Le Vetiver was inspired by an unusually snowy evening in Paris at the apse of Notre Dame. The cold inspired this "Winter Vetiver", which sparked a desire for crackling fires, recalling the frankincense that burned in Medieval cathedrals, where people came in winter to warm up. For children unfamiliar with its meaning, the word "vetiver" became a legendary character invented for the time. They were told that "Le Vetiver" is a Celtic spirit who lives in the deep forests of Armorica. It is as mysterious as Dionysus, savage and refined at the same time. This spirit is a magician who brings life back into nature every spring with a single breath after the harshness of winter.
Top notes: Mandarin, grapefruit, Guinea orange and neroli.
Heart notes: Cloves, nutmeg and Caribbean pepper.
Base notes: Javanese vetiver, Virginia cedar, myrrh, incense and blond tobacco.