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    Onda Parfum Extrait by Vero Profumo

    Onda Extrait opens with an almost fiery, spicy mace and ginger tandem before quickly transitioning to its animalic leather focused heart accord supported by coriander spice and effervescent vetiver rising from the base that grows in intensity as time passes. During the late dry-down, the animallic leather and shimmering vetiver remain while the spicy aspects recede somewhat though never completely dissipate. Projection is average and longevity is exceptional at over 12 hours on skin with just a couple small dabs.

    Onda Extrait is an absolutely amazing composition by Vero Kern. Even though musk is not listed as an official note, there is definitely something animalic underlying the leathery composition from top to bottom and my guess is it is a very deep potent musk. The components of the fragrance all blend together so well that picking out individual notes is difficult and at the end of the day I would argue pointless. Onda Extrait is just one of those fragrances that you just marvel at the amazing skill of a master perfumer and stop worrying about how they accomplished it. The overall accord is very challenging (in a very good way), but it just has that "je ne sais quois" aspect that keeps one coming back for more. Onda Extrait is most likely not a "crowd-pleaser" kind of scent, but rather is composed for someone who can truly appreciate a work of art and wears fragrances for themselves above all else. At the end of the day, while Onda Extrait is unbelievably expensive in relative terms at $300 for 15ml (though a little goes a very long way), this 4.5 star out of 5 masterpiece deserves its lofty price tag and is highly recommended to those who can afford and appreciate it. This reviewer will definitely be saving up for sure!

    06th March, 2013

Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000