|Picture: December roses|
Photo: Mr Parfumista (c)
Oha starts grandly with a slight powdry and bitter bergamot with contrasting accords of different roses, I can image both pink and red roses. When Oha reaches its middlenotes the roses is still dominating but has deepened and has become darker and tarter. Jasmine and iris is supporting in a robust classic flowery accord with some cool spicyness from the cardamom. There is very little sweetness, if none in Oha, even the musky base is woody and dry powdery, the vanilla and tonka are barely detectable but I suspect these notes prevent Oha from being too austere. Even if lacking oakmoss which seems to have be replaced with musk and woods, Oha is old school chypre-ish in style, something that fails most modern fragrances in this genre. Ohas lack of sweetness and robust chypre character makes it to an unusual fragrance.
|Picture: Oha (in the current bottle)|
Photo: Téo Cabanel (c)
Those who like fragrances in the style of Sisley Soir de Lune, Estee Lauder Knowing, the original Agent Provocateur, Niki de Saint Phalle, but also a bit more spicy blends as Chanel Coco, will probably also appreciate Oha.
Rating: 3 +
Notes: Bergamot. tea, rose, jasmine, cardamon, iris, vanilla, tonka been, woods, musk