Parfum D'Empire Vetiver Bourbon Eau de Parfum



VÉTIVER BOURBON | A homage scent that conjures the iconic vetiver Bourbon it is named after, now extremely rare since it has all but disappeared from the island of La Réunion where it was once widely grown. With its fresh, green, aromatic facets and earthy, mossy, woody tones, it is the richest, most complete vetiver essence. The quality of reference of the ingredient.

A scentscape that evokes the harvest of the fragrant root at dawn, at the exact moment when the robust root is torn from the soil, a memory of Marc-Antoine Corticchiato’s travels to the former Bourbon Island. A volcanic landscape that infuses the mineral facets of vetiver Bourbon essence.
Vétiver Bourbon intensifies the earthy nature of the essence, by interlacing it with those two roots. Angelica, herbaceous, musky, peppery, lashed by the burn of Madagascan clove. And delicately woody iris, lit up by limpid ambrette seed.

This is vetiver untamed, torn from the earth of the island of La Réunion.

  • Eau de Parfum


Fragrance Notes

Musk, Ambrette, Clove, and Pepper,


Marc-Antoine Corticchiato


Eau de Parfum

Year Released




Parfum D'Empire

Marc-Antoine Corticchiato has a unique profile as a perfumer and scientist. He is passionate about the noblest raw materials and their cultural history, which has driven him to explore the mysterious world of perfume. Born in Morocco and raised between Corsican citrus groves, he was a competition rider before studying chemistry and completing his training at the École Internationale de Parfumerie de Versailles. Marc-Antoine dissected natural raw materials and acquired in-depth knowledge of them while working in a research laboratory focused on the analysis of aromatic plants and extraction methods. He teaches at ISIPCA and has set up a production unit for essential oils in Madagascar. After several years of research, Marc-Antoine joined a Parisian perfume laboratory to express his creativity more fully before founding Parfum d'Empire. His blends, originally intended for aromatherapy, taught him to work under both therapeutic and olfactory constraints. With his passion for natural plant extracts, he has developed a personal style that leaves a unique imprint, combining an exuberant use of rich materials with the sense of balance that characterizes the Grand French manner. Parfum d'Empire invites people to conquer the realm of the senses through resonant, tempting, and penetrating scents.


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