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Orris (2017)
by MCM


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Year of Launch2017
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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Orris is a shared / unisex perfume by MCM. The scent was launched in 2017

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MCM's otherworldy Orris is my current perfume obsession. It reminds of when taxidermists jokingly combine parts from multiple animals into some sort of crazy combination, but that still looks weirdly plausible and somehow works.

So what does it smell like? Well, that's complicated. It has Chanel No 18's outer space ice cathedral mix of ambrette and iris, glued together and shot into orbit by a touch of high-pitched violet. Then, it's also got a very down-to-earth mix of sandalwood and incense, both creamy frankincense, and sharper, greener Tauer-esque resins hovering in the background, giving a continuity of sharpness when combined with the aforementioned high pitched elements. Additionally, there's a mix of dihydromercinol, ambrox, and a pinch of violet leaf that's very Creed - It's not that this smells like anything Creed has done, but MCM has clearly nicked a pinch of its DNA, using the dihdro's disembodied lavender sheen to launch the whole scent even further into outer space, while the violet leaf melts into the iris and incense (adding a silvery green shimmer), and the ambrox gives further depth and grounding to the woody/incense base.

This should really be awful. The idea of marrying ambrette weirdness with a woody iris feels like a potential fit, but doing it under the umbrella of a marine fougere is ridiculous. But it totally works. It's extremely quirky and likely to appeal only to more openminded sniffers, but the juxtaposition of celestial and earthy, frozen and warm, and unabashed chemical sharpness with smooth richness makes this one of the most deeply interesting and technically satisfying perfumes I've tried all year, and lord knows I try a LOT of perfumes...
09th September, 2018

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