First of all, forgive me for not writing about something new. About a week and a half ago I took an ungraceful tumble on the sidewalk outside of out local grocery store. Nothing broken (didn’t even get a cut) but I have found new places to be sore. First was the knee that I went down on, followed by my butt, and the last and most inexplicable one is my left heel. So I’m less that ambulatory, but hope to be back in the game soon.
Anyway, Vetiver Oriental is one that I don’t think I’ve reviewed before, but it’s a beautiful scent. Typical of a Lutens, you’re going to have to wait for the eponymous ingredient to show up. The opening is very green with a hint of soft chocolate. The vetiver comes forward in the middle along with wood notes, with the chocolate being thoroughgoing. I think my Scent Twin put it best in her review when she wrote that Vetiver Oriental has the “feeling of a dark jungle, exotic and wild.”
I can tell you that when you are sitting at home with a bruised a$$ and hobbling on a knackered heel watching “Judge Judy” reruns, a ticket to the jungle is most welcome..
Vetiver Oriental is available at the Usual Suspects for the rather eye-popping price of $200 for 50ML (apparently is a limited release.)
Photo of my bottle from my iPad (if it comes out on it’s side, forgive me. It’s a Word Press thing.)