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Haitian Vetiver (2012)
by Ermenegildo Zegna


Haitian Vetiver information

Year of Launch2012
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 46 votes)

People and companies

HouseErmenegildo Zegna
PerfumerMarie Salamagne
PerfumerHarry Fremont
Parent CompanyEstee Lauder Companies > Aramis and Designer Fragrances

About Haitian Vetiver

Haitian Vetiver is a masculine fragrance by Ermenegildo Zegna. The scent was launched in 2012 and the fragrance was created by perfumers Harry Fremont and Marie Salamagne

Haitian Vetiver fragrance notes

Reviews of Haitian Vetiver

Haitian Vetiver is bright, fresh and uplifting, quite similar to Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver but a bit greener and a tad woodier. The principal accord is the bergamot-neroli-vetiver that lasts a long time before joining a whispering iris. The vetiver note bright, clean, sharp and not at all rooty or earthy. Sillage and duration are around average, though not as good as the Tom Ford; however there is a greater focus on vetiver and it is more refined and elegant.

Overall a nice, fresh, clean vetiver that I cannot get terribly excited about. The dry down is somewhat subdued and a little boring.

21st October, 2017
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
This is a faux vetiver, composed to create a vetiver-like impression, mainly due to the combination of bergamot and neroli. The result is bright, on the light side and uplifting.

After some time a woody component, based on orris, develops and pairs with herbal undercurrents. This seems to mimic the woodsy side of the "vetiver."

I get moderate sillage, good projection and eight hours of longevity on my skin.

In spite of being a touch contrived conceptually and in the name, this summery sent is well executed and blended. A bit monochrome at times, but overall convincing and invigorating. 3.25/5.
07th July, 2017
Very similar to Guerlain vetiver with a little more carrot with the carrot seeds. The iris gives it a cleaner smell than the Guerlain but it seems as equal in enjoyment.
09th April, 2017
When I first sampled this, I instantly thought of Guerlain Vetiver. It's VERY close, however, deceptively so. Is there "real" vetiver in this? I don't believe so. The "Haitian" name is a misnomer. "Spirit of Haitian Vetiver" perhaps. But in any case, this is a clean minded fragrance exuding a very refined vetiver accord. There's something about it that is smooth and refined, with the iris note giving it a feeling of "class" and the carrot seed adding vegetal character. It dries down fairly linear. Predictable, honest, and enjoyable. The bottle is really nice too, with its magnetic cap. I'm happy to have it!
16th November, 2016
There is no vetiver in this, but the notes come together to make 'vetiver'. The type of vetiver found in Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver. I find the Zegna offering easier to wear and more straight forward. Smoky, spicy, slightly sweet. Nice.
26th July, 2016
Excellent vetiver. One of the best I have ever tried. Beautifully supported with bergamot, neroli and orris. Not purely vetiver, but it's still the main note, and it's of the green variety, somewhat raw and bitter at times. The supporting notes seem to lift the vetiver note, with the neroli and bergamot standing out the most. Neroli gives it a slight soapy clean effect and pulls the green vetiver back towards the fresh side. Smells expensive and luxurious.

I found HV took about 30 minutes to an hour to settle and balance on my skin, and there are early points where the scent reminded me of any number of vetiver fragrances, such as Terre d'Hermes. However, the four notes soon balance and become a clean floral-green-vetiver that stays linear throughout. Good sillage and excellent longevity. Easily a unisex fragrance that doesn't stray too much in either direction. If you don't own a vetiver fragrance, HV would be an excellent place to start.
27th January, 2016 (last edited: 08th November, 2017)

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