Sunday, July 4, 2010
Omar Sharif Pour Homme
Obviously, Omar is of middle eastern descent and ( for me) this usually conjures up images of spices, aromatics,etc....I didn't know what to expect in terms of note distribution, but once applied, I am pleased to say that Omar Sharif Pour Homme begins with a smooth, spicy green citric accord enhanced with aldehyde. This isn't mysterious or cloak 'n' dagger construction, but rather conventional and comfortable. The artemesia is subtle but augments the opening accord with substance.
The floral heart of carnation, jasmin, geranium and rose is courted by cypress and this is a shrewd choice. The florals are at the same volume as the wood note and the cypress facilitates the spicy green theme that has been apparent from the very beginning. This is propelled through the life of the scent.
Omar Sharif is a decent masculine. It's spicy green with wispy wood and mossy leather. It's such a shame all the players in it don't get to reach their potential. If that were possible, this would be a BOMB frag......but the reality is that it is simply okay. No harm, no foul. One can do far, far worse than to end up with a bottle of Omar.