The vetiver note. It is a definitive, masculine marker in most fragrances. This isn't to say that it doesn't or cannot transcend gender barriers. It does and it can, but I cannot help but associate it with masculine scents. Some like it as a dominant theme and others like it as an assistant note in the base accord. I'm in the latter camp, yet I enjoy Corinto Vetyver enough to own a few bottles. One of the neat olfactory illusions Vetyver gives me is the clean, soapy aspect.
This is good stuff folks and if you've never sampled Corinto Vetyver, you should put it on your "try" list. It's a vetiver from a different tribe. Vetyver opens with a soft, citric accord that is green at its heart. It's very smooth and the fact that it doesn't have any edginess sets this apart once again from the norm.
The only drawback to Corinto's version is that it lacks legitimate staying power. It smells fantastic while it lasts, but in order to be satisfied over the course of a normal workday, re-application will be necessary......and maybe more than once.
Corinto Vetyver. Lacking a bit in longevity, but certainly not in quality. Thumbs up from Aromi for my favorite vetiver.