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    Default Re: O'Drił brings Niche back to its place (Olfactive Obsessions)

    I think batch by batch production and marketing makes sense for the company. If they are honest, it makes sense for the customer as well. I wonder if it becomes more of a thing like I predict it will be. I mean it more as in "it's a feature, not a bug" style of marketing

    I'm still anxiously waiting for my samples. My expectations are great, so it'll be a tough job for odriu to impress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarıpatates View Post
    My expectations are great, so it'll be a tough job for odriu to impress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarıpatates View Post
    I think batch by batch production and marketing makes sense for the company. If they are honest, it makes sense for the customer as well. I wonder if it becomes more of a thing like I predict it will be. I mean it more as in "it's a feature, not a bug" style of marketing

    I'm still anxiously waiting for my samples. My expectations are great, so it'll be a tough job for odriu to impress.
    Some dissent can only be a good thing! I really look forward to hearing other peoples views. Incidentally, someone else may be about to wade in to the debate, wait and see..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    Some dissent can only be a good thing! I really look forward to hearing other peoples views. Incidentally, someone else may be about to wade in to the debate, wait and see..
    Saripatates-You're right, the comments made may lead to disappointment but you will find them, interesting.

    Foustie-My curiousity is peaked. I think Puddle would have us in tears laughing if he posted reviews on them.

    I recently tested Ladamo again. I was wondering if anyone got a "soya sauce" smell, very briefly, off the top?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    Some dissent can only be a good thing! I really look forward to hearing other peoples views. Incidentally, someone else may be about to wade in to the debate, wait and see..
    Thanks to Foustie, I have found out about this line. I'm very intrigued, particularly with Linfedele 1003 with all those marvelous green-herbal notes. I've sent for samples and will post my assessments. Again, many thanks to Foustie and of course to Alfarom for starting this thread.
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    How the heck did I miss this thread?? To think I'd spent 2 weeks in Italy, incl. 3 nights in Rome in December, just 5 minutes away on foot from Piazza di Spagna & Campomarzio! Oh well, not that I need another excuse to revisit Italy.
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    Welcome Odysseusm and Diamondflame...hope to hear your thoughts on this line very soon!


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  8. #98

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    My package has unexpectedly arrived today. I can attest to the personal touch and a sense of occasion without going any further.

    I've just poured some ladamo on me and my wife is wearing lalfeorosa. First impression is a strong one already. Nice to see such ballsy stuff. It's like a vintage, lost maitre parfumeur et gantier creation at this point.

    yay.

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    Man, that was fast! Great!!!


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    Oh fantastic!! One at a time now!

    I am sooooo looking forward to hearing what you have to say about them, whatever that might be!!

    Morning Alfarom. I have been looking at Vis Et Honor along with your fantastic review. I totally agree with you that "Visceral" is the first word to describe that shocking opening. There is no better way to describe it. Isn't it something! After a time what I get from Vis Et Honor is that is built around a heart of very natural Roman Chamomile, dry and herbal, a sort of steadfast and calm feel to it, not shocking at all by that stage. I have some more thoughts, (again).I will come back about this one.... but for now I am going see what our other friends have to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    I have been looking at Vis Et Honor along with your fantastic review. I totally agree with you that "Visceral" is the first word to describe that shocking opening. There is no better way to describe it. Isn't it something! After a time what I get from Vis Et Honor is that is built around a heart of very natural Roman Chamomile, dry and herbal, a sort of steadfast and calm feel to it, not shocking at all by that stage.
    Just received my samples too. Gorgeous packaging. Class to the max. Your comments about Vis et Honor make me want to try it first. I'll report back . . .

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    That is great MonkeyBars. Look at this real bottle...



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  13. #103

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    I will test my samples next weeks (this things take time to appeciate), but the first impressions of all of them are:

    "Very herbaceous, natural, musky animalesque and ultra raw"

    On skin they smells much better than smelling direct on sample applicator.

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    I will test my samples next weeks (this things take time to appeciate), but the first impressions of all of them are:

    "Very herbaceous, natural, musky animalesque and ultra raw"

    On skin they smells much better than smelling direct on sample applicator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    On skin they smells much better than smelling direct on sample applicator.
    Absolutely. Lalfeogrigio is absolutely outstanding on skin. The drydown it's just gorgeous.


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    MonkeyBars, Daniel, I am so pleased that you are here with your samples! Thats just fantastic! Here we go.....

    PS: You know I have to be awkward and say that these fragrances reveal quite a bit of their secrets when tested on paper. Really, a lot, particularly the drydown. Of course we will be wearing them on skin, but still...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    PS: You know I have to be awkward and say that these fragrances reveal quite a bit of their secrets when tested on paper. Really, a lot, particularly the drydown. Of course we will be wearing them on skin, but still...
    That's true, but surely not from the applicator...


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    I dabbed another one of them today. Can't remember the name weird letters and numbers something
    Again very spicy, aromatic. The top notes are, not unlike ladamo, savory gourmet/culinary/kitchen cabinet tinged.
    These things are very tenacious. Attar tenacious. Drydown takes a while.

    Whatever I'm sampling right now has eased on the garam masala and settled on this great horseshit, hay and balsamic amber conclusion. Very horsey. I'd prefer this base with a ripe fruit, floral top, but this works great as well. Quite a change.

    I like it, but at this stage the two fragrances I've tried had similarities that seem to surpass "house accord".
    I hope they don't actually repeat themselves too much a-la montale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarıpatates View Post
    I dabbed another one of them today. Can't remember the name weird letters and numbers something
    Grrrrrrr!

    I like it, but at this stage the two fragrances I've tried had similarities that seem to surpass "house accord".
    I hope they don't actually repeat themselves too much a-la montale.
    Not at all. Yes, there are surely some similarities among many of them but nowhere close resulting, let's say, microvariations...go ahead with the others...


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    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    That's true, but surely not from the applicator...
    Blotted onto good paper mouillettes. It is just the way I like to do it as well as trying on skin if it is something of real interest. Honestly, the drydown (or fixative) of Ladamo smells like asafoetida. I can still smell it weekslater, and with Vis et Honor it is Roman Chamomile, again still there, but yes very different on skin, and after all that is where we wear them!!

    Saripatates, I just knew that this party would heat up once you got here!

    Oh pfffft! I see! You mean smelling it from the little applicator! Doh! Of course. Pardon me. I am a dunderheid!

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    On the applicator they smell almost the same to me (11 samples)
    On the skin they smell hugely different (warm musky) while in the applicator theyre almost pure raw cold hebacious

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    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    On the applicator they smell almost the same to me (11 samples)
    On the skin they smell hugely different (warm musky) while in the applicator theyre almost pure raw cold hebacious
    My apologies Daniel. I misunderstood! I am with you now.

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    An applicator fresh from the bottle will tend to emphasize mostly top notes, so all this makes sense.

    The reviews are making me so curious. I love animalic herbal scents. It's totally my thing.

    Looks like I might be heading up a decants thread if I like any enough . . .

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    Apparently what I've tested was lalfeogrigio. My impressions are parallel to alfaroms'. The drydown is wonderful, the opening is raw and interesting. This is definitely the stuff for you MonkeyBars, if there is no birch tar in it. I can't detect any defined birch, the leather is styrax and animalic to my nose. It is difficult to deconstruct the fragrance. It's very close to being a blob but there is still some definition. A lot of natural ingredients does that to a fragrance, there are just too many molecules Also because it's mainly natural ( I think it is ) there is a lack of vibrancy, but it has a lot of texture.

    It's interesting, empowering and cozy. I think our veteran nose Off-Scenter would like this a lot as well.
    The emergent sweet horseshit in the drydown is delicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarıpatates View Post
    I think our veteran nose Off-Scenter would like this a lot as well.
    Absolutely! I wrote him a few days ago to give him some details. Hope he'll take my suggestion seriously because he could REALLY enjoy some of this stuff.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    An applicator fresh from the bottle will tend to emphasize mostly top notes, so all this makes sense.

    The reviews are making me so curious. I love animalic herbal scents. It's totally my thing.

    Looks like I might be heading up a decants thread if I like any enough . . .
    That would be great. You'd fill the spots up quickly I think. Including me.

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    Applied 4 onto strips about half an hour ago. So far they greatly resemble my natural perfumery experiments from a few years ago. They are certainly extrait strength. I would imagine 25%+; the top notes really leap off the applicator. Consider these impressions temporary and mainly having to do with the top and heart accords.

    Londa edit: this is 1005 is a woody spice featuring cumin. Quite dry, a bit resinous and very pleasant.

    Laltrove 1001 is a dry spicy-floral, subtle cumin and brighter. This one has interesting hidden depths. Very intriguing.

    Laltrove 1002 mostly ylang ylang so far. A soft summer-field floral.

    Vis et Honor very similar to an experiment of mine utilizing costus, clary sage, cade and copaiba balsam (and more...). The idea was to recreate the smell of a 100-yo leather-bound wooden trunk.

    These are excellent compositions so far. They make me think I could start my own high-end perfumery using only the finest ingredients. All I need is a marketing team. I'd need a few months to nail down a release or two. You guys would love some of my old creations.
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    Default Re: O'Drił brings Niche back to its place (Olfactive Obsessions)

    Any advice on how Americans acquire samples? Sent them a request approx 3 weeks ago, never heard anything and never received anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    These are excellent compositions so far. They make me think I could start my own high-end perfumery using only the finest ingredients. All I need is a marketing team. I'd need a few months to nail down a release or two. You guys would love some of my old creations.
    This is what I have in the back of my head. I also do some, let's say mixing, myself. And I agree these resemble natural perfumery experiments more than perfumes. The similarities with villoresi and tauer is also apparent, but while the raw ingredients used in these are even more expensive, these come off less as the work of a perfumer. I wonder how much of the resulting work is intentional. Did they really want the fragrance to smell of spicy fish in the opening or is it just the result of not fully comprehending the effects of dilution.

    I'd also like to see what sculpture of soul thinks about this line. Apart from his great review style, he also dabbled with perfume ingredients.


    PS: I'm wearing another one today. Londa. While it also smells good, it is also a spice shop. Maybe I randomly picked the samples to wear in the wrongest order possible...

    PPS: I don't mean to be condescending if I seem so. It is good to have such a house and such fragrances around, if nothing for their difference, and the talk they make

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    Default Re: O'Drił brings Niche back to its place (Olfactive Obsessions)

    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    They make me think I could start my own high-end perfumery using only the finest ingredients. All I need is a marketing team. I'd need a few months to nail down a release or two. You guys would love some of my old creations.
    That would be just great MonkeyBars. I'd love to smell your line. The fact you're so picky and your taste is so defined are amazing premises...

    BTW, which Londa have you tried? 1005 or 1006? I only tested the 1005 at the moment and I get quite a considerable amount of vetiver out of it...

    Quote Originally Posted by sarıpatates View Post
    PPS: I don't mean to be condescending if I seem so. It is good to have such a house and such fragrances around, if nothing for their difference, and the talk they make
    Don't worry Sari, some controversy makes things much more interesting and stimulating. Agreeing can be beoring sometimes...

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