Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Il Mondi Odore Perfume Reviews

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Odin 08 Seylon

Yuzu, Bitter Orange, Wormwood, Bergamot, Nutmeg, Resinous Elemi, Benzoin, Oakmoss, Vetiver.

I happen to like citric introductions and what we seem to have in 08 Seylon is an interesting take on the zesty and bitter attributes of citrus. The opening is a bit tart, but tempered with a peppery and gritty quality.

The first few minutes gave me the illusion of mild smokiness, which in turn morphed into a soft herbaceous. The Wormwood and Elemi accent the citric theme very well. 08 Seylon manages to smell full without raising its volume to a potentially impolite level.

 The core of 08 Seylon is the earth tones that, in the top and heart stages, are camouflaged by the spicy and zesty citric accord. Once the base is revealed, an enjoyable vetiver is disrobed. Its companions are a peppery resin and a slowly dissipating herbal component. The base retains the same full bodied, acceptable volume attribute that was evident from the initial application.

The totality of this release leans masculine (at least to me) and seems very suitable to wear casually or formally. It also gives me the impression of performing well in close quarters. The tuning of volume is responsible for this aspect and during my wearings, 08 Seylon never developed a "thinness" as the life of the scent marched on.

Sillage is average with longevity approximately 4 to 5 hours on my skin. Thumbs up from Aromi for Odin's spicy,citric vetiver. As always, a sample wear is highly recommended.

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