An odd combination of smokey woody and what smells like an electrical fire in a fuse box. I'm not saying it is bad...It grows on you. The dry-down after 15 min. was too much like an ashtray full of cigarette butts.
O by Blood, 2011
Rated #5426 in Fragrances
Strange fragrance, seems half worked and with mixtures that don't speak to each other. It smells like a hot copper sheet and this smell is mixed with an artifical strawberry juice. There is something medicinal and slightly animalic at the background. Seems kind of amateur, because there is no connexion or progression between the things mixed and it's hard to make the link with the type of blood. They tried to push so hard here that ended being tacky
i loved this perfume and i agree with alfarom - it is my favorite of all the blood concept. however it has minimal, minuscule sillage... it lasted for quite a while , but too close to my skin for my liking; i'd love to share some of the scent with others as well) it smelled very leathery on me, but not the 'rough' leather of oud cuir d'arabie by montale. in fact, it reminded me a little bit the beginning of tom ford's tuscan leather (before it gets sweety-floral).
Modern Primitive. This is my "favorite" of the whole line. An uncompromising concoction of rough animalic leather, birch tar and spices juxtaposed to a fruity/woody accord. It should represents the origin of life when men used to be predators. Smells industrial and urban but at the same time very primitive. Smoky, intense, earthy and definitely bizarre. The strawberry note morph into something vaguely familiar recalling a sort of sweet rose while the usual metallic note (what they call the "blood accord") is perfectly blended together with the other elements to feel pleasantly integrated. Overall "O" may appeal to anyone who's into challenging fragrances a-la CDG's Synthetic Serie or Tauer's Lonestar Memories (but nowhere close to either though). It's somehow familiar but the first time you smell it it's definitely astonishing, like something you've ever known but you never realized to know. In the end I rank the whole Blood Concept line among the artistic/conceptual fragrances. Something that you can wear every once in a while just like one of those sculpture hats by Stephen Jones. More of an "object" than a proper body fragrance. When it comes to "weird but wearable" there's nothing like CDG.
O by Blood, 2011
|Top Notes||Thyme, Raspberry|
|Middle Notes||Rose Hips, Cyperus Esculentus|
|Base Notes||Leather, Birch, Cedarwood, Metallic Notes|
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