Hello Fellow Fumies,
At APJ we have a Saturday Question. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it’s a fun event each week. Taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.
The idea is you’ll see it on the weekend or chime in through the week. Hopefully you will come back regularly and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them. The aim is to generate real conversation and connection even though we are scattered around the globe.
Over 100 responses I will draw a Secret Scent Sample Pack (from my collection)
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Saturday Question: What Is Your Vetiver?
Vetiver is one of the most low-key-popular fragrance ingredients. Loads of people really love it but it rarely gets talked about on the scentbloggosphere. I really like the plant and its attributes. They grow in on pontoons in them,ically poisoned rivers to suck up the toxins, apparently the roots leech all the bad stuff out and hold it in the plant. This gives vetiver its often metallic or oily qualities. It’s also used on hillsides as a soil and hillside stabiliser.
Vetiver is also versatile in perfume, only, metallic, smoky, green, woody and a slew of other variations depending on what you pair it with.
I’d really like to delve a bit deeper into vetiver and would love to read about your favourites in the comments below.
Whenever I think I’d like to wear a vetiver I immediately go to Eat Libre d’Orange Fat Electrician. I love that zingy electrical-short smell and the sweaty, greasy, overalls worn for a few days too long, green woodsiness. It has multiple changes and stories running through its wear but also never leaves the vetiver, just shows different aspects. So wearable yet still slightly weird I find Fat Electrician an interesting and comfortable adventure.