Soft island grass, sunbaked citrus where the tradewinds blow. Panama hats, cane plants, and aged rhum over the finest Caribbean vetyver.
St. Vetyver is a robust cologne. A high quality vision of vetyver set amongst Caribbean plants and objects. It pays homage to the famous Caribbean colognes of sailors and lovers of the sea. Pure aged distillate of Haitian vetyver is expanded with sweet notes of cane plant and spiced rhum. Fresh island grass and tropical citrus complete an elegant symphonic perfume. It’s classic DSD–old world updated to modern tastes.-D.S.
Alcohol denat, parfum (fragrance), aqua (water), alpha-isomethyl ionone, benzyl alcohol, benzl benzoate, benzyl salicylate, citral, citro- nellol, eugenol, farnesol, geraniol, isoeugenol, limonene, linalool
When our fume master David creates our fragrances, he sees them in color. The throw of a particular aroma can be described in the colors it implies in the mind of one with synethesia. Vetyer can smell straw like yellow, patchouli, deep red, and so on. David is very enthusiastic about translating an idea from one discipline to another—so music, words, and ultimately color become aromas to wear on skin and in sanctuary.
Vetyver is a perfume in and of itself. Qualities vary heavily due to how long the roots of this grass are distilled, The Haitian is the finest. It has a coffee roasted peanut tone over straw-toned grass. Earthy and green, but it also screams yellow like the color of the finest distillates. Vetyver can be the base of almost anything from florals to woods. Vetyver from Indonesia is ashier like caramelized smoke.
Snappy peppery-floral top note from schinus mole tree (not related to black pepper, but nonetheless rad.
Grassy molecules provide the perfumer with realistic greens that can help speak of landscapes or boost flowers, chypres, and anything that wants to say “green”.