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Hello Vetiver - I love you.
I have been looking for THE Vetiver scent for a long time. First I ended up at Encre Noire.
Although I've read a lot of negative things about this fragrance (dark, earthy, musty, old books,...), I actually thought that it smells quite ok - but one thing I've been thinking about, ISO E Super. My investigative research (I googled) confirmed my fear. Encre Noire consists of 55% ISO E Super. Since I'm not a big fan of the molecule (as long as you smell it as hard as Terre D'Hermes), I dropped Encre Noire like a hot potato and started looking for *my* vetiver scent.
It did not take long until Dior Vetiver was suggested to me. Nevertheless I tried myself through all my colleagues (but I still miss Ellie Saabs Vetiver).
After a long time there was the possibility of a sharing participation (thanks to Bajki).
My first reaction was, "Damn! I only bought 20ml."
Where the Vetiver competitors usually bury (earthy-green) Vetiver under citric notes, here it is the other way round.
Lightly earthy vetiver with dry, non-sweet coffee beans, with a grapefruit note in the background, which NEVER covers the vetiver, but at most has a supportive effect.
It's like discovering a new type of coffee (quote: DonJuanDeCat). He's right.
Dior Vetiver is a pleasing, incredibly beautiful fragrance, and by far the most beautiful vetiver fragrance I know of.
I don't think there is one. What you smell in the first 20 seconds stays. Speaking of staying! The performance isn't from bad parents either. 8h durability and a good Sillage is with me in it. Meaning Dior Vetiver plays tango between "A fragrance just for me" and "BAM!!! HAAAALLLOOOOO HERE AM I!!!!11!".
But now there is still a big point of criticism:
How did Dior get the idea to sell this wonderful fragrance only in Paris AND (allegedly) stop it? Which clever marketing foxes are there again at work?
Well, there's nothing I can do about that - just whine.
Dior Vetiver is a hard to find, but fantastic vetiver scent with coffee beans and delicate citrus, with very good performance.
If you like Vetiver and you have the opportunity, please try it. :-)