, what a "sensitive" comment. (not that there's anything wrong with less-than-sensitive comments, it certainly opened the thread to lively discourse.)
As a 54 year old woman who LOVES vetiver, I guess the point has been made. Vetiver may indeed be a scent for the mature nose. I believe that as a perfume ingredient, there's a versatility to vetiver that is unique. It can smell grassy, earthy, green, rooty, smoky, dark, sensual... depending upon the variety of vetiver, the quality, and the way the perfumer uses it. So... from that point of view, I LOVE vetiver. So... if fruity, airy, ozoney, citrusy, light are "youthful" I guess earthy, rooty, smoky, dark and sensual can be "mature"...
Quite a few of the (as I perceive them) shallow designer scents could do with a little deepening via vetiver, in my opinion.
Did I mention I LOVE vetiver? I'm so old
I may have forgotten to do that.