If vetiver were a man, then he'd be a very manly, outdoorsy man. This powerful-smelling oil is quite smoky and earthy, with herbaceous and spicy undertones. Vetiver essential oil on its own is quite pungent, and is typically used as a base oil in perfume. But it's also been reinvented as a much more pleasing smelling fragrance oil in men's products. You'll find it in body lotions, shower gels, balms, aftershave and a variety of other men's bodycare products.