Classic, but not old-fashioned
Few would associate vetiver with sensuality, but rather with practicality. Of course, there are many different variations of the sweet grass - from green to earthy-smoky - but in most classic perfumes the middle in between is aimed for. Similar to probably Montale with Vetiver Patchouli, Mancera has created a fragrance somewhat similar to Orage; however, I perceive the Louis Vuitton as more restrained, powdery and also grayer.
As the sensual side of Vetiver Sensuel could be interpreted the slightly fresh effect at the beginning, which for me comes mainly from bergamot and orchid. Here I see neither the citrus, nor the light floral quality as really dominant, because both are well balanced and a green facet is already noticeable. The mint, in my opinion, can only be sensed in the background, while the pepper adds a bit of spice. So the first impressions result from a mixture of masculine and feminine notes, of classic and modern elements. Gradually, however, these boundaries shift, as the subtle dry-woody component and the usual fading of the top notes ensure that Vetiver Sensuel now already seems a bit 'oldschool'. Amber/sweet does not play a role here anyway, rather still patchouli and oakmoss in a supporting way. The fragrance, however, remains relatively brightly oriented and is fortunately not powdery, which otherwise makes for me in conjunction with vetiver and / or a certain soapiness many perceived as very old-fashioned perfumes.
Verdict: Mancera has created a pleasant, natural-looking vetiver fragrance that, while not really refreshing, seems appropriate for all seasons. As was to be expected, it is already rather suitable for more mature people, ultimately does not quite live up to its name and is too classic for me personally in the end. (I'm also not necessarily the biggest fan of vetiver-dominated fragrances.) But who basically likes this direction should consider a test at the good price-performance ratio.