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Eau de Vetyver (1982)
by Yves Rocher


Eau de Vetyver information

Year of Launch1982
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People and companies

HouseYves Rocher
PerfumerRaymond Chaillan
Parent Company at launchElf Aquitaine > Sanofi Beauté

About Eau de Vetyver

Eau de Vetyver is a masculine fragrance by Yves Rocher. The scent was launched in 1982 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Raymond Chaillan

Eau de Vetyver fragrance notes

Reviews of Eau de Vetyver

Yves Rocher is like a mainstream version of Body Shop and, as you would expect from such an outfit, its perfumes are pretty middle of the road.

Consequently it comes as no surprise to find that theirs was not a raw vetiver. It was a highly embellished vetiver with a veritable panoply of modifiers wrapped around the core: liquorice, with a dark oily smokiness lurking in the background, and sweet powder, and then lemon, bergamot and coriander facets - which lead the supporting cast, and these are followed by spicy, green and woody undertones; this will not be a virtuoso performance by vetiver but a chorus line of voices all singing in harmony. The result is very pleasant, if a little baroque, especially when incense, a rose bouquet, sandalwood, coumarin and finally labdanum emerge to pile up more and more layers on top of the rather shy vetiver.

This makes for a dark and slightly difficult pleasure; which dresses up sweet, spicy, incense, woody and earthy elements within an anise liquorice shell, and so, at the end of the day, it doesn't have a great deal to do with vetiver. Like a vetiver showroom dummy hung with a whole load of garments; the body is vetiver shaped, but there's not much of it on view.

I have criticised its supposed lack of integrity as a Vetiver, but Eau de Vetyver was nevertheless still very fine. Moreish on the nose, and soft centred - but not without a certain dark challenge. Which may or may not - depending on your taste, include the spicy nutmeg accord directly lifted from Cacharel pour L'Homme that came out the year before.

It was an easy and approachable vetiver, and enjoyable, and its a pity its no longer around. Too classic, and classy, for todays market I fear.

14th May, 2017 (last edited: 05th September, 2017)
Crisp and literaly quivering with energy and warmth yet clean-cut scent, exhaling the qualities of one of the most well-known ingredients in perfume industry. Powerfull woody and resinous drydown, long-lasting, refreshing and strong.
12th December, 2006

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