Notes according to Murdock:
Top - sparkling citrus, English lavender
Mid - rosemary, chamomile, petitgrain, basil
Base - Seychelles vetiver, Haitian vetiver, Indonesian patchouli, tree moss
This is a superb vetiver! One of the best I've encountered in a while. Similar to the late, lamented Floris Vetiver (now discontinued).
Each of the top and mid notes is (a) apparent and yet (b) well integrated. The vetiver hits all its notes: grassy, cushion-y, earthy, iodine, leather, smoke. The scent is dry and very satisfying. The tree moss gives a green, fuzzy buzz to the dry-down.
24th July, 2012 (last edited: 30th July, 2015)
Imagine your L'occitane Vetiver turned up to 11, only not in a horrible way.
You are greeted by a strong citrus, followed pretty much instantly by vetiver. This continues for a while, but slowly introduces - for me - something musky and masculine into the mix, alas the tree moss.
This continues for a LONG time - this fragrance easily lasts eight hours on me, radiating a very masculine and musky vetiver.
This is a gentlemans perfume in my opinion. It's not as fresh as Tom Fords Gray Vetiver, nor as green as Creeds Original Vetiver and not as fantastically strange and wonderful as Fat Electrician. It's probably classier and more masculine than any of them. Think a more mossy, grown up Guerlain Vetiver.
All in all a huge thumbs up for me - because this was just what I wanted. A very formal, gentlemansvetiver where you can feel your englishness seeping through and out to the less fortunate or common. Mmmmmmm aristocracy.