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Vetiver de Java
by Il Profumo


Vetiver de Java information

GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 35 votes)

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HouseIl Profumo

About Vetiver de Java

Vetiver de Java is a shared / unisex perfume by Il Profumo.

Vetiver de Java fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Vetiver de Java

This is an embarassingly grotesque parody of an old-school lavender scent with absolutely 0 (zero) vetiver in it. Just sickening cheap lavender and a ton of moldy camphoraceous musk. Weirdly dusty and humid at once, basically like licking the sweaty neck of a decommissioned drag queen.

26th March, 2017
Vetiver de Java could be more aptly named Vetiver de Lavender, as what I get from the beginning is a clean, grassy vetiver and fresh lavender accord, that smells oddly old school, although I can't think of anything similar of vintage. As Darvant notes in his review, there is something almost aldehyde like in the fragrance and I almost immediately thought of my mother's Chanel and Madame Rocha's perfumes from the 70's. There's a touch of lemon and bergamot that gives VdJ a classic Guerlain Vetiver similarity, but the lavender note never allows it to stray far. My expectation was for a coffee note ala Dior's Vetiver, but it's entirely vetiver and lavender, start to finish. As others note VdJ is a skin scent fragrance, but it stays around for 5 hours or more.
Easily unisex. A bit expensive for me, as lavender fragrances go.

Nice, not bottle worthy, but deserves a Thumbs Up.
29th February, 2016
Yes, I also wish it gave a bolder projection.
15th January, 2013

This has nothing to do with classic "vetiver" ā la Guerlain, but it's a good fragrance with some pleasant fresh, green notes. Too much expensive in my opinion.
30th October, 2012
Notes listed by Luckscent: lavender, vetyver, birch, encense, red rose, Cashmere cypress, guayac wood, oak moss.

I get a lot of masculine herbs in the opening along with the lavender. Unfortunately my interest drops off after that with the advent of what I pick up as a distinct violet accord. This may just be a result of the cypress mixing with other elements, but it comes off as soapy ionones to my nose. I generally don't like ionones and I'm not a fan of that effect here. The drydown is very quiet with a whisper of vetiver and warm musk -- too little, too late.
25th May, 2012
I completely subscribe what the great Foetidus had to previously comment; this is a classy civilized musky Vetiver with no traces of final earthiness and rawness, coming from a brand that i love (Patchouli Noir, Imprinting, Chocolat, Aria di mare, Ambre d'or etc). Vetiver de Java elicits more than vaguely the exotic balminess of the Guerlain's vetiver conjuring furthermore several creations by Parfums de Nicolai, Baladin in primis, because of its aroma of forest (cypress, birch, oakmoss etc). This one is indeed traditional and exotic in an airy way because of the combination of grassy lavender-cypress, may be a touch of aldehydes  and a bourbon vetiver coming from far lands. The traditional beat is expressed by the citrus-lavender-herbal opening that is a reminiscence of several great classics. The earthiness is fleeting and moderate, lasting the time necessary to slide towards the gorgeous and dreamy heart that enhances whiffs of forest because of the combination of birch and cypress with the masculine touch of rose-patchouli. The rose is expertly combined with the breeze of forest, patchouli and vetiver in order to exude a dreamy masculine aroma of far lands. Passing time the scent warms up and acquires stableness due to oakmoss and woods. This fragrance is perfect for a daring and confident kind of man with a traditional type of taste and its projection is great.
02nd June, 2011 (last edited: 17th July, 2014)

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