Thursday, March 25, 2010

Guerlain Vetiver


This gorgeous cologne has to be the holy grail of men's woody fragrances. I cannot get enough of it. It smells like cedar, but a cedar in heaven, surrounded by ferns and fragrant oriental spices. I really don't think it could be improved. Perfect balance, seemingly simple, yet so evocative and handsome. I imagine green forest, fresh and moist, with moss growing on craggy rocks. It is twilight, it has just finished raining, and all the leaves of the woodland plants have been bruised ever so slightly, and they all give off an incredible scent.


When I lived in Missoula, I used to go with my friends to this natural hot spring out in a cedar forest. We would have to hike in a mile or so, often through wet snow, to get to a miraculous place, where hot water bubbled out of the side of a mountain and cascaded into a green/blue river. You could sit in this river an remain warm in a little pool of water from the hot spring. It was truly heaven, and it smelled humid and musky and herbaceous and cedary just like Vetiver.

Guerlain is right on the money, as usual here. This does not strike me as formal or old fashioned, although it does have a certain classical structure. It is too good to be described as even a woody scent, since it is also a dirt fragrance and a spice fragrance. If Merlin wore cologne, this is what he would wear. It is mysterious, dark, and intensely natural. Amazing!

5 comments:

  1. Sarah, I am now under the exquisite spell of Guerlain Vetiver, thank you for the sample! I adore all the aspects of it, the woodiness, the green , the dry spices! YUMYUMYUM :)
    I am buying a FB asap.
    All cause of PPP, you lil' enabler you!
    Take care<3

    Truly, Tamara


    ps. Life still sucks cause of my root canals yesterday but huffin my arm with G.V. made it better..perfume has a way of doing this no?
    Bye;)

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  2. Oh and your pic looks exactly like the forest I run through daily! Such beauty<3<3<3

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  3. Yay! So glad you like it. It is one of my very favorites! I am sorry you are still feeling crappy, my dear, but so happy the Vetiver made you a little happier!

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  4. It is! Great blog, by the way! I was curious, and went over to check it out!

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