Price: €8.80 – €16.50
Vetivert Essential Oil (JAVA)
Adam Michael has this to say “Smelling this Javanese vetivert essential oil ( distilled 2017), on the strip or from the bottle, the aroma is warm clay, baked earth, red soil, with subtle dirty barnyard vibes. More of the same at the start of the heart before strong candied peppermint-chocolate nuances start to appear. The fresh menthol aspects are also found in the base notes along with weed like green notes.
Now you may think none of the above sounds overly thrilling and I would agree. If all I got from this material was what I found within the strip and bottle evaluation I would not be too fussed about this material, rating it a 6 out of 10. BUT, and it’s a huge mammoth proportions type of “but”, …… applied to the skin, this young Javanese material does a Clark Kent, changes out of the office clothes, puts on a cape, turns into Superman and soars into the clouds and inspires us all.
Crazy, hype, nonsense I hear you say, but no, it is true. And here is why, applied to the skin, this specific batch of Javanese vetivert essential oil is something that would make you think you where smelling the super pricey vetivert Heart. So diffusive, warm, dry, leather, baked earth, precious woods galore, cedar overtones, musk and sexy green qualities, this is as masculine as an aroma gets, a perfume in its own right.
If you want to create something smouldering, something with a real raw primitive sex appeal in the base, then look no further, seriously, this is that material. Of course this material is also a must for developing moss notes, making heavy Oriental inspired scents, works wonders when building fantasy themed rose bases, pairs especially well with nagarmotha, is a must regarding oud recreations, generally offers great fixative value and is just a great material. But remember, it only turns into Superman when you apply it to your skin. This material is also offered as a sample size within the vetivert discovery set.”
Botanical Name: Vetiveria zizanioides