The opening of Velvet is nice, an abstract zesty tangerine note on vetiver, incense and Iso E, with delicate black pepper notes and a light floral and balsamic breeze. A sort of glossy, satin, restrained and "contemporary sophisticated" version of a classic citrus-vetiver scent, quite bright, dusty, even transparent, but quite compelling, dense and also decently lasting. Pleasant and elegant, not exactly the most unique scent around but nice. The vetiver note is not bad, by the way: it's clean, salty, moderately earthy, a bit rubbery but nicely lightened by lively citrus-spicy notes. A trendy scent which plays the card of "clean minimalism", but it's honestly pleasant to wear it – not enough pleasant to justify the price, though.