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Oranzo, the coolness
Sylvaine Delacourte worked for Guerlain as a VIP customer consultant for over 15 years and was able to gain a great deal of experience, especially in the creation of customer-specific personal perfumes, which she now preferred to incorporate into her own collections. She made use of her talent to work out certain characteristics of individual scents, to emphasize another facet or even to change the whole character of a scent by selecting the raw materials
After having already dedicated herself to the scents musk and vanilla with 5 scents each, the Orange Blossom Collection has now been released, where everything revolves around orange blossom. I have to admit that the marketing concept brings out several fragrances with overlapping scents and brings a winking smile to my face. At first I thought that Sylvaine could not decide from the 200 attempts to develop a perfume (so many attempts she needs according to own statement), in the end, which is the best one. So we took the 5 best ones and brought them all out together. Let the customer decide. But I don't think that would do her justice.
Since their sample sets are very inexpensive compared to many other brands, there is certainly nothing wrong with approaching their approach and smelling the subtle differences.
From the Orange Blossom Collection, I liked Oranzo the best. Maybe it's because the orange blossom here shows its unsweet and unflowery side and for me it's also the most masculine fragrance out of the range. Although I am well aware that many ladies could also enjoy this fragrance.
Oranzo begins fresh and spicy, the citric notes - above all bitter orange - do not play too much in the foreground and are soon accompanied by light jasmine and delicate orange blossom. Deprived of any sweetness, the orange blossom is also unable to set fruity or softer accents. Rather, woody and green notes take over, which can certainly be traced back to the mastic. The mastic resin, extracted from the trunks of the wild pistachio, exudes an almost ethereal green, slightly bitter aroma that reminds me of freshly peeled tree trunks. At the same time, it creates a refreshing and invigorating feeling that catapults Oranzo directly onto the watch list for summer fragrances.
In the further course "Sauber"-Moschus joins in, accompanied by a dry powderiness, but also this does not want to know anything about sweetness and leaves Oranzo in his - yes, one could accuse him of it - straight-lined, change-unwilling slightly bitter-green woodiness. But there are people who like that. Me, for example.
Oranzo is certainly not the figurehead of the series for the theme orange blossom, because in fact it is the least noticeable to me compared to the other 4 scents. Nevertheless, Oranzo is an uncomplicated, refreshing, clean scent that is by no means softened.
I really like the concept with the thematic examination of individual fragrances. The other four in the row smell completely different. And so one goes on the search for traces of the orange blossom and discovers that there is much more behind it.