Hello Posse. Jin and I are far and away on our Honeymoon, up here in the late Northern Hemisphere spring. What better way to celebrate that than to sniff one of the most vibrant and interesting colognes available in the current market, La Colonia. I talked previously about another in the range Vaninger. You may not know but the Oliver & Co brand has been brought out of mainstream sellers and ONLY sells through the Oliver & CO site now. This way Oliver Valverde, perfumer and company director, can go his own way without the pressure and expectation of making super saleable scent. The fight is for artistic merit and I’d like to see him win. I also love that the whole range comes in 16ml Travel Size! Perfect.
La Colonia by Oliver & Co
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Bergamot, Dill, Green pepper, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-valley, Ozone, Sandalwood, Cedarwood
La Colonia takes dill as its centrepiece. A lightly anise, green herb that is both zesty and mown grass/hay like. It is paired with a very lightly salted cool sea breeze and the wet zing of fresh cut capsicum. It sounds like a freshy, and it is refreshing, but La Colonia is infinitely more interesting than what most people see and smell as a freshy.
The flowers are merely backing but when I really put my nose to wrist I can detect the jasmine, a clean jasmine on the breeze. The woods are fresh hewn but only bit players, even though they are quite prominent they never make as big a show as the dill and ozonic/aquatic.
Unisex but leaning towards a mens gym locker room. Summer is coming and La Colonia could be a perfect heart beater. Long lasting and elegantly cooling. This is next generation fresh.
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