Sunday, September 16, 2012
Vetiver Fatal by Atelier
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.
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.
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.