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Vetiver has a grounding smokey earthy, woody scent.
DO YOU KNOW?
Vetiver was originally grown to fight soil erosion as it has long, thin roots.
HOW IS IT EXTRACTED?
Essence from the Eastern Asian weed grass Vetiveriazizanoid that falls under the woods category thanks to its musty, dry, woody scent with bitter chocolate and smoke facets.
Vetiver oil is obtained by steam distillation of roots of vetiver (Vetiveriazizanioides). The bast region of root is the source of essential oil.
In addition to its own perfumery value on account of vetiver hydrocarbons compounds and carbonyl compounds, their alcohol derivatives i.e. vetiverols lend unique position to vetiver oil for perfumery applications as a valuable resource. Also, vetiverol could be acetylated with acetic anhydride to produce vetiveryl acetate. Both vetiverols and acetates have softer odours and fixative qualities, and are used as blender with high-class perfumery products.