The Ledger Series: Vetiver

The Ledger Series: Vetiver


A Rich Olfactory Kaleidoscope

Experience the Ledger Series, featuring nine historically significant Floris fragrances, spanning the brand’s nearly 300-year history. This collection features our finest Eau De Parfums, available exclusively online and in-store at Floris London. Crafted in small batches for a truly unique olfactory journey.

Introducing Vetiver Eau De Parfum, a rich olfactory kaleidoscope, part of the Ledger Series inspired by India's exotic aromas and vibrant character.

In the cannon of perfumery, vetiver is a considered one of the true classics – all at once elegant, refined, crisp, smoky, earthy, and cooling. Cultivated in India, the scent is distilled from the Vetiver root, a grass that grows to 5 feet in height, of long thin and rigid vibrant green rods. The oil produced is vicious and amber in colour. In aromatherapy, is it known to calm the nervous system and act as a restorative salve to the senses. Vetiver was introduced into the Floris fragrance collection in 1873. The exotic aromas, vibrant colours, and energy of India were bottled in this scent.

The vetiver plant has been revered for centuries in the mystical land of India. It captures the essence of the rich cultural heritage, spirituality, and natural beauty. The earthy and aromatic roots of the vetiver plant embody strength and a connection to nature, creating an appealing and sophisticated scent experience.

"India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most artistic materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only!"


A twist of bergamot and lemon lifts the distinctive and tenacious notes of vetiver from the aromatic heart of lavender, clove and geranium whist warm spices contrast with the deep and long-lasting earthy base accord of cedarwood, patchouli and sandalwood. Citrus freshness is uplifted by a fragrant heart and anchored to a creamy base.

Vivien Leigh and Sir Lawrence Olivier

A rich, calming and complex fragrance beloved by acting legends Sir Laurence Olivier and Noel Coward, devotees to the scent for many years. The perfect cerebral foil to their complex characters. Vetiver continues to be a magnificent scent for the 21 st century gentleman.

A scent that will refresh and revitalise you upon waking and carry you through a working day, mooring you to the moment and serving an uplifting talisman of scent. Effortlessly traversing from day to night, Vetiver is a definitive scent to be revered from its mystical beginnings in India to being distilled into a hypnotic flacon of scent at Floris’s metaphysical home of 89 Jermyn Street.

Vetiver is a fragrant tribute to the enchanting mystique of India, where the essence of earth and tradition converge. The fragrance embodies the earthy and aromatic beauty of Vetiver, captivating the senses with its timeless allure.

Edward Bodenham



Bergamot | Lavender | Lemon


Cinnamon | Clove | Coriander | Geranium | Vetiver


Amber | Frankincense | Patchouli | Sandalwood | Tonka Bean

A fresh, woody and boldly aromatic fragrance open with a crisp lift of juniper, paired with clean citrus notes of mandarin and bergamot. Echoing the woody notes of Vetiver, 71/72 opens with a citrus flourish, leading to an aromatic heart of lavender, sitting upon a base of Sandalwood and Frankincense.

Orange and bergamot blended with lavender and neroli give this scent its classical cologne aspect. Citrus and Aromatic come together to perform an elegant dance, mimicking the earthy freshness of Vetiver. No.89 offers a classic cologne aspect, marrying the traditional masculine accords that a reminiscent of the Vetiver Eau De Parfum ledger. Ian Fleming was a renowned aficionado of No.89.

A woody fougère with its origins in the timeless sandalwoods of a bygone era, Santal is a contemporary archetype of our men’s signature collection. Picking up the spice of clove, black peppers and aromatics of lavender and nutmeg, this scent pulls at the strings of sandalwood and frankincense, notes which front and center of Vetiver.

Henri Rousseau painting