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Essence No. 6 : Vetiver (2015)
by Elie Saab

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Essence No. 6 : Vetiver information

Year of Launch2015
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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People and companies

HouseElie Saab
PerfumerFrancis Kurkdjian
SupplierTakasago
Parent CompanyShiseido > Beaute Prestige International

About Essence No. 6 : Vetiver

Essence No. 6 : Vetiver is a shared / unisex perfume by Elie Saab. The scent was launched in 2015 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian

Essence No. 6 : Vetiver fragrance notes

Reviews of Essence No. 6 : Vetiver

The entire Elie Saab La Collection Essences line has been composed by the talented Francis Kurkdjian. I am accustomed to smell either powerful and raw or at least somehow vetiver centered scents while acknowledging a label with vetiver on its name. That’s not the case though with Elie Saab’s Vetiver. Essence No.6 begins with some fresh citrus peel top notes paired with violet leaf to prelude the main course. This is a spicy woody event with an evident barbershop ambiance. The lavender is medicinal and quite herbal while a strong clove element stretches the medicinal aspect on one side and the anisic on the other supported by tarragon. The vetiver is slightly smoky and boldly supports the whole composition with the excellent quality of materials allowing the structure to carry its weight for a spruce chypre-like drydown. In general, it works as an imaginary vetiver bridge between Invasion Barbare and New York Intense connecting the suave barbershop air of the former with the classy chypre element of the latter while simultaneously washing them away with cold papyrus smoke. Vetiver is woodier, drier, greener and furthermore a tad sweet and moderately powdery fragrance exuding a warm aromatic aura. Masculine, classic and a great choice for a distinctive everyday signature.
28th October, 2017
Classy Polished Scent. Understated. Think of first Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum without the Vanilla, Sugar and Root Beer overload which tends to obscure the Natural flavour of Vetiver.
What I find most interesting is the Dry Canvas of Papyrus which gently draws my mind to layers of woody flavours within the root Vetiver.
Francis Kurkdijan has this extraordinary ability to combine ingredients in such a way as to coax layers of flavours of the subject, discard the nasty bits, polish the surface and present a slightly idealized piece of Art. Fragrantica says the design is geared toward Celebrity on the Red Carpet. Yes, perhaps Opera, Theatre stars. No Hollywood here.
A superior, balanced, clean and whispered soapiness to most of the Vetivers that have come before. On to the Neroli, brief test suggests FK genius at work.
12th September, 2017 (last edited: 13th September, 2017)

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