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Nipping at the 151 again, Sir?, my valet asked, inquiring whether I'd been recently taking a nip at the 'ol 151-proof grain alcohol again. "Why, it's been years since I've done that, and you should know that!", I replied.
[b]Route du Vetiver[/b] bursts forth from the bottle unapologetically strong and surgical-blade sharp. There is a very raw sharpness to the Bourbon Vetiver root note (not unlike grain alcohol), which is buoyed by blackcurrant and a woodsy accord; the scent itself is zen-like in its simplicity. The jasmine, sandalwood, and musk all wait about 90 minutes to begin their appearance, and when they do this scent magically balances out and sets itself up for a protracted, impressive drydown! Route du Vetiver is stronger than Guerlain's Vetiver, but with literally no citrus. With respect to the LV Vetiver, an analogy would be appropriate. If Lorenzo Villoresi Vetiver is a big, strong, frisky, shaggy-haired Wolfhound, then Route du Vetiver is an equally large, sleek-fur, strong, aggressive Doberman pinscher. In all, I must admit I'm beginning to understand and admire this scent, after being absolutely turned off with my first exposure to it. Every lover of vetiver should be sure to try this. In sum, this is great and possibly a real contender for the Grand Prize.
Olfactory pyramid per Lusciouscargo.com:
Top Notes: Black currant, leafy green accords
Heart Notes: Bourbon vetiver, precious woods, jasmine
Base Notes: Sandalwood, musk
01st September, 2005