LesNez Turtle Vetiver Back ~ new fragrance

LesNez Turtle Vetiver Back

Swiss niche line LesNez has launched Turtle Vetiver Back, the third fragrance in the limited edition series that began in 2009 with Turtle Vetiver Exercise No. 1 and continued with last year's Turtle Vetiver Front. Like the others, Turtle Vetiver Back was developed by perfumer Isabelle Doyen.

Turtle Vetiver Back introduces a new player: a violet note that jumps out at first sniff, anchored to vetiver by its woody facet, while its powdery effects are boosted by a puff of musk. “I’ve worked on the idea of the smell of skin, of delicate flesh”, Isabelle Doyen explains. As she was working on Annick Goutal’s Mimosa at the time, in went mimosa absolute to bolster the powdery skin texture, while adding a tiny, aqueous snapped peapod note that brings a fresh vegetal aspect to the violets.

LesNez Turtle Vetiver Back is available now at Luckyscent, in 50 ml Eau de Parfum for $125.

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  1. hm. with the amped-up florals, this one is really tempting… I had previously resisted this line’s charms.

    • Robin says:

      I have really liked these so far. This one sounds a bit less “me” but want to try it!

  2. Merlin says:

    If I was a stronger willed consumer I would boycott any limited edition products. The whole phenomena is just so annoying.

    • Robin says:

      On the one hand, I do know what you mean. On the other, it does sometimes allow for creative side projects that would not otherwise be cost effective.

      • Merlin says:

        Guess I never thought of it like that: I tend to think of it as an artificial way way of generating collector’s-piece-exclusivity, increasing hype and applying pressure on the consumer with the limited availability tag-line.
        But then, I do see what you mean with reference to Seville, and several others as well…

        • Robin says:

          LesNez is a really small company — hard to see how they could afford to have Isabelle Doyen do a series of variations on vetiver if they weren’t LE, right? And I think something like Seville *could* easily enough lose money (or at least, take a very long time to sell out), although sounds like it did so well that they’re considering adding to the regular line.

          But with lots of companies, I think you’re absolutely right.

  3. Merlin says:

    oops, phenomenon, that is!

  4. d3m0lici0n says:

    I got a bottle yesterday and is way better than Front, it’s more rounded, it feels like a perfume, something you can wear not just to be a collection piece.

  5. dolcesarah says:

    Is Seville still on sale?

  6. nozknoz says:

    I missed Exercise 1, so I got Front immediately, and like it very much. Back is winging its way to me. Sounds like it should be a great spring vetiver, and as soon as the holidays are over, I’m ready for spring!

  7. dolcesarah says:

    I need more Seville and this company interests me. I find a blind gem all the time. About 85% of my perfume was made on blind buys.

  8. Reinhardt.Frank says:

    This is good news! I got a sample last year. What for a great Vetiver.

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