Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Opium Pour Homme Eau de Parfum

Star Anise, Blackcurrant.
Galanga, Pepper.
Bourbon Vanilla, Tolu Balsam, Atlas Cedar.

Have you a fragrance in your wardrobe that you admire, yet don't have opportunity to wear that often? Opium Pour Homme EDP is one of those for me it seems. I absolutely love the way it smells. It's a bit zesty, very rich and spicy with tremendous sillage and longevity. I had the good fortune of owning the Eau de Parfum before ever trying the EDT. Between them, there is no comparison in my opinion. The EDP makes the other renditions feel screetchy and embodies a lushness that continues throughout the life of the fragrance.

Opium Pour Homme opens with a full bodied rendition of spice and wood tones placed atop an already present vanilla base. The peppery aspect is apparent immediately and this, along with accents from anise, lend a dimensional quality to the top accord.

Like a other Parfum versions, Opium Pour Homme blankets the skin with the expected denseness of an EDP and has both top and heart accords already unfolding. The anise is implemented in a way I like very much. It simply is an assist note and on me at least, never fights for the spotlight. There's also a citrusy aspect that's used in the same manner. It's lighthearted, but much more short-lived than the anise. The blackcurrant is strong, but not overpowering. It's one of my favorite renditions of the note and breathes life into the pepper note. An earthiness is realized after 10 minutes, but it's on the mild side and a nice addition to the accords.

Once Opium Pour Homme commences its base and drydown, the vanilla slowly gains momentum. It should be noted that one truly needs to like vanilla in order to enjoy Opium Homme. The note is apparent from the onset and rises as the others dissipate. The spice has died down, but not completely gone and replaced with a resinous, subtle smoke and woodiness. Opium Pour Homme remains this way until completion......and THAT....takes quite a while.

Sillage is great and longevity is epic on my skin. I can clearly detect drydown the next day. Big thumbs up from Aromi for Opium Pour Homme Eau de Parfum.


  1. I agree with you, the difference between the EdT and the EdP is unbelievable! I cannot stand the EdT and I love the EdP.

  2. Hi Christos. I was truly surprised the first time I smelled the EDT. It came off as noticeably inferior since I was accustomed to the EDP. Perhaps I would have liked the EDT if I never smelled the EDP, but now I'm splitting hairs. I think those who like the EDT would LOVE this one.