A Note To Know: Vetiver
Vetiver, an essential oil derived from the tropical grass root is estimated to be used in about 40 percent of all perfumes currently on offer, which is why we decided to turn the spotlight on this popular note this week.
“Vetiver is one of the main notes in classic perfumery. Its warm and luminous accents have always been used to convey a sense of timeless and discreet elegance,” according to Paola Paganini, Product Development & Innovation Director at Acqua di Parma.
If you follow the link here , you will find out more about vetiver’s origins and its distinct aroma. Here is a selection of our favorite vetiver-scented perfumes:
A reissue of the 1957 classic, this scent is woody and aromatic, laced with grapefruit, geranium and lemongrass notes. Cedarwood and sweet benzoin are a highlight here, adding softness to vetiver’s mossy finish. Bold, but never overbearing, Carven Vetiver is a treat for the senses.
Raw Spirit’s Bijou Vert is a tribute to Haiti. The initial blast of grapefruit and mandarin is uplifting, followed by a heatwave of pepper, cedarwood and premium sourced vetiver, adding a plenty of warmth and sensuality in the finish.
A fresh, earthy creation with a spicy backdrop, Bijou Vert is brilliantly versatile and a great place to start if you’re new to vetiver.
In Arquiste’s L’Etrog composition, vetiver comes in slow and subtle, and the fragrance is all the better for it. Citrus and vetiver and sweetened with dates. The final result is exotic, lush, and green, offering a refreshing new take on a scent profile we love.
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