Or du Sérail 2014

Or du Sérail by Naomi Goodsir
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Or du Sérail is a popular perfume by Naomi Goodsir for women and men and was released in 2014. The scent is fruity-sweet. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCistusCistus
RumRum
DavanaDavana
Red fruitsRed fruits
MangoMango
OrangeOrange
Heart Notes Heart NotesClary sageClary sage
Beeswax absoluteBeeswax absolute
CoconutCoconut
GeraniumGeranium
Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesTobacco absoluteTobacco absolute
AmberAmber
LabdanumLabdanum
Oak wood absoluteOak wood absolute
CedarwoodCedarwood
MuskMusk
Vanilla absoluteVanilla absolute
Maté absoluteMaté absolute

Ratings

Scent

8.2213 Ratings

Longevity

8.3173 Ratings

Sillage

7.6175 Ratings

Bottle

7.5155 Ratings

Value for money

7.819 Ratings
Submitted by medicine, last update on 26.10.2021.
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8.5
Scent
7
Longevity
7
Sillage
DarkWinterCS
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DarkWinterCS
Helpful Review    5  
A bottle of tobacco please !
Long I had to take time to classify this fragrance, some time I did not know how to describe it or I lacked the appropriate contexts. Well, currently I can assess the fragrance. Although I haven't had it in my nose for some time now, the thoughts seem clear to me now for this review. My little Parfumo break has probably also helped this fragrance a bit to be able to categorize and formulate the right ones.

The impressions after the first test were at least with me quite superficially found and also inwardly put into a description. Or du Serail was in my nose of the Baraonda owner a parallel, you were supplemented by some interesting notes. The second test also ran with similar impressions, my opinion did not change over the test horizon. However, I am now used to the fact that a certain habituation effect must first set in my nose to develop a comprehensive picture. Because some nuance needs then but his time to be perceived or differences to similar fragrances auszumachen.

However, I would award the start of the fragrance on my skin the familiar characteristics of Baraonda. So some damp tobacco and rum flickers through the area and brings the scents of a Cuban bar in higher humidity to the best. I like this combination very well, because not only experienced associations are renewed, but also because this combination of notes harmonizes wonderfully and reinforces each other.
Once the nose has become accustomed to the base of the two notes and their interaction, the one or the other fragrance note is remixed to it. Because not only Baraonda is a parallel for me. Also the somewhat acidic notes of a The Moon by Frederic Malle or Fruity Aoud by Roja appear here in certain traits.
It's also those tart fruity notes that left me a bit undefined at first. Gradually, though, I could understand how to incorporate the notes. A balance to counter the slightly sweetened rum and the earthy notes of the wet tobacco. It even has slight aromatic hints of bread, sourdough bread that is. That earthy sourness would certainly describe this association a bit more figuratively. However, one should not be put off by this, as a certain sweetness remains to the fragrance, making it eminently wearable. The harmony within the combination of the different notes is quite amazing, as you wouldn't expect it to end up as a rounded whole. Certainly soft notes such as vanilla and clary sage help to project the overall picture in such a way that it is easy for the user to use one more spray.

Therefore, it should be said to all who appreciate Baraonda that they should try this fragrance as a further development or great sidekick times. A fresh coat of a very popular fragrance if you will, which also deserves some attention.
It is not a perfume that I would like to feel for every moment on the skin, because he presents but something, in certain situations can be too much. On days with high humidity, I would do without it, as the notes already seem too humid-earthy to me. Rather on dry days or in the cold winter, yes there I can imagine him.
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8.5
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Taurus1967

3 Reviews
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Top Review    20  
That's why the Sérail is so beautiful
Yesterday morning when I left the house, it was really quite chilly. In any case much frostier than in the past weeks, but the air was clear and the sky gradually changed from black to dark blue and shortly afterwards to steel blue.
Yeah, I was cold. On the other hand, "Or du Sérail" warmed me up and put the situation into perspective. So it was exactly the right decision to test this fragrance on this day.

What I particularly liked here is the appealing introduction with the sweetish notes of rum, honey and some fruits, which at the same time meets a rather tart and dry mix of tobacco, mate and oak wood. That sniffed already very mature and solid, but also really extraordinary - and above all pleasantly warm.

Inside myself, I had images like raisins stuck in honeycombs, which were then sprinkled with rum that had matured in barrels for many years. The whole thing then goes into an old oak box, in which tobacco, mate and spices were previously stored.

Therefore, "Or de Sérail" appears a bit rustic and gloomy, but also bright and radiant. This is how one could interpret the former characteristics for the robust palace, which may have already gone through a lot, but is flooded with the golden core. Probably everyone will do something else, but the important thing is that the fragrance itself is not too promising, but is of high quality and anything but commonplace, but still easy to wear.

Finally the palace gold calms down after several hours and changes into a rather unsweet vanilla with a timid woody background.

The wearer thus shows individuality and a touch of extravagance with sufficient traction. You don't have to do it only at a vernissage - but it probably fits perfectly. And of the season sensibly in autumn or winter.

Moreover, you don't have to worry about this eau de parfum getting too inflationary outside. Up to now I have only seen "Or du Sérail" or fragrances by Naomi Goodsir in Düsseldorf, for example, at Beauy Affair - I think that's where you stay in an exclusive circle.
10 Replies
10
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Emorandeira

356 Reviews
Emorandeira
Emorandeira
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Honey & fruits

Emorandeira
Trying to compare It with other perfumes i find It Closer to soir de lune by sisley than to arabie ir tobacco vanille. The most i can feel is the honey and on the background the tropical fruits, a bit similars to the ones in Moonlight by Lilian. The longevity is good but the projection only average. It is a good perfume, very sweet with the animalic vibe of honey. Better for night and cold/warm weather

Scent: 10
Longevity: 7
Sillage: 6
Originality: 6
Versatility: 6
Quality/price: 5
Global: 8
Jubliant

70 Reviews
Jubliant
Jubliant
   2  
co co co coconut
Fruity Woody describes this well, however the fruit feels very synthetic. A good fruit-wood would have realistic fruit followed by realistic wood. The cloying fruit seems like coconut, mango, and rum followed by tobacco, labdanum, and vanilla.

This smells like a very wealthy woman takes her 10 yr old daughter to Barney's, the girl sniffs a few things and decides she likes this one best, the mother takes a whiff to make sure it is not an 80's oriental bomb and approves, saying, "that is nice, dear, now tell this nice man what you want."

This remains the girls signature scent well into her twenties, mostly out of nostalgia, until she discovers that there are other interesting things to wear besides the synthetic fruit of her youth. She suddenly sees how she has not grown up and evolved, much like the perfume is stuck at a coconuty vanilla.

What does this scent do well? Makes a more mature coconut.

6/10
ColinM

516 Reviews
ColinM
ColinM
   3  
Tacky sweetness
Booo-riiing! A sweet syrupy bomb built on the clash between dry, dark and earthy notes of tabacco-labdanum, booze (it wouldn’t be niche without the boozy note, you know...), honeyed-pollen flowers and a hyper sweet, candied, Lutensian accord of fruit and resins with a balsamic aftertaste. All sinking in sugar. Basically something like Histoires de Parfums’ 1740 drowned in molasses, a clumsy galore of unrelated contrasts among dry tobacco, melted plastic and honey sweets, also fairly reminding some By Kilian's as other reviewers noted. Without all the sweetish stuff it would smell probably better, although it would just basically be a wannabe Fumerie Turque. As-is, in my opinion it’s just tacky and exhausting. I don’t blame Duchaufour as he obviously just runs where they call & pay him, but I think he would make a better use of his talent (which he has, undoubtedly) if he just stopped working on a dozen of scents per year – ‘cause then, these are the results...

4,5-5/10
10
Scent
10
Longevity
10
Sillage
10
Bottle
ScentedSalon

96 Reviews
ScentedSalon
ScentedSalon
   3  
Dry Fruit Pleasure
I will admit my love for super strong, sweet cloying scents AS LONG AS they have something boozy or tobacco-y going on. I adore the sour-apple Ambre Narguile, the caramel Oajan and the cinnamonny Helium or Dolcelisir. The tobacco-y Tabacca and hookaish Sacre Tabac Sucre are also special loves. Or du Serail continues to expand on this theme.

The opening is a lovely and strong sour apple with honey. The tobacco serves to create a funky, deep base that makes all the sweetness bearable. The boozy middle reminds me of Frapin's style. The honey has the sticky effect you might find with Botrytis. A tiny mango peeks through, giving this a more tropical feel.

The sillage and power are amazing and I especially love the small compact bottle with a choice of twist off or spray. One of my favorite perfumes to date.
7
Scent
7.5
Longevity
5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Drseid

798 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Very helpful Review    6  
Boozy Fruit-Laced Tobacco Over Burnt Woods...
Or du Serail opens with an extremely natural smelling rum-laced pineapple and coconut fruity duo, strongly resembling a pina colada. As the composition moves to its early heart, the booze-laced fruit begins to dissipate as deep, just slightly sweet pipe tobacco takes on the starring role. During the late dry-down the composition turns to vague burnt woods with traces of the fruity booze-laced pipe tobacco still detectable through the finish and just slightly powdery vanilla joining in late. Projection is average and longevity above average at 9-10 hours on skin.

Or du Serail is really a composition of what might have been. The pina colada-like open is simply amazingly delicious; and when the pipe tobacco joins in during the early heart the combination is not only at once innovative, but also incredible smelling. If the momentum could have been maintained Or du Serail would easily be able to work its way into conversations for many "best of" lists this year. Unfortunately, the late dry-down is a big disappointment. The burnt vague woody aspect is near-certainly the work of norlimbanol, and its use just ruins such natural smelling top and mid sections. Bertrand Duchaufour deserves some credit for keeping the burnt woods from completely quashing the tobacco and boozy fruit, but they still dominate and distract from the composition's message no matter how hard one tries to avoid them, with even the vanilla at the very end coming a bit too late to soften the blow. The bottom line is the $185 per 50ml bottle Or du Serail shows tremendous promise early, but lets one down with its disappointing finish, still earning a "very good" rating of 3.5 stars out of 5, but it would have been much higher if only the burnt woods could have been extinguished. Recommended with reservation.

Statements

BoBoChampBoBoChamp 1 year ago
8
Scent
8
Longevity
8
Sillage
Initially juicy fruity, this rather boozy, fruity/floral sweet-resinous Fall fragrance, settles to a gentle and warm earthy-woody base.
ItchynoseItchynose 1 year ago
5
Scent
Challenging opening full of cistus, rum & clary sage. Although it mellows with the drydown it remains way too animalic & musky throughout.
EmorandeiraEmorandeira 2 years ago
10
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
8
Bottle
Honey & tropical fruits with tobacco... A mix between soir de lune, Moonlight and tobacco vanille... Sweet but not too intense ..

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