Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Vetiver Fatal by Atelier

Bergamot, Lemon, Bigarade.
Orange Flower, Plum, Violet Leaves.
Vetiver, Cedarwood, Oud accord.

I'm a guy who really enjoys citrus in fragrance. I'm unaware of a house who has a better perspective of those particular notes than Atelier. That's not to say they are "THE BEST" at it. It's simply that I recognize a specialist when I smell one.

Vetiver Fatal is a very interesting and transitional scent. As expected, the citric accords are exceptional, realistic and palpable. What I was curious about was whether they were going to inject the entire composition with an oud note. They haven't and I must say that Vetiver Fatal is the better for it. To me, there's only a subtle suggestion of the note, once you're experiencing the base and drydown.

I'm impressed with the balance of implemented notes. Rather than certain notes dominating and the rest being a supporting cast, this truly is a team effort that I smell on my skin.

Vetiver Fatal opens with an evident citric accord. Plum and Violet are accentuating notes and to be honest, I'd be hard pressed to single them out while wearing this. You can smell something a bit more than citrus is going on and these 2 give body to the top and heart. I find the first two stages  to be excellent renditions.

The overall feel and effect of wearing Vetiver Fatal is refreshing, lucid and versatile. Never heavy but surely possessing some heft, this scent showcases very pleasant citrus, earth and wood tones that aren't gender specific. The "oud accord" is nothing like the conventional notes we have been sampling as of late. This version of oud is wispy and fleeting.

Sillage is very acceptable and longevity is approximately 5 hours on my skin. Because of this being a citric scent with a subtle twist, I have a good mind to pick up a small amount of this very soon. Thumbs up from Aromi for Atelier's Vetiver Fatal.

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