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 supply prompt {that a} 50ml bottle was accessible for round £30 and bing, that was me offered. After wandering across the retailers 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 disclose to one fortunate reader.
GIVEAWAY: Bois De Vetiver by Karl Lagerfeld
GIVEAWAY: Bois De Vetiver by Karl Lagerfeld

However do you actually wish to win it? In spite of everything, it might odor a bit rank, and contemplating it is nicely…..low cost, suggests that it is not that standard. I received my sniffing sort out round my bottle and that is what I believe to the aftershave.

Bois De Vetiver is a brand new perfume for 2017 and is offered as a strong 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 anticipate a very gentle perfume, citrusy and recent that dries right down to one thing of a floral and woody base. What I encountered was fairly presumably one of the best perfume discover, ever. 

The primary two sprays actually did fill me with a way of pleasure, sure, it is gentle and you may solely actually detect the grapefruit. It is sharp on the nostril for a great 5 to 10 minutes earlier than the crushed mint leaves take the sting off. After ten minutes the the top notes fade and turn out to be actually refined and the rose takes on the driving seat. Quite than turning into overly floral like Man Rose by Etro, the center notes mix fantastically to offer a easy mixture of citrus and rose – weirdly, that is the place the perfume begins to turn out to be an increasing number of like Gray Vetiver by Tom Ford and after I say like, I imply it is almost similar! 

After about thirty minutes the perfume turns into so very refined 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 glorious sillage properties (it is like a stunning scented path that follows you round)

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

The patchouli and vetiver present a very 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 really higher than that. I adore it. When you think about that this lasts on the pores and skin for nicely over ten hours it makes it good for daywear, nights out or these particular romantic events. It is good for any scenario.

So, for below £20 you possibly can choose 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 for those who’re fortunate, you possibly can choose up a bottle free of charge for those who enter and are drawn because the winner of my giveaway. In case you’re not fortunate, you actually ought to choose up a bottle or two of this whereas it is on supply, and I promise you’ll not be dissatisfied.


The giveaway is open to individuals with a UK postal tackle
Random truth: I met Karl Lagerfeld in a elevate on the Munich Hilton after I was twelve years previous.

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