This is by far my favourite vetiver. I am completely smitten by it. I keep testing it in order to get better
ideas of how to describe it but nothing worthy comes to mind. I am simply in love. :)
I don't think any of my readers have any doubt now that I am a huge Mona di Orio fan. I love her creations but some, I love more than the others. Those are also the most difficult to describe. I spray my little vial of Vetyver and I think I'm going to concentrate now, and describe what I smell, only to be disarmed and seduced by it and then I come up with only rudimentary notes. But nevertheless, here they are. :)
It's a sunny, dry, hay-like vetiver but the hay is interspersed with flowers and therefore smells a bit sweeter than hay usually does. But at the same time, the vetiver is giving it a masculine vibe underscored by cedar. I think the ginger again is more in line with the sweet and feminine side of this vetiver. The fact that it is all there makes this a perfect unisex perfume for me. Not that I ever take those labels into account.
It's a warm, snuggly vetiver, one you smell and then do everything to come closer and keep smelling it. I never thought I would say this about vetiver, but this one seduces you by making you weak at the knees.
I keep sighing deeply trying to describe it. :)
Eventually, it does veer into a more masculine vetiver, losing some of that initial floweriness (which I have no idea why I keep referring to as such, as notes don't really list any except violet).
This is not a refreshing vetiver, it is a vetiver in line with the summer. It does nothing to cool you but instead makes you feel warmed by the sun somewhere in the flowery summer fields.