Osmanthus by The Different Company
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Osmanthus is a perfume by The Different Company for women and men and was released in 2001. The scent is floral-fresh. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamotBergamot Mandarin orangeMandarin orange OrangeOrange
Heart Notes Heart NotesOsmanthusOsmanthus RoseRose Green notesGreen notes
Base Notes Base NotesMuskMusk CastoreumCastoreum

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Scent

7.5209 Ratings

Longevity

5.9152 Ratings

Sillage

4.7142 Ratings

Bottle

7.5124 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 17.03.2022.
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4
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6
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8
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5
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Kurai

209 Reviews
Kurai
Kurai
Helpful Review    3  
Long awaited
This is by far my most anticipated perfume acquisition of 2021. Partially because I grew more and more intrigued by the osmanthus accord in perfumes, but most of all because it took the (grey market) retailer a staggering three months before shipping it. I had to send numerous emails, reminders, questions, requests. All were replied with kind manners, but again and again promises regarding delivery date were broken. In fact, I already prepared a case file to revert my payment. But when I finally received the parcel today, all frustration was forgotten.

TDC's Osmanthus is a crisp floral, carried by a light-brown musk. It starts off with a bright citrus, that feels sharp but not exactly tart. More orange than yellow, I suppose. Soon after that the scent turns floral and the different facets of the osmanthus accord appear: buttery, fruity and even vaguely leatherish at times. It has a typical glassy vibrance during its relatively short lifespan.

Overall a nice scent that has a clear TDC signature: bright, clean and subtle. As easy-going, uncomplicated as an osmanthus accord can get. Although this perfume seems to be made for spring, I'm happy to wear it in december. Given all the frustration it caused earlier, I now consider it an early Christmas gift.
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FrauMieze
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FrauMieze
Very helpful Review    6  
In memory
When I had Osmanthus in a swap package as a goodie, I could not imagine anything under Osmanthus.
The first sniff was then like a flashback to the past.
It just smells 1 to 1 like my grandma used to. And I loved it/she loved it.
This soapy, well-groomed, pure, clean that my grandma always had on him this fragrance just totally reflects. But he is thereby in no way "stale" or "omahaft". Here, "elf-like" was used to describe the scent. Yes, that's it. It's delicate, skin deep and unspectacular. The perfect everyday or office fragrance.

Osmanthus begins briefly and delicately citrusy, but that is hardly worth mentioning, because what resonates immediately is osmanthus and musk. This soapy acts balsamic, creamy, delicate and lovely.
In the later course, it becomes very slightly woody.
When I wear it, I'm happy, I feel sheltered and cared for. Just like my grandma did to care.
A pure fragrance, without any significant progression, that absolutely charms me and makes me sigh.

After the sample, I had to have it. For a long time I was looking, he was a little too expensive for me. But I was lucky here in the souk and now I'm in the Seventh (granny) heaven.
He is now "my treasure".
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Gelis
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Gelis
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A fresh floral touch
Almost blindly reach into the "still testing basket": "Osmanthus" ah well. My memory goes in the direction of lovely-fruity-warm. So just the right scent for this autumn day. Hah! I hear you clapping your thighs, you who already know TDC's "Osmanthus."

Well, far from it. "Osmanthus" is a spring/summer scent with an implied citrusy opening that is immediately caught up with soapy freshness. It takes a while until a gentle powdery-floral note can be detected next to it. I can't tell which is responsible for the soapy freshness and which for the powdery floral note - osmanthus or rose. In any case, this freshness stays with me throughout. I don't notice the musk separately. And the castoreum gives off a very light tobacco-like note after a few hours from my skin.

The whole fragrance hovers at most 2 - 3 inches above my skin and has more of an aura than a sillage. For this the durability is good: 7 - 8 hours.

I find "Osmanthus" quite nice, but so real enthusiasm does not arise. Possibly that would be different in the spring or summer.

I thank LadyViolet for the test opportunity
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7.5
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4
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4
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9
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Augusto
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Augusto
Top Review    16  
Feather. Light
Top note fresh and already very delicate, I perceive bergamot, fine and clearly reminiscent of the bergamot of the same name TDC fragrance (former Bergamote Divine). One of my favorite fragrances in all its monotony, by the way. Add some tangerine and orange, if you know, yes, but the peel, not the juice. Nice.
The direction of the fragrance quickly becomes apparent - it is not a loud fragrance, but an intimate fine veil that covers the skin and the wearer. A fragrance that doesn't turn you on violently, as some top note controlled fragrance-cash-cows do, or even exciting, great, overwhelming fragrance-powerful personalities from the oriental camp, for example, but a fragrance that gently takes you along.

It is a mood of its own that the fragrance spreads as soon as you inhale it for the first time. Natural and at the same time abstract, airy and ethereal. He remains materially in the here and now, but very delicately flat. Poetic promise at most, like a poem that you see on paper, but haven't read completely yet.
These are the beautiful first 10-15 minutes.

The scent warms up bit by bit, it is as if the morning dew disappears. Flowery, slightly citric and a fragrant fruity, very special fragrance thread appears, which I would like to follow if the fragrance were not so incredibly light. He's a hard man to catch.
Whether this is the typical scent of Osmanthus?
In Asia, especially with the Chinese, the Osmanthus is appreciated and worshipped. It is used to flavour tea. Gardeners praise his peach-sweet scent blossom. This fragrance is not sweet for me, but harmonious and mild. Maybe I can smell it after all, a light fruit sweetener, without any acidity or sugariness. Maybe apricot or peach.

Greenish, soft light yellow, flowery, soft fruity. The fragrance melts softly on the skin. It bridges the gap between vegetable and synthetic fragrances and human skin in a light, floating way. I could now write something about Chinese fairies or the like, but that would fit only conditionally, apart from the kitsch factor. A China porcelain teacup only modestly colored shines similarly against the light as this beautiful scent, if that is a better comparison. Yes, the tea association comes through where there isn't any. Cool-warm porcelain, porcelain skin.
Now he's painting again, Jean-Claude.

The fragrance is also greenish in its structure, its delicacy grows as a plant on earth, in a garden. Protected from strong winds, warmed by mild sun rays. Late morning.
Osmanthus, related to jasmine, but more graceful than the comparatively wild sister.

It is about one hour after spraying the fragrance.

In the second and third hour, the scent becomes finer and finer, soon it is so thin that it no longer asserts itself against smells in the environment for my nose. I look for the scent, try to keep it in my nose, the nostrils swell, but I don't really want to succeed anymore. My neck slowly gets an unattractive crease, because I always try to smell towards the scent.

Every now and then he catches me when it's very quiet on the outside. The musk is also noticeable, unfortunately a bit like a hot cloud of steam that you have inhaled too violently. That happens to me with some musk species, it scratches in the throat and on the chest. So the scent is not only soft, but also a little pressing. With the right skin chemistry this could be very interesting.

All in all, however, the feather-light scent thread is lost to me in the end