Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental is woody oriental fragrance using vetiver root. It is very mossy, rich with vetiver and made more complex with the addition of chocolate! and labdanum. A little gourmand, a little incense, this makes for an original vetiver scent.
Review of Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental from noses that may or may not sniff like your nose.
from perfumeposse - "Vetiver Oriental is one that I don’t think I’ve reviewed before, but it’s a beautiful scent. Typical of a Lutens, you’re going to have to wait for the eponymous ingredient to show up. The opening is very green with a hint of soft chocolate. The vetiver comes forward in the middle along with wood notes, with the chocolate being thoroughgoing. I think my Scent Twin put it best in her review when she wrote that Vetiver Oriental has the “feeling of a dark jungle, exotic and wild.”
from thenonblonde - "Vetiver is often described as green, earthy, dirty, dark and bitter. But in this case it's also rich and chocolatey, a note one would not necessarily expect to find in such a rooty, balsamic scent. It emerges from behind the green, making it at once sweet and mysterious, just as you'd hope to find in an oriental perfume, but still very unusual. It adds to the lush feeling you get from the woods and the mosses, and blends well with both the dark and the creamy notes.
What I'm getting is a feeling of a dark jungle, exotic and wild. As it unfolds it beauty, you also sense the danger that lurks just behind, tempting you to go in deeper. So I spray a little more, to get more of that green and wait for another wave of chocolate and magic to emerge. Maybe that's how the green liquid in the bottle is disappearing so fast."
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||Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental
||Collection Noire - Woody Chypre
||Vetiver, gaiacwood, chocolate, musk, amber, sandalwood and labdanum
|Country of Origin