Vetiver is green, but not in the typical green sense, nor is it feminine. It smells like wet grass and a little bit of concrete. It could be your nose, maybe vetiver is just not your thing, vetiver is one of those notes that I don't find to be affected by skin chemistry that much. but that could also be the case as well. I didn't like vetiver when I first tried it, even though I'm familiar with it (the first thing that came to my mind was the type of fragrances my dad wears), but it grew on me very very quickly. But I really smelled harsh concrete the first time, nothing feminine at all.