I dropped into ScentBar the other day when I heard that the new Uncle Serge had made it in. I sampled L’orpheline, but I’m afraid it really didn’t do anything for me in the end. The opening was nice, but the end on my skin wasn’t floating my boat.
Notes (from Luckyscent): Aldehydes, cedar wood, fougere accord, coumarin, clouds of ambergris, patchouli, incense, and Cashmeran
What did float it big time was Vetiver Veritas, the new HEELEY scent. As a matter of fact it’s pretty much rocketed to the top of my list of vetiver all-stars. Apparently this is the first in their new line of 100% natural scents and if you like vetiver with a capital “V” you’ll love this. The vetiver is incredibly raw and green, like it was ripped out of the earth and macerated with the soil still clinging to the roots. There’s mint in there as well, which brightens the tart opening. Eventually lavender and a touch of fresh pink grapefruit pops in. The whole thing is a delight from start to finish, which surprisingly for something that’s 100% natural that finish is a good ten to twelve hours away from first application.
Notes (from Luckyscent): Lavender, mint, Haitian vetiver, and grapefruit.
L’orpheline is at the usual suspects, $140 for 50ML. Vetiver Veritas is $195 for 50ML. I asked for and received my samples from ScentBar