Or, spicing up your life with vetiver. 😉
I can thank Tara for bringing this perfume to my attention. The most amazing people of this world are perfumistas, and Tara was so lovely and aware of my love of vetivers, sent a package with several vetiver perfumes I’ve never tried before. Vetiver Spice was a clear favorite.. So, not only are perfumistas amazingly generous and nice people, they are also the worst kind of enablers. 😉
Notes:aged Java vetiver, bittersweet absinthe and cypress, citrus notes and violet, green cardamom and clove bud, guaiacwood, leather, cashmere musk and Haiti vanilla.
It opens with a blast of citrusy-gaiac vetiver with vetiver being in the background to these two. I must say, violets have passed me by completely. It’s rather spicy and green and smells energetic. Then the energy part slowly starts to dissipate and the more mellow notes appear.
The strange thing is, I smell many things but most of them don’t relate to what the notes list says.
The green, vetiver notes are so well combined with the spices (cardamom and clove) that you can’t really smell them out. I keep imagining I can smell traces of violet and leather in there if I really try. 🙂
The best thing happens once the drydown begins. I’m guessing the cashmere musk does something magical with violet, vetiver and cardamom as it gets a botanically humid note that just smells perfect.
So, yes, I found another vetiver perfume to love. 🙂
The problem is, it’s probably going to be unrequited love as it’s not available here and I’m on a non-shopping spree (so even though £82 for 100ml sounds relatively ok, still no go).
But if you get the chance, try it. 🙂