Vetiver is a bunchgrass , (ie grasses that usually grow as singular plants in clumps or bunches). Vetiver is mainly cultivated for the fragrant essential oil distilled from its roots (via steam distillation). Due to its excellent fixative properties, vetiver is used widely in perfumes. The island of Réunion is considered to produce the highest quality vetiver oil called “bourbon vetiver” with the next favorable being Haiti and then Java. Its odor (or odour) profile is very complex, described as deep, sweet, woody, smoky, earthy, musty amber, and balsam.
Oo La Lab is a craft fragrance lab where perfume ingredients are stored in small batches and hand-poured to order. Use the Oo Fragrance Table to select ingredients and build up your own fragrance formula, or work with an Oo La Mixologist to design one.
1000's of unique olfactory combinations can be crafted. Oo La Lab hosts sensorial workshop sessions under the title ‘Chemistry of Oo’.