Osmanthus (2000)
by The Different Company


Osmanthus information

Year of Launch2000
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 116 votes)

People and companies

HouseThe Different Company
PerfumerJean-Claude Ellena
PackagingThierry de Baschmakoff

About Osmanthus

Osmanthus is a shared / unisex perfume by The Different Company. The scent was launched in 2000 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena. The bottle was designed by Thierry de Baschmakoff

Osmanthus fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of Osmanthus

Delicate but still consistent, honest and clear take on osmanthus, quite linear and pleasant. Perfect for spring. It is also finally the first TDC fragrance I smell which *does* have a clear and defined smell and you can actually wear it for a while before it is vanished. Usually their scents are so light I can barely detect them. This is not exactly a "powerhouse" and does last shortly but it's decent. Bit of a synthetic feel but the osmanthus absolute itself weirdly has it at some points, so not a "con" here. I still prefer Osmanthus Interdite by Parfum d'Empire on this theme, which develops the osmanthus in a more complex and interesting way - here on the other side you can actually smell it a bit more simply and clearly.

11th April, 2014 (last edited: 12th April, 2014)
Another modern non-scent.

The opening holds a great deal of promise - it begins like Mitsouko with the dark apricot/peach note, but this almost immediately fades into a nondescript woody nothing.

Turin gives this four stars and describes it as "dreamy peach." He has obviously never smelled a peach before. Considering the notes he says are in pure osmanthus oil (apricot, peach, cassis, violet, camphor, coconut), this should have been a fragrance trip.

As is, it breaks down before it leaves the station.
10th March, 2014
I agree with gimmegreen on this one. Blink and you'll miss it. Got a whole sample of it, waited ages for it and when it eventually arrived I was quite disappointed. One or two sprays to the hand, got some bergamot and mandarin and then it completely disappeared.
What is there to review?

It's a shame, because the notes pyramid looked great...
24th February, 2014
A semi fresh citrusy and floral fragrance that dries down to a generic sweet floral scent.
At the opening you can smell a light and fresh citrusy scent with very natural and light rose note and some sweetness in the background.
The citrusy scent is not so bold and extremely fresh like summer fragrances. It’s there and you can easily smell it but it’s just smooth and gentle. there are some green notes in the background too and they give the scent more fresh feeling.
I’m not a fan of rose but I found the rose scent very natural and quality in this fragrance. smell like rose petals.also the sweetness is light and vanilla like. It’s not musky.
The opening is very pleasant and I like it so much.
In the dry down the sweetness become much stronger and osmanthus note comes into the front of the scent and pushes other floral notes like rose and jasmine completely to the background.
The dry down is very generic to my nose. osmanthus doesn’t have a unique smell at all and this sweet floral smell may remind you of tons of other floral fragrances in women world.
Projection is good and longevity is around 6-7 hours on my skin.
I loved the opening but dry down and base is quite generic.
And one last thing ……. this fragrance is completely feminine! guys, don’t even think about using this fragrance!
01st February, 2014
Barely there perfumes can barely be reviewed. For what it's worth, an airy, soft fruit (think a dream of apricot) and spring blossom (ok, osmanthus flowers in autumn, but hey it smells like a start rather than an end) concoction which would be worth sitting up and paying attention to if only it had the amplitude.
29th June, 2012
I purchased Osmanthus on sale recently and I am glad that I did because it belongs in the family of florals that I like. It reminds me slightly of the Rose Thé by Le Jardin Retrouvé. There is again that citrus kick that I like but I don’t get so much rose as other reviewers do. I am not sure if what I smell is Osmanthus but it could very well be. It is a very captivating fragrance and I keep sniffing my skin after a while ... which I guess is the problem: Osmanthus by Different Company has very little projection. It stays a skin fragrance very soon after application; however, it doesn’t disappear. So although it’s projection and longevity are poor it’s silage I would say is less so. Overall I agree with what foetidus wrote "Osmanthus [...] leaves much to be desired. This scent had a lot of potential in its choice of notes, but the proportion and progression just do not match the quality of ingredients”. In fact Osmanthus leaves so much to be desired that I keep on spraying in hope that this “trip" will last a bit longer! Therefore, the bottle gets empty faster than I would have hopped for!
11th March, 2012

Add your review of Osmanthus

You need to be logged in to add a review

Shop for Osmanthus products online

Shop for Osmanthus at online perfumeries

Search Amazon for Osmanthus

Member images of Osmanthus

There are no member images of Osmanthus yet. Why not be the first?

You need to log in or register to upload images

Private Notes

You need to be logged in (or register here) to use Private Notes.