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Vetiver Moderno (2011)
by Torre of Tuscany


Vetiver Moderno information

Year of Launch2011
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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HouseTorre of Tuscany

About Vetiver Moderno

Vetiver Moderno is a shared / unisex perfume by Torre of Tuscany. The scent was launched in 2011

Vetiver Moderno fragrance notes

Reviews of Vetiver Moderno

Vetiver Moderno opens in a really peculiar way, definitely not what you would expect with such a name (“Modern Vetiver”). To my nose, initially there’s no vetiver at all: I get a heavily spicy blend, slightly musky-moldy and with a sort of thick, wet “lacustrine” substance. A heart of pepper, an understated yet solid and masculine rose note which emerges with increasing strength, and a rich citrus accord: overall, a really nostalgic, almost decadent blend with an ambiguous mood halfway romanticism and filthiness (mostly for a weird dark-rubbery nuance among the base notes). Rose, woods, musk give Vetiver Moderno almost a “vintage barbershop” feel, but revisited with a “transparent” modern texture. Somehow classic, but not banal and not boring; the modernity lies, I guess, in the “clash” between some notes (initially citrus, spices, nuances ranging from candied to rubbery...) and in that crisp, thin texture. Which is heavier at first, so it will take a while for you to appreciate it. For me, the nicest feature of this scent is the really well-engineered arising of the vetiver note, which occurs after a while, and kind of “reunites” all the notes and the opposites melting them together in a really pleasant, compelling and balanced woody-ambery-spicy blend, slightly powdery and camphorous too, really peculiar and much sophisticated. Complex and “clashy” at first, really tight and effortlessly warm and harmonic on the drydown. Also still somehow “decadent”, but never becoming too dark. Really nice: an interesting, unusually refined and fascinating scent. Not sure if vetiver fans may enjoy this given the number of notes which share the main stage with vetiver, but still totally worthy a try.

04th April, 2015 (last edited: 06th April, 2015)
Vetiver Moderno has the typical transparent aspect of many modern niche fragrances. The usual green-citrusy opening it's paired with a smooth yet quite complex floral pattern that's pretty well executed but probably not so original. During this phase nutmeg provides an overall spicy-pungent aspect while the florals work as a sort of kaleydoscopic machine continuely changing from soft white flowers to hints of rose and iris. I can't actually put my finger on what other fragrance Vetiver Moderno reminds me of but, the feeling of deja-vu is quite strong.

The drydown is clean, musky and woody and it's where a restrained vetiver note plays its main part. Not bad if you like the genre but very far from being outstanding or worthy of being classified as a vetiver-centered composition. Check it out if you're looking for a spring/summer fragrance in the typical transparent style of modern niche perfumery.

30th April, 2012

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