Czech & Speake Vétiver Vert (2011) {New Fragrance} {Men's Cologne}

czech_speake_vetiver_vert.jpgIn the fall-winter of 2011, Bristish toiletry brand Czech & Speake of Jermyn Street introduced a new scent called Vétiver Vert. The brand prefers to call their perfumes "Aromatics," a term not used elsewhere. While the perfume is not explicitly marketed to men, the house does carry on a tradition of men's fine toiletries...

Vetiver fragrances are one of the most desirable genres of perfumes both for men and women. The fresh, somewhat savory tones of the vetiver plant are very appealing. It is also a very versatile scent which straddles well the divide between comfort and elegance. It has an easy-chic feeling about it which can be quite irresistible.

Vétivert Vert puts the accent on the green tonalities of the plant. Others have wanted it to be black, like the more studied Lalique Encre Noire, one of the most interesting vetiver fragrances that are.

Czech & Speake have wanted the perfume to smell of: "rich and sophisticated citrus top notes of bergamot and mandarin", followed by green and balsamic middle notes; laurel and galbanum were employed for lastingness, complimented by sweet and woody base notes of vetiver and sandalwood.

Notes: Mandarin, Bergamot / Laurel, Galbanum / Haitian Vetiver, Sandalwood. 

A 100ml bottle of so called "Cologne" is priced at £75. The concentration of the scent should be higher than that of an eau de cologne and should be taken to mean a cologne in a metaphorical sense.

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