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    I just found something I think basenoters will enjoy looking at. I ran across these vetiver cultivation pictures and I thought they were interesting.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/VetiverNetwork/VetiverRoots

    I sure hope the vetivers I wear are not grown in sewage!

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    Oh, so many sorts - wonderful!

    Can anybody say why vetiver scents are often
    classified as 'woody'? To me they are 'green'
    scents, and that's how I perceive the smells.
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    Excellent post, thanks for that Docman.

    I often find that vetiver has a green-grassy aspect, but sometimes its earthy qualities give it a brown-woody tone.
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    Default Re: Vetiver root pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by DocmanCC View Post
    I just found something I think basenoters will enjoy looking at. I ran across these vetiver cultivation pictures and I thought they were interesting.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/VetiverNetwork/VetiverRoots

    I sure hope the vetivers I wear are not grown in sewage!
    Great link! had no idea horticulture was such


    Quote Originally Posted by narcus View Post
    Oh, so many sorts - wonderful!

    Can anybody say why vetiver scents are often
    classified as 'woody'? To me they are 'green'
    scents, and that's how I perceive the smells.
    to me they are "green" or Herbal smelling.... i reckon its because alot of vetiver scents also have scented wood notes...

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    I find it interesting that the root can breakdown sewage. I wonder if the ones grown in sewage are used in essential oil production. I just read that there are both fragrant and non-fragrant varieties of the grass. Docman, thanks for the fascinating link.
    Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 18th May 2009 at 05:16 PM.

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    Often, aged Vetiver becomes more earthy and woody with time, whereas freshly distilled rhizomes, have a greener scent.

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    One picture notes that some of it is used for water flavoring in Senegal. That sounds.. interesting! I've seen the aloe water at the grocery stores but haven't ever ventured to try it. Green tea flavored water sure is refreshing, though.

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    Default Re: Vetiver root pictures

    How do thjey get the roots out of the ground? I'm guessing they must just dig all the earth to about 10 feet down & then wash it off the roots. Hard work!

    Vetiver seems earthy to me. In my mind that's a different category from woody & grassy. There are lots of categorizations of scents. Many don't have an earthy category. But I found a Wiki article on making perfumes from EOs. It had an earthy category with patchouli & Vetiver as examples.

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    I wonder what they smell when they lift that thing up

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    Quote Originally Posted by djobeat View Post
    I wonder what they smell when they lift that thing up
    So do I. The pictures make me wonder if there's a way I can get a plant and a deep vase for water to grow it in myself. Even if the vase is shallow and I'd need to replant every two months or so, I wonder if I'd get a nice grassy smell when the breeze blows past the thing.
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    Cool pics, thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by djobeat View Post
    I wonder what they smell when they lift that thing up

    I have always imagined that it would smell very close to vintage Route du Vetiver.

    As far as woody vs green, I have always thaught it is green and at its darkest it resembles the smell of soil after the rain. No wood for me. I can detect the smokeyness in V Etro or Villoresi but that's it. The only twist of vetiver I dislike is a "rubber gloves" note in Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    Thank you for posting this - extremely informative.
    "The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not the "thinker." The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence. You also realize that all the things that truly matter - beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace - arise from beyond the mind.

    You begin to awaken"

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    So this goes into Guerlain Vetiver, Givenchy Vetiver, Creed's OV and many others?

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