No no, don't worry, I'm not sighing now, because I want to annoy you again with things like my single existence, fear of women's fragrances or a missed limited edition of Batman (which would be catastrophic by the way!!!), but because I would love to test these Bois 1920 fragrances so much, but I can't find them here anywhere.
Even in a niche perfumery I was told that they didn't have these scents, so I'm all the happier when I get a sample of one of these scents, like this one here!
And from the fragrance list this one also sounds especially great for me, because I see many different citric notes here, as well as Mate leaf... and of course tea! OF COURSE!!! :DD
Let's do it!
Yes, Oltremare starts already once very beautifully! There are citric scents everywhere, but they are not yet very clearly distinguishable from each other. But I think that the bergamot is gradually crystallizing out of it. Then the rhubarb is added, which has a very refreshing effect with its citric and sour scent. In addition to the name there are also aquatic notes (but no salty notes), which are rather faint, but still fit perfectly to the rest of the fragrance.
Then I smell a little roses with a sweetish background that probably comes from the violets.
After a few minutes the great, citric notes unfortunately become weaker and weaker and disappear into the background, and with it the tangy sillage of the fragrance also sinks. This means that the best way to smell the citrus fruit is to smell it closer to the sprayed area. But well, the fragrance remains great, as I can smell nice, bitter notes now, of course especially because of the great tea fragrance. Although I recognise that this is clearly a beautiful tea scent, I cannot yet say with certainty whether it is also red tea. There are also light, woody notes and a slight but fine sweetness of amber.
With time the tea gets a little stronger, which makes me happy :D And I think it is red tea now, because I can exclude green and black tea meanwhile. And so the fragrance remains until in the later base most fragrances slowly fade away and the fragrance then becomes a little more aquatic.
The Sillage and the shelf life:
Yes, the Sillage is still quite lively at the beginning due to the citric notes and can therefore be smelled well, but this moment lasts only a few moments, so that the fragrance loses its power quickly afterwards. Most of the time the scent is therefore unfortunately only moderately strong and will therefore only be smellable for a not too long time only from close up.
The shelf life is okay for a fragrance that is fresh. You shouldn't expect much, but five or six hours is certainly in it.
The bottle is cylindrical, with the upper part bending off and narrowing up towards the neck. Its dark blue colour looks very nice and the brand name has been incorporated into the bottle glass so that there is no label. The lid seems to be metallic (I suppose... as I said, I've never held a Bois 1920 flacon before) and cylindrical, with the upper part of the lid sitting on like a disc. Somehow a simple looking bottle, but still very beautifully made!
Yeah, I guess you thought I liked the tea, didn't you? Oh, wait, I meant the scent, of course! The scent with tea, ho ho ho :DD
Let's face it, Oltremare really is a beautiful fragrance. It smells fresh and refreshing of citrus fruits, later of more bitter notes as well as of beautiful tea and light, woody scents. Despite the name (overseas) I don't find the scent so aquatic. As described, aquatic scents are present, but rather weak, which is perhaps the reason why they harmonize so beautifully with the other notes. This also means that even "water-haters" could have a look at the scent here :DD
Oh and although one can still smell a little roses at the beginning, I find the fragrance quite unisex, as the roses continue to wear off and are replaced by more bitter notes. From the type I would say that the scent is a spring and summer scent, because it smells fresh, light and loose. In addition, it would fly away quickly in the cold autumn and winter anyway, because unfortunately it doesn't have such a great Sillage. However, it is definitely worth testing!