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El Salvador Vetiver essential oil, Primavera
Along with wild Indian and Indonesian vetiver, it's among my top three least preferred varieties of vetiver.
The El Salvador is akin to the Sri Lankan variety but is missing a 'soul'. The same scent profile is very much evident but it's one-dimensional, more discreet and not as tenacious. It's almost as translucent as Haitian vetiver but not quite; it's almost as dull as wild Indian vetiver but it does develop to a certain degree. In a nutshell, it's a vetiver oil that underwhelms and fails to fully capture your attention. While it's passable, the existence of Sri Lankan vetiver oil makes this one pretty much a redundant affair.
Trebor, this has NOT been my experience with the El Salvador Vetiver. What I have had, in the past has been far and away the DEEPEST Vetiver... a true 'base note'..lacking the light sweetness of, for example, the Haitian that we have. I loved blending with the El Salvador because it was posslbie to use much less in a blend to get the grounding depth that I was seeking. Now, I have been unable to acquire any of this particular distillation for several years. But it was a prize when I had it.
That's very interesting to hear. Where did you get yours from?
The El Salvador variety isn't an easy one to come across, so it could simply be a case of the Primavera oil not being the best specimen.