Vetiver is sourced from the roots of a grass native to India and is known for its grassy, woody, smoky, and earthy aromas. 

Essential oils harvested from the vetiver root bring a unique, grounding quality to fragrances, often adding a touch of mystery.

Fragrance Pyramid

Vetiver is a versatile woody note, often used as a Base Note for its lasting, earthy depth.

Scent Summary

  • Earthy
  • Woody
  • Smoky
  • Deep
  • Green

What Does Vetiver Smell Like?

Vetiver in perfumery presents an earthy, smoky aroma with green, woody undertones. Its complex, slightly bitter, and rugged scent adds depth and character.

Its earthy, woody character has a smoky depth and an almost grassy undertone, making it complex and fascinating.

Complementing Notes

Vetiver’s earthy, woody character pairs well with various notes.

  • Lemon: For a fresh, citrusy zing.
  • Lavender: Adding a calming, herbal touch.
  • Sandalwood: For a creamy, warm complement.
  • Bergamot: Enhancing with a zesty, fresh contrast.
  • Patchouli: Creating a deeper, rich base.
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