L'Erbolario Eaux de Vetiver de La Reunion is a conventional woodsy vetiver with a citrusy opening, the insertion of several green-boise aromatic notes and a detectable presence of (finally slightly powdery) cedar and sandalwood. I don't detect flowers in composition. The woodsy harshness is evident for long even if there is something resinous and musky that finally tames a bit the dryness. A budget solution for the lovers of vetiver without a lot of money to invest in fragrances.
15th June, 2011 (last edited: 13th July, 2015)
This is quite a harsh cyphre cologne with no detectable Vetiver to my nose. It was so vile, so repellent (I loathe cyphres, can you guess), that I returned the bottle. I usually sample this line by trying the inexpensive soaps, but none was available for this vetiver, thus requiring me to purchase a bottle. Never again.
By the way it is the identical scent to their Myrtle Cologne, which I also bought and returned because I depended on their Mytle soap scent being identical to their cologne scent - not so. The Mytle soap has a lovely "fern" scent, reminiscent of the Magno line - the cologne has nothing to do with it - a rip off in misprepresentation.
Perhaps they just create one scent and give it different names and packagings. Very disappointing.
L'Erbolario is a phyto-cosmetic factory located in Italy, and has a wide range of perfumes and of treatments. This Vetiver, is quite surprising, due to the strong note of truly natural essences,(Cnfirmed by the R&D laboratory I contacted) and to the relative small number of compunds, with while making it not so balanced, give a pure idea of nature.
The start up is with citrus, cedar and bergamot, very fresh and a sort of waking up after the shower. After, you can find Slvia sclarea merging with the dryness of vetiver, laid down on a sandal pavement. Unusual, but enjoyable for the persistence and quality of the row materials used.
Not sure that is a glamorous eau de toilette: it isn't at all. But if you wear parfume for your own taste, and are relatively "od fashion" style, let's give a try, it can nicely surprise you.