so this would make a nice extra gift for him.

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  74. My husband wears Paul Smith on special occasions and thats really nice!

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  75. I'd like to win for my dad, he loves aftershave. He likes a lot of Thierry Mugler scenets

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  76. I would love to win this for my partner. He would love this.
    I personally love Hugo Boss.

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  77. This would make a lovely birthday present for my husband - at present he is using Terre d'Hermès

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  78. I would love to win for my brother as he has been so generous to me. Aftershave I love is Chanel Blu. It lasts well and is not too overbearing.

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  80. I would love to win this so I could donate it to a tombola which is raising funds for World Cancer day. Very Valentino is a really good aftershave

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  81. My partner and son would love this

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  82. This would be fantastic for my husband, he has used Hugo boss in the past

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  83. I would love this for my son, he loves Hugo Boss Iced .x

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  84. I'd love to win this for myself as I haven't tried it before. I recommend Diesel Bad.

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  85. I'd love to win this for my hubby, he loves trying out different smells and is particularly taken with Tom Fords Black Orchid

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  86. I Like to win.My partner likes Lagerfeld.

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  87. I usually use cool water but would like this as mrs says she's sick of cool water

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  88. I'd like to win it for my husband. I think he'd like it as he has never quite outgrown musk and patchouli. Michelle Wild.

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  89. Never used this before and would love to give it a try!

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  90. I'd love to win this for my son. I bought him a bottle if DKNY at Christmas and it smells gorgeous

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  91. I'd love to win for my husband, at the moment he's wearing Le Male, Jean Paul Gautier xx

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  92. would love to win this for my husband, I particularly love any of the fragrances he wears by John Varvatos, they smell amazing.

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  93. I'd love to win this for my husband, he never knows what to buy. My favourite is Allure Homme- Chanel

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  94. I ❤️ My partner to smell gorgeous and try different aftershave . It would have to be Creed Aventus OR Chanel allure sport xx

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  95. Wow, I would love to win this for my partner, what a fantastic giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity and good luck everybody �� xx

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  96. Ps I forgot to mention, you should try the new Armani aftershave called Stronger With You, it is divine!! xx

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