Vetiver can be somewhat of a chameleon in fragrances. The essential oil from the roots of this grass unfurls as soft and powdery or deep and earthy, sometimes even nutty or bitter. Because it is one of my favorite fragrance notes, I love to seek it out in all of its permutations, and Chaman’s Party and Vetiver Sambac allow vetiver to shine in two very different ways.
Chaman’s Party, created by Olivia Giacobetti, is one of the offerings from Honoré des Prés. Honoré des Prés is a new French line of 100% all-natural and organic perfumes that debuted in Europe last year, but is now available in the States. Chaman’s Party is for the gal or guy who wants their vetiver a little disheveled. It’s full of rich dark soil with some bitterness thrown in with its grassy roots. Burnt woods emerge beautifully in the drydown as well as Chaman’s Party’s spices. Cloves and basil are listed in the fragrance notes, and I admit that I would never have pinpointed them without that prompt. But regardless of what they are, the woody spicy drydown, blended with the earthy vetiver is gorgeous.
Vetiver Sambac is available at InFiore and Beautyhabit.
Chaman’s Party is available at Luckyscent, Beautyhabit and Spirit Beauty Lounge.
posted by ~Trish
2 thoughts on “Vetiver Variations: Honoré des Prés and In Fiore”
Chaman’s Party and Honte’s Bloom were my favourites of the line. They have very little lasting power though. Pity…..
Chaman’s Party lasted quite a while on me, I was surprised given the reviews. And Bonte’s Bloom did too, although not quite as long as CP, but I didn’t like it as much. Honoré’s Trip on the otherhand was gone in an instant. I have yet to try my samples of Nu Green and Sexy Angelic.