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Esprit d'Oscar (2011)
by Oscar de la Renta


Esprit d'Oscar information

Year of Launch2011
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 17 votes)

People and companies

HouseOscar de la Renta
PerfumerFrank Voelkl
PerfumerAnn Gottlieb

About Esprit d'Oscar

Esprit d'Oscar is a feminine perfume by Oscar de la Renta. The scent was launched in 2011 and the fragrance was created by perfumers Ann Gottlieb and Frank Voelkl

Esprit d'Oscar fragrance notes

Reviews of Esprit d'Oscar

Top Notes: Sicilian Lemon, Cedrat

Heart Notes: Egyptian Jasmine, Orange Flower, Tuberose, Parma Violet, Iris

Base Notes: Heliotrope, Musk, Tonka Bean, Vetiver, Amber

This review is for the eau de parfum which is rich, amber colour unlike the eau de toilet which is more yellow in colour.

Armfuls of Purple Flowers Laid on a Warm, Ambery Base

Espirit de Oscar opens with the bright, fresh scent of a juicy lemon just picked from a lemon tree growing in the warm, temperate climate of Sicily and sliced open before your eyes. It is an appetisingly fresh and fruity note that is neither sharp and acrid, or sweetened by honey or sugar or any type. The top notes are refreshing, and they last a surprisingly long while.

After 5-10 minutes, the heart notes slowly begin to open. Now, the fragrance feels as though armfuls of purple flowers have been given me. I mainly detect iris, violet, and already an abundance of slightly doughy heliotrope. In the background, surprisingly, unusually demure are the white florals. This time, the stars are the purple flowers, the dry iris, the gently sweet violet, and the doughy heliotrope.

The heart notes themselves last for quite a long time, and then eventually, finally, roughly one hour into the fragrance, the warm base notes emerge. Heliotrope is still quite prominent in the base, though. Beneath the heliotrope I detect the warmth of amber with shy hints of tonka bean and musk. I do not detect the vetiver here, but that is fine. The warmth of the amber, tonka, and musk make the perfect chorus to the star player---the heliotrope. This fragrance is about purple flowers in general and heliotrope in particular. If you do not like heliotrope, then this fragrance will not likely appeal.

Espirt de Oscar is feminine and soft. Projection is about an arm's length. Sillage is soft but noticeable. Longevity is good. I think this is a fragrance that would work well day or night provided you love heliotrope. The original Oscar will always be my favourite, but Espirit will shower you with sunny, fresh lemon, and then it will surround you with an abundance of purple flowers until finally, you feel are made warm and cozy by the ambery base. It is a lovely perfume, and it is very good value for the price point.

Fragrance: 7/10
Projection: 6.5/10
Sillage: 6.5/10
Longevity: 6.5/10
19th October, 2019
I have to state, that I believe I love this a little more than the original ODLR. It has three of my favorite purple flowers, plus lemon! Jasmine, orange flower, and ambergris round it out beautifully. Womanly, timeless, easy to wear. A damn fine designer scent!
21st June, 2017

What a lovely combination of scents.a trigger of emotion,inspired by a warm summer evening feeling. ESPRIT d’OSCAR provides a captivating contrast between floral freshness and mysterious warmth.the spirit of OSCAR DE LA RENTA in a feminine perfume that captures the simple sensuality of delicate flowers that gives wearer feel cozy,comfortable and above all when you wer this EDP it makes you feel like you are a angel. Powdery,Floral, Feminine, Luminous,Seductive,Sensational,Romantic and Versatile.

This lovely blend starts with an unpredictable combination of white flowers and colourful citruses, bringing out a joyful and intense sensation.this blend into a sweet and powdery heart of iris,violet and tuberose that makes the heart so lovely and charming.finally, its base creates a classical harmony of the creamy scents of tonka bean,amber,musk and heliotrope.the result is for rich women a celebration of radiant,generous and spontaneous femininity.a great versatile scent for any season and any occasion.


Longevity?About 6 hours on my skin.

15th May, 2015

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