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Ossuary (2013)
by La Curie


Ossuary information

Year of Launch2013
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 10 votes)

People and companies

HouseLa Curie
PerfumerLesli Wood Peterson

About Ossuary

Wilted violets and silence in an ancient catacomb. Inspired by the Ossuaries of Europe.

Reviews of Ossuary

More fragrances should use palo santo, but it's overwhelming, and needs something to tame its strong turpentine aspect. When the wood is burned, the smoke somehow mutes and softens it. Ossuary hasn't solved this problem, but at least it opens the discussion.
16th August, 2019
My final sample from the current quintet of La Curie fragrances, Ossuary is surely closest in overall impression to my last try, Larrea, in that it's a woody/spicy mix that, through the influence of violet and orris, rings rather leathery in the dry down especially.

Fortunately, it's not too powdery or floral but rather the orris and violet are well-blended with trio of charred wood, incense, and balsam. It feels natural and even comforting.

It's slightly masculine, surely geared toward colder weather, and overall quite pleasing, despite the morbid name.

Performance is probably the second-strongest after Incendo, which still remains the mainstay of the line in my opinion in terms of both performance and scent profile.

7 out of 10
24th October, 2017

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