Scent-sational Vetiver

I am a big fan of swapping out my favorite beauty products every season as the elements change. Along with switching up my skincare, makeup, and wardrobe, my perfume gets changed up, too. While it is absolutely unnecessary for anyone else to do this, it makes me feel better about being a crazy hoarder and having so much product, clothing, shoes, etc. It’s a way to ensure that I don’t play favorites for too long, and that everything gets used up before it expires.

A few friends always make fun of me for sporting “granny scented” perfumes. I’ve always been drawn to warm and heavy scents (think Tom Ford, Chanel, anything with amber or musk as a note), but for Spring/Summer I decided to lighten up by sticking to scents with vetiver as a key note. My ultimate favorite is Vetyverio, from Diptyque ($120). The scent stays with you all day, and opens with fruity citrus notes of mandarin, grapefruit, lemon, and bergamot, but has a floral bouquet of ylang-ylang and rose, and is anchored by the scent of dry cedar, vetiver, and musk. This scent is not too overwhelming and in my opinion, it's perfect for any occasion.

Another more floral-forward scent I have discovered this season is Florabotanica, from Balenciaga ($95). This was given to me as a sample from Sephora, and after one spritz, I could not stop thinking about it. It is perfectly light and feminine, with key notes of carnation, wild mint, Turkish rose essence, hemp leaves, vetiver roots, and white amber. This scent is the most floral-forward of my three new scents for summer.

Lastly, I was just gifted Elizabeth W’s Vetiver Eau De Parfum ($42) for my birthday. This scent is the cleanest of all three, and is hand blended and based solely around the single note of vetiver. Aside from the perfume, I also have a linen spray with the same scent. It definitely makes doing laundry a lot more fun and can be found locally at Stripe.