Lôtree 2013

Lôtree by Santi Burgas
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Lôtree is a perfume by Santi Burgas for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is woody-spicy. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Perfumer

Blanca Dalmau

Fragrance Notes

Arabian woodsArabian woods
BambooBamboo
OakmossOakmoss
SandalwoodSandalwood
CedarwoodCedarwood

Ratings

Scent

6.521 Ratings

Longevity

8.516 Ratings

Sillage

7.018 Ratings

Bottle

7.521 Ratings
Submitted by Franfan20, last update on 19.01.2021.
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6.5
Scent
9
Longevity
7
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Taurus1967

3 Reviews
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Taurus1967
Taurus1967
Top Review    9  
Deep in the core yet something useful
With the layer fragrances of the so-called Lôant Collection by Santi Burgas has probably so many difficulties. There simply resonates a whole lot of unapproved synthetics that one may only shake his head. The approach to layering may be interesting, but I can't see more than a failed business acumen in the creations. Because who wants to layer diligently, of course, must have different Lô fragrances to be able to experiment with it.

Not much different it is with the green Lôtree, which according to color and name olfactory should go in the coniferous direction and on the basis of the symbolism (three points, the lowest full) would probably be applicable as a base note, but thereby releases a nasty chemical top note (if you can write that now in this context), which is more reminiscent of burnt rubber trees and the Nachsprühen almost to a dare sprouts.

However, if you bring up a little patience, develops a not so uninteresting woody approach, which knows how to convince especially with quite useful sandalwood. This is quite soft, nicely smoky and somehow beguiling. So simply pleasant and absolutely long-lasting. In between, some oak moss and a little cedar wood, although one wonders what is supposed to be hidden behind the Arabian woods? I guess times resinous tones, which mix here perfectly with the sandalwood.

Okay - there's synthetics in there. Clearly, and quite badly. And I'm trying to imagine how positively the fragrance would be received if Lôtree started right with the sandalwood, the name was based on it, and the bottle was designed to be more precious and mysterious. I think that would definitely be a hit.

So Lôtree is unfortunately too bulky and exhausting to score points and convince with the skillful sandalwood note.
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5
Scent
7.5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Drseid

797 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
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Peppered Vague Woods...
Lotree opens with a nose tingling, black pepper laden slightly sweetened watery green bamboo accord with a faint vague woody undertone. As the composition moves to its early heart the watery green tinged bamboo fades to the background, taking a back seat to the vague synthetic woody accord resembling an approximation of Oud wood that emerges to take the starring role with the now heavy black pepper remaining as co-star. During the late dry-down the peppered synthetic vague woods recede but still remain; now sharing the spotlight with fir-like greens with a tinge of added oakmoss. Projection is excellent, as is longevity at well over 12 hours on skin.

Lotree is the first sample tried out of the Lotree sample pack I recently received from a very generous friend. As soon as I sprayed the composition on skin, there was some chemical in the open that caused a slight nose burning sensation, coupled with some additional tingling from the black pepper immediately experienced. After the burning sensation quickly died down the watery green bamboo made itself known but faded to background all too quickly, leaving the real stars of the composition to make its way to the fore; norlimbanol derived synthetic vague woods flanked by heavy black pepper. Here is where Lotree becomes all too familiar and not very good. The norlimbanol-derived vague woods are frequently used to imitate Oud wood, and I suppose they have been rounded up for similar use in Lotree. When paired with the also frequently used black pepper as a co-star, the result just comes off as extremely irritating. On the flip-side, the late dry-down nearly salvages things as the synthetic woods and pepper recede, allowing fir-like greens to join them to add some interest to the composition while also softening the synthetics a bit. The bottom line is the 89 Euro per 50ml bottle Lotree is far from terrible smelling, but it really doesn't distinguish itself from so many other tiring norlimbanol focused vague woody compositions on the market, earning a "below average" 2 to 2.5 stars out of 5 and a minor avoid recommendation.
6
Scent
7.5
Longevity
5
Sillage
Cryptic

24 Reviews
Cryptic
Cryptic
Very helpful Review    8  
Oud Incognito
I was really looking forward to this particular offering out of the entire Loant collection. The German reviews likened Lotree to a foundry in the middle of a dense forest and mentioned "singing woods." Could it be something along the lines of OJ Woman or Chene, maybe? I was so hopeful. And while some of the Loant scents are the sort of harrowing colors I associate with sports energy drinks, Lotree is a soothing, mysterious green, with listed notes of moss, cedar and sandalwood. Mentally, I was already sitting on a bed of moss under a canopy of trees, watching dragonflies flit by. But then I tested it.

While Lotree is by no means a bad perfume, it is a far cry from what I was anticipating. Rather than a melange of woods and moss, I got one goliath of an aromachemical. Polysantol? Don't think so. Cashmeran? Nah. Iso E Super? Might be some in there, but mostly I thought I was smelling PSOUD (pseudo oud). Initially I questioned my nose/judgement, because although the listed notes include the catch-all term, "woods," perfumers are in the habit of announcing the presence of oud in a fragrance with great fanfare, possibly to justify a hefty pricetag. Why wouldn't Santi Burgas list oud as note? I had to be mistaken. Then dear Mr. Cryptic, patient veteran of many perfume testing sprees, weighed in. "Aww...honey, not that sh*t again," he said, and I knew it had to be oud: The only note he cannot stand.

Many perfume fans would find Lotree appealing, especially when layered with Lorose, and my rating reflects that, as opposed to my personal prejudice against oud. Lotree is remarkably tenacious, and probably would have earned a 100% longevity rating if I had fully tested it. However, as I scrubbed it off after about an hour I gave it 75% for lingering on the towel, on my hair and in my nasal passages.
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