GFT Sandalwood Sample.
GFT Sandalwood Sample.
Adam, Proud Member of the Cult of Arko, BOTOC & BOTSS!
Mr. Treehorn treats objects like women, man.
Montale Black Aoud
"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying" .... Woody Allen
Proud member of the Great Eagle Group Buy 2010
Givenchy - Gentleman
I ride a motor scooter most of the time. I get between 80-115 miles to the gallon when I do. On those rare days that I drive my old beater of a car, I get 8 miles to the gallon, YMMV, mine sure does.
YSL Live Jazz
I get a kind of soapy herbal citrus, maybe a little mint. Refreshing, though nothing extraordinary. Nice to wear on this hot summer day.
Le Labo Rose 31
Jason - 3017er
Amouage Dia Man
I'm back in the "love it" camp with this one.
Tauer Vetiver Dance
Trahit sua quemque voluptas - Virgil
He saw a lawyer killing a viper on a dunghill hard by his own stable; And the Devil smiled, for it put him in mind of Cain and his brother Abel.
-- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Steward in the Fragrance and SOTD Forums
Penhaligons - English Fern
by SMK Fragrances
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TF Grey Vetiver
Veviter de Guerlain
"I only regret that I have but one face to shave in the morning."
Will I fall beneath the shadow of some broken cross?My arms emptied and all my treasures lost?
Also, I have no idea where these samples of ruh khus came from. Sorry, they are just some random samples that got passed along to me. However, there are myriad ruh khus sources online. I just don't have any feel for what's good and what's not. Perhaps an authority on these will come up. Perhaps we should start a new thread specifically to discuss grades of vetiver and sources for good quality oils?
EDIT: A bit of internet exploration turned up "ruh" to mean "wild," in that ruh khus is cultivated and distilled in the wild. Ruh also means spirit, but I don't know if they're related - that would be conjecture on my part although it sound pretty good. There is a very good read on it at the Perfume Shrine.
Edit #2: According to this extremely informative read from Chris McMahon of White Lotus Aromatics in WA, there is a difference not only in the cultivation of vetivers by region, but also distillation processes. Khus refers not only to wild harvested vetiver in India but also to the process in which it is captured. Ruh denotes a higher quality, the distillation process being a little more involved, and can be taken to mean something along the lines of "pure" if you compare it to the standard process used for khus. Both Khus and Ruh Khus are hydro-distilled (as opposed to steam distillation or other methods). So, Ruh = 'pure' = 'spirit' = higher quality. If you look at the prices for the various vetiver EOs from White Lotus, you'll see there are several in the $10-$20/ounce range while the price of Ruh Khus jumps to nearly $80/ounce.
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Creed Vetiver 1948. This has a great opening that made me want to track down another decant but it faded so quickly I'll have to reconsider.
Evening: G F T - Limes
Harris Arlington cologne
PDN New York
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