Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everyone has had a chance to rest, meet with family and friends, enjoy the time off work, unwrap your presents – preferably perfumed! – and eaten large amounts of Christmas food.
A perfume I find very fitting for these days, as it balances the overindulgence in food, drink and sweets, is Vetiver Insolent by Miller Harris, a dry aromatic vetiver scent with a hint of spices.
The nose behind this fragrance is Mathieu Nardin and the notes are:
Top: bergamot, black pepper, cardamom and elemi
Middle: iris, lavender and amber
Base: vetiver, tonka bean and oakmoss.
Breath taking from the first spray, juicy bergamot emerges entwined with soft vetiver and spices. Soon calming lavender and powdery iris appear enhancing somehow the dryness in the aromatic composition that always stays focused around vetiver. The oakmoss and tonka balance the base and continue to play with vetiver enhancing its different facets, keeping it always centre stage. It’s very long lasting and wafts of dry and aromatic vetiver keep reaching my nose frequently, providing comfort and balance to my senses that have been overloaded in the previous days!
Enjoy the rest of the festive week everyone!!