Discover natural, exotic vetiver home fragrance
Vetiver never falls off the home fragrance radar because it’s too big to be pushed aside. The fragrance’s delicious, naughty exoticness also keeps interiors interesting. Once unleashed, it shakes up the scene and makes itself at home. Derived from the Eastern Asian weed grass Vetiveria zizanoid, it’s as close to nature as a scent can get.
Never boring, always strong, this confident perfume creates an enchanted forest within a room with notes of darkness and light: woodiness and earthiness balanced with a lighter citrusiness. It beautifully blurs the boundaries between masculine and feminine fragrances: Vetiver rewrote the gender rule book a long time ago and raised the profile of a unisex scent.
Interiors can dare to be different with stronger scents, especially at this time of year when spring tends to herald an awakening of delicate fragrances due to the arrival of snowdrops, bluebells and hyacinths. This season, although floral scents are still very relevant, Vetiver is never eclipsed. Our desire for deeper, stronger home fragrance is not necessarily because our mood is darker, but more to do with our need for exploration and adventure.
Strength and power are timeless attributes, hence the reason Vetiver never dates. As a result, fashion houses have long since adored the seductive charms of Vetiver. Frederic Malle’s Vetiver Extraordinaire was born to be the boss, demanding attention with notes such as Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Myrrh, Musk and, of course, an extraordinarily large undiluted dose of Vetiver, hence its name.
Other notable fragrances include Hermès Vetiver Tonka while Guerlain describes its bottle of Vetiver as “the perfume of the earth”. More recently, there’s Sarah Jessica Parker’s perfume, Stash. Its creators Sarah Jessica Parker, Laurent Le Guernac and Clement Gavarry fell head over heels for the aromatic woody appeal. The dream team of Stash notes includes Olibanum, Massoia wood, Vetiver and Musk.
An empowering scent dabbed on our wrists, just think what Vetiver can do to a room. Oh, the untamed wildness, the power and the glory, this natural, down-to-earth scent gives homes a confidence boost. Discover the home fragrances that make interiors great again:
Hot orange styling and eye-catching artwork on glass, this Ambra Nera candle is a bold and glorious celebration of Spicy Woods, Vetiver, and Patchouli. Its quality scent is created using perfumes from plants and minerals found in Sicilia.
Leather and Vetiver go together like Fred and Ginger – making magic around the room. This is a frisky, woody fragrance spiced up Black Pepper and Nutmeg. Meanwhile, Tobacco Flower and Patchouli dances on a rich base of vintage Leather, Vetiver, and Musk
We love the very pretty green glass presentation using a bespoke recycled bottle. There’s more to love: release the fragrance and notes of Fig and Vetiver introduce an earthy freshness to the room. Essential oils and botanical extracts from flowers, herbs, leaves, and roots bring the outdoors to interiors.
Lalique Reed Diffuser, Vetiver, Bali, Indonesia, 250ml, £72.00.
The room suddenly seems more interesting when this fragrance is unleashed. Inspired by Bali, Indonesia, this sophisticated-looking reed diffuser from Lalique is a bold mix of Vetiver, Incense, Cedar and Pine needles.
Esteban Espirit De thé smokeless incense, £7.50.
Where there’s smoke, there’s desirable fragrance. Light an incense stick and fill the room with gorgeous notes of Coriander, Nutmeg, Saffron, Magnolia, and Vetiver.
Perfumer Dominique Ropion was the creative force behind the Frédéric Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire perfume. Bergamot embraces Vetiver to create a big fragrance softened with Lily of the Valley, and finished with a Wood/Musk base.
Perfumes such as this one possess a sense of rampant wildness that suggests an untamed heart. Notes of Orange, Bergamot, Lemon, Pepper, Nutmeg, Vetiver, Tobacco, and Tonka Bean.
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