Friday, November 25, 2011
Om by Miller et Bertaux
Sacred wood smoke and black vanilla? Sounds mystical doesn't it? Om may not actually be aromystical , but it is a nice wear. Please forgive me making up words as I go. For all I know, aromystical can be a legitimate word, but in the case it isn't, I'm calling dibs on it.
Om opens with an alcoholic myrrh. The alcohol quickly dissipates revealing a resinous myrrh and clove combination. The balance of these two notes is very good. The clove never gets the upper hand and is possibly the most low key rendition I've come across.
A more familiar incense note slowly begins to creep into the accord after 10 minutes or so. It's subtle, but so is the entire scent. Om isn't weak per se, but more an understated creation and needs to be. Loud and obvious doesn't necessarily go hand in hand with contemplative.
There's very fleeting whiffs of spice coming and going in Om. It doesn't have sustain, but it's there nonetheless. The patchouli note is the one I don't get a bead on. However, the myrrh and incense are enough to carry this most of the way. As a whole, Om never gets truly smoky on my skin. There's hints of smoke, but before the drydown arrives, this is all about incense, myrrh and some spice.
The base accord ( after an hour or so ) is a comfortable woody vanilla with some resin, spice and gentle reminders of myrrh and incense. All in all, Om by Miller et Bertaux is a nice wear. Don't expect a strong fragrance as it possesses average sillage and acceptable longevity. It's more a comfort scent than something that garners attention.
Thumbs up from Aromi for Om. I recommend a try-b-4-u-buy for this Miller et Bertaux.