Bella Belissima: Vetiver Spice (and all things nice)

Or, spicing up your life with vetiver. ๐Ÿ˜‰

That should be their motto. Because I am more than willing to spice up my life with this one.bella b

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 ofย 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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Notes:aged Java vetiver, bittersweet absinthe and cypress, citrus notes and violet, ย 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

The best thing happens once the drydown begins. ย 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

The problem is, it’s probably going to be unrequited love asย it’s not available here and I’m on a non-shopping spree (so even though ย ยฃ82 for 100ml sounds relatively ok, still no go).

But if you get the chance, try it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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9 thoughts on “Bella Belissima: Vetiver Spice (and all things nice)

  1. Tara May 31, 2014 at 10:45 Reply

    Loved reading your thoughts on Vetiver Spice, Ines. I really liked the vetiver and vanilla combination in this.

    The very worst kind of enabler sends you something unavailabe in your ocuntry but if you ever find it within your budget I’ll get a bottle to you.


    • Ines May 31, 2014 at 11:14 Reply

      Tara, I meant it in the best possible way. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s actually difficult for me these days to find sth I like so much I would want as bottle so sending me something like that really makes me happy.
      Thank you for the offer – I will keep it in mind. ๐Ÿ˜€


      • Tara May 31, 2014 at 22:06 Reply

        Oh I know!

        I’m the same about stuff I’d want a whole bottle of these days. Very rare. The offer stands ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Suzanne May 31, 2014 at 17:15 Reply

    “It’s rather spicy and green and smells energetic.”

    Mmm, gotta love that. Your review makes me want to both wear a vetiver perfume and whip up an energy drink.

    (And perfumistas are definitely the best … and you and Tara are both sweethearts.)


    • Ines June 2, 2014 at 09:46 Reply

      Oooh, thank you Suzanne. ๐Ÿ™‚ But yes, perfumistas are great.
      I got myself into a vetiver mood as well.


  3. cookie queen June 1, 2014 at 06:34 Reply

    I am at the very beginning of my vetiver adventure. This has taken over the top of my list.
    Mmmmmm. xxx


    • Ines June 2, 2014 at 09:55 Reply

      Good choice! ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Vanessa June 3, 2014 at 01:29 Reply

    I am indebted to Lila for my sample of this – vetiver is not a note that usually draws me in, but maybe it was the combination with vanilla and spice that made it work so well for me. And as much as I enjoy wearing this one, I may still pass it along to my English teacher, who ADORES vetiver in all its incarnations.


    • Ines June 3, 2014 at 09:51 Reply

      Yes, this one doesn’t seem to be all about vetiver, it’s rather hidden amidst everything else.
      I’d say your English teacher has great taste in perfume… ๐Ÿ˜‰


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