Niche perfumery house Diptyque will launch a new perfume from May 2010 called Vetyverio. It is said to be inspired by the vision of the bird named Pada of Java taking flight in the forest from a grove of vetiver.
The fragrance was created by perfumer Olivier Pescheux of Givaudan who already composed the trio of Diptyque Eaux de Cologne (2008) which was followed by a fourth house variation on the genre signed by him as well, L'Eau de Tarocco (2009)...
Vetyverio is described as a composition which doesn't care to define its gender, yet plays with gender conventions by offering an unusual floral pairing with vetiver. The perfume creators sourced the vetiver root from both Indonesia and Haiti for their complementary qualities of earthiness and softness.
Vetyverio opens on fruity rather than hesperidic notes of Italian mandarin, grapefruit from Florida, lemon, and Sicilian bergamot. The floral bouquet rests upon notes of ylang ylang, Turkish roses and Egyptian geranium; I will have occasion to go back to these raw materials more in detail. The formula also includes spicy notes of carrot seeds, nutmeg and clove. The blend is completed by a "radically" dry cedar wood and a "very powdery" musk note.
The fragrance will be available in 50 ml and 100 ml spray bottles from May 2010.
Via press release