Vetiver Recipes

Vetiver Solid Perfume Blending Guide

Here are a few recipes to help you get started.

Hints: You can blend the solid perfumes in any order. Try varying the amount of each solid perfume too e.g. a lot more lemon and a little less amber. Sniff and adjust the blend accordingly. You are in control so experiment and find what feels right to your nose.

Tip: Try blending on paper with cotton buds. Just layer one solid perfume over the other as you would on your skin. This way if you make a scent you don't like, you won't need to wash it off.

We hope you have fun and enjoy these recipes. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

TWEED

Vetiver

Lemon

Bergamot

 

INSPIRATION
'Rolling green hills of the english countryside. A gentleman dressed in a tweed blazer, boots and flat cap pauses as his spaniel chases bewildered ducks in the nearby lake. '

 

Earthy, mellow vetiver conjures up images of running your hands through dark, damp, compost-rich, sweet scented soil. It creates the feeling of being in touch with mother nature and going back to your roots. Lemon and bergamot lift the scent, and add refinement and freshness. The overall effect is regal and speaks of heritage.

 

CHARACTER

Woody fragrance.

Masculine

 

Daytime

 

GREEN CIGAR

Vetiver

Tobacco

Green Tea

 

INSPIRATION
'A green cigar.'

 

The scent centres around fresh and slightly herbal tobacco leaves. The tobacco note reminds us of large rolled cigars and the bygone charisma of those that smoked them. Vetiver adds hints of wood making the fragrance feel more robust. Aromatic green tea adds space and brings a calmness and clarity to the base notes.

 

CHARACTER

Green woody fragrance.

Masculine

 

Daytime Evening

 

STARLET

Tuberose

Bergamot

Vetiver

 

INSPIRATION
'A nod to the roaring twenties. An era of high energy and change, where men and women ditched their restrictive clothing (like corsets) and took on a more comfortable and relaxed attitude towards fashion.
Ultra glamorous fur coats, sequins, short bobbed hairstyles and shorter hemlines were the order of the day'

 

Tuberose showcases the 1920s flapper aspect, a confident woman rebellious and intent on enjoying herself. Bergamot in the top note increases the evergy level, creating feelings of novelty, excitement and a fast paced life. The woody vetiver (masculine) and floral tuberose (feminine) combination hints at modernity. This androgynous scent at heart reflects the mood of the time, as women's rights (e.g. UK women's vote, 1928) became a step closer to those of men.

 

CHARACTER

Woody fragrance.

Masculine Feminine

 

Daytime

 

BROWN SHOES

Leather

Vetiver

Oakmoss

 

INSPIRATION
'A pair of brown shoes.'

 

Dark leather conjures up images of new leather shoes. Woody vetiver smooths out any roughness in the leather note and makes the leather feel more tactile and mellow. Oakmoss adds an earthy feel, hinting at the ground beneath the shoes, making them feel more lived in.

 

CHARACTER

Leather fragrance.

Masculine

 

Daytime Evening

 

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