08 Seylon 2012

08 Seylon by Odin New York
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08 Seylon is a perfume by Odin New York for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is spicy-woody. It is still available to purchase.
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Perfumer

Philippe Romano

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot
Bitter orangeBitter orange
YuzuYuzu
Heart Notes Heart NotesElemi resinElemi resin
VermouthVermouth
NutmegNutmeg
Base Notes Base NotesBenzoinBenzoin
OakmossOakmoss
VetiverVetiver

Ratings

Scent

7.371 Ratings

Longevity

6.460 Ratings

Sillage

5.863 Ratings

Bottle

7.464 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 17.07.2021.
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9.5
Scent
7
Longevity
5
Sillage
8
Bottle
Mörderbiene
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Mörderbiene
Very helpful Review    6  
in vino veritas
You take
750ml six year old blue Zweigelt from coloured marl
1/2 tsp fresh boar rue
Pinch of fresh tarragon leaves
Pinch of fresh black rue
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of lime blossoms
Pinch of gold melissa
Pinch of dried lavender flowers
Pinch of fresh lemon verbena leaves
Pinch of fresh rosemary leaves
Pinch of thyme
Pinch of fresh lime zest
1 flower of the roman chamomile
1 flower of arnica
150ml Lambig Hors D'Age
1/2 tsp fir syrup

Heat part of the wine, place the herbs in the hot wine, then add the lambig and syrup, leave to cool overnight and strain. Add to the rest of the wine and store for 2 months in a cool place.
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The history of wormwood, a sprinkled herbal wine, cannot be proved unequivocally, but the most diverse cultures - from the ancient Egyptians to China - probably already knew their own herbal wine.
Although no great friend of wine (too dry, too sour, too furry, too sweet - maybe I just haven't found the right one yet), the new wave of wormwood has swept me along, fixed by a Spanish colleague. Not only have I already tasted some very tasty wormwood creations in small Catalan restaurants (if you are coming to Barcelona soon or less, you should definitely stop by La Pubilla! Also - or just because of it - because of the loving regional and nevertheless extremely inexpensive lunch menus), also the idea (quote Pippi) excites me to make me my wine as it pleases me. Anyway, the last two years I have experimented a lot with all kinds of wines, herbs (partly planted by myself, because otherwise not available) and fruit and wine brandies. The perfect wormwood wasn't there yet, but the above mixture is the best one I've had so far.

According to our database, there are a few fragrances with wormwood. It should be noted, however, that there is no apparent distinction between wormwood and herbal wine. And even though different Artemisia species are a major component of wormwood, the smell is quite different.
Over time, various types of wormwood have developed, which of course can differ clearly from each other in both taste and smell. The classic division takes place between black (bittren) and white (sweet) wormwood made with red and white wine. In addition, blends with rosé and champagne have produced red and golden wormwood. Personally, I've only been dealing with the black wormwood. Of course, black wormwood can also become sweet through the use of appropriate herbs and vice versa, but this is rather unusual.
But back to the scents. So far almost every fragrance with wormwood I have tested is also included in my collection. Well, there are three pieces: "Trade Routes Collection - Levantium", "Grand [email protected] Noble" and today's themed "08 Seylon". Une Nuit à Montauk - Bohemian Soul" didn't make it because wood and smoke were too strong for me here and wormwood was little to not perceptible. Another ten wormwood scents are still on my watch list until a test opportunity. Some of them will probably have to stay there forever due to their availability.

"08 Seylon" is the most authentic wormwood fragrance to date, which brings out the bitter, citric, herbaceous, spicy, but also flowery and sweet notes of the black wormwood and always lets its alcoholic background shine through. Therefore he gets the big wormwood comment from me.
The three-part pyramid given here is a joke insofar as - as with all odins I have tested so far - there is not really any course perceptible. At the beginning it is a bit more pointed, the citric notes dominate a bit, but soon there is this melange of notes typical for black wormwood, which gradually darkens a bit. However, the individual notes are so strongly interwoven that I can only speak of the overall scent impression. Both the wort and the sweetness become somewhat more intense in the back.
With rather weak Sillage the durability is nevertheless in order.

All in all a dry red with bitter substances and citrus, which gets something - little - sweetness by flowers and syrup and after a few strong swallows leaves only a light aftertaste, which fades away quietly after about five to six hours If my wormwood tastes as good as Odin's, then I made it.

Oh, and the above recipe either pure on ice, or half with cider. Santé!
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Scent
10
Longevity
5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Drseid

803 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
   1  
They Say Seylon, I Say Ceylon... It Dosen't Really Matter As This Stuff Is Bad...
Odin 08 - Seylon opens with a woody cedar-like accord coupling with dulled, near medicinal orange sweetened by sugary benzoin. Moving to the early heart, the sweetened dulled orange remains, as what first came off as a cedar-like woody accord turns into a woody vetiver with nutmeg spice support. During the late dry-down the composition turns slight powdery and green as the sweetened dulled orange vacates and the remnants of the woody vetiver join a moderate amount of oakmoss in the base through the finish. Projection is average and longevity outstanding at well over 15 hours on skin.

Let's start with the good... The composition has truly incredible tenacity. OK, now that is out of the way we can move on to what I think about Seylon generally. This stuff is really bad, plain and simple. I knew the composition was really bad near immediately after spraying the stuff on skin as the odd medicinal dulled orange melded with the sugary sweetness and the woods, forming a mixture that is near unbearable. Luckily, as the orange and sweetness fade things do improve, and the remaining composition development is almost mediocre. There really isn't much else to say except I hope I never have to smell this stuff again. No, it is far from the worst I have *ever* sniffed, but it definitely is among the worst I have sniffed this year. The bottom line is the $165 per 100ml Odin 08 - Seylon is an extremely sloppy amateurish composition that disappoints on every level save its outstanding longevity, earning it a "poor" 2 stars out of 5 and a strong avoid recommendation to all.
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Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Tar

261 Reviews
Tar
Tar
   1  
Smoking raven
For me 08 SEYLON is one of the most solemn and austere fragrance.

Since my nose is not so educated, I detect only smoke and black pepper. After this dark, biting mood, which I associate with a burnt black color or the landscape of an extinct rock desert in the night, there is a kinder and softer self. It has to scoop itself from the pile of coal, and sinks again under the blackness soon, never emerging again.

I am sick of it, I am drowning. And can not stop to smell it. I have to pass on, otherwise I will drowning in the future very often.
9
Scent
TeaWithMilk

27 Reviews
TeaWithMilk
TeaWithMilk
Helpful Review    4  
Best Black Tea EVER
I have finally found it--the perfect black tea! I love the little bit of bitter orange here. It smells amazing coupled with the smoky, rich black tea notes. This perfume is so much like real ceylon when the tea pot is empty and only the whole leaves remain at the bottom, leathery and soaked from steeping.

I don't see musk in this perfume, but there is something in it that smells soapy to me, a quality I sometimes wish was not there, yet I can not imagine loving the perfume without it. So there is a certain cleanliness factor. it could be the oak moss, as many traditional chypres with oak moss tend to smell a tad soapy on my skin. Oak moss is not prominent here, in case anyone is wondering.

I have been wearing this quite a bit since I bought it. I think this one's a keeper.

SUMMARY: Afternoon tea on a Sri-Lankan coconut plantation

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