I HAD to add this when I got it in my e-mail this morning.
So… continuing on through my neglected sample drawer of new’ish releases, I reached in for the Odoris – with a sigh. There are six perfumes for this new (to me/us) line. Created by the same guy that did the Bois 1920s, which haven’t been a huge favorite for me, my thought: this will likely be a waste of time, and I better come up with a backup plan for a blog post today.
I sprayed the Iris, with notes Star anise, heliotrope flowers,
Well, with that happy start, let’s go right on to Odoro Zafferano with notes of American cedar, Italian saffron, raspberry flowers, wild rose petals, Moroccan jasmine, lily of the valley, oriental amber, rosewood. This is probably my new favorite saffron scent next to the L’Artisan Saffran Troublant and Laura Tonatto’s Safram. Not quite sure if it’s in first place or second or third, but certainly a very worthy entry. Softened and mellowed by the floral notes, it’s not just about the saffron, but how it mixes with other notes, giving it the rich texture that only saffron brings. This is another must-try for saffron fans.
Dare I spread my luck more? Well, I could, but you’ll have to wait. I found the other four in the line to be worthy of praise and am wondering why no more has been written about the Odoris? They are $210 for 100 ml a Luckyscent, and I think First in Fragrance has them as well. Not a cheap price, but certainly not ridiculous compared to what other import perfumes sell for given the exchange rate.