Tuesday, January 8, 2013
HO'ONANI by Ajith
Googling info on this obtuse Hawaiian creation had me shaking my head in disbelief. One claim is that it's genuinely "unisex" and the other is that it's a light, sensuous Hawaiian with Jasmine overtones. Allow me to say it leans masculine and that Jasmine is nothing more than a subtle accent note.
Once the top accord subsides, I am reminded of well blended Geranium, Cypress, subtle Rose and an anonymous fruit note. This heart stage is where HO'ONANI and Ricci seem to go different paths, but they soon meet up again in the base and drydown. Ricci has more presence at this point, emphasizing citrus and woods while HO'ONANI showcases a newly materializing herbal quality to go along with its woody citrus.
Sillage is average with longevity approximately 4 hours on my skin. Thumbs up from Aromi for HO'ONANI by Ajith. As always, a sample wear is recommended.