Monday, 22 July 2024, 7:48 AM
Site: NPA Natural Perfumery Education
Course: NPA Natural Perfumery Education (NPA)
Glossary: Natural Perfume Academy Main Glossary


About Vetiver:

Vetiver comes from the rootlets of the Vetiveria zizanoides which have been used for their fragrance since ancient times. The tall perennial grass grows wild in India, Ceylon, Burma, as well as the Caribbean Islands and many other tropical regions. Vetiver oil is classed as a base note in perfumery and is used as a fixative as well as for it’s sweet earthy quality. There are many different qualities of Vetiver to be had, ranging from the freshly distilled oil which has a moist cool potato like earthy smell to the rich woody earthy smell of aged vetiver.



Wintergreen (toxic)


Wormwood artemisia absinthium (sensitizer) – see conflicting information at regarding artemisia absinthium l. Cuba, Artemisia absinthium l. oil Italy, Artemisia absinthium l. oil Poland