Highly unusual with its overdose of vetiver (close to 25 percent, three times as much as contained in other vetiver perfumes), "Vétiver Extraordinaire" has sparked new enthusiasm for this classic men's fragrance category. Here Dominique Ropion introduces a new essence of Haitian vetiver, stripped of its bitter edge, which he matches with five woody notes to play up the scent's various facets. The result is surprisingly fresh, crisp and harmonious. A thoroughly polished, nearly purified note to express the essence of a vetiver without ever following the easy road.
Dominique Ropion trained at the legendary Roure Bertrand Dupont laboratory before going to work with Jean-Louis Sieuzac, one of the perfumery world's great technicians. Today he is a star perfumer at IFF. What makes Ropion's work special is the mix of precision and freedom, and his quest to create new, harmonious accords by pairing ingredients, which are polar opposites. An adventurer who abandons himself to instinct, Dominique Ropion is also extremely rigorous in the final stages of the formulation of each of his fragrances.
10 mL/ 0.3 fl. oz.
Refill bottles are suitable for our travel cases (sold separately), available in red or black.
About Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle:
In 2000, Frédéric Malle introduced Editions de Parfums, a completely novel proposition: exclusive, creative fragrances composed by the world's greatest perfumers and sold under their name. Frédéric Malle, who has worked in the perfume industry for over thirty years and comes from a very distinguished line of fragrance experts, acts as book publisher would, enhancing each perfumer's style. Free from all constraints, these artists' compositions are not compelled by any delay, financial or creative pressure. Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle embodies traditional French perfumery at its best.