10 Sources for Exotic Fragrances


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Vetiver

Vetiver isn't a household name (or a name that many people know at all), but it's an essential ingredient in many fragrances, including exotic ones. Vetiver is a perennial grass native to India but is now grown around the world, and its essential oil is extracted through steam distillation of the plant's roots. Its scent is both sweet and earthy. While it's aroma is greatly valued by perfumers, they also treasure vetiver because of its fixative properties, meaning that it helps a fragrance last longer on a person's body.