Vetiver essential oil, from the plant Vetiveria zizanoides, has a woody, earthy, rooty aroma with some subtle green nuances. The vetiver in Ambre Noir is codistilled with mitti to enhance the earthy notes of the vetiver; mitti is baked mud collected from rivers and ponds and codistilled with other naturals to add an earthy depth.

Bundled vetiver roots are pictured.