The association of colors to fragrances actually always happens automatically, because one logically perceives his environment with different senses at the same time and thus creates many links. With Hiram Green's Vetiver arises with me inwardly also so a concrete image, to which the color of the perfume fits perfectly.
The summer is coming to an end. The long, sunny days have dried out the ground. The air is still very warm, but there is a light breeze that carries with it the smell of hay. The landscape glows a golden yellow and the world seems to turn slower here in the evening hours.
So this fragrance is summery not because it's particularly refreshing, as the top notes might have suggested, but because of the bright warmth it exudes. As with Profumum Roma's Acqua Viva, the citrus notes (really just lemon for me here) aren't really fresh, but instead form a close symbiosis with the woody notes - except that they're much more subtle here. The ginger was also robbed of some of its sharpness, which for me is a bit of a shame, but others might like it, because sometimes fragrances seem too harsh by this note. Vetiver is the main note from beginning to end and shows itself very natural, a little green and especially woody and a little earthy. So you might think that the respective extremes of Haitian vetiver (grassy-green, with accents that can sometimes remind you of grapefruit) and Java vetiver (more earthy and with smoky facets) have been toned down and meet in the middle.
After all, the brand advertises using only natural raw materials and so I can easily recognize the base notes. While cedar wood further enhances the dryness and woodiness, ambrette seeds add an almost powdery side for me, which makes the fragrance seem a bit softer. I wouldn't really call it sweet - if anything, it's minimal. On my skin, by the way, this note comes through less than on paper. Fortunately...
As befits a decent vetiver perfume, Hiram Green's creation lasts quite a long time on the skin, but gets a bit more intimate relatively quickly. But it is also rather a soothing fragrance to feel good and wallow in thoughts.