In the modern era of ‘fresh’, ‘aquatic’ colognes (think Acqua di Gio), this classic cologne scent has been almost passed by. That’s really a shame. The folks who wear colognes only because they’re trendy miss out on a treat by overlooking vetiver-bases scents.
What is vetiver? Glad you asked. Vetiver is a form of grass, related to sorghum. It is native to India but these days grown largely in Haiti.
And its roots contain an essential oil that smells terrific.
The vetiver cologne I favor hails from the House of Guerlain. It’s celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. During the warm weather, it’s a staple of mine.
Because what could be nicer than the scent of sweet grass when the weather is warm?
The main reason I write this post is to give you a heads up. The off-price department stores: Marshalls, TJMaxx and Ross have gotten a supply of this juice in stock over the past couple months. Word is out on the fragrance message boards, but if you look carefully you might be able to score a big bottle of the green Guerlain for under thirty bucks American. That’s more than half off, kids.
Grab some while the heat is on.
Not that you can’t wear it year round. I do.