Today it is time for another Favorite Note question. Let’s hear your vetiver recommendations!
Is vetiver among your favorite notes or do you tend to avoid it?
Which perfume that prominently features vetiver is the best in your opinion?
Do you like vetiver in a starring role or more in the background?
Is your favorite vetiver smoky and dry or green and plush?
Do you think vetiver is a more masculine leaning note or is it perfectly gender neutral?
What is your most-worn vetiver scent?
I like vetiver. That was not always the case, it was more of a cautious friendship turning into love kind of thing between us.
My preferred vetiver is fresh and not too smoky. I like Chanel Sycomore for its dependability and the strength it seems to infuse me with. Hermès Vetiver Tonka is my absolute favorite, because I love the way it dances with hazelnut and mixes coolness and warmth in that way.
Guerlain’s Vétiver our Elle is a beauty that is sadly discontinued, so I treasure the small vial I still have. A recent vetiver newcomer I use often is Olfactive Studio Flash Back, where a bracing vetiver note is surrounded by grapefruit and rhubarb to make a unique and interesting fragrance that makes me alert and feels invigorating.
What are your favorites?