Saturday, March 17, 2012
Oriental Lounge by The Different Company
I suppose the first thing I noticed about Oriental Lounge is that as a man, this is a bit of a stretch to pull off. Since the core of Oriental Lounge is a powdery tonka and amber duo, it really does lean a bit too far feminine for me to wear. However, it would smell just as lovely on a woman and more appropriate as well. I bring this up simply because it's marketed as shared.
I was wondering about the curry leaf. Actually, this "note" brought nothing to the table with the exception of possibly enhancing the pepper note just a bit. Even so, the pepper note itself was low key ( at least on me ) and both blended nicely with the citrus opening. From the onset of Oriental Lounge, it's unmistakable that this fragrance is.......well.....an oriental. From other opinions, I read some gripes about longevity, but it lasts on me quite awhile.
There's nothing incendiary about this scent and for those who like dark and heavy orientals may be a bit underwhelmed. On the other hand, I think it smells very nice and has a place when the more substantial orientals would prove to be too much of a good thing.
Sillage is acceptable and longevity is good. Thumbs up from Aromi for The Different Company's Oriental Lounge. If I smelled this on a woman, I would be remiss if I didn't throw a compliment her way.