Very different, yet invitingly familiar, Gendarme – V is a blend of sensual Malaysian grasses with accents of smokey wood, but softened with a smooth base of citrus and herbs.
Some people think it’s called “5.” Originally inspired by vetiver, a tall, dense, wild grass with long narrow leaves, the fragrance would have been called “vetiver.” But when it was ready for release, a competitor released a vetiver-style fragrance that was not good at all. So to distance this wonderful scent from that competitor’s flop, a simple name change was made.
Sought after for its calming, protective, soothing and uplifting characteristics, the vetiver can be found in Java, Haiti, Japan, Indonesia and South India. Wearing this cologne will have people wondering what wonderfully exciting travels you have embarked upon.