Essence No. 6 : Vetiver 
Elie Saab (2015)

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There are 10 reviews of Essence No. 6 : Vetiver by Elie Saab.


Good vetiver

So this is half bright vetiver half rooty. Im no expert on V, but id assume hatian and java are combining to that effect. Its got some citrus up top. Papyrus is dry ad dusty, the clove is bacground noise. Those who hate clove should be ok, though its noticale. The blending is master level. This is a top shelf vetiver. Thumbs up.
Sep 13, 2020


No complaints here. This is a very nice, balanced Vetiver that combines a natural, grassy-rooty earthiness with a brighter, pleasant and slight astringency and “soapy” sort of smell that implies a fresh-out-of-the-shower cleanliness and well-groomed sensibilities. It's one of the best vetivers I've come across in a while, and fits in the ball park of the brighter varieties such as a Zegna Haitian Vetiver and Guerlain Vetiver. In that sense it's also a true vetiver fragrance–built around the vetiver note itself and not masking itself beneath a bunch of other notes and accords. It lasts about 8 hours and projects quite well–strong in the first two to three hours before settling in closer to the skin but still quite noticeable from a few feet away. Its price is right, coming in at anywhere from $50 to $75 for a 100ml bottle, and it could easily sell for $100 plus without causing a stir. I consider this something of an underrated gem among the Vetiver crowd and encourage you to try it if you enjoy the main note. The bottle and packaging are also very nice. Thumbs up all the way. 8.75/10
May 1, 2020


This is a great vetiver, if you like vetiver. I happen to be rather indifferent to it - I prefer it to be in a composition, rather than the sole player, as it is here.

Having said that, this is a superb example of a vetiver "soliflore". The top has a dry, green, almost mintiness to it, the rest is straight-up, clean vetiver. Not citrusy, not rooty, but somewhere right in the middle.

You can grab this for a great price right now, so it's hard not to recommend. Not miles away from the likes of CDG's Vettiveru, but with better ingredients and a beautiful green juice that matches the scent perfectly.
Dec 5, 2019


Beautiful take on vetiver signed Francis Kurkdjian.

It opens with a fresh citrusy vetiver. Shortly after, the vetiver goes back behind the scenes and the papyrus takes the lead, supported by cloves, and a hint of grapefuit to sharpen the edges. Then, the vetiver comes back (without being loud) in the drydown.

A poem that would deserve to be recited louder... indeed, this creation misses the masterpiece grade because of its modest projection.
Not a revolution here, but - like the other fragrances of this line - a perfectly tailored blend, using both haitian and indonesian vetiver oils.

Like a litterature masterpiece that happens later to be just a good movie, this juice is a fantastic composition that fails to enter the perfume history because of its poor performance. Still a love for me, though.

Spring/Fall days (and summer mildly hot days), 30+. A slight sweetness in the background makes it unisex, but still, it leans on the masculine side.

Edit: I guess the performance is weather-dependent. It still projects modestly after 8 hours on my skin, so performance is pretty good actually with 6-8 sprays.
Feb 10, 2019


A highly fresh and almost clean take on vetiver. The vetiver here is woody, dry, green (of course) and a tiny bit sweet. It is also moderately powdery and warmly aromatic. A scent that is stereotypically "masculine," but could be worn by a female who really loves green woodies. It's fairly traditional smelling and nothing out of the ordinary, and its strength and longevity leave a bit to be desired, but I can see many males happily wearing this in a work environment.
Jan 27, 2019


a very pleasant, fresh, citrusy vetiver...a light vetiver fragrance...immediately strikes me as one of those all around, inoffensive fragrances that's great for just about any time, season, or occasion...has a classic barbershop elegance to it...just a touch of that vetiver type smoky effect...I like vetiver...it's a very nice smelling ingredient, but the only reason i wouldn't get a bottle is because I'm more of a leather/tobacco/incense/patch/animalic kind of guy...but , if I was in the market for a vetiver fragrance, this would be up there on my list of choices...good stuff...
Nov 6, 2018

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