L'Artisan Fragrances • Coeur De Vetiver Sacre • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is one of my favorite vetivers. It's a subtle, spicy vetiver with lots of light and space. I like heavy vetivers also, but sometimes, particularly in summer, I prefer this one. There is a lovely tea note as well that weaves in and out, and some very gentle, far away smoke. It's unique among vetivers and a real standout.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Pretty spicy black tea scent with bergamot. Nice I just wish they hadn't called it a vetiver. Sure it is there, but I am so used now to dry smokey vetivers that this one came as a disapointment. Maybe a vetiver with training wheels. If you want vetiver get Guerlain or Chanel Sycomore. Nice but would not buy again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Coeur de Vetiver Sacre is a lovely tea-vetiver fragrance that tries to balance sweetness and a bit of woody masculinity. To me, the fragrance develops in three distinct phases. The opening is brief dry, peppery flash, with a little bit of bergamot and spices. Then the scent grows and softens into a sweet and smooth tea scent, very different from the opening. It is a lovely wash of tea that shows off the fragrance of tea itself, not overwhelming it with lemon or spices. This is my favorite phase, but then the vetiver begins to take over. It's a very subdued, dry vetiver, and a bit masculine on me.
Ultimately, I really like this fragrance, but I find myself wondering, how many vetivers do I really need? I went through a huge vetiver phase earlier, and now I'm a bit vetiver-ed out. When comparing Coeur de Vetiver Sacre to other vetiver scents, especially those with very strong characters like Guerlain Vetiver and Chanel Sycomore, it seems a bit too dainty and indecisive about its true nature. If it just settled in its gorgeous tea phase, I would love it more, but instead it morphs into a wan version of a better vetiver. I'll have to revisit it later and see if it stands out.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Wow, I really love the musky, peppery, sexy, spicy scent of this fragrance that is a long lasting, powerful, yet subtle fragrance. The other reviewers have described in detail the precise blends in this fragrance and on me, it dries down to a saffron, musk, black tea and pepper scent, very intriguing and unique. I highly recommend this if you like spicy, woodsy scents.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
If you're looking for a heavy vetiver like that of Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire, which I love, Cœur de Vétiver Sacré isn't it. The listed notes (bergamot, orange, black tea, pepper, ginger, coriander, saffron, incense, birch, tonka, musk) are probably going to really intrigue you or send you running, but it's actually quite linear and wearable. Vetiver and bergamot tea are what CdVS boils down to for me, and it reminds me of a lighter, less smoky, less intense version of Tea for Two. Not a watered down version; a lighter/lightened/light hearted version. It's interesting but not daring, pretty but not girly, and even but not boring. I absolutely love it. Lasting power is great for a L'Artisan--this is obviously something being dealt with, as Nuit de Tubereuse, Traversee du Bosphore and Vanilla Absolument (fmrly Havana Vanille) have all worn for several hours on my skin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This is one of my new favorite fragrances. I usually consider L'Artisans like really expensive Demeters-absolutely no lasting power. However, I have found a few that last more than 30 minutes and this is one of them. Coeur de Vetiver Sacre contains notes of "bergamot, orange, black tea, tarragon, date, dried crystallized fruits, saffron, ginger, pink peppercorn, vanilla, incense, musks." I definitely get the bergamot and ginger, with the incense wafting in and out. The drydown is lightly vetiver with ginger,black tea and incense. It's a fairly linear scent that doesn't change much from start to finish. If you like spicy and warm scents give this one a try. Lasting power is decent-maybe 4-5 hours. Price is not too bad-I got this in London so I think it was about $90 usd. When this runs out I will definitely repurchase.