9 VETIVERS TO END UP WITH SUMMER
Vetiver and grapefruit sky of late summer. These two are eternal lovers. When the heat of the sun sets to the velvety weather of September evenings you find the magical power of the root.
From Carven’s Vetiver to Guerlain’s and onward, this ingredient has become a legacy more inclined to men because of its woody, dusty, and bony quality. Below is a list of 9 vetiver fragrances you can deal with in late summer evening weather.
Atelier Cologne Vetiver Fatale
Although it’s a woody element, vetiver has several faces. Appears woodsy, then dusty, somewhere floral, etc. And here in Vetiver Fatale, it appears creamy and rounded which makes me want to relabel my bottle “Jovial Vetiver”. This is the vetiver to win the lottery!
Byredo Bal d’Afrique
Aptly named! Bal d’Afrique (African dance) is a true gem with a soft dusty and crisp vetiver, rounded with fresh zest of lemon, juice of black currant, and sweetness of tagetes. It’s posh, it’s happy, and it’s out of any negative pulse.
Roja Dove Vetiver Extrait Pour Homme
Roja Dove’s take on classical vetivers refers to the pinnacles of the legacy. He sets vetiver at the core of a concoction that’s reinforced with rare materials to enhance the effect of fresh, dust-like woodiness of the element. Plus, he adds his famous glittering signature to it to uplift the modest vetiver to an opulent level.
The Different Company Sel de Vetiver
Summer celebrates its end with crystallized sea salt on driftwoods the sea lefts on the abandoned shores. The joy of a solitude hike with bare feet on wet sands and the smell of driftwood and salt in the air. Fresh and spicy, crisp and bony. If vetiver would be pickled in cans, Sel de Vetiver would be its top seller brand.
Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
The gentility and high-end quality of Frederic Malle’s vetiver fragrance approve its supremacy. Vetiver Extraordinaire is indeed extraordinary in the sheerness and smokiness of the ingredient. A delicate incense, a nice take on the smell of earth, and authentic essence of vetiver roots as found in nature.
Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental
There is a murky quality in all Serge Lutens creations that makes them dramatic, sinister, and at the same time, absolutely desirable. And all these make Serge Lutens an upper class of perfumery. Vetiver Oriental is pure woody, earthy, slightly smoky, sweet dry, and comfortable.
Creed Original Vetiver
There's a reason everybody wants a bottle of Creed fragrance: it smells awesome! Creed Original Vetiver, a heady mixture of bergamot, vetiver, ginger, and a pale touch of the iris is a friendly take on a settled nautical classic amenity to pair Wayfarer sunglasses and boat shoes.
Hermes Vetiver Tonka
Hermes serves its vetiver with a sauce of tobacco. Tender tobacco with a rural hay-like furnish gives the vetiver an enticing, cozy, and welcoming quality. Quite a handy stuff to pair with retro-modern style and slacks pants.
Masque Milano Hemingway
Liberal and free-spirited just as Ernest Hemingway’s literature is, Masque implies an edition on vetiver like an artist improvising on a canvas a picture he has not drawn before. Hemingway (to call it shortly) is a daring and well-measured compilation of several vetivers concealed beneath ginger and rhubarb.