Occur! (1963) Cologne

Occur! (Cologne) by Avon
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Occur! (Cologne) is a perfume by Avon for women and was released in 1963. The scent is spicy-chypre. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Bergamot, Gardenia, Cardamom, Coriander
Heart Notes Heart NotesResin, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-valley, Myrrh, Carnation, Patchouli, Rose, Vetiver
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Castoreum, Oakmoss, Coconut, Leather, Musk, White honey

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Scent

7.2 (21 Ratings)

Longevity

6.5 (15 Ratings)

Sillage

6.4 (14 Ratings)

Bottle

6.4 (23 Ratings)
Submitted by Baeumchen, last update on 10.12.2018
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Tanninaz

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Tanninaz
Tanninaz
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Vintage scent
After I noticed Occur in some perfume blogs because of the animal notes, I have now bought a bottle...
Discreet floral notes, few aldehydes. A spicy, balsamic base note comes through rather quickly. Rather little civet, but with me a clear honey note. Maybe some more musk? Maybe even the banned nitro compounds?
Great for the cold season. I ordered a second bottle in a minute
7.5 7.5 7.5 7.0/10
Briarthorn

91 Reviews
Briarthorn
Briarthorn
Helpful Review    4
Floral zing with a feral growl
This review is of a bottle that dates back to the late 1960s or early 1970s.

OCCUR! opens with loud, soapy aldehydes and a deep feral growl. After the initial aldehyde burst, a lovely white floral mix comes into play. The contrast between the clean and soapy florals with aldehydes and the dirty oakmoss, castoreum with musk is riveting. There is also a completely beautiful spice waiting just under the surface. The spice mix is comprised of Coriander, peppery carnation and cardamom.

When the heart really opens up, a whole new dimension is presented. There is smoky Myrrh and a rich, dark, honey. There is nothing sticky sweet about this honey. It’s decadent and very complex. The Myrrh and honey pair wonderfully with a newly emerged bright floral zing comprised of rose and gardenia. There is also a dry (not sweet), fleshy, and freshly cracked coconut. This coconut adds a certain something that takes this composition from beautiful to amazing. All the incense, florals, and coconut blend perfectly and harmoniously with the castoreum and oakmoss. I want to breath it all in deeply and fully.

The dry down is animalistic and heavy with musk and castoreum. There is still that floral zing sitting on top of the feral elements as well. It’s very beautiful and difficult to describe. This classic “cologne spray” lasts about five hours before it becomes a skin scent and it clings magically to the skin until about nine hours. There is such classic beauty here that it is impossible to deny the mastery of art that went into making this composition. It’s constructed very well and wears beautifully. It’s on my short list of vintage greats.
10.0/10
BronxBeauty

58 Reviews
BronxBeauty
BronxBeauty
Very helpful Review    6
Not Safe for Work!
I own many dirty, sexy fragrances, from Bal a Versailles to a bunch of naughty-bits chypres. Interestingly, one of the drop-dead raunchiest of them all is this vintage classic from... wait for it...Avon. Lola82's review puts it well -- this is the erotic smell that arises from the drawer that holds Sophia Lauren's makeup and dainties. Contains enough animalics to snare a wildcat.
5.0 5.0 2.5 7.0/10
EvaK

30 Reviews
EvaK
EvaK
Very helpful Review    4
Predator underneath
Now what is this... Initially, upon first application, the aldehydes burst out and almost made my eyes water. Yet, very promising. This could turn out either great or a disaster.
Shortly after Occur! became very distinctively animalic. Not vulgar-animalic, more a distanced, "executive-type" of animalic. Something just under the professional surface. Later on it went to a mature, lady-like scent, not romantic, but quite sophisticated.
Then poof! it was all gone, over just a couple of hours. New application, same development.
Now to the interesting point: Late afternoon I applied for the 3rd time, persistant as I am. This time it behaved quite differently. A superfast leap from the aldehydes and bergamot to the animalic part - and now, a different type of animalic. Sweeter, more gentle, and without the predator-like impression from the 2 first applications. It also dried down much sweeter and more cashmere-kitten-purr-ish than before.
I'm not sure which of these developments I like the best. That must be depending on mood probably.
The only thing that disappointed me here is the longevity. In every other aspect a great perfume.
5.0 7.5 7.5 6.0/10
Lola82

362 Reviews
Lola82
Lola82
4
Occur
I Think this is a bit Synthetic but netherless a Perfume of self Interest.
what make interesting and yet with a sting in the tail is the Unusual Mixure
of Leather and Honey and with the stylax
Civet myrrah whould'nt appeal to anyone
unless Brave it has some Vintage Eroticism to it like Italy or France
in the early 1960's a boy of 13 discovering an attractive Neibour next door Who looks like Sophia Loren Or Brigette Bardot. or going to your mother's Burgandy with faint orche stems and green leaves and a Ebony Trimed Round Vanity Mirror all Ebony
And you open the drawers and you see
Eyelash Curlers Red Lipstick Dark Nail Polish Perfumes Bras and Panties and when he saw them it became awaking for him this what i get a vibe Erotisim. without Expilciism

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