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Vetiver Insolent


Launched in 2016 by British perfume house Miller Harris, Vetiver Insolent is one of the best vetiver-based scents out there.
Vetiver Insolent opens with a note of fresh, bright nose-tingling bergamot, joined by earthy, woody black pepper, sweet cardamom and smoky, resinous elemi. It’s fresh, rich and spicy and could easily go to the dark side, if not for a floral heart of earthy, powdery iris and fresh, herbal, aromatic lavender rounded out by resinous, balsamy amber. As it evolves, vetiver at the base starts to rise up through the fragrance. Truth is, the vetiver had been lurking there right from the top, but now it blooms rich, deep and dense, each facet highlighted by what came before, so that all its aspects – woody, green, earthy, smoky  - are on display. Even oakmoss evokes the forest floor, while tonka bean gives it warmth and sweetness.
The drydown is balsamy, resinous, woody and earthy, but not dark and heavy. Vetiver Insolent is so well designed that the vetiver has enough space in it to allow the other notes to lift it while still keeping the fragrance vetiver-centric, making it smooth and alluring and giving it a vintage vibe that draws people in.
The Miller Harris website says that Vetiver Insolent ‘conjures the summertime tradition of weaving vetiver roots into a curtain, placed at a window and drenched in water to cool and scent the air.’ This is exactly the experience I get from wearing Vetiver Insolent.
Some vetiver fragrances are best worn during cool/cold temperatures, a few are better suited to warmer days, but Vetiver Insolent can be worn all year long. I think this is one of the things I like most about it, cause now that I’ve found it, I want to wear it all the time.
Notes: Italian bergamot, black Pepper, elemi, cardamom, iris, lavender, amber, vetiver, Tonka bean moss.
Type: EdP
Parfumeur: Mathieu Nardin

Price: $5.00