Looks like quite the rarity!
Thread: Scent of Oger by Creed
Anyone ever smelled this rare one? I'll translate it from Dutch:
"Geef hem eens ongelijk. Nederlands topretailer voor het exclusieve mannenpak presenteert volgende week maandag zijn eerste eigen geur 'Scent of Oger'. Oger Lusink heeft hem door niets minder dat het prachtige Engelse parfumhuis Creed heeft laten ontwikkelen. Twee jaar is er aan gewerkt en het resultaat is een warme, frisse geur met citrus en de bekende Oger-potpourri. De naam is een verwijzing naar de film 'Scent of a woman' met Al Pacino. Voor Oger op en top Italie. De geur zal in een oplage van 200 stuks in zijn winkels te koop zijn voor 260 euro. Maar van dat bedrag zal de gemiddelde Oger-klant zeker niet wakker liggen. Ik meld me weer als ik hem volgende week geroken heb!"
"Tell him he's dissimilar. Next Monday Dutch top retailer for the exclusive men's suit will present it's first fragrance called "scent of Oger". Oger Lusink had it developed specifically by the beautifull English perfume house Creed. It took two years to develop the warm, fresh scent with citrus and "oger-potpourri". The refers to the movie 'scent of a woman' with Al Pacino. This scene, for Oger, rescembles the paragon of Italy. The scent will come in a limited amount of 200 bottles only available at his shop, at the cost of 260 euros (295 $). But thats not an amount of money to keep the average Oger costumer awake at night. I'll report back when I've smelled it next week!"
Last edited by InconcievableZen; 4th September 2010 at 10:35 PM.
Especially since the article was posted in 2007... I haven't spotted this at Oger here in Amsterdam; 200 bottles would have sold out long ago.
Yes. The question is:
Who of the basenoters smelled this costum made scent?
Edit: Tott, I see a wardrobe of a person who's values i presumably truly love. From the bottom of my heart: Perfect WR
Wow, thank you!
You're welcome. So bad I missed it.. if only I would have known. But didn't even know the name of Creed back then.
Oh, btw, my definition of a perfect WR is: Everything you like, nothing you dislike, and too much you don't have
I would love to get my hands on that evidence.
In which way? Do you doubt it's existence?
Edit again: As a Creed whore :P
Yes. Looks like a remake of Armani Pour Homme. And Bois de Cedrat
I thought this was going to be about how Mike Myers smells.
You could go to the shop if it's nearby & inquire. You never know, they still might have a bottle considering it's not relatively known.
To be honest, sounds like a fake. Has Creed ever mentioned this? I probably could Photoshop the bottle label myself. Someone should email this to Creeds Press Rep and ask.
My question is this: wouldn't a Dutch retailer have labels in Dutch if it were made especially for them?
I think I know what it smells like...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3-9ztGxMXQ (NSFW)
I think it works something like this: English slogan implies "sophisticated/international/with-the-times". Dutch slogan implies "trustworthy neighbour". So it depends on the kind of product or service that you are advertising which language you will choose for your slogan. And a perfume label, especially from a company like Creed, falls squarely in the "sophisticated/international" spectrum.
However, it's interesting to note that this is 'The first edition', which might hint at more editions being released somewhere in the future.
Another article (in Dutch), found here, speculates that Scent of Oger resembles Annick Goutal's Eau de Monsieur, describing it as a crispy citrus scent with warm undertones.
Last edited by Heerst; 5th September 2010 at 10:03 PM.
Looking for: Creed caps
I can attest that it is real. I was in the Oger shop (P.C. Hooftstraat, Amsterdam) today and it was for sale there. The sales guy barely acknowledged my existence and was clearly not interested in dealing with me (not unexpectedly, as I was dressed in t-shirt and jeans) but I did learn from him that it costs €250 for 200 ml. They even had a bottle open for testing. I didn't try it, I'm not interested in this scent, but for those who are, you know where to go:
Oger (Google Streetview link).
So it is still available? Hmm, surprising! Maybe someone should host a split.
Looking for: Creed caps
I swung by Oger on the way home from work and sniffed the Scent of Oger. I got a light, citrusy/lemony eau de cologne. Very nice and refreshing with a bit of crisp greenery. There must be some florals too, but I can't pick anything out. It's definitely fleeting, like you'd expect from an edc, and seems very fitting to Oger's Italocentric style.
