Flash Back by Olfactive Studio
Bottle Design: Camille Toupet
Where to buy
Where to buy

Search on

More
7.0 / 10     133 RatingsRatingsRatings
Flash Back is a perfume by Olfactive Studio for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is fresh-citrusy. It is still in production.

Search on

More

Perfumer

Olivier Cresp

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGrapefruit, , Rhubarb
Heart Notes Heart NotesGranny Smith apple, Pink pepper
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Musk, Vetiver, Cedarwood

Ratings

Scent

7.0 (133 Ratings)

Longevity

6.5 (86 Ratings)

Sillage

5.5 (97 Ratings)

Bottle

7.4 (90 Ratings)
Submitted by Joe, last update on 04.03.2019
  • RateRate
  • CollectionCollection
  • SoukSouk
  • ClassifyClassify
  • NotesNotes

Reviews

5.0 8.0 6.0/10
Silverfire
Silverfire
Silverfire
Very helpful Review    2
A Journey Back To Infancy
Flash Back begins with a deep ambery base with just the right amount of pepper, surrounded by a luxurious warm orange-neroli note, kicked off by the tang of bergamot. Fifteen minutes in, lily-of-the-valley comes to the front, turning it a touch too soft/feminine for me. Eventually the orange-neroli comes out again, taming it, and by four hours in, nothing but the softness of the flower remains along with ambergesis and a tinge of something fresh that makes it reminiscent of the beginning, just more peaceful. Eventually it dies away to a sweet musk. On subsequent wearings, I get less of the ambergesis and more of the bergamot, while the middle stage of the clean/fresh/lily-of-the-valley extends outwards as the base disappears in a memory of neroli.

The more I think on this scent, the more it seems to be a journey backwards to infancy. The moment the picture is taken somehow begins the journey; the ambergesis and the pepper bring on a sense of mystery, while the neroli and lily-of-the-valley suggest youth, innocence and purity; they fade to a time where we were not, prior to birth.

While I find the structure and associations of Flash Back intriguing, it is weighed down by the fact that the excitement occurs only at the beginning. The rest is a rather uninteresting denouement. I have enjoyed other fragrances by Oliver Cresp (Polo Sport, Juniper Sling), and I was curious about the rhubarb note, but neither proved to be a guarantor of quality or excitement.

Statements

KingPin 21 days ago
Very clear rhubarb with hints of grapefruit and ocean notes, very similar to Bois 1920 Oltremare. Not bad if you’re into that stuff.
7.0
6.0
7.0
7.0

Perfume Classification by the Community


Photos by the Community

by Odorier
by Odorier
by Skubi73
by Skubi73
by Scentist
by Scentist
by Gwiazdka72
by Gwiazdka72
by Amber9
by Amber9
by Odorier
by Odorier
by Ironheart
by Ironheart
by Ironheart
by Ironheart
by Ironheart
by Ironheart
by ExUser
by ExUser