Vetiveria is a combination of primordial things, tranquil and steady against the whims of lighter forces. No guile or artifice, merely calm. Lentisque, a bright resin of evergreen, emits a subtle vapour over the smokey aura of Himalayan Amber, fossilized over 35 million years. They linger about a distinctly woody core of Cedarwood and Sandalwood, and are anchored in the extract of dried Haitian Vetyver roots. This is the aromatic essence of I am parched, murmured achingly by life just beneath the surface of the earth. The message waits there, immobilized in quiet longing until finally, wonderfully, comes water, the grand miraculous liberating carrier. Not unlike a lover’s desire anchored in the calm embrace of total acceptance, Vetiveria is itself indeed primordial.
Chinese orris root
35 million-year-old Himalayan fossilized amber
Tunisian orange blossom
Experience All Eight Fragrances
The Cultus Artem sample flight includes: Alba, Ilex, Vetiveria, Tuberosa, Amara, Poeticus, Champaca, and Rosa.
Discover your favorite. Each sample flight is offered with a $50 credit towards your fragrance of choice in the beautiful 50mL bottle redolent of the golden era of fragrance design and packaging.