Vetiver (2012)
    by Roja Dove

    • Launched: 2012
    • Type: Shared / Unisex / Unspecified
    • Availability: In Production
    • Perfumer: Roja Dove
    • Bottle Designer: Unknown - Let us know

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    Vetiver is a unisex fragrance by Roja Dove. The scent was launched in 2012

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    twinpeaker's avatar

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    This is, in my opinion, the new benchmark reference vetiver. As stated before, it makes the others seem thin and synthetic by comparison. This is a lush, full vetiver. It is brisk without being sharp, refreshing but with great depth. As with most creations by Roja Dove, it is incredibly well blended and just smells opulent and classy.

    A refreshing citrus opening, more lemon than bergamot to my nose, with a lovely subtle smokiness to the vetiver notes (the vetiver bridges all the phases of this top, middle and base notes). There is a warm heart of white florals. Despite all the notes listed, the base feel monolithic, a tribute to Dove's mastery of blending. This not nearly as rooty or autumnal as Sycamore or Encre Noir. It is very reminiscent of vintage Guerlain Vetiver.

    Longevity is excellent, 12 hours plus, still lush and heady on clothes 4 hours later. As an extrait it wears fairly close to the skin but is constant. Other than the fleeting citrus and smokiness, the composition is fairly linear through most of the wearing.

    Highly recommended.

    27th March, 2014

    marcuslaughter's avatar

    United States United States

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    Makes all other Vetivers seem thin.

    I experienced this fragrance at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC a few weeks ago. There was a rep from Roja there and I spend nearly an hour going through the entire collection. There are many good ones, but the Vetiver stood out to me, because everyone has a Vetiver these days, but this one is far and away the best, IMHO. It made my Creed Vetiver and my Tom Ford Grey Vetiver seem very "thin" in comparison. While it's an expensive vetiver, those who truly love vetiver will no doubt find this to be a masterful arrangement

    I also found it interesting that the bottle caps were all inspired by Roja's favorite ring. It looks just like the cap.


    Pros: Robust and remarkably long wearing.
    Cons: none

    02nd June, 2013

    alfarom's avatar

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    Roja Dove's Vetiver will probably not strike as the most original vetiver soliflore composition around but, despite that, it is still a big winner.

    The typical sparkling green opening that lately evolves into an extremely solid woody/mossy vetiver-centered base, is closer to vintage Guerlain Vetiver and Racine than to, say, Sycomore or Route Du Vetiver. It's clean yet plush, polite yet potent and, most of all, incredibly well blended. The vetiver here has a fresh-woody quality (most likely the haitian type), with the typical rubbery undertone and together with oakmoss gives birth to an endless old-fashioned drydown that goes on for 15+ hrs. In this context, Roja Dove is responsible of one of the most tenacious vetiver-centered composition available on the market.

    If you like your vetiver to be simple but unquestionably blended with top quality ingredients and, as long as you don't expect something groundbreaking or revolutionary, your search for the ultimate high-end vetiver could stop here. Terrific.

    24th June, 2012

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