4.2 oz Eau De Cologne Spray – 1902 Vetiver Perfume by Berdoues, Another stimulating fragrance from the house of berdoues, 1902 vetiver wears well on either sex. Vetiver is, of course, the main theme, complemented nicely with other ingredients. Top notes include a burst of citrus from bergamot, lime and lemon verbena. Heart notes swell with spices of sage and rosemary and soothe with sunflower, oak leaf and relaxing lavender. The finishing notes are musk, oak moss and artemisia, in the family of sagebrush. The house is not alone in creating fragrances based on the aromatic vetiver. Guerlain and dolce and gabbana are among other perfumeries with fragrances that are both named after the grass and based on its scent. As a base note, vetiver has been described as woody, earthy, herbaceous, smoky and spicy. There is also a subtle note of citrus. Native to sri lanka and india, it is the grass’ roots that are used to make vetiver oil, the ingredient used widely in perfumes. In india, the grass has been used to make blinds to filter the strong sun. When the blinds are sprinkled with water, they give off the wonderful vetiver scent, which is captured in 1902 vetiver. The fragrance is part of berdoues’ 1902 eau de cologne tradition collection.