L'Origan (1905) Parfum

L'Origan (Parfum) by Coty
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L'Origan (Parfum) is a popular perfume by Coty for women and was released in 1905. The scent is spicy-floral. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Perfumer

François Coty

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Mandarin, Coriander, Pepper, Peach
Heart Notes Heart NotesClove, Carnation, Ylang-ylang, Orchid, Rose, Iris, Jasmine
Base Notes Base NotesSandalwood, Cedarwood, Labdanum, Musk, Benzoin, Vanilla

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Scent

8.4 (44 Ratings)

Longevity

8.3 (28 Ratings)

Sillage

7.9 (28 Ratings)

Bottle

7.2 (34 Ratings)
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Can777

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Can777
Greatly helpful Review    32
The depth
I've always looked for her in perfume. This unimaginable depth that pulls you down into a bottomless hole of emotions and infinite, timeless beauty. A depth that takes you back through time where legends were born. Stories and myths entwined around them. Perfumes that accomplish the time to let one stand still. Fragrances that are unrestrained, unpredictable and so infinitely wild in their deepest soul that you feel respect and quiet fear of opening the bottle because you know they will poison you and leave their mark with their beauty for the rest of a lifetime. Such a perfume is L'Origan.

L'Origan
It's hard to put this scent into words. Strong tones of jasmine and ylang-ylang characterize the opening. Massive and very wildly animalic with a soft chord of crushed pepper. A very flowery introduction. Notes of fruit become noticeable. Not fresh but rather dried. It combines with jasmine, which in turn undergoes a change. A seasoning is added creepingly. Cloves darken the perfume more and more with other not recognizable spices. The jasmine whips up again and again and gets more and more reinforcement from the floral world. Orchid or its nectar and a deep-dark rose have a strong effect. A fierce battle for power has broken out. Interactions of spices that almost resemble a heavy cognac and floral notes that can hardly be surpassed in opulence are carried out here and tear you slowly but surely into the depths. The depth meant here is a dreamlike base of creamy sandalwood, warm, soft and creamy benzoin, powdery iris and spicy, dusty vanilla. They seem to soothe all previous notes and make one believe that time stands still. A deep, bottomless fall into the infinity of emotions!

Conclusion
L'Origan is a legend. It seems to consist of concentrated passion. An ancient recipe comparable to a canon. A kind of singing from floral and spicy voices that gradually tune in a song. A singing of notes and chords in which each individual voice tries to outdo the other and at the same time joins in. A canon like the war song of lovers. L'Origan is a flight on the wings of time through timelessness. A flight over wild and pristine landscapes. A flight through the unbridled passion of perfume. L'Origan is one of the most engaging perfumes I've ever come across. It demands full attention because it releases images in the head that are too beautiful to look away. It's incredibly hard to concentrate on other things when you're wearing this perfume. It literally clouds the senses!

And to anticipate the question whether L'Origan and L'Heure Bleue are similar? Yes, they do! But if L'Heure Bleue is the blue hour, L'Origan is the blue infinity. Or in French L'Infini Bleue!

This says I believe everything and is my opinion on the comparison!

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10.0/10
Rickbr

190 Reviews
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Rickbr
Helpful Review    5
World Heritage Perfume
The perfumes tell through its aromas the mankind history and smelling Coty L'Origan i got thinking why there isn't any world heritage rule for historical important fragrances that are truly art works, preventing companies like Coty to cheapen it and, this way, destroying what was beautiful and important. With already 110 years, it's a proof for me that the real luxury and beauty is timeless: it migh look like part of another age, but it still magnificent in its perfect proportions. There are histories that relate Coty L'Origan to both L'Heure Blue and Apres L'Ondee, but L'Origan has its own beauty and i question if the three fragrances weren't influenced by the new and fascinating synthetic molecules available to the perfumers at that time: the sweet, purple, iris and violet like aroma of the methyl ionones, the vanillin sweetness,the almondy, cherry-like smell of heliotropin and coumarin, the sober woodiness of vetiveryl acetate and the animalic essence substitutes like civet and nitromusks. From those, you can see that the heliotropin has an important role on L'Origan, which approximate it from Apres L'Ondee.Still, the execution here is far from the delicate and impressionist style of this major work from Guerlain, being close to L'Heure Bleu for the intensity and the main role that orange flower and clove has on both fragrances. Further, L'Origan distingues itself for having a much intenser spicy and oily clove aura and a secondary use of the bittersweet orange flower aroma that some neroli accords have. Also, the earthiness of L'Heure Bleue is not present here in great evidence, shifting the accord axis into the direction of vanillin and coumarin, with a subtle rose and jasmine touch to give the idea a floral hue.L'Origan base is creamy, of woody nuances and with a musck that complements the slightly sophisticated powdery aura of its idea. L'Origan is a perfect blend of synthetic and natural essences, an exemple of that both, when used together, produce masterpieces. It's simply a wonderful perfume that a fragrance lover should know at least for its historical relevance.
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10.0/10
ScentFan

325 Reviews
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A Gorgeous Legend
A dream of a near oriental, combining civet and musk at their most compelling with to-die-for neroli and orange. Everything else only ups the appeal. It arrived days ago and I've already worn it three times. This is a simple fragrance, but a knockout -- much the way a perfect diamond is simple, too. Just ordered a backup of this groundbreaking classic. Coty's others are Chypre de Coty, the first modern Chypre; Emeraude, the first modern oriental, preceding Shalimar by 4 years; L'Aimant; La Rose Jacqueminot (which you can't find anywhere, it was his first) and this. Francois Coty died in 1934, having accomplished many firsts in perfumery. His politics were a bit alarming, but his scents created a mass market for perfume. Now Coty produces other brands, including Balenciaga, Cerruti, Davidoff, Joop! and many other well known names. Apparently, the legends like L'Origan that made the company are made by it no more. Our loss.
Digindirt

47 Reviews
Digindirt
Digindirt
Helpful Review    6
Some like it HOT!
This vintage sample reeks cinnamon spiciness similar to that of Blue Carnation by Roger and Gallet. L'Origan is an oriental with a floral twist. Deep dark orange makes this a prize in my eyes as the refined sweetness balances the extreme spice without the added boost of sugar. I find this fragrance very aromatic and womanly. I do not detect civet but the ylang and orange work well together to keep this fragrance grounded in a way that the aromatics don't supersede the softer notes. Soft florals follow .

Piperolal is a note I am in no way familiar with, but if it is responsible for the hot/pepper sensation, then I look forward to adding it to my list of favorite notes.

It eventually dies down to a classic floral but I rather enjoy the initial blast of fire! I like it HOT.
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