Sipping jasmine tea
shades of mellow apricot
I compose myself
It’s not always the scents that pack the most drama that I end up appericiating the most. This time of year tends to be insanely busy; new schedules to adapt to, birthday parties to throw and attend, fruit and vegetables need to be taken care of before they go bad. On top of it all, last weekend we also had elections, which take time and energy to prepare for, talk about, execute and to worry about, afterwards.
Trough all of this I’ve been reaching for Parfum d’Empires Osmanthus Interdit. I always seem to crave osmanthus for a brief period of time this time of year. Perhaps it’s because I need something uncomplicated and undemanding, as there is so much other stuff to focus on. I think it was perfume blogger Sherapop that said ”Osmanthus is the tofu of the perfume world” and that very well sums it up.
Osmanthus Interdit has a suggestive name (interdit means forbidden) but in truth, it’s not very racy fume, at all. The start is fresh fruity, as it’s about osmanthus, I get lots of apricots. On some days, the fruitiness leans towards mandarins, I have had mango but there is always some kind of citrus. It reminds me a lot of Hermes Osmanthus Yunnan. The heart is all about jasmine tea – a subtle, hay-ish, but very nice, jasmine tea. For a while the osmanthus seems to be forgotten but it returns during dry down, displaying more apricots and the softest suede imaginable when sniffing close to the skin.
Most of everything, Osmanthus Interdit is comfortable in an efficient and friendly manner. A great scent to wear when you’re too busy to think about perfume – but still want to smell good.
Official notes: fruity notes of green tea, rose, osmanthus, jasmine, leather and musk