It's a fresh, translucent, verveine-like opening, far ahead of the basenotes, like the sprinters out of the blocks on the outside lanes.
The vetiver moves up the pack in a few minutes, and is indeed the real Reunion McCoy, with its flinty, green-stick, subliminal messages.
A bergamot/neroli/oakmoss triad are on hand to provide a respectable chypre address for this one's business card. But let's face it, he's never home.
This is so good, it makes me feel faintly embarrassed by the attempts of Encre Noir, Grey Vetiver, and that lot.
A very simple vetiver that feels a little like the old EDC version from Guerlain. It isn't accompanied by any other meaningful notes but the clean, slightly nutty vetiver feels light and airy. I can well imagine using this in high temperatures as a source of light refreshment. It doesn't project a great deal, but for the wearer, it is a comforting presence
not bad. discrete. fair dry down, not expectacular but very wearable. balanced. very affordable and enjoyable for casual waearing too.
Unfortunately it seems to be a scaled-down edition of Guerlain's "Vetiver". What for if there's a complete one? But it's not that bad, just as all the Monothemes scents.