This is perhaps the easiest to enjoy from the first five Omer creations in his Pekji brand. The author is very clear to his intentions with odoon: a Platonic representation of a woody aroma, that is, the soul of a wood. Thus, its smell is unadorned, basic, simple yet complex at the same time. What in general serves as support structure, both in nature and in perfumery, here is the main star of the composition.
Odoon develops just as Cuir6, in a kind of notes gradient scale that would be considered the base notes in a creation. Omer made it to be a wood scent where everyy one has a different experience about its smell. Mine is related to some key woody aromas that unfold in two phases for me.
In the first phase, I mainly detect the smell of sandalwood and cypress. The cypress for me has something woody and green, a medium moist aroma, as if the tree was still drying after the rain. Soon after it appears a first sandalwood aroma step, which seems an Australian variety, having a dry aura and which resembles cedar.
Once you pass this phase, which here acts as an entrance, i start to observe an interesting transition chord. It brings me the smell of wood chips, as if they were being cut in a sawmill and theirs powder smell permeated the air. Once this impression passes, I get the mineral part and abstract Cedar impression of iso and super, which forms a pleasant and well recognizable aura. Mixed with it i smell a second scent of sandalwood, with a creamy and salty nuance that what brings me to the mind a peanuts aroma (which can be found in another context in Bois Farine of L'Artisan).
Although Odoon is not one of my favorites, is certainly a fine perfume in its complex simplicity. Its theme is more related to the male audience than female, but I think the dominance of iso and super base can make it work for both. It Achieves what it sets out to do with a calibrated tune and components that seem to have quality.