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)
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...
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!
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.
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!
Dry citric-floral and musky fragrance with a sinister shadowy temperament, a smooth woodsy dry down and a sort of sour kind of botanic vibe. The rose is notable along the first minutes together with bergamot and mandarin in a general angular, opaque, classic and floral atmosphere. With time a really sophisticated osmanthus takes the scene placed on a bed of musk and exuding its typical pungent, shadowy and citrusy, herbal and almost irony deep floral character. Some reviewers talk about the smell of camomile and i effectively smell at the beginning that typical opaque kind of odour that reminds a green smell of mimosa. The starring flower binds itself perfectly with the woodsy smoothness of musk and moss in a general laundry and grey atmosphere. Going on the floral smell becomes smoother (less metallic) and more sweet and sophisticated but royal and severe. Unfortunately the lasting power is very faint.