Flash Back 2013

Flash Back by Olfactive Studio
Bottle Design Camille Toupet
Where to buy
Search on
Search
More
Where to buy
7.0 / 10160 Ratings
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 available to purchase.
Search on
Search
More

Perfumer

Olivier Cresp

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGrapefruitGrapefruit
OrangeOrange
RhubarbRhubarb
Heart Notes Heart NotesGranny Smith appleGranny Smith apple
Pink pepperPink pepper
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
MuskMusk
VetiverVetiver
CedarwoodCedarwood

Ratings

Scent

7.0160 Ratings

Longevity

6.5107 Ratings

Sillage

5.7119 Ratings

Bottle

7.4106 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 05.09.2021.
  • RateRate
  • CollectionCollection
  • ClassifyClassify
  • NotesNotes

Reviews

6.5
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Taurus1967

3 Reviews
Translated Show originalShow translation
Taurus1967
Taurus1967
Top Review    17  
Cash back
Spring is just around the corner. Very close - within knocking distance. At least as far as meteorological springtime is concerned, even if you don't feel spring fever yourself.

As theoretical as the beginning of spring, Flash Back is also intended as such for the budding season. At least on paper he brings everything that makes you think of warm, sunny days.

In reality it looks a little different. Although the prelude with the appealing fresh and sour grapefruit note is somewhat successful, a flash back to past spring days is not really successful - if then rather to the more successful TdH. Not even the equally greenish, tangy rhubarb can save much.

This is due to a severe abuse of too much chemical... äh synthetic additives, which among other things make the Granny Smith an indigestible fruit and make the vetiver look rather old.

The approach itself may be ok and I can imagine that the pyramid would conjure up a top refresher with more natural or valuable ingredients, but somehow it seems to me as if someone has pulled the cost brakes.

That's why I wouldn't necessarily hear good-humored spring elves humming at the end of Flash Back, but rather the shaggy gray-red zonk. Especially when I look at the price-performance ratio. Some might think of cash back, given the confounded triplets of fragrance, durability and silage.
14 Replies
6
Scent
8
Longevity
5
Sillage
Silverfire

130 Reviews
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

KingPinKingPin 3 years ago
7
Scent
7
Longevity
6
Sillage
7
Bottle
Very clear rhubarb with hints of grapefruit and ocean notes, very similar to Bois 1920 Oltremare. Not bad if you’re into that stuff.

Perfume Classification by the Community


Photos by the Community

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

Popular Olfactive Studio

Chambre Noire by Olfactive Studio Woody Mood by Olfactive Studio Iris Shot by Olfactive Studio Autoportrait by Olfactive Studio Lumière Blanche by Olfactive Studio Ombre Indigo / Olfactive Studio by Olfactive Studio Still Life by Olfactive Studio Still Life in Rio by Olfactive Studio Panorama by Olfactive Studio Flash Back in New York by Olfactive Studio Chypre Shot by Olfactive Studio Vanilla Shot by Olfactive Studio Close Up by Olfactive Studio Violet Shot by Olfactive Studio Leather Shot by Olfactive Studio Selfie by Olfactive Studio Rose Shot by Olfactive Studio