This is an exceptionally beautiful Bourbon Vetiver essential oil from Reunion Islands that is rich and complex and yet ultra suave and smooth, making it gorgeous worn as an attar or as an ingredient in the natural perfumer’s arsenal.
Testing on my skin, the aroma immediately oozes with the soft warmth of baked earth, clay, roots and dry soil with a touch of woods, petrichor and campfire smoke. I also detect a beautiful undercurrent of warm sweetness throughout, calling to mind labdanum, tolu balsam, sandalwood, and a variety of other resins and woods that it would pair well with.
As a heavy base note, it displays typical soft projection with incredible tenacity, lasting for many days on a paper strip. It also makes for a great study in comparison with Ruh Khus, the wild North Indian variety, which is a much more green, grassy and wet soily affair.
Overall, this is a truly beautiful vetiver oil and one that I’d definitely recommend for vetiver connoisseurs and natural perfume enthusiasts alike.
Quite strong but good quality oil
Complex rich and earth like vet with dried fruit, myrrh, spice. Excellent
Very good khus, smells exactly to Muhammad’s description. I’ve actually bought some bourbon khus from another vendor for twice the price but this is definitely on par.
Jonathan E. (verified owner) –
This is what I look for in a vetiver: smooth and earthy with good depth and a touch of smoke. not too thin or watery. really nice vetiver.
This Madagascan vetiver completely stole my heart from Khus! The smokey aspect is so so good. I bought 2.5ML initially and immediately returned to buy 10ML’s. It’s THAT GOOD!
The entire buying experience with Ashworth has been a total pleasure. They have the nicest packaging I have ever come across and quality far exceeds the price point! Highly recommended 👍❤️
Great oil and amazing packaging from AshworthOud. Muhammad was great to communicate with – thanks for the extra samples!
A beautiful deep vétiver, starting off smoky and a little bitter, with some moss, becoming soft and caramel, like a warm blanket. Super. Will definitely buy again.