Highly unusual with its overdose of vetiver (close to 25 percent, three times as much as contained in other vetiver perfumes), Vétiver Extraordinaire has sparked new enthusiasm for this classic men's fragrance category. Here Dominique Ropion introduces a new essence of Haitian vetiver, stripped of its bitter edge, which he matches with five woody notes to play up the scent's various facets. The result is surprisingly fresh, crisp and harmonious. A thoroughly polished, nearly purified note to express the essence of a vetiver without ever following the easy road.
Alcohol Denat., Water/Aqua/Eau, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Linalool, Evernia Prunastri (Oakmoss) Extract, Citral, Isoeugenol, Geraniol, Bht.
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Dominique Ropion is a daring perfectionist, a true inventor. The risks he takes are invariably accompanied by a relentless pursuit of exact olfactory balance and flawless composition. His perfumes are like great architectural feats: in the same way that a bridge, whose seemingly miraculous suspension of weight is in fact a harnessing of counteracting forces, Dominique Ropion often balances excessive doses of powerful ingredients with meticulously measured, subtler accords, until the composition holds up on its own. A good perfume, he likes to say, must always be at once excessive and harmonious.
His training began at Roure Bertrand Dupont in Grasse, continued in Paris and culminated in a partnership with Jean-Louis Sieuzac, whose astounding, encyclopedic knowledge of perfumery brought him fame as one of perfumery’s greatest technicians. Frédéric Malle has worked with him for over 25 years and seen him through many extended periods of rigorous experimentation. Together, they defy perfumery conventions to create modern masterpieces.
Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle is a publishing house for the industry’s very best Perfume Designers. Its goal is to push the limits of perfume creation and elevate perfumery to a whole new artistic level.
As a perfume expert, Mr. Malle handpicks perfumers whose work is changing the face of the industry. As their editor, he guides them individually through their creative process to ensure that they are always transcending their limits. Together, they create works of art that represent the best of each olfactive category: the great classics of tomorrow.