Cabreuva, Cassie, Frangipani, Jasmine Grandiflorum, Mimosa, Orris Root, Vanilla Absolute, Violet Leaf"
Balsam Tolu, Blood Orange,Cardamom Cinnamon , Clove Bud,Coffee Absolute Coriander, Honey Absolute , Jasmine Grandiflorum Rose Maroc, Sweet Orange"
Very sweet, yet light perfume. Mild spices, mild florals, beautiful rose with a very light hint of coffee. I get candied rose petals, or is it candied orange? Maybe both. It does remind me of Turkish coffee, with more accents of sweetness than actual coffee itself. The sweetness fades and becomes a foody rose, very wearable one.
Black Pepper, Vetiver Haiti, Vetiver Indonesia, Vetiver Sri-Lanka, Vetiver Madagascar (Bourbon), Ruh Khus Attar Mitti, Kaffir Lime Leaf, Cardamom Cèpes, Coffee Absolute, Spikenard, Tarragon (Estragon), Ginger, Nutmeg Absolute"
Vetiver has the rap of being a masculine note and I think it works beautifully in a feminine way as well. When I look for a something fresh, I turn to Vetiver because it is cool, fresh and so juicy. The smell of vetiver for me is the smell of summer because we used to put a few little strings of the roots (without soil of course, they were dried roots) in our water bottles. It smelt so good and cooled the heat right off.
Vetiver Racinettes is a powerful vetiver. Very rooty, vetiver in its truest form. The vetiver is strong. There are about 4 kinds of Vetiver in it though I can't tell one kind from another. It is so earthy like it has been freshly plucked from the earth with smell of wet damp soil still clinging to it. It must be the Mitti (soil of the vetiver) part of it. It smells delightfully of the dirt. Barely there spices and ginger give me the root beer feeling. It is kind of dense and watery at the same time. The more I smell it, the more I fall in love with it. The freshly turned earth and sparkling ginger ale with vetiver which ties the freshness down to the earthiness is just magic! I want more!
Ayala Moriel has a fantastic range of all-natural perfumes. You can sample all of them. Samples cost $12 for 1 ml. I bought a set of 6 last year for $40. Full sizes are $120 for 15 mls. Given that Ayala uses natural ingredients, they are pricey. The perfumes have varying staying power on me, some last a few hours while others I can smell most of the day. Only compelling perfume that I may get a full size of in future is Film Noir.
Wow, writing about Mimosa and Vetiver is making me very nostalgic suddenly!