Monday, March 10, 2008

My obsession with Osmanthus continues

Googling osmanthus was a bad idea because here is what I found and now most definately want to smell:

-Kyoto candle by Tocca

- Osmanthus soap and roll-on fragrance from mi-spa: and

-Ormonde Jayne Osmanthus:

-Red Flower Japan: Kinmoxei Wild Lime Silk Oil

-Hove Tea Olive (what osmanthus is called in the Southern US):

-Hermes Hermessence Osmanthe Yunnan

-Ayala Moriel's Kinmokusei

image provided by (provides a very nice article on osmanthus or in japan as it is know kinmokusei


Perfumeshrine said...

I can tell you that the Hove is very good and it has a tuberose aroma as well, in there.

I think I have a sample of Ayala Moriel's scent someplace, have to go look!

Jenavira13 said...

How does Hove compare to Jean Patou's 1000, KM Fleurs d'Osmanthus, The Different Company Osmanthus, and Parfums d'Empire's Osmanthus Interdite? Same on Ayala's scent? Just found out about another osmanthus scent from a review over at JoAnne Bassett's Camille

Perfumeshrine said...

Hove Tea Olive is rather indolic, without much "apricoty" smell. Very good! It has more of a white floral feel to it.
1000 is more chyprish to my nose, with a distinct woodiness about it. TDC Osmanthus is a different thing altogether (and probably more what you're looking for) whereas KM's I am not familiar with.
I haven't unearthed Ayala's sample yet (was terribly busy to search through my drawers), but will let you know when I do.
Thanks for the additional info on Camille (haven't tried)

Jenavira13 said...

Actually I have tried 1000 which is definately chyprish (actually this is a scent I want to wear when I am older), KM Fleurs d'Osmanthus is very similar to Datura Noir but ups the apricot fruitiness of osmanthus, Osmanthus Interdite is probably closest to the flower but I am not to sure I want so much leather (it comes close to smelling like apricot fruit leather), and TDC Osmanthus well I am highly unimpressed more like citrus rose.