Definition of vetiver
: a tall perennial grass (Vetiveria zizanioides) of southeastern Asia cultivated in warm regions especially for its fragrant roots which are used especially in woven goods (such as mats) and in perfumes; also : its root
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The middle includes the star of the show, wet concrete, a few florals, and orris root, and the base includes incense, musk, sandalwood, and vetiver.
Notes of patchouli, amber, and vetiver blend together to create this comforting yet bold scent that your dad will love to live in.
Prospector Co.’s spray is made from essential oils of vetiver and cedarwood, which together form a rich, natural-smelling deodorant—
Bergamot and florals (peony and neroli) are the initial scents in Bel Azur, followed by creamy cedarwood and the earthy notes of vetiver.
The fragrance features notes of clementine, linden blossom, bergamot, violet leaf, cyclamen, jasmine sambac, vetiver and more.
Additional notes of vetiver and sandalwood round out the fragrance which explores the ancient concept of the Memento Mori, the death that sits unseen beside us in life.
The top notes are sandalwoods and cedarwood and the mid notes are nutmeg, vetiver, and cinnamon.
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Origin and Etymology of vetiver
French vétiver, from Tamil veṭṭivēr
First Known Use: circa 1858See Words from the same year
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