Olympios 1994 Eau de Toilette

Olympios (Eau de Toilette) by Missoni
Bottle Design Joel Desgrippes
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Olympios (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Missoni for men and was released in 1994. The scent is floral-citrusy. It was last marketed by Orlane / Jean d'Albret.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot Green notesGreen notes NutmegNutmeg VioletViolet LemonLemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesOrris rootOrris root JasmineJasmine Lily of the valleyLily of the valley RoseRose
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber OakmossOakmoss MuskMusk SandalwoodSandalwood Tonka beanTonka bean CedarCedar



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Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 21.12.2018.
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Fahrenheit's forgotten flanker!
I’ve been quite on a “vintage Fahrenheit craze” lately, since I’ve been finally able to stock a decent pile of backups of it, and I wore it quite often. Besides granting me hours of sinful delight, that helped me also in assessing something I wanted to check since long time –if, and how much Olympios Missoni is actually similar to vintage Fahrenheit. I own and quite like Olympios since a couple of years, and before getting some bottles lately, I only vaguely remembered vintage Fahrenheit, so I was unsure of what to think about the relationship between the two. But I was quite sure that as other reviewers mentioned, the two fragrances were quite similar. Well in fact, now that I can compare them, they are indeed. The bone-structure is clearly the same: violet, herbs, cedar, powdery flowers, a hint of leather, moss, altogether creating a similar sort of “dark terpenic violet” atmosphere.

Still, there is enough difference to avoid any redundancy (well, sort of); Fahrenheit is decidedly more powdery, gassier and darker, and way more rich and complex, while Olympios is quite more simple, more herbal, drier and quite more bitter too, ultimately a bit cheaper as well. It feels like taking inspiration from the general genius structure of Fahrenheit, bringing it on an “easier” territory, both notes-wise and quality-wise. Nonetheless I would consider it a little true keeper, as it smells basically like a sort of bitter-herbal flanker of vintage Fahrenheit, both fresher and drier at once. I wouldn’t ever recommend this as a replacement for the immense, out-of-this-world intricated beauty of vintage Fahrenheit, but it’s surely a little fascinating gem that would make a perfect “discarded flanker” of it.

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