Cœur de Vétiver Sacré (2010)

Cœur de Vétiver Sacré by L'Artisan Parfumeur
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Cœur de Vétiver Sacré is a popular perfume by L'Artisan Parfumeur for women and men and was released in 2010. The scent is spicy-green. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Date, Dried fruits, Black tea
Heart Notes Heart NotesGinger, Pink pepper, Saffron
Base Notes Base NotesMusk, Vanilla, Vetiver, Frankincense

Ratings

Scent

7.6 (145 Ratings)

Longevity

7.2 (93 Ratings)

Sillage

5.7 (87 Ratings)

Bottle

7.6 (91 Ratings)
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WRoth

153 Reviews
WRoth
WRoth
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Coeur de Vétiver Sacré
The head notes are very true to the description, an interesting sparkly blend of bergamot, orange and black tea. The fragrance then becomes softer as the dried fruits surface accompanied by a shy incense. The dry down is a pale musk and amber mixture. Overall a very pleasant fragrance, it is gentle and soothing; better suited for fall/winter. The interesting tea note vanishes after a few minutes. The spices like pepper, ginger and coriander are so muted I could not detect them singularly.
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Deefit

33 Reviews
Deefit
Deefit
4
Not your average vetiver
Despite what the name might insinuate, this is not mainly a vetiver scent. The vetiver shares it's leading role with tea but it takes some time before both make their presence known. The dates and incense support this in the background and give it a sweetness, but on my skin (which is a bit dry) I get a very earthy and dry vetiver, to which the tea note contributes. I've worn this for two hours now and I have just poured some water over my skin to get it wet. Immediately the tea and the date are more pronounced, creating more freshness and sweetness. It is a very interesting and complex fragrance, but unfortunately it does not work on my skin.

With time, the tea note seems to fade away and the vetiver is what remains. I am somewhat reminded of other vetiver scents, but they seem more dedicated to vetiver than this fragrance is. However, I feel this offers more of a complex journey or discovery, especially with the abundance of notes that are present in this composition.

It is somewhat greenish, but I wouldn't call it a full blown green scent. There are probably greener scents out there. This is more earthy, dark green or perhaps a tad dark brownish. Very interesting still.

I could try with unscented lotion, but I feel I find this scent more interesting to discover than something I'd wear daily. I received a new bottle of this that I have used for the first time just now, which I'm offering up for swap.
jtd

484 Reviews
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jtd
Helpful Review    4
a vetiver by any other name
Coeur de Vetiver Sacre is a Vetiver fragrance the way an avocado is a fruit: technically. But not so much characteristically.

I've seen other fumies compare Vetiver Sacre to other vetivers, from Maitre Parfumeur's Route du Vetiver to Chanel's Sycomore . If replication of a pure vetiver note is your standard, Vetiver Sacre bombs. But so would Guerlain Vetiver, the standard bearer of the genre. Let's open the windows a bit and air out our vetiver criteria.

Vetiver Sacre lays a musky sheen over a dry, balanced fruity tone. I don't know shit about the nuts and bolts of composition, so I'll talk about notes rather than ingredients.  This tone feels like the middle ground of musky sweetness and a fictional dry wood. The fruit is neither sweet nor tart, or better still, is equally sweet and tart and suggests the crispness of a green apple at the same time that it calls to mind a sweet honeydew melon. A black pepper notes acts just as it would in a fruit dish you would eat. It gives you a little bit of a slap and separates the woody and sweet notes that might otherwise form a monotonous tone. Smart move. This is the sort a linear fragrance that has a deliberate but diaphanous harmony that surrounds you. If the composition lacks a dynamic to offset the encompassing harmony, your sensory filters would eventually isolate it and turn it off like background noise.  The peppery note is the thin line that provides just the separation needed to keep this fragrance from falling into the hypnotic fugue perfume producers love to call radiance. Perfumer Karin Vichon Spehner appears to have tamed the woody amber.

An avocado doesn't spring readily to mind when I think "fruit".  But you can't make guacamole with raspberries. Not only does Vetiver Sacre 'pass' for a Vetiver fragrance, it has its own particular place on my Vetiver shelf.

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Drseid

671 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Very helpful Review    4
Spiced Earl Grey Tea...
L'Artisan is a house that I have struck out with many times in the past with no hits, so I sampled Coeur de Vetiver Sacre with extremely low expectations. Despite my reservations on the house it came from, since Luckyscent recommended it after I filled out an extensive questionnaire as to my preferences, I felt I *had* to at least try it... and I am very glad I did.

I love vetiver scents, but this one is quite different to the vetivers I have smelled in the past. It is extremely subtle, slightly sweet, and the vetiver is not the primary note to my nose (despite the title). I get a lot of bergamot and black tea up top similar to the beautiful smell of Earl Grey (and into the heart notes), with a nice vetiver supporting note that is of the non-smokey kind, mixing with a heavy dose of saffron that stays around throughout the scent's development. Other supporting notes that take even more of a background role to the bergamot, vetiver and saffron, are dates and hints of cedar in the heart, and later-on light musk, semi-sweet amber and castoreum forming the base notes. Projection is minimal to below average, and longevity is above average.

Those looking for a raw vetiver dominant scent are bound to be disappointed, but if you want a subtle, classy skin scent that uses vetiver as a supporting note well, but features other notes like bergamot, black tea and saffron at the fore, then Coeur de Vetiver Sacre is bound to impress. This one has gotten no love from most reviewers, but *I* love it and it is the first L'Artisan that is added to my collection and my "Top Ten" list. 4.5+ stars out of 5... Superb, and highly recommended.
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DieNase

17 Reviews
DieNase
DieNase
Helpful Review    2
A different take on vetiver
This vetiver is different. To me it is very linear, hardly earthy and smoky, rather fresh and a acid. Yes, quite sour indeed. Some black tea, tea with citrus. A bit like Lipton icetea with less sugar and more citric acid. Maybe some of the acidity comes from the incense. A while ago I ordered some real incense and I made the experience that my Boswellia serrata R. (from india) is very different from the typical church incense, which is from Africa, I think. The indian stuff has some citric notes, I think it might be in some of the Tauers' as well (incense rosé, incense extrême).
In this scent i find some similarities to Tauer's Vetiver Dance, however Coeur de Vétiver Sacré is more tasteful, without the urinous notes of Vetiver Dance.

All in all an interesting scent worthy to be tested, well made. Just not my kind of scent. The acidity makes it seem a bit cool and inapproachable. It lacks earthiness (maybe that's coming in the base, but the top/base notes just last forever). Probably it is just not made for me. I would wear it if it was given to me, but I wouldn't buy it.

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