Salamanca by Olympic Orchids Artisan Perfumes
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Salamanca is a perfume by Olympic Orchids Artisan Perfumes for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is leathery-smoky. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still available to purchase.
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Perfumer

Dr. Ellen Covey

Fragrance Notes

African everlasting flowerAfrican everlasting flower HayHay ImmortelleImmortelle LabdanumLabdanum LeatherLeather MimosaMimosa Mitti attarMitti attar Tonka beanTonka bean VetiverVetiver

Ratings

Scent

7.161 Ratings

Longevity

8.952 Ratings

Sillage

8.050 Ratings

Bottle

7.243 Ratings

Value for money

8.213 Ratings
Submitted by Ergoproxy, last update on 13.05.2022.
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Reviews

10
Scent
10
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
10
Pricing
Emorandeira

368 Reviews
Emorandeira
Emorandeira
   1  
Green and balsámic leather
Salamanca has been a complete surprise. Seeing the notes didn't really appeal to me much, but I decided to try it based on a couple of reviews I saw and...voila! Finally I ended up going for a whole bottle, and that when I smelled the perfume directly from the sample it seemed horrible to me!
Salamanca is, therefore, a beast perfumon! It is based on leather, which remains as the central note, giving the perfume power and great longevity. On the other hand, we find hay and vetiver in large doses that give it a green and earthy touch, and a very interesting balsamic and smoky part in the background. Immortelle is also detectable, giving it a dry floral touch that gives it a different hue than other green perfumes. Finally, the algae, an unexpected note that gives the fragrance a certain marine touch, albeit without any kind of fresh, oceanic, aqueous or ozonicom nuance; it simply has a slight hint of a sea smell.
The performance is incredible. For the whole day and if you don't shower part of the next. In clothes it is eternal
I find it a perfume to wear more during the day with moderate to cool temperatures.
Totally unisex.

Scent: 10
Longevity: 10
Sillage: 8
Versatility: 8
Originality: 10
Overall: 10
9
Scent
9
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
9
Pricing
Controversy

7 Reviews
Controversy
Controversy
   3  
Leather, leather, leather
Leather, leather, leather ..... mix it with hay & clay and you get one of the most exceptional fragrances (in a very positive way).
When I sampled Salamanca years ago, with many others from this brand, it was clear: Ellen Covey is an outstanding perfumer. But Salamanca was still a bridge to far, so I ordered Ballets Rouge, Hamsa and Seattle Chocolate that time. These 3 were more appropriate and captured my taste more . Nowadays it's different, I don't turn my back on the very exceptional and experimental fragrances anymore.
I've never been to Spain, but if this indeed the atmosphere and the smell of their history reflects I would jump on an airplane straight away to get there and never come back again. This is the real stuff, the perfumer didn't hesitate to speak out loud with Salamanca. It screams leather from the opening until eternal. Yes there are other ingredients that comes along like seaweed which gives it just that tiny bit of 'green but salty freshness' in the opening, the opoponax and labdanum are for the powerful sweet balsamic and a small dose of spicyness touch.
But what stays is hardcore leather, earthy wet clay and the particular smell of dried cut grass.
The longevity & projection is enormous, so be very careful when you mingle in the crowd. Or even better : enjoy this magnificent perfume all by yourself.
6
Scent
10
Longevity
8
Sillage
6
Bottle
Jarrock32

10 Reviews
Jarrock32
Jarrock32
   2  
Rustic ancient leathery experience
This is definitely, as you could imagine, an eccentric perfume. I will classify it as a vetiver - leather. Of course at first this is a blast of an ancient and strong leather with woods mixed with a realistic and really original note of clay, that is the first time I smelled in a fragrance and can assure that note is incredible. I am from Spain and this remembers me a lot of places that I visited in my life, specially rustic houses or something ancient and the nature and typical towns, like Salamanca, sure. This could be the smell of "Máximo" in gladiator film; you can smell the leather, the earth, the stones of Coliseum. At the beginning is an amazing leathery experience that makes you think you can wear as a new, original and classy leather, but in the drydown a too much acid vetiver note takes importance and dominates the whole leathery chord. This changes my perception of the fragrance. This fragrance could have been an incredible dark leather with a rustic classy vibe, but the drydown has a totally different intention taking the way of a dirty greenish acid vetiver that personally I don´t like. Interesting fragrance anyway, and perfectly executed with a good balance and no edges. Need to mention of course the shy and far floral notes in the background that creates a echo of sweetness, but always an echo in the background, you never feel any floral domination.

Statements

EmorandeiraEmorandeira 20 days ago
10
Scent
10
Longevity
8
Sillage
8
Bottle
Leather mixed with intense Green and earthy notes overba balsámic background. The final touch includes Inmortelle and seaweed. Original!
BoBoChampBoBoChamp 6 months ago
7
Scent
9
Longevity
7
Sillage
Initially thick and earthy smoky-leathery, a rather dry and dusty, gently leathery, earthy-floral fragrance, on a green earthy-woody base.
MarabuntaMarabunta 1 year ago
5.5
Scent
9
Longevity
9
Sillage
4
Bottle
A bold, pungent and truly dry leather masterpiece with strong nuances of clay, vetiver and mitti. Stoic and melancholic. A real treat.

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