Basically, you all need to smell it and then go buy a bottle (or a decant, the bottle is quite expensive and I’m not one bit grateful to MdO for making me want to buy it). But boy, it surely smells great.
This is by far my favourite vetiver. I am completely smitten by it. I keep testing it in order to get better
Notes: Bourbon vetiver, blue ginger from Madagascar, Virginia cedar, violet, cistus labdanum, clary sage absolute, tonka bean, musk.
I don’t think any of my readers have any doubt now that I am a huge Mona di Orio fan. I love her creations but some, I love more than the others. Those are also the most difficult to describe. I spray my little vial of Vetyver and I think I’m going to concentrate now, and describe what I smell, only to be disarmed and seduced by it and then I come up with only rudimentary notes. But nevertheless, here they are. 🙂
It’s a sunny, dry, hay-like vetiver but the hay is interspersed with flowers and therefore smells a bit sweeter than hay usually does. But at the same time, the vetiver is giving it a masculine vibe underscored by cedar. I think the ginger again is more in line with the sweet and feminine side of this vetiver. The fact that it is all there makes this a perfect unisex perfume for me. Not that I ever take those labels into account.
It’s a warm, snuggly vetiver, one you smell and then do everything to come closer and keep smelling it. I never thought I would say this about vetiver, but this one seduces you by making you weak at the knees.
I keep sighing deeply trying to describe it. 🙂
Eventually, it does veer into a more masculine vetiver, losing some of that initial floweriness (which I have no idea why I keep referring to as such, as notes don’t really list any except violet).
This is not a refreshing vetiver, it is a vetiver in line with the summer. It does nothing to cool you but instead makes you feel warmed by the sun somewhere in the flowery summer fields.