Rêve d'Ossian 2012

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Rêve d'Ossian (2012) by Oriza L. Legrand
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Rêve d'Ossian (2012) is a popular perfume by Oriza L. Legrand for women and men and was released in 2012. The scent is resinous-smoky. The longevity is above-average. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesFrankincenseFrankincense Aleppo pineAleppo pine
Heart Notes Heart NotesBenzoinBenzoin Elemi resinElemi resin Gaiac woodGaiac wood OpoponaxOpoponax Tonka beanTonka bean CinnamonCinnamon
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber BalsamBalsam LabdanumLabdanum LeatherLeather MuskMusk SandalwoodSandalwood

Ratings

Scent

7.9146 Ratings

Longevity

8.2122 Ratings

Sillage

7.3125 Ratings

Bottle

7.7103 Ratings

Value for money

7.215 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 22.09.2022.

Interesting Facts

Rêve d'Ossian was originally released in 1900.
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5 in-depth fragrance descriptions
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9.5
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Hirondelle
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Hirondelle
Hirondelle
Top Review    19  
Luthier
I want to start and I'm so surprised that I really don't have the words! Sometimes life (or the wonderful people in it) leads us to unusual places that were previously reserved for us, but which - how could it be any different - can still be remembered by their smell despite a short stay, carve themselves into their own wood, become part of one, in connection with the memory of this person. I was fourteen or fifteen, and an old building door opened! She took me to the violin maker (as a child I thought of a farm with loud violins in the stable), on the way we listened to the radio in a dark green Ford Fiesta and she let me guess the composers. All this time, immersing yourself in the scent of wood, colophony dust against the light, wood coming to life. She just wanted to do a little something there. But this smell of resin, any tincture, which should stink, but enchanted me with all its amber tones. So is this perfume. It smells as if I was breathing warmly on the wood of my cello or as if the sun was filling its own odour in the room. At that time it was a violin maker, but after a few minutes this perfume develops into a gentle, amber-like perfume, the incense made me almost devout, no, it must be my own violin maker, too round, too feminine (although quite wearable for a man!). A wonderful composition, how fitting that I am unpacking my cello again just these days and its gentle resinous smell rises to my nose again, my dear good old and faithful friend. This amber scent makes me dream, so much happens so unbelievably, suddenly and unexpectedly. My God, I'm so glad there is such a thing
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7.5
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7.5
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10
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7
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Drseid

818 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Helpful Review    7  
A Welcome Spicy, Woody , Resinous Blast From The Past...
Reve d'Ossian opens with a gentle touch of aldehydes before a gingery incense-like opoponax resin and elemi-derived pine tandem takes over. In the early heart the incense-like opoponax resin remains, now supported with cinnamon spice and slightly sweet natural smelling woods with a prominent tonka bean driven sweet powdery sheen covering all. During the late dry-down the tonka bean driven powder fades though never completely dissipates as slightly sweet amber, relatively clean musk and fine sandalwood from the base emerge and control, with the just slightly sweet sandalwood primarily "the last man standing" as the composition slowly fades out with traces of the supporting musk still barely detectable. Projection is very good and longevity is excellent to outstanding at 12-14 hours on skin.

Reve d'Ossian has an amazing list of notes, but one of the most impressive early-on is its deft use of aldehydes up top. Usually the use of aldehydes in a composition is an arresting point for this reviewer, but they go down quite easy with this one, meshing quite well with the opoponax resin that resembles radiant church incense. The tonka bean gets just a tad problematic in the heart as it brings a pretty decent amount of sweet powder along for the ride, but thankfully while it goes right to the boundary of acceptability; it never crosses the line into unwanted territory. The sandalwood and amber base is quite lovely and finishes off the composition on a high note. The bottom line is the 120 euro per 100ml bottle Reve d'Ossian is far from perfect, but it gets things mostly right (especially the top and base accords), earning a well-deserved "very good" rating of 3.5 stars out of 5.
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9
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Darkbeat

192 Reviews
Darkbeat
Darkbeat
Helpful Review    6  
A cathedral in a bottle
It smells, literally, of ecclesiastical incense, of the Easter procession, and I love it for that, but, I would like much more, if the beginning were projected in time and was the scent of the whole life of perfume, but no, I I have to make do with a first half hour of precious, leaden, rough cathedral incense and even a bit acid, a very beautiful thing, which makes it want to never end. After this beginning, the incense continues to play a leading role, but it gradually loses that religious tone, until it shows us a more common incense, much more woody and resinous, a precious aroma as well, but which loses that extra spark it had at the beginning. In the end, the aroma is a super soft sandalwood incense with very resinous and beautiful nuances, but already very close to the skin, with an almost residual effect.

It is not a powerful perfume, on the contrary, it is a perfume that encourages calm, peace and relaxation, a deep spiritual aroma, but simple and fresh at the same time. If I had to give an example so that you can interpret it better, I would say that it is as if we had added lead tones to Montale's Full Incense and a more solemn and serious character.

The overall performance is moderate, the duration is fine, remaining on the skin for 7 hours without problems, but the projection is quite moderate or discreet, which is quite common in this type of flavor.

It is a perfume that could be used at any time of the day, and in any situation, but yes, it is not perfume for all noses, you have to really like incense in its most religious aspect.
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Mujo

48 Reviews
Mujo
Mujo
Helpful Review    5  
Dreams of Ossian
After trying all the samples of the Oriza L. Legrand sample pack I ordered, I can definitely say that this and Horizon are my favorite offerings from this house, although all compositions have a certain "je ne sais quoi" attractiveness. They all share a complex, and out of this world or at least out of this current age we live in, quality. And you can almost see and smell the story they have for each of their fragrances. I recommend to at least try the sample pack. They ship quickly, pack well and it's well worth the € 15,- or € 16,-.

Back to Rêve d'Ossian. It starts off with a nice combo of incense and aldehydes, but it's never harsh or pungent anywhere. After the first blast it settles down into a nice powdery, sweetish and balmy mixture of pine, elemi, woods, opoponax and tonka.

Rêve d'Ossian brings you into the elusive deep forest where maybe even fairies hide behind the trees. If the forest was a temple or a church, then this would be its fragrance.
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Mlleghoul

218 Reviews
Mlleghoul
Mlleghoul
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partying with nuns
If you love the offertory pencil shavings of CdG Avignon (and I do) this is that on steroids and maybe also hallucinogens. You know, the drugs that monks and nuns and holy prophets and saints take to get swole and bench press dusty wooden pews and write trippy eccesiastical poetry on brittle parchment scrolls? Sure, why not. Hey look, it’s gothic sex nerds Lord Byron, and Percy Shelley! Where’d they come from, smelling of nightmares and bad reputations, all gloomy and grandiose like moody vanilla and smoky leather and rich, sticky resins, and horny graveyard strolls at midnight? If Ken Russell made a fever dream of a film about the famous time-traveling debaucheries of Hildegard von Bingen and her companion, Frankenstein’s monster, I think it would result in this glorious perfume. Let’s party.
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FantasmargFantasmarg 10 days ago
Hyper-realistic church incense, beautiful and poetic, that grows sweeter warmer and smoother in the dry down. Not an easy scent, but: oh!
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EmorandeiraEmorandeira 3 years ago
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10
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8.5
Scent
Ecclesiastical incense, cotton Candy and herbs & Resines mixture... The flavour of the south of Spain during easter un every spray!
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DarkbeatDarkbeat 3 years ago
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A liturgical incense, complex and deep, but quite fresh, nothing heavy and very pleasant, the performance is very good.
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