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Vetiver Veritas James Heeley for women and men

Vetiver Veritas James Heeley for women and men
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Vetiver Veritas by James Heeley is a Woody Aromatic fragrance for women and men. This is a new fragrance. Vetiver Veritas was launched in 2014. Top notes are mate and lavender; middle notes are haitian vetiver and grapefruit; base notes are woody notes and green notes.

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Mate Lavender

Middle Notes
Haitian Vetiver Grapefruit

Base Notes
Woody Notes Green Notes

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Vetiver Veritas Fragrance Reviews

fuggerone
fuggerone

actually masculine...raw vetiver, woody and smoky ..good sillage and original...

Jan
31
2016
chove
chove

As promised, this offering contains an authentic vetiver scent in which the usual side notes of the synthetic variant are missing. On the other hand, the natural root presented in this fragrance, holds a number of hues that possibly are hard to grab in more complex creations, or when using synthetic materials (It could also be that the off-beat impressions within this scent simply derive from the overall composition). Anyway, the actual fragrance is raw, attractive and quite sharp. This is how I imagine a vetiver root to smell if it preferred cold, northen clay soils.

As for unexpected hues, Vetiver Veritas can actually be said to smell exactly like a Swedish crayfish party: Thick shells in buckets, metallic smelling stock and enormous amounts of dill. There's lichen, pine needles, seaweeds, lavender, clove, seared wood and a breeze of mint here as well. I like it, but despite all the associations it has to offer, it's completely monotonous. To me it's more like an article of interest and something to enjoy in fixed details, than a well composed fragrance. Also, I've never had allergic reactions from a perfume before, but I get sores from wearing this. My loved one, who's of more robust complexion, got the same reaction, so it might be more than an unfortunate circumstance.

Jan
08
2016
psebi101
psebi101

Full on raw vetiver that comes across bitter and herbal. It has green-vegetal nuances with citrus notes sitting shy and faint in the background. Later, this peppermint note brightens up the rather dry and dark opening. Add a bit of incense smokiness and there you have it.

A very good, although not unique, very focused vetiver without any sweetness. Unfortunately, it wears close to the skin with a modest longevity. But smell wise, one of the top vetivers out there.

Scent: 9/10
Longevity: 7/10
Projection: 3/10

Jul
10
2015
lilalina
lilalina

This is definitely a men's perfume, very strong on the vetiver and mate. Bitter grassy smoky green scent, very strong and heavy sillage.

Jun
20
2015
Houdini4
Houdini4

Wow! This is a superb vetiver, dark, harsh, slightly smokey, a hay like dryness and green grassy wetness it's brilliant...everything it should be. Very good (If not the best Vetiver) in terms of a natural, accurate perfume but not necessarily my favourite vetiver compositionally. The opening has a citrus twang, also tinged with menthol which is uplifting as well as slightly strange.
Despite all this praise... I don't think I want to wear it especially. Vetiver veritas is of high quality and the Eau de Parfum concentration lasts fairly well and projects gently.
If you're a vetiver fan this should definitely be on your radar.

Jun
17
2015
Arabian Knight
Arabian Knight

The most realistic vetiver I've come across. Deep, dark, rooty and tinged with those slightly gourmand hazelnut aspects which you never smell in most synthetic recreations of the scent.

Unfortunately that's pretty much all there is to it; which is not so bad if you LOVE vetiver, but I tend to like perfumes to be a bit more elaborate. For that reason, I'd recommend Frederic Malle's "Vetiver Extraordinaire" over this.

Mar
15
2015
Darkstorm32
Darkstorm32

A dark harsh natural vetiver.
The opening is a little weird with strong mint note.
After it's all dark earthy vetiver in the spirit of Encre Noire. If you like EN you can go for this one. The projection is a little less strong.

Oct
09
2014
alfarom
alfarom

As a massive fan of both Heeley's work and vetiver-centered fragrances in general, I've to say that Vetiver Veritas leaves me completely unmoved. Yes, it smells very nice and all but it adds absolutely nothing to Heeley's work and to the plethora of similar offerings available on the market.

So, in the end, it simply smells like grassy vetiver with a dollop of citrus and that's it. Nice and unnecessary.

Rating: 5/10

Sep
12
2014
farang
farang

I like vetiver. This fragrance is made from mostly natural sources and it smells natural. The focus is on the rooty smell of Haitian vetiver, and it smells a bit like soil and vegetables. It is not bad, but I'd rather smell of something 'perfumery' than smelling like a vegetable market...this is my problem. Too natural...and not enough 'perfumery'. Does it make sense?

Aug
26
2014
velb95
velb95

IT. Vetiver Véritas James Heeley è un profumo fresco-amaro, come l'erba appena tagliata con un pizzico di dolcezza miracolosa. Questo profumo nella cima della sua apertura olfattiva ricorda molto le note iniziali di Vetiver di Guerlain (proprio quelli più attraenti), che nel profumo di Guerlain vengono persi, ma rimangono per ore con Vetiver Véritas.

EN. Vetiver Véritas James Heeley is a fresh-bitter perfume. Try to imagine freshly cut grass with a hint of miraculous sweetness. This perfume in the top of its olfactory final notes fills like the opening notes of Vetiver by Guerlain (those the most attractive notes of V.G.), which are going lost in the Guerlain, but remain for hours with Vetiver Véritas.

Jul
26
2014
lisa o
lisa o

sounds very interesting! mate and vetiver must be really masculine and smoky in combination...

May
29
2014

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Vetiver Veritas by James Heeley 3.74 out of 5 based on 53 ratings and 11 user reviews

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