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HOS N.001 (2016)
by House of Sillage


HOS N.001 information

Year of Launch2016
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 16 votes)

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About HOS N.001

The company say:

From the legendary voyages across the ancient oriental spice trails, HOS N.001 serves as a majestic icon of distinction with bold notes of clove, amber and oud. A true emblem of timeless masculinity, this spicy and smoky fragrance achieves a blend of absolute splendor with distinct traces of tonca, mahogany and cedar wood to evoke an aura of serene highness.

HOS N.001 fragrance notes

  1. Top Notes
  2. Heart Notes
  3. Base notes

Reviews of HOS N.001

House of Sillage HOS N.001 (2016) is the first of 4 numbered masculine releases made by perfumer Mark Buxton for the high-end luxury brand. This scent is supposed to scream refinement, performance, quality, and prestige, but all I manage to get from it is cough syrup and Christmas trees, which is the furthest thing from that. Not to be rude, but this is another scent that tries to claim oud but has not a single iota of oud in it whatsoever, although they did manage to copy the cherry cola vibe of Yves Saint Laurent M7 (2002) but replace the cola with Ricola, if that counts. The bottle is really cool and thick, with an intersting push-button release mechanism for the spray cover, which operates like a lighter in some ways, but I don't know if that qualifies the price tag.

The opening of HOS N.001 is pure Robitussin cherry cough syrup, shocking as that may seem, followed by some cinnamon of the Christmas wreath variety, and a bit of orange. The heart of tonka, ginger, and clove continues the Christmas theme, and soon we're smelling more like a Christmas tree than a wreath, thanks to a piney wood note creeping in from the base. Vanilla and amber try their best to smooth this down, but the cedar note mixing with other woods and clove keep the vibe up and just ruins this for me. Wear time is long at 10 hours but projection doesn't scream, which is a good thing in this scenario. If you find this fragrance enjoyable, your best bet would be to wear it in winter and at home, cozied up to a fireplace or with a loved one, because one positive point about HOS N.001 is that is comes across cuddly.

House of Sillage has some interesting things in this numbered masculine line, and some high-quality alternatives to designer fare, but this scent isn't really one of them. I mean, if you want to spend almost $300 to smell like something you could buy in an aerosol can around the holidays for $5, then go right ahead, but I'm not going to pretend this is some elegant and refined oriental oud hybrid take worth any effort to acquire. Completists looking to have the entire numbered set by the house may consider getting HOS N.001, but outside that, I can't see when someone would unironically want to smell like cough syrup, cloves, and Christmas, which itself sounds like a set up for a really bad Billy Bob Thorton comedy. Thumbs down.
06th March, 2020
This is a fabulous masculine that works on my femme skin. Candied wood. Bakery sweet. Spicy. Boozy vanilla. Smoked wood. Aromatic. Has depth.

The ingredients seem to show themselves one at a time, one after another. After settling, it is one big orchestra of oriental flavor. Overall it is very strong. A little goes a long way. Too expensive for my bank but, I'll continue to enjoy my sample until it's gone. Two thumbs up!
24th June, 2018
Five stars for the bottle and packaging presentation. Love the way you push a button and the nozzle protector slides away. Spicy and sweet. The ginger, oud and clove dominate for the first 10-20 minutes. After an hour or so, the amber and cinnamon notes are there, giving it a very intense heart. Two hour out and the vanilla keeps it very creamy and rich. It has absolutely incredible longevity, 12 hours and I'm still getting a whiff every now and then. Sillage is very good, and never cloying. Top notch.
17th March, 2017

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