Hey there Perfume Posse, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies with something that is good year round but particularly excellent in high summer, where most of you all are. Sel de Vetiver could be exactly what you need right now.
Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company 2006
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Grapefruit, cardamom, bergamot
Heart: Tahitian vetiver, bourbon geranium, ylang-ylang
Base: Iris, (Haiti) vetiver, sea salt
We have a few vetivers around this house: L’Artisan Coeur de Vetiver Sacre, Guerlain Vetiver (new & old), Lalique Encre Noir, ELdO Fat Electrician, Terre d’Hermes and a few others in decant size.
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The opening of Sel de Vetiver is so fun and fabulous on my skin, it instantly gives a burst of salted citrus and herbaceous greenness, at once both woody and wet. It reminds me so happily of summer in the cool of winter and slots in comfortable and refreshing during the heat of summer. As the first super summery blast burns off the ylang comes through warm and buttery beside the salty, wet and sandy woods. The perfume seems locked in stasis thenm for a few hours, calm, quiet and softly wafting. I love this part because though no sillage monster Sel de Vetiver remains quite fragrant and so different from my own smell that I catch wafts of it more than many of the heftier frags. I love the end, after about 4-5 hours all I smell is the briny, salty wash of leaving the beach. MMMMM
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Further reading: I love Freddie’s post at SmellyThoughts HILARIOUS! Bois de Jasmin is more thoughtful and explanitory
The Different Company does a 3 x 10ml Discovery Pack for $105 and or you can buy the Sel de Vetiver 48 Hours Trip Set $150 which comes with a stunning refillable Stainless Steel travel safety bottle holder and 3 x 10ml Sel de Vetiver, very freakin cool.
LuckyScent does $150/50ml
Surrender To Chance starts ay $6/ml
Did you try Sel de Vetiver? Do you have another favourite vetiver that I should try? Maybe you’d just like to say HI? I am probably sitting near or at the computer waiting to chat, please comment, this is supposed to be the START of a conversation.
Loads of love from the Australian Perfume Junkies,