Friday, January 15, 2010
I actually like the vetiver used in this scent. It has that nutty quality I love in certain vetivers. I read nothing but negative reviews of this, yet I am persuaded to believe the people reviewing this scent expected a wood-dominant scent with lavender in the topnotes.
This is a vetiver with cedar and a background lavender. On me, the vetiver is right up front with cedar as a reinforcement. The lavender quickly expends itself within the first few minutes and then resigns itself to be a phantom note. This is very much a masculine scent and cannot foresee many women taking to this, unless of course, they simply enjoy vetiver.
Anat Fritz is a bit quirky, but if you're a fan of (let's say) Corinto Vetyver, you may want to give this maligned masculine a sample wear. The vetiver stays up front into the drydown while the patchouli and sandal really don't make that much of a contribution. This is a linear niche release, but I am going to buck the trend and give Anat Fritz a thumbs up.