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Javanese Vetiver essential oil, Aqua Oleum
Starting out harsh and earthy, it possesses a smoky tar or yeast-like aroma (think Marmite). It smells rugged and masculine. Eventually, the smokiness lowers its volume as the already present creamy green nuttiness comes more to the fore. One where perseverance is richly rewarded.
Javanese Vetiver essential oil, Olfactik
Very much like Aqua Oleum's but a little more reserved. Its evolution is similar but slightly faster and a tad less harsh, with any loudness turned down a notch. Slotting in-between Aqua Oleum's Javanese and a bona fide Sri Lankan vetiver oil, it acts as a good compromise for those seeking it. Pretty good!