Vetiver, a marvellous root
Stylistic exercises for Le Galion, Mizensir, Memo, Aqua di Parma and Buly.
With its woody and often earthy fragrance, the vetiver, a beautiful ligneous root, is a vital component of masculine perfumery, and that’s not all.
A re-issue that’s as close as possible to the eponymous aromatic scent created in 1968, this delicious perfume proposes a non-earthy facet of the vetiver plant married with citrus and spicy notes. Also highly arousing on women...
Vetyver, eau de parfum, Le Galion. 140 euros for 100 ml.
On sale at Colette and Jovoy.
The great perfumer Alberto Morillas favours the “lively, citrusy, bitter and smoked” facets of vetiver. Geranium, lemon and bergamot join forces to accentuate this celebration of vetiver.
Mythique Vetyver, eau de parfum, Mizensir. 190 euros for 100 ml.
The latest leathery creation from this elegant house of unisex perfumes opulently formulates cardamom and geranium around the patchouli-vetiver duo.
African Leather, Collection Cuirs Nomades, eau de parfum, Memo. 180 euros for 75 ml.
Essentially a men’s fragrance, this eau de cologne combines a dry, musky, ambergris vetiver base with citrus fruits, lavender and an original minty note.
Colonia Club, eau de Cologne, Acqua Di Parma. 103 euros for 100 ml.
Original. This little bundle of roots is used damp on rough skin with the same effect as a loofah.
Vetiver root brush, Buly. 6 euros. For sale at the Buly boutique, 6, rue Bonaparte, Paris 6th.