It’s been a while since my last sampling of a masculine perfume from Chopard (Casran), therefore Noble Vetiver proved to be exactly what I was looking for, in order to make myself an impression regarding this brand’s trend in perfumery. Introduced in September 2010 as a celebration for the 150th anniversary of the brand, Noble Vetiver is a woody spicy masculine fragrance, developed by perfume Lucas Sieuzac.
Reportedly imagined as a fragrance dedicated to a man who enjoys the finest things in life and is ath the same time respected by his equals for the brave spirit and his high self-confidence, Noble Vetiver somehow fails to deliver these attributes in the olfactory department. Sadly, what I perceived upon sniffing this fragrance is a subtle aroma of spices and woods, without the presumably “elegant signature”, that was supposed to turn the man who wears Noble Vetiver into conspicuous for everybody.
Although the official description mentions the word “leather” next to this perfume, I was not able to detect this note. The opening in Noble Vetiver is a blend of citruses and spices, embodied by accords of bergamot, red pepper and cardamom, however less pungent than I expected. Then, as the scent advances into the mid development phase, the main theme of this creation (vetiver) is unveiled, juxtaposed to the notes of clary sage. For the dry down, the official listed notes include tobacco, leather and mahogany wood, but in here as well the aromas are barely perceptible.
On the other hand, the flacon that holds Noble Vetiver looks elaborated, with a pattern that adorns the transparent glass and topped by a metallic stopper, highlighted by golden extremities.
Chopard Noble Vetiver Perfume Details
- Noble Vetiver by Chopard is available in 50 and 80 ml Eau de Toilette Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is poor.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Spicy
- For: Men
- Year Introduced: 2010
- Perfumer: Lucas Sieuzac
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual