Or des Scythes 3лaто Cкифoв (1925)

Or des Scythes / 3лaто Cкифoв by Nóvaya Zaryá / Новая Заря
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Or des Scythes is a popular perfume by Nóvaya Zaryá / Новая Заря for women and was released in 1925. The scent is floral-spicy. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Bergamot, Green notes
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnation, Jasmine, Peach, Red apple, Ylang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vanilla

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Scent

8.2 (48 Ratings)

Longevity

8.6 (33 Ratings)

Sillage

8.0 (34 Ratings)

Bottle

7.4 (38 Ratings)
Submitted by FantaJuice, last update on 17.05.2020.

Interesting Facts

This scent was re-released in 1988 and is said to be inspired by the discovery of the Scythian gold in the 1920s.
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Six years ago, I had noticed the wonderful comment of Florblanca (Hello, Flori, how are you?) and I had awarded it, but afterwards I had forgotten the fragrance again, because Russian perfumes were not among my special preferences at that time. In the meantime, however, I have been able to establish that there are all sorts of positive things to report from Russia and that the mass market in particular sometimes has even more quality than the banalization of fragrance that we are currently experiencing. Everything you need to know about the background (Scythians, gold findings, basic impressions of the fragrance) was described by Florblanca in her commentary, with a great headline (the best anyone at Parfumo has ever come up with here) - and I'm just trying to add the odd accent or two.

Recently I ordered a new 16 ml bottle of Or des Scythes from Russia, which was also perfectly packed and delivered reasonably fast. This is, of course, the current formula, which probably differs considerably from the original composition of 1925 and probably also differs from the reformulated version of 1988 (see above). Nevertheless, the fragrance has a completely classical aura, so that one is tempted to believe that it could hardly have had a different scent in the 20s
If one orients oneself by the above mentioned ingredients and compares them with the impressions on fragrance strips and the backs of the hands, Or des Scythes looks as if all fragrances of the 20s to 60s were poured into a pot and vigorously stirred. Basically, it is almost a blueprint of classic fragrances, which may seem outdated and antiquated to many.
The specified aldehydes can be easily identified. However, they are not so much in the foreground because of the heavy, sweet flowers. Yet the fragrance does not have the oppressive aura of many white-flowered perfumes, where jasmine, ylang ylang, hyacinth, lily of the valley or tuberose would be easily identifiable. Instead, a well-balanced carpet of flowers blends with fruity nuances (perhaps the peach is best perceived here, while "dead apple" is perhaps a slightly synthetic tone, the only one that clouds the overall picture a little).
When I think of green notes, I think mainly of galbanum, vetiver or herbaceous accents, but none of these are exclusively true. But maybe there is still a trace of galbanum, because after a while the tones become darker and more melancholic.
It is above all the base that makes the fragrance appear so classic. I suspect an oakmoss substitute with a woody undertone.
Overall, the fragrance appears rather feminine, quite sweet, contains a small but fine trace of animalism (in the past I would have suspected civet, today certainly a substitute, also a splash of musk), is initially dominant floral with a very light chypretouch, then becomes denser, heavier, is hardly powdery, but rather radiant and sounds woody-mossy.

Surely Or des Scythes is not very high quality and finally also a very inexpensive fragrance, but the overall impression is consistently positive and what the Russian noses have made out of the famous classic is in my opinion worthy of respect
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This lovely scent arrived from Russia today. I was already wearing Russian Tea by Masque, which arrived yesterday. Or des Scythes went on an arm and my nose has been moving happily from arm to hand for a good while now. There's nothing unusual about this fragrance's ingredients. What's special is their quality and how they've been mixed. The carnation and Jasmine are quite detectable as are the peach and red apple, lending a beautiful freshness to this near oriental, that misses only musk to fit the definition. The base is sheer addiction to my nose--my favorite woods, as well as oakmoss and amber, and vanilla. Nothing overdone, no false chemical edges. The top is an accomplished green/citrus. I really like this perfume. It's especially nice to switch from it to Russian Tea, a far more powerful scent, and realize this gold holds its own.
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Genuine Gold
I have a vintage version of this gem, a perfume bottle from the 1980's, this is not a knock-off of Chanel 19 or Coco (as sometimes mentioned by Russian reviewers who seem to discard any Russian fragrance automatically because of some strange bias), but a creation which I consider unique. Of course, there have always been perfumes (especially from France) which were very influential and great, but I think it is unfair to call a scent from Russia a simple knock-off when it is clearly such an independent creation as this one. "Gold of the Scythians" is a well-constructed powdery floral, partly carnation and jasmine, partly dry wood. It is radiant,elegant, multi-faceted and has a kind of resinous splendour in the drydown. Admirable.

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