Last edited by tott; 6th September 2010 at 06:12 PM.
Good luck with your comparison!
For information, one of the comments at the link reports:
"De geur is inderdaad aan de zware citrus kant maar wordt enkele minuten later nadat de alcohol weggetrokken is warmer en dan komt de Oger potpouri geur naarboven."
"The scent is indeed on the heavy citrus side, but after a few minutes, when the alcohol is gone, becomes warmer and then the Oger potpourri comes to the front."
I think I would like this better than Aventus.
creed said they were doing an eau de cologne in the spring, perhaps this is the one.
And until today, I had no idea how to even pronounce "Oger", i was saying it like the Belch contestant. When I called Oger Amsterdam today, I wasn't sure how to say it still, but right on their intro, the automated voice thankfully said it:
"Oh-shjay" (please JaimeB come save/fix my Umlaut and Schwa!)
And the gentleman that assisted me told me a little of the details and history of it, and stated it is indeed declared a millesime concentration, which is a sort of mid-ground between eau de toilette and eau de parfum (as we all know).
I'm very interested in this scent, but really don't want to get my hopes up just yet, as I know Creed has excellent italian citruses, but I've never smelled Oger's "warm/hot" Potpourri, that this scent was originally based entirely off of. Apparently, the Italian Citruses were an add-on due to the Lusink father and son feeling it needed something more. It originally had slim/none citrus when Olivier and Erwin presented it to the Lusinks.
Has anyone here smelled the Oger Potpourri ?
It must be extrmely classy, given what I've seen of Oger's clothing and level of refined taste. but in translating some Dutch forums, some complained Oger Potpourri sometimes scents the whole block, weather depending. Is Oger's somehow majorly different from what we normally think of as Potpourri ?
Scent of Oger feels much more natural. It has a softer and juicier citrus and almost life-like greenery. I would pick this one over MI with no hesitation.
Hmmm now how am I going to get a bottle of this short of flying to Europe...
Last edited by philmcphe; 13th September 2010 at 09:37 PM.
Full review coming soon!
Grant, is this in the directory yet?
I;m going to give it a few more wearings before i write up a review:
But here is what i detect so far:
Italian Citruses: (Lemon, Orange, Bergamot), Artemesia, Cracked Red Pepper, Jasmine, Rose, Lavender, Immortelle, Juniper, Marjoram, Fennel Seed, Allspice/clove, Cypress, Cedar, Ambergris
Lovers of Bois De Cedrat, Selection Verte and Bois Du Portugal I think will love Scent of Oger, as it prominently shares elements of all 3......as well as people who love immortelle and spices (it's literally HOT !!!)
Very nice! Did you get these from Oger directly?
i heard it is similar to bois de cedrat. it was ok but it faded so fast on me, oh well. i wish i could sample this.
Hit me up on crystal flacon if you want a sample, David.
So Dullah, you went in BIG on a blind buy for this, didn't you? And it took less than a week (weekend included) to arrive? That's amazing.
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Some of my favorite green fragrances are Vetiver Extraordinaire, GIT, and Vetyverio among others, some of my favorite wood/spice ones are BdP, Bois d'Orage, and Straight to Heaven. I feel it's worth mentioning these are by far my two favorite categories in fragrance too.
Last edited by philmcphe; 14th September 2010 at 04:30 AM.
Since you like Bois Du Portugal, you'll almost certainly like Scent of Oger's Drydown, which seems to contain a light helping of the Cedar/Lavender/Spice/Ambergris directly out of BdP, and thankfully none of it's powder. the remainder of the drydown is Immortelle/floral, and HOT spice, like Red pepper and Allspice.
have you tried Bois De Cedrat, Eau De Guerlain, Imperiale Extra Dry, or Selection Verte?
I have tried Eau de Guerlain and liked it quite a bit, I have not tried the others although I have been trying to make a point of Selection Verte as it sounds like something right up my alley
If you liked Eau De Guerlain's Lemon/Herbs, Scent of Oger's citrus/herbs are a much better version of that, qualitatively as good or better than the citrus notes in Bois De Cedrat and Selection Verte, but with a hot/spicy edge to it. it's extremely natural and green up top. Check your PM's Philmcphe