Essence from the Eastern Asian weed grass Vetiveria Zizanoid, a tall perennial grass.
Vetiver oil is obtained by steam distillation of the roots of vetiver. The oil is one of the finest oriental odours with a distinctive, persistent fragrance. In blended perfumes, vetiver oil acts as an excellent fixative for other volatile compounds (like citrus).
It is known for its cooling properties, its aromatic verdancy, its subtle, refreshing citrusiness and its enjoyable earthiness.
Scent Profile: Falls under the woods category thanks to its musty, dry, woody scent with bitter chocolate and smoke facets.
Found In: Frederic Malle, Vetiver Extraordinaire EDP (2002).