Thread: Woods / Vetrofix
Compiled from the Note Identification Project thread:
Vertofix, 2% dilution in carrier oil: I have smelled this note in the base of commercial perfumes marketed to men....strong and long lasting woody note, maybe also a tad ambery and leathery.
Vertofix Couer: I could barely smell this one but what I could smell was sweet and grassy.
Vertofix – Mild, agreeable leather on a soft wood base. Pleasant but not very strong. Seems to lend itself as a ready-made, unisex base.
I see it as sort of a tobacco, vetiver note. There is a bit of sweat and animal to it.
It's used a lot in wood accords. But I'm not sure I would use it in, say, a sandalwood accord. I wouldn't just assume it was going to work.
I like it with cedramber.
I think it's most reliable as part of an animalic or amber note. I love it most for it's animalic character. It would go well with the old animalis bases, and any animal note. I Imagine it would go well with valerian, as it is also a human sweat note.
I can imagine it would enhance citrus, especially lime.
I like it a lot, but I find it to be quirky. I fully planned to use it in a tobacco/vetiver/spice perfume, as theoretically it went perfectly, and I like it, but I had to ditch it, as it didn't really "make the other ingredients better". If an ingredient doesn't fulfill multiple purposes, there probably isn't room for it. It's probably over used. PA has it in many of their bases and accords. I think they have a fetish for it.
Last edited by DrSmellThis; 16th April 2013 at 06:21 PM.