Omniscient opens with a great, brownish chypre accord of dark vanilla, animalic and powdery notes, a sticky shady heart, incense, sandalwood, cloves, a balsamic-medicinal accord quite close to O'Drił "signature accord" (I instantly though of several of his scents). Fascinating and well-composed, the vanilla note smells great and tasty, and the animalic accord, poisonous and slightly oily and petrol-like with frankincense/olibanum notes is dense, rich and terrifically aromatic. The floral heart emerges as minutes pass, and it's beautifully dark, baroque, narcotic, with heavy and almost edible notes of tuberose and gardenia, counter-balanced by the lively, creamy, still subtly erotic gracefulness of violet. All rounded by a pleasant, dusty, oniric "fog" of vanilla, camphor, cannabis, a bizarre but harmonic blend which just floats around like a grey dusty cloud. A charming, nostalgic scent, which smells great. Not that far from other contemporary dark chypres like Musc Tonkin or some Kurkdjian's (Absolue pour le Soir), still with its own personality; less powerful and carnal than others, more on a sticky/medicinal side, almost industrial at some points. This was my first encounter with Yosh and was definitely a promising one.
What is this fragrance? Tuberose?? Why are there so many notes listed on this page, then? Basically I get what smells like orange blossom to me, surrounded by tuberose. Eventually the tuberose middle notes take over the tuberose top notes and you're left with ... you guessed it - tuberose. Where is the fruit in this? Where is the mint, cannabis, etc etc.? Way too complex for a subdued tuberose and way overpriced.
A reminiscence (at least in relaction with some factors) of some iconic, deliberately "stuffy", fragrances of the past like some Diva Ungaro, Rochas Woman, some old Fendi, krizia, partially Magot Etro and others, this deep ambery spicy-chypre with hints of animalism, mellow fruits (apricots, plums?) and incense is an unoriginal smell that grounds itself on a woody, honeyed and mossy-ambery base over which are placed hesperidic oils, spices (cloves, pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon), tobacco, a backbone of patchouli and flowers (jasmine, tuberose?). The sensation is to be smelling something old-fashioned and potpourri, something that conveys your mind back to a left over sense of womanily of the past, the same sensation i perceived inhaling the drier Aromatic Lime Montale (hesperides, patchouli, flowers, spices). To me this one is just a feminine fragrance and on this sphere i don't find it overly sweet. Finally i smell more honey, animal notes, tobacco and edible spices than florals, herbs and citrus. In this phase the juice becomes dark, dense and strong on honeyed amber, mellifluence and retro vibe.
A mess of tuberose and tobacco, excessively sweet and something I wish I knew less of.
Intoxicating....in a good way. Love the way this smells on me.
Lightly spiced tuberose is all I get. Complexity that goes nowhere. The juice itself looks like it would stain. Meh.