[⁸O] Oxygen 2012

[⁸O] Oxygen by One of those / nu_be
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[⁸O] Oxygen is a perfume by One of those / nu_be for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is synthetic-spicy. It is still available to purchase.
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Perfumer

Antoine Lie

Fragrance Notes

AldehydesAldehydes
WoodsWoods
MuskMusk
PepperPepper
SaffronSaffron
VetiverVetiver
FrankincenseFrankincense

Ratings

Scent

6.637 Ratings

Longevity

6.131 Ratings

Sillage

4.732 Ratings

Bottle

6.230 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 23.03.2021.
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Elysium

502 Reviews
Elysium
Elysium
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Intoxicating With Purity
When I think of the noun Oxygen, I can’t help but think of a generation of electronic music producers who contributed to the birth of the dance music industry in the mid-1970s and many of the genres and styles we know and love today. Jean Michel Jarre is an absolute legend and a pioneer, and Oxygene is one of his best-known works of him, with part 4 as my favorite. And Oxygen [⁸O] takes me to my teens when that electric sounds oozed from the radio.

Mister Lie interpreted oxygen in its super-cooled liquid form. He blended many of the sharpest ingredients within perfumery to create that chilliness, stating that Oxygen [⁸O] represents for him a wood scent immersed in liquid oxygen, a warm and cold scent. The mixture of aldehydes, earthy, and musky accords can be too cool for many. Indeed, I find it a compelling creation. Steamy and refreshing, more complex than oxygen itself, it’s a scent you cannot catch, neither capture, but that is in the air, all around you.

Oxygen [⁸O] comes to life with a sizeable amount of aldehydes combined with the piquant pepper to lower the temperature. The fragrance explodes just like the notes that come out of the synthesizer when the fourth part of Oxygene begins. It is a cooling, almost chilly opening, and it makes me think of a frozen bottle just removed from the freezer, that opaque patina fades and droplets of water form on the glass. Although not present in the notes, I get a powder and talc accent typical of the alpha-isomethyl ionone, used to create the smell of iris and violet. Maybe it’s just my impression, or it’s that dryness because of cedarwood with its shades of pencil shavings. Yes, the more time passes, the more I recognize that characteristic smell. Just the smell of freshly flatted and varnished wood in a lumbermill, the shavings scattered on the ground, and the brush still soaked in painting. This opening, with its coolness, will put some off, but I found it very pleasant and intriguing.

The development feels vivacious, as if it is almost evaporating from the skin as liquid oxygen would. The heart of Oxygen [⁸O] turns out a tad leathery and smoky, with precious saffron and austerest olibanum that supply a suede-like accord. It also reminds me of a new sneaker’s shop, where you can appreciate the smell of leather mixed with the soles' fresh rubber, perhaps combined with a fresh coat of paint. I also sense a touch of something mineral and humid around for a while, but it is a fleeting sensation as the juice gets warmer and silkier over evolution.

And then comes the dry-down, with a severely sharpened vetiver, barely resinous, intertwined with cedar and guaiac woods. I seem to get faint of dirty patchouli before closing on a very synthetic white musk. Close to the skin, it is clean, crisp, and opaque, milky, rough, with something petrol-like in it, which makes it less abstract and more natural, with waxy and incensed undertones. To my nose, Virginia Cedar's pencil shavings cedar smell dominates the entire lifetime, as in Comme des Garcons's Wonderwood or LeLabo Santal 33.

This is what Oxygen [⁸O] smells like to me. It’s strange, but not unpleasant. Like all the other nu_be fragrances that I have already reviewed, this one has longevity and a sillage in the norm, I would say moderate. A daily scent for the sparkling Spring months, it’s acceptable for the office when you want to wear a fragrance but want to be discreet about it.

This review is based upon a 100ml bottle I own since March 2021 (27Y901 batch code), which I ordered here www.parfimo.it and paid €19.50.

-Elysium
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VickyVick
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VickyVick
VickyVick
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He's special
I am truly no expert in fragrance descriptions, but I'll try it anyway once. This fragrance is definitely something extraordinary and special. What stinks the one / the one / the other finds so many exciting. Tastes are just but different, which is also good.

In my collection, I actually have no single fragrance that is similar to this in any way. When I smelled him for the first time, I was not exactly in love with shock, but the love grew gradually. I dared to buy it anyway and we have great chemistry.

At first, I also had this chemical, acrid, almost clinical smell in the nose and I did not really know in which drawer I should put it now. But in the course I had to smell it again and again.
When I smell it today in comparison, first comes a lot of wood in the nose and at the same time some incense and light musk. He has something dry, smoky, at the same time warm and yet very pleasant, minimally sweet, slightly peppery. Almost like when you go for a walk after a hot day, evenings in the forest and has the intense smell of wood in the nose.

Definitely a fragrance that I would not buy blindly, because it is very special. I find him as a woman but very exciting and on my skin he always came good. Dare, I think he deserves more attention
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Drseid

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Drseid
Drseid
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Airy Woods...
Oxygen opens with straight synthetic rubbing alcohol-like aldehydes with a faint hint of vague woods in the background. As the composition enters its early heart the aldehydes remain, joining soft pink pepper in support as the vague woods firm into the starring cedar taking command, coupling with co-staring sharp vetiver. During the late dry-down the composition softens considerably as the woods and vetiver gradually fade though never completely vacating, as powdery orris from the base couples with relatively clean musk through the finish. Projection is below average with the composition little more than a skin scent and longevity average at 7-9 hours on skin.

Oxygen is easily the most immediately likable composition of the entire nu_be line to date. It is so light and airy at first that you almost forget you are wearing it at all, smelling synthetic in a *good* way. When the woods start to assert themselves along with the vetiver in the heart, the composition sharpens up but its gentle nature even during the sharpening never really goes away. Cedar and vetiver have always made a fine couple and in Oxygen it is no exception. The weakest part of the composition is the late dry-down as it fades to near nothingness all too soon, and what is there is a fine powdery sheen that does not really standout over other compositions in the genre. That said, the dry-down is always pleasant, and it confirms the ease of wearing the composition anywhere. I could easily see Oxygen making a fine office fragrance if one works in close quarters with others as its pleasant nature coupling with its poor projection make it a very safe bet. The bottom line is the $150 per 100ml Oxygen is not "the bees knees" and never distinguishes itself plowing new ground for the genre, but it smells great at all times and is well-composed by Antoine Lie earning it a "very good" 3.5 star out of 5 rating and a recommendation for those looking for something that is safe but not boring.
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ElysiumElysium 7 months ago
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Longevity
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Sillage
9
Bottle
Intoxicating with purity. With touches of saffron, olibanum and pepper, an overdose of aldehydes and musk, and a deep and earthy vetiver.

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