Happy Anniversary!

Greetings Vetiver Fans!

Hello again, it has been another wonderful year here at Vetiver and we have all of you to thank for our prosperity and growth. Your reviews, feedback, and support has made us into the great company we inspire to be. It's been 5 years since Angie started this adventure because she loved the art of Perfumery, and we also have her to thank for making this small business into a dream come true.

So we would like to thank our customers by giving everyone free shipping for the next two weeks on any order placed in the United States of America! For our international customers we would like to show our appreciation by giving you a 5% off discount code to use on your order, when placed between now and July 4th, 2016! Use discount code [ty5celebrate ] at checkout! Both of these promotions end July 5th, 2016 so make sure to get your orders in.

We have also reached our goal of 1,000 likes on Facebook! It took a little longer than expected but it was fun to watch our fan base grow. We would also like to congratulate our two winners Sarah Wagner-Ranes who won our Perfume Gift Set, and our surprise winner Ezada-Capri Alexander who won a Pocket Perfume Kit. Thank you everyone for participating!

Perfumer's Corner
I had a customer email me with a very good question and thought I would share my answer to their inquiry here. They were wondering if it was important to use all three notes (top, heart and base) when creating a custom blend.

Well to be honest perfumery is part science and part art. The science comes from the chemistry of the compounds and how they react to one another, how the carrier agent dilutes the blend, and the final mixture that you'll come to love. The art is really where you get to be creative! Of course there are dilution recommendations (you can find these on our FAQ page under Perfumer Questions), and blending guidelines but once you understand why those recommendations are in place you can play with your mixtures!

The short answer is no, you do not need all three. You can blend as few or as many notes as you like! We even sell Single Note Perfumes on our website! They can be all top notes, or a mixture of any of the three. However, to have a well rounded perfume with good staying power you will need to add all three notes. Remember these guidelines are just a starting point, feel free to experiment and use your creativity to create a truly unique blend.

   Top Notes

Browse our Top Notes!When you first inhale you are smelling the top notes. Also called head notes, they are very strong in scent. They are perceived immediately upon the application of a perfume. Top notes consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly. They form a person's initial impression of a perfume and thus are very important in the selling of the finished product. The scents of this note class are usually described as "fresh", "assertive" or "sharp". We recommend a 30-50% of your perfume be top notes.

   Heart Notes
The Heart note is the scent of a perfume that emerges just prior to when the top note dissipates. The middle note compounds form the "heart" or the main body of a perfume. They serve to mask the often unpleasant initial impression of the base notes, which become more pleasant with time. Not surprisingly, the scent of a heart note compound is usually more "mellow" and "rounded". Scents from this note class appear anywhere from two minutes to one hour after the application of a perfume. We recommend 30-50% of your perfume be heart notes. Browse our Heart Notes!

   Base Notes
This is the last and final scent that appears close to the departure of the heart notes. The base and middle notes come together to form the main theme of the perfume. Base notes bring great depth and solidity to a perfume. Compounds of this class are often the fixatives used to hold and boost the strength of the lighter top and heart notes. Consisting of large, heavy molecules that evaporate slowly, compounds of this class scent are typically called "rich" and "intricate". They are usually not perceived until at least 30 minutes after the application of the perfume or during the period of dry-down. Some base notes can still be detectable in excess of 24 hours! Browse our Base Notes!

Well those are all of our updates for now!
Have a happy and safe Independence Day! <3
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