fredag 28 juni 2013

Annick Goutal - Les Colognes Vetiver

Picture: Seaside Oregon, US
Photo by Apollomelos, Wikimedia Commons
The Vétiver in the Annick Goutal Les Colognes line, is the scent that IMHO is at least similar to the original. Les Colognes Vétiver is creatred/reconstructed by Isabelle Doyen. I have read somewhere that this reconstructions in Les Cologne line could be an attempt to rescue these classics in some shape from allt the regulations but I don't know.

Les Colognes Vétiver starts with an airy, seabreeze, light vetiver accompanied with something smelling of clean, soft leather. It has nothing of the intriguing scent of soapy silver polish which is carachteristic for the original Vétiver. As the cologneversion dries down, a light touch of a citric-flowery note appears, mingeling with the light, clean leather-vetiver note. The pleasant and discrete white musk of the other Les Colognes is also present in the vétiverversion grace it with some airy radiance. Les Colognes Vétiver is subtle but still present in a comfortable and seaside impression way. A very wearable stylish, fresh fragrance, perfect both for work and casual. Sillage is close but  when it comes to longevity, talking about seaside, Les Colognes Vétiver has more to be desired, it can not cope a three hour boattrip in the inner archipelago. In office sorroundings I suspect it will last for almost a day.

To really appreciate Les Colognes Vétiver I think one have to see it as a separate creation to the original Vétiver. To me the cologne version has more in common with the airy-transparent Etro Vetiver than with the original AG Vetiver Edt.

Rating: 4

Notes: Lemon, vetiver, rosemary, sage, iris

2 kommentarer:

  1. Dearest Perfumista
    The Dandy must confess to something of a vetiver fetish... part of a wider appreciation of all things green in perfumery.
    I adore the - as you so wonderfully put it - 'airy-transparent' quality of Etro so wonder if this one would strike a chord too.
    Only one way to find out - to test!
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

  2. Dear PD,

    This is really worth testing, a good and versatile frag even if not memorable as the original AG Vetiver.In the coming weeks a vetiver of a quite different style will show up here...