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 in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesCistus, Rum, Davana, Red fruits, Mango, Sweet orange
Heart Notes Heart NotesClary sage, Beeswax absolute, Coconut, Geranium, Ylang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesTobacco absolute, Amber, Labdanum, Oak absolute, Cedarwood, Musk, Vanilla absolute, Mate absolute

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Scent

8.2 (150 Ratings)

Longevity

8.2 (120 Ratings)

Sillage

7.6 (121 Ratings)

Bottle

7.4 (110 Ratings)
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Emorandeira

93 Reviews
Emorandeira
Emorandeira
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
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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.
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Drseid

679 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.

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Emorandeira 44 days ago
Honey & tropical fruits with tobacco... A mix between soir de lune, Moonlight and tobacco vanille... Sweet but not too intense ..+2
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