Escentric 03 is a tribute to the more familiar side of vetiver: its dark, slightly exotic woodiness. The fragrance opens with a burst of freshness the ginger root is joined by top notes of green peppercorn and Mexican lime. The overall impression is spicy but fresh with warm balsamic undertones, like a traditional chypre. It's sensuous without sweetness, which is a signature by perfumer Geza Schoen. And, because he also excels at unexpected associations, you may even detect a fugitive tang of ginger ale.