I'm so pleased to have generated a bit of excitement about Oro
, but I feel sort of sheepish about it because my description of it hardly does it justice! I've had a bit longer to get to know it so I'll try to elaborate a bit.
Those wonderful notes - iris, magnolia, honey, apricot, cinnamon, sandalwood, and amber - are certainly each doing something special and necessary to the composition, but what I get is woody, warm, creamy and sultry iris. The iris is the most prominent floral note but it's not straight-up iris, and it's not cold or carroty at all, and not really very powdery, either....making this only the second creamy iris I've smelled (Guerlain's Iris Ganache
is the other, but they're completely different fragrances in both smell and personality. I love Iris Ganache too, btw.) I haven't detected the magnolia yet, but I still like the fact that it's in there! I'm not sure I can find the cinnamon either - there can't be much of it. It's not sweet at all, but there's a mellowness to it that must be the honey and amber at work. I also get a nice smooth cedar note with the sandalwood, which is especially nice because I usually don't like cedar much. Oro
is unique - it's truly like nothing I've smelled before, and if it is similar to anything else out there, I'd be willing to bet this is better, and more affordable.
However, the credit for turning us on to this really goes to an_oud_girl
- it's her (previously) Unsung Treasure and I would have never even heard of and/or noticed it if she hadn't spread the word! (And also to Hillaire
for starting the excellent thread! Go check it out now, and by all means add to it!!
Oh, and don't worry cello
- the snakes only come with the perfume. Stick with the edp and you'll be fine!