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    I don't have access to pure essence of vetiver, but want to smell it isolated from other notes. Which fragrance has the closest scent of vetiver?
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    Best to get some Vetiver pure essential oil online or at those health shops and smell it without othernotes getting in the way.

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    Not pure-pure vetiver, but it had a raw edge that startled me: Les Nez Turtle Vetiver Front. Notes of vetiver, coconut lactone, moss and ambergris. I smell nothing but vetiver and it's too monochromatic for me, but it was a good exercise for the nose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Best to get some Vetiver pure essential oil online or at those health shops and smell it without othernotes getting in the way.
    This.

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    Bourbon Vetiver - Miller Harris for south Indian ocean Vetiver.

    Vetiver Extraordinaire - Southn American Vetiver

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Best to get some Vetiver pure essential oil online or at those health shops and smell it without othernotes getting in the way.
    This ^^^^^^.

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    Vetiver essential oil is actually not monochromatic at all. It's among the most complex EOs--if not the most complex--with at least 50 different components. What does this mean to a nose? When applied to the skin, its warmth releases the fragrance, allowing it to literally unfold and envelop the wearer. I'm familiar with, and use, many Vetiver-based fragrances, and I'm often astounded that this beautiful, round essence has been reduced to a single line. My advice? Obtain even a small amount of essential oil and dab at the pulse points. It's unusual, long-lasting, and creates amazing sillage. Aloha from Vetiver Systems Hawaii

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Best to get some Vetiver pure essential oil online or at those health shops and smell it without othernotes getting in the way.
    +1

    This is a good way to introduce yourself to a lot of different notes. The oils are fun to wear by themselves too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maw808 View Post
    Vetiver essential oil is actually not monochromatic at all. It's among the most complex EOs--if not the most complex--with at least 50 different components. What does this mean to a nose? When applied to the skin, its warmth releases the fragrance, allowing it to literally unfold and envelop the wearer. I'm familiar with, and use, many Vetiver-based fragrances, and I'm often astounded that this beautiful, round essence has been reduced to a single line. My advice? Obtain even a small amount of essential oil and dab at the pulse points. It's unusual, long-lasting, and creates amazing sillage. Aloha from Vetiver Systems Hawaii
    Where we can get this pure essential oil?

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    My guess is there is no such thing as "pure vetiver" because it is a natural plant, with natural variations, grown in very different parts of the world. Thus the scent is going to be very dependent on where the vetiver was grown, when it was harvested, and how it is was processed. This makes vetivers rich and varied but vetiver's essence is always elusive.

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    I bought this stuff on eBay:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...E:L:OC:US:1123
    Smells like vetiver!

    Trebor started a social group called Vetiver Essential Oils: http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?groupid=92
    You may want to check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurgundyMarsh View Post
    My guess is there is no such thing as "pure vetiver" because it is a natural plant, with natural variations, grown in very different parts of the world. Thus the scent is going to be very dependent on where the vetiver was grown, when it was harvested, and how it is was processed. This makes vetivers rich and varied but vetiver's essence is always elusive.
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