O'Driu: the importance of being Earnest.

    O'Driu: the importance of being Earnest.

    post #1 of 36
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    Our recent shipment of some perfume were plagued by an unthinkable number of problems!

    We learned a lot, and we hope to improve more and more our service.

    In this misadventure, however, a question arose: «What could convince someone to wait an entire month for a fragrance by O'DriĂą?»

    We would like to hear your answers, and to give the “Labrazo” n° 4/4 to the author of the most convincing one.

    And so symbolically embracing the whole of you.

     

    So, we will be patient… an entire month… until the 16th of june, waiting for your answers.

     

    Post Scriptum: two friends were the origin of this “one month question” the ones which were our mates during this nightmare.

     

     

    Hurry up!


    Edited by O'Driu helpdesk - 5/17/13 at 12:41am
    post #2 of 36

    Are JMT, Lalfeogrigio and Lalfeorosa ever coming back? embarassed.gif

    I will wait for them...

    post #3 of 36

    Probably the same reasons one savors a lush, lingering wine sip by sip rather than gulping it down. Basks in a gradual, gorgeous sunset; deep, slow breaths of an autumn afternoon in a field; tasteful bites of a decadent, delicious meal. Stopping to enjoy the vista views during a fast, but relaxing canyon drive. Prolonging the release of a sensual, sexual tryst. Or the growing anticipation of something about to happen or arrive that we know is pleasing on some level or other; like the opening of gifts a month from now, or the long journey to a destination. Sometimes, even, the waiting and build-up are more enjoyable than the end result; courtship more fascinating than the consummation; the story more interesting than the resolution; and that's just fine as well. The experience and ability to step in and enjoy it on some level or other is a key facet of being alive.

     

    Plenty of things in this world and in our lives are best enjoyed slowly, and without haste. Good things are worth waits, and worth savoring.

     

    Besides...a one month wait? As a veteran user of Kickstarter and an avid online shopper, I'm accepting and used to the lack of immediate receipt of goods. Especially when requesting something be shipped (to the US) from overseas from either direction. It arrives when it arrives and can be enjoyed just as much whether received immediately or some time later.

    post #4 of 36

    What could convince someone to wait an entire month for a fragrance by O'driu?

     

    The short answer is the knowledge having tried them that there never will be any substitutes as they each represent a unique artistic vision. As a result, the relatively long wait actually builds immense anticipation to a payoff few in the world will ever experience or know can be achieved.  What is a month in the grand scheme of things to experience greatness?  The old saying that the best things come to those that wait is quite apropos in this case. 
     

    post #5 of 36
    That he has already blown this month's budget on a few other O 'Driu...? happy.gif
    post #6 of 36

    Art is timeless.

    post #7 of 36

    Moliere said that trees that are slow to grow, bear the best fruit.   All things will be revealed in time.  


    Edited by trex57 - 6/10/13 at 9:26am
    post #8 of 36
    It is better to be patient, than it is to become one
    post #9 of 36

    Hilarious, but true Halolaugh.gif

    post #10 of 36

    After receiving 2 fragrances from O’driu I realized that you have to wait and wait for good things in life.

     

    When I opened the box and saw the presentation I flipped. I realized that I could not only wait 1month I could wait a year to receive this magnificent fragrances.

     

    When you order a fragrance from O’driu you shouldn’t question yourself “ should I have to wait a week a month or… to receive a fragrance?”.  Don’t even think of min, hours, weeks or months. In this case there is no time. Just wait for that day and prepare for the magic when it arrives.

     

    O'driu fragrances are a work of art they are the expression of a lesson they are mesmerizing. They make you feel like you are la femme Nikita.

     

    Good things in life are meant to wait. Planet earth wasn’t made in one day.

    post #11 of 36

    O'Driu doesn't only surround you in fragrance.

     

    When I opened that first package, after four weeks of waiting for it, I found myself within a deconstructed scrapbook. I read the handwritten notes, looked at the torn photographs, touched the feathers as I let them delicately float down to the ground, and listened to that teasing "pop" of each vial before getting to smell each fragrance. I was suddenly, and without realizing it, enveloped in a multi-sensorial experience. What a first impression! I wasn't adventurous enough to taste any of the contents to effectively have each of my five senses stimulated by that parcel from Italy. After all, my intuition came into play with the month-long anticipation and with the decision of what part of the experience to dive into first- so it could be said that my sixth sense was stimulated as well. The wait was well worth it.

     

    O'Driu surrounds you in a complete experience.

    post #12 of 36

    Lalfeorosa - every home should have one. Beautiful :)

    post #13 of 36

    Perhaps the amazing website would make the month pass enjoyably.

    post #14 of 36
    To practice the art of patience, something that is slowly being lost in this frenetic age.
    post #15 of 36

    While I haven't sampled O'driu myself, I can imagine that stressing to the purchaser the very Importance of the Wait comes first.  When it comes to fragrance exploration, the first Wait is only the first leg of the journey.  Anticipation of arrival allows the mind to drift towards both hope an anxiety.  When you are being forced into hesitation, you begin to create worlds centered around your personal interpretation of the Event you are actually waiting for.  In this case, the mind crafts scenarios and pre-fills memory notes that it expects the fragrance to follow.  The Wait allows the fantasy to unfold in our minds, creating anticipation for just the experience that comes long with fragrance.

     

    Once the Event transpires, here known as delivery, the next leg of the journey begins.  The pace quickens with package removal, but the Wait will always lead to the Event.

     

    The unique thing about specially crafted scents, is that the final leg of this journey and this Wait never ends.  Once enveloped in experiences, the memories associated with them never fade; be it a stranger leaning in closer, a deeper inhalation through closed eyes, or an intimate introduction.  The Wait leads up to these Events in one's life and they become a permanent mark on one's soul of experiences.  Never fading, always shaping the future, forever being a part of oneself.

     

    Waiting a month for Forever is no wait at all.

    post #16 of 36

    One month? I'd gladly wait a month if it would cause Lalfeorosa - or a Haiku thereof, or anything vaguely resembling it - to resurface in a reasonably attainable incarnation. I've been waiting much longer than that!

     

    Anyway - O'driĂąs are hardly fast food, and everything about the way they are presented is also about the wait: the painstakingly elaborate packaging (I'd hesitate to break one of those magnificent wax seals, which only means more waiting), even the notes (vague and abstract as some of them are, you can't deny they are calibrated to pique curiosity). The irony is that many O'driĂą fragrances are such shape-shifters that when they finally make do contact with skin, they run through a gamut of notes so swiftly in the opening salvo that I'd miss them if I blinked!

    post #17 of 36

    Throughout the ages, patience has been defined as a virtue, an art form, a passion tamed and even wisdom’s sole companion.

     

    A fragrance by O'Driù gracefully embodies the unorthodox, the mystical, and one man’s virtuosity within the realm of olfactory alchemy. Anything less would be prosaic, insincere, and a grave disservice to nature, the art of perfumery and the human soul.

     

    5/16/13 at 9:20am

    O'Driu helpdesk said:



     

     

    Our recent shipment of some perfume were plagued by an unthinkable number of problems!

    We learned a lot, and we hope to improve more and more our service.

    In this misadventure, however, a question arose: «What could convince someone to wait an entire month for a fragrance by O'DriĂą?»

    We would like to hear your answers, and to give the “Labrazo” n° 4/4 to the author of the most convincing one.

    And so symbolically embracing the whole of you.

     

    So, we will be patient… an entire month… until the 16th of june, waiting for your answers.

     

    Post Scriptum: two friends were the origin of this “one month question” the ones which were our mates during this nightmare.

     

     

    Hurry up!


    Edited by O'Driu helpdesk - 5/17/13 at 12:41am

    5/16/13 at 6:46pm

    Brian_Towers said:



    Are JMT, Lalfeogrigio and Lalfeorosa ever coming back? embarassed.gif

    I will wait for them...

    5/16/13 at 7:47pm

    ElVee said:



    Probably the same reasons one savors a lush, lingering wine sip by sip rather than gulping it down. Basks in a gradual, gorgeous sunset; deep, slow breaths of an autumn afternoon in a field; tasteful bites of a decadent, delicious meal. Stopping to enjoy the vista views during a fast, but relaxing canyon drive. Prolonging the release of a sensual, sexual tryst. Or the growing anticipation of something about to happen or arrive that we know is pleasing on some level or other; like the opening of gifts a month from now, or the long journey to a destination. Sometimes, even, the waiting and build-up are more enjoyable than the end result; courtship more fascinating than the consummation; the story more interesting than the resolution; and that's just fine as well. The experience and ability to step in and enjoy it on some level or other is a key facet of being alive.

     

    Plenty of things in this world and in our lives are best enjoyed slowly, and without haste. Good things are worth waits, and worth savoring.

     

    Besides...a one month wait? As a veteran user of Kickstarter and an avid online shopper, I'm accepting and used to the lack of immediate receipt of goods. Especially when requesting something be shipped (to the US) from overseas from either direction. It arrives when it arrives and can be enjoyed just as much whether received immediately or some time later.

    5/17/13 at 2:10am

    drseid said:



    What could convince someone to wait an entire month for a fragrance by O'driu?

     

    The short answer is the knowledge having tried them that there never will be any substitutes as they each represent a unique artistic vision. As a result, the relatively long wait actually builds immense anticipation to a payoff few in the world will ever experience or know can be achieved.  What is a month in the grand scheme of things to experience greatness?  The old saying that the best things come to those that wait is quite apropos in this case. 
     

    5/17/13 at 8:00am

    Diamondflame said:



    That he has already blown this month's budget on a few other O 'Driu...? happy.gif

    5/19/13 at 3:04am

    alfarom said:



    Art is timeless.

    5/19/13 at 2:12pm

    trex57 said:



    Moliere said that trees that are slow to grow, bear the best fruit.   All things will be revealed in time.  


    Edited by trex57 - 6/10/13 at 9:26am

    5/28/13 at 2:31pm

    Halo said:



    It is better to be patient, than it is to become one

    5/29/13 at 10:21am

    trex57 said:



    Hilarious, but true Halolaugh.gif

    6/9/13 at 8:09am

    michelernst said:



    After receiving 2 fragrances from O’driu I realized that you have to wait and wait for good things in life.

     

    When I opened the box and saw the presentation I flipped. I realized that I could not only wait 1month I could wait a year to receive this magnificent fragrances.

     

    When you order a fragrance from O’driu you shouldn’t question yourself “ should I have to wait a week a month or… to receive a fragrance?”.  Don’t even think of min, hours, weeks or months. In this case there is no time. Just wait for that day and prepare for the magic when it arrives.

     

    O'driu fragrances are a work of art they are the expression of a lesson they are mesmerizing. They make you feel like you are la femme Nikita.

     

    Good things in life are meant to wait. Planet earth wasn’t made in one day.

    6/10/13 at 9:23am

    juanderer said:



    O'Driu doesn't only surround you in fragrance.

     

    When I opened that first package, after four weeks of waiting for it, I found myself within a deconstructed scrapbook. I read the handwritten notes, looked at the torn photographs, touched the feathers as I let them delicately float down to the ground, and listened to that teasing "pop" of each vial before getting to smell each fragrance. I was suddenly, and without realizing it, enveloped in a multi-sensorial experience. What a first impression! I wasn't adventurous enough to taste any of the contents to effectively have each of my five senses stimulated by that parcel from Italy. After all, my intuition came into play with the month-long anticipation and with the decision of what part of the experience to dive into first- so it could be said that my sixth sense was stimulated as well. The wait was well worth it.

     

    O'Driu surrounds you in a complete experience.

    6/14/13 at 1:46am

    mr. reasonable said:



    Lalfeorosa - every home should have one. Beautiful :)

    6/14/13 at 1:57am

    lpp said:



    Perhaps the amazing website would make the month pass enjoyably.

    6/14/13 at 2:23am

    Xscent said:



    To practice the art of patience, something that is slowly being lost in this frenetic age.

    6/15/13 at 2:57am

    dudehuge said:



    While I haven't sampled O'driu myself, I can imagine that stressing to the purchaser the very Importance of the Wait comes first.  When it comes to fragrance exploration, the first Wait is only the first leg of the journey.  Anticipation of arrival allows the mind to drift towards both hope an anxiety.  When you are being forced into hesitation, you begin to create worlds centered around your personal interpretation of the Event you are actually waiting for.  In this case, the mind crafts scenarios and pre-fills memory notes that it expects the fragrance to follow.  The Wait allows the fantasy to unfold in our minds, creating anticipation for just the experience that comes long with fragrance.

     

    Once the Event transpires, here known as delivery, the next leg of the journey begins.  The pace quickens with package removal, but the Wait will always lead to the Event.

     

    The unique thing about specially crafted scents, is that the final leg of this journey and this Wait never ends.  Once enveloped in experiences, the memories associated with them never fade; be it a stranger leaning in closer, a deeper inhalation through closed eyes, or an intimate introduction.  The Wait leads up to these Events in one's life and they become a permanent mark on one's soul of experiences.  Never fading, always shaping the future, forever being a part of oneself.

     

    Waiting a month for Forever is no wait at all.

    6/15/13 at 4:33pm

    rowan- said:



    One month? I'd gladly wait a month if it would cause Lalfeorosa - or a Haiku thereof, or anything vaguely resembling it - to resurface in a reasonably attainable incarnation. I've been waiting much longer than that!

     

    Anyway - O'driĂąs are hardly fast food, and everything about the way they are presented is also about the wait: the painstakingly elaborate packaging (I'd hesitate to break one of those magnificent wax seals, which only means more waiting), even the notes (vague and abstract as some of them are, you can't deny they are calibrated to pique curiosity). The irony is that many O'driĂą fragrances are such shape-shifters that when they finally make do contact with skin, they run through a gamut of notes so swiftly in the opening salvo that I'd miss them if I blinked!

    6/16/13 at 2:29pm

    Trebor said:



    Throughout the ages, patience has been defined as a virtue, an art form, a passion tamed and even wisdom’s sole companion.

     

    A fragrance by O'Driù gracefully embodies the unorthodox, the mystical, and one man’s virtuosity within the realm of olfactory alchemy. Anything less would be prosaic, insincere, and a grave disservice to nature, the art of perfumery and the human soul.