A Palais Royal exclusive, released for export for a limited time only, Vetiver Oriental is a completely unique interpretation of vetiver, as original as we came to expect from Lutens. Rich and striking, Vetiver Oriental enthralls us with its luxuriously balsamic accents of benzoin and labdanum. Moving from the brighter, more aromatic vetiver of the top notes, highlighted by the greens and the earthy chilliness of iris, the fragrance darkens considerably. The heart is a nocturnal, sultry brew of spicy gaiac wood and vetiver, a deep, exceptionally luxurious accord, which underscores the velvety depth of the vetiver by including a chocolate note. The union of the earthy, resinous notes and the dark, bitter chocolate is breathtakingly beautiful. Enriched further by the opulent base notes of soft musk, golden amber, sweet sandalwood and warm, silky-smooth labdanum, the scent wows us with its exceptional luxuriousness, its mysterious beauty and proves once and for all that where the woody oriental perfumes are concerned, Lutens has no equals.