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Bois De Vetiver by Karl Lagerfeld


It is all of the fault of the Mail on Sunday, sure, the Mail on Sunday. Casually searching the paper in a restaurant whereas having breakfast a few week in the past I noticed an advert for Bois De Vetiver by Karl Lagerfeld. The provide steered {that a} 50ml bottle was accessible for round £30 and bing, that was me offered. After wandering across the outlets I got here throughout a 50ml bottle at The Fragrance Store for £15 (it is £16.99 now)! Being ready to spend £30 I ended up shopping for two bottles and in a pique of Christmas spirit I’ve a bottle accessible to divulge to one fortunate reader.
GIVEAWAY: Bois De Vetiver by Karl Lagerfeld
GIVEAWAY: Bois De Vetiver by Karl Lagerfeld

However do you actually need to win it? In spite of everything, it might scent a bit rank, and contemplating it is effectively…..low cost, suggests that it’s not that widespread. I obtained my sniffing deal with round my bottle and that is what I feel to the aftershave.

Bois De Vetiver is a brand new perfume for 2017 and is offered as a robust but cool perfume. Personally, after studying the notes to this I had no thought what to anticipate. The notes are:

Head: Blood orange, pink grapefruit and mint leaves

Coronary heart: Ambrox, geranium and rose

Dry-down: Patchouli, musk and Vetiver

Taking these notes under consideration, I might count on a extremely mild perfume, citrusy and recent that dries right down to one thing of a floral and woody base. What I encountered was fairly presumably the most effective perfume discover, ever. 

The primary two sprays actually did fill me with a way of pleasure, sure, it is mild and you’ll solely actually detect the grapefruit. It is sharp on the nostril for a very good 5 to 10 minutes earlier than the crushed mint leaves take the sting off. After ten minutes the the top notes fade and change into actually delicate and the rose takes on the driving seat. Relatively than turning into overly floral like Man Rose by Etro, the guts notes mix fantastically to provide a easy mixture of citrus and rose – weirdly, that is the place the perfume begins to change into increasingly more like Gray Vetiver by Tom Ford and once I say like, I imply it is almost similar! 

After about thirty minutes the perfume turns into so very delicate I can hardly discover it on my pores and skin, however after thrusting my wrist on the different half she assured me it was nonetheless sturdy and when sporting this across the workplace it is apparent from the compliments that it has wonderful sillage properties (it is like a beautiful scented path that follows you round)

An hour in and that is mainly the identical as Gray Vetiver – I actually cannot inform the distinction, if something, it sparks extra feedback (optimistic after all) from those that encompass me. Consequence! 

The patchouli and vetiver present a extremely masculine base with a heat woody twang with only a trace of the floral notes that sits on the pores and skin with out being highly effective or overbearing on the nostril. It is lush – no, it is truly higher than that. I find it irresistible. When you think about that this lasts on the pores and skin for effectively over ten hours it makes it excellent for daywear, nights out or these particular romantic events. It is excellent for any scenario.

So, for underneath £20 you may decide up an aftershave that’s on a par with costlier variants from Tom Ford (Gray Vetiver can price as much as £85 for 50ml), and if you happen to’re fortunate, you may decide up a bottle totally free if you happen to enter and are drawn because the winner of my giveaway. In case you’re not fortunate, you actually ought to decide up a bottle or two of this whereas it is on provide, and I promise you’ll not be upset.


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The giveaway is open to individuals with a UK postal handle
Random reality: I met Karl Lagerfeld in a carry on the Munich Hilton once I was twelve years previous.

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