Vetiver 2012 Parfum

Vetiver (Parfum) by Roja Parfums
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8.4 / 10 269 Ratings
A popular perfume by Roja Parfums for men, released in 2012. The scent is green-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.
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Main accords

Green
Spicy
Citrus
Woody
Fresh

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
Litsea cubebaLitsea cubeba BergamotBergamot LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart Notes
Grasse jasmineGrasse jasmine CistusCistus May roseMay rose
Base Notes Base Notes
VetiverVetiver Cedar needleCedar needle CedarwoodCedarwood AmyrisAmyris Celery seedCelery seed GalbanumGalbanum LabdanumLabdanum NutmegNutmeg OakmossOakmoss PepperPepper Pink pepperPink pepper CarawayCaraway Gaiac woodGaiac wood

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
8.4269 Ratings
Longevity
8.0231 Ratings
Sillage
7.4231 Ratings
Bottle
8.9240 Ratings
Value for money
5.7123 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 01.05.2024.
Interesting Facts
The scent was re-released in 2016.

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Reviews

4 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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10
Bottle
7
Sillage
8
Longevity
9
Scent
Sirbennyone

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Sirbennyone
Sirbennyone
Helpful Review 4  
You are looking for a masculine - timeless vetiver fragrance..., then take this and you will LOVE it!
Hello everyone,

i'm not really a friend of vetiver and have been for 10/20 years and if I'm honest I've kind of "buried" the idea of finding a vetiver that I like, or one that has a raison d'être.

And recently (still testing my way through, more Roja reviews to follow) and so far I've found 2 that are really good one of which is coming soon to my 300 (!) review - the Harrods pour Homme, but this is purely about the Vetiver Parfum!

What can you expect?

A slightly fresh, green and dry woody fragrance.

A tangy, fruity and almost creamy bergamot + lemon greets you right at the start, then it goes quite briefly into the spicy corner with nutmeg + pepper, which gives the fragrance a wonderfully masculine character and then it drifts off into green. Here we have a mix of cedar needles and oakmoss and then the "star" of the fragrance enters the stage - vetiver.

It was always there (even before), but then more in the background and now it presents itself in the front row!
How do you explain vetiver?

Vetiver itself is a grass or bush and the fragrance effect of the pure oil is very dry and (seems) woody, it is in my opinion one of the notes of a well-groomed gentleman. This note gives a professional impression and fragrances such as Terre d'Hermès Eau de Toilette or Vetiver Eau de Toilette also play with this note, but the Vetiver Parfum is a different LEAGUE...

H/S is ever good (I have a 2022 batch).

When and where to wear?

At work (in the office), to any appointments, out to eat, birthdays, Christmas and even in summer (please be discreet! ) it works without any problems. A real one ALWAYS works - DUFT.

Price...

Yes, you have to want + be able to, it's just Roja...
Nobody forces us to buy an expensive product.

If you like this fragrance, then (but only then), I wouldn't recommend it to you!
And now have a nice day/evening, or whatever you read this review, LG the Benny
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3
Pricing
10
Bottle
7
Sillage
10
Longevity
6.5
Scent
BartS

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BartS
BartS
Less helpful Review 11  
Average vetiver in the most beautiful bottle
I should mention before I get started that I'm pretty unsympathetic to the Roja brand. Not Roja Dove itself, but everything around the brand. A lot of fragrances are pretty average, but hyped up quite a bit due to marketing and the whole shishi.

The fragrance starts for my feeling pleasant zitirisch, where you notice from the beginning that the vetiver is the core of the composition. This is a less earthy-green but for a woody-grassy wellness vetiver that I actually quite like. The vetiver of Roja itself is reminiscent of Vetiver Fatal or Bal d'Afrique. Also, the scent is very easy to wear and so not oppressive at all. Really very pleasant is the Roja.

Durability is really enormous whereby I have the feeling in the projection that is very close to the skin. The bottle is just a Roja and looks just mega.

As a conclusion, I can only say that the for me is in no way worth the money. Absolutely overdrawn and I would always reach for the better Vetiver of Tom Ford, Atelier Cologne or Guerlain.
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ColinM

516 Reviews
ColinM
ColinM
Very helpful Review 5  
Overpriced dailyness
Not much to say about this, except for the fact that the “extrait” name (and the price) may be somehow misleading. Vetiver Extrait smells great, but well... simply put, it’s no different from any good vetiver scent. It’s a really simple, smooth, light straightforward vetiver, classy and cozy, not particularly powerful (actually, not at all) or rich, just diligently bearing most of the usual nuances of most vetiver scents – it feels initially zesty, peppery and crisp, slowly becoming smokier, rootier, still keeping vetiver’s traditional subtle feel of “oily grassiness”, subtly paired with a rather conventional base accord of powdery-dusty notes. It’s all good, really. It wears extremely well, it feels refined and laid-back, carefully mannered enough to avoid any “raw” earthy effect – on the contrary it feels rather polished, bright and distinguished. It conveys an extremely enjoyable albeit slightly pedantic sense of calm, class, confidence and sophisticated weightlessness. If compared to dirtier or richer vetiver scents, this is quite on the opposite spectrum – it feels very clean, almost ethereal. Even a tad too much, as it soon feels quite – if not, completely – unexciting, and almost kind of mute (I suspect there’s some generic “woody smoothener” used here – some very generic plushy woody base). The longevity is a bit weak, but that’s the price to pay for higher concentrations of natural materials.

So all in all, it’s unquestionably nice. But really only that. For £ 275. Not grounbreaking, not heart-melting, not mind-blowing – just an impeccable everyday vetiver fragrance for office time. Ready to let your rock and rule the printers’ room and the vending machines’ corner. Just as any other good vetiver scent. It can be fantastic for you if you like vetiver, but in no way it can be worthy that price and that pomposity (and come on... for that price, some crap cardboard box? I want my box to be lined in Elton John’s skin!). It does no more and no less than any simple, solid vetiver fragrance (there’s so many of them I can’t even think of a couple of specific names to mention – Guerlain? Carven? Ford’s Grey Vetiver? Heeley? Anyone, really), and I think there is really no standout features that would explain why one should prefer this over others. Clearly, the value lies in the “status symbol” allure of the brand and the presentation. And that has nothing to do with fragrances, so... Anyway if you’re really wealthy and you really like vetiver then go for it, otherwise I see really no need to break the bank for this.

6,5-7/10
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10
Bottle
7.5
Sillage
10
Longevity
8
Scent
Drseid

819 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Helpful Review 3  
Reference Clean Vetiver
Vetiver Extrait opens with a nose tingling mix of effervescent lemon and bergamot before quickly moving to its heart. As the composition reaches its early heart the lemon remains, sans bergamot and effervescence as it joins clean citric, grassy green, slightly woody vetiver infused by bitter-green resinous galbanum and slightly sharp cedarwood, with a relatively subtle wet concrete-like undertone. During the late dry-down the composition loses the wet-concrete-like undertone, with the clean vetiver remaining, supported by slightly powdery oakmoss in the base through the finish. Projection is excellent and longevity outstanding at around 20 hours on skin.

Roja Dove's Vetiver Extrait is not the usual vetiver presentation I go for. I love my vetivers rough, aggressive and smoky, and Roja's Vetiver is none of those. One might think that I disliked the composition as a result, but that would be quite far from the truth. To the contrary, while this presentation of vetiver is more of the grassy, clean variety, it uses extremely high quality raw materials throughout. Another distinguishing aspect of the composition is its very appealing use of natural smelling lemon through most of the composition's development. If there was an aspect that required a bit of getting used to, it would have to be the concrete-like undertone that hangs around through the entire mid-section, but while the accord is a bit unsettling when sniffed up close, when experienced in the composition's generous sillage it melds rather nicely with the lemon infused vetiver, giving the composition a distinguishing facet while still smelling extremely pleasant. "Pleasant smelling" is probably the best descriptor of the end result, come to think of it. This is the kind of vetiver composition that even folks disliking many others may still enjoy wearing due to its highly refined clean nature. While I maintain there are a lot of great vetiver options far below the composition's relatively stratospheric price point per ml, if one can afford Roja Dove's Vetiver Extrait, it is hard to say it is a poor investment, especially if you enjoy your vetivers of the clean, polished variety. The bottom line is the $395 per 50ml bottle Vetiver Extrait is quite the bank account buster, but Dove delivers the goods with top-notch raw materials and superb execution earning it an "excellent" 4 star out of 5 rating and a solid recommendation. I don't know if I can personally afford the price to purchase a bottle, but I certainly envy those that can and do.
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KuraiKurai 27 days ago
6
Sillage
8
Longevity
7
Scent
Starts with a citrus-tea vibe, but eventually becomes the familiar clean vetiver scent we all know from Guerlain and TF
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Patj1994Patj1994 12 months ago
10
Bottle
7
Sillage
8
Longevity
9
Scent
the best vetiver fragrance out there, overpriced though, unfortunately. It's so clean, deep, creamy and masculine. Not dirty at all.
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Ka3nKa3n 2 years ago
9
Bottle
7
Sillage
8
Longevity
7
Scent
A bit boring, considering it’s amped up Guerlain. Balance of the woody and fresh with hint of spice is nice. Not a wow, not worth a bottle
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 years ago
10
Bottle
7
Sillage
8
Longevity
9
Scent
Fresh, subtle, elegant fragrance. High quality vetiver. Citrusy, green, woody and spicy with a pleasant sweetness that makes it rounder.
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