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    Default New Fragrance: Oriflame Architect

    From fragrantica.com:

    Swedish company Oriflame Cosmetics announces a new men's fragrance for the beginning of 2011. Oriflame Architect is inspired by modern design and futuristic vision, aiming at creative and successful men.

    Architect is a fragrance belonging to the aromatic fougere olfactory group with dominant woody and spicy notes and aromatic nuances. Perfumer of the composition Alexis Dadier wanted to genuinely represent a combination of modern technology and nature, inspired by Paris' famed Quai Branly Museum and its stunning herbal facade. He tried to reflect the character of the building, a complex balance of technology and plant life. The fragrance is gradually evolving and thus revealing all its layers one by one - woody notes illustrate the brown facade and the wall of the museum is symbolized with aromatic notes.

    The composition opens with cardamom, lemon and blue hemlock. The heart is extremely woody with notes of sequoia, cedar and guaiac, placed on the base of patchouli, heather, vetiver and tobacco, creating a harmony that should enhance the vision of a modern man.

    Top notes: lemon, cardamom, blue hemlock
    Heart: sequoia, guaiac wood, cedar
    Base: patchouli, vetiver, heather, tobacco

    Urban and futuristic bottle design is signed by Dominique Perrault, the world renowned architect who designed Bibliotheque Nationale de France in Paris. His international projects have been awarded many times.

    Oriflame Architect will be available on the market in January 2011 as 75 ml EDT with supporting collection of after shave lotion and deodorant.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Oriflame Architect

    heather?

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Oriflame Architect

    Quote Originally Posted by PuddleMonkey View Post
    heather?
    It's a sweet-woody-mossy-herbaceous-floral smell.

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    Thank you, as always, JC.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    This sounds like something I'd like...

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    Sounds interesting.

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    Tried this today. Reminds me a little of L'Instant Homme, Dior Homme, and Balmain Carbone. It's certainly a very nice, classy fragrance with enough 'edge' to not merely blend into the background.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Oriflame Architect

    Quote Originally Posted by 0j76 View Post
    Tried this today. Reminds me a little of L'Instant Homme, Dior Homme, and Balmain Carbone. It's certainly a very nice, classy fragrance with enough 'edge' to not merely blend into the background.
    Hm, L'Instant is rather sweet. The pyramid of Architect sounds dryish, how does it compare in sweetness?

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Oriflame Architect

    You're right, Architect is drier, dark even, compared with the Guerlain's sweetness. Whether the structure is similar, or there is one note that is common between them, I don't know, but they remind me of each other.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Oriflame Architect

    Quote Originally Posted by 0j76 View Post
    Reminds me a little of L'Instant Homme, Dior Homme, and Balmain Carbone.
    Especially the latter IMO.

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    Hello, the 80s.


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    Sounds good, I like all of these. Fragrantica says it reminds of Burberry London.

    Did anybody find it worthy of buying? It's (worryingly) cheap.

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Oriflame Architect

    It's also near impossible to find Oriflame stuff in North America....

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    Quote Originally Posted by eggy View Post
    It's also near impossible to find Oriflame stuff in North America....
    Not impossible with eBay

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Oriflame Architect

    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    Not impossible with eBay
    True, but I prefer sampling the stuff before I buy it if I can. This stuff just doesn't really scream "blind buy" to me

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    Default Re: New Fragrance: Oriflame Architect

    Are there any other fragrances from this house which are worth trying ?

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    Yep, it does remind of Burberry London.

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