Vetiver (Vetiveria ziazaniodes) essential oil/Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Madagasar, Haiti

Vetiver (Vetiveria ziazaniodes) essential oil/Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Madagasar, Haiti

On finding myself there again, surrounded by objects, to each of which belonged some sweet remembrance; and as the scent of "vetiver," Marcelle's favorite perfume, saluted me on entering, the flood of bitterness which had again risen in my heart subsided, and I drew near to Clara's cradle, in which I heard her breathing softly. A moonbeam, penetrating the light drapery, fell round her head in an aureole of glory.
Mémorial de famille
By Émile Souvestre

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The fragrance of essential oil of Vetiver roots varies considerably from country to country depending upon the many environmental factors that are involved in the growth of the roots, the age at which they are distilled, the technique of distillation etc.
The rootless of an individual vetiver plant are numbered in the hundreds and these absorb from the earth the various qualities of that earth. It is, in short a very intriguing oil.

Vetiver essential oil from Sri Lanka is a dark amber viscous liquid displaying a earthy, mossy, rooty bouquet with a unique sweet floral undertone. The oil has excellent tenacity

Vetiver essential oil from Madagascar is yet darker in color that Sri Lankan sandalwood with a more deep earthy, mossy, rooty bouquet with a a delicate resinous-woody undertone of excellent tenacity

Vetiver essential oil from Haiti is a golden viscous liquid displaying a warm, a balanced sweet, earthy, mossy, rooty bouquet with a fine precious woods undertone of great tenacity

Vetiver essential oil from Haiti is a light amber colored viscous liquid displaying a heavy, earthy, rooty,mossy aroma with a precious woods undertone of fine tenacity

In nautral perfumery it finds extensive use and is include in fougere, chypre, amber bases, incense perfumes, culinary perfumes, Orientaly bases, precious wood notes, sacred perfumes

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