Unchallenged in its ability to impart green woody notes, vetiver is a classic. It is a widely used note, particularly present in many iconic masculine perfumes. It is multi faceted and complex, while still retaining a cohesive identity. It imparts rooty and woody notes to a composition, containing a background of warm earth, soft honeyed touches and slight roasted coffee nuances. While possessing a formidable strength, it maintains a pleasantly soft and velvet texture which imparts both dry and humid effects.
This vetiver is pure and direct, both powerful and diffusive while at the same time retaining a subtle elegance. It is extremely close to the actual vetiver root, but with a cleaner and more refined impact.
Its texture is slightly drier and more transparent than the average offering. This leads to it being an extremely versatile note. It can be used in any work where a clear and woody character is desired. Its purity allows it to be used as either a reinforcing or as a dominant theme within a composition.
Powerful, direct and elegant. It blends with citruses and floral notes with equal ease, having an exceptional affinity for rose. Its tenacity is nearly unmatched and it balances perfectly with grapefruit, lavender, jasmine and ylang-ylang.
Our Vetiver essential oil is distilled using a hydrodifussion still.
The hydrodifusion still injects vapor at the top of the machine and condenses the vapor in the bottom. The vapor has pulled with it the essential oils contained within the Vetiver roots. This is later separated from the water using a Florentine flask, a traditional decanter used in perfumery to separate oil from water. Oil will separate from the water because oil and water do not mix. The distillation delicately continues for twenty-four hours in order to recover all of the essential oil and active ingredients that can be found within the Vetiver roots. Low temperatures and pressures are used in order to ensure a product that is as true to nature as possible.
The Vetiver essential oil is then recovered from the Florentine flasks and left to age for six months in order for it to stabilize. This is what is then sold as a Vetiver essential oil produced through hydrodifusion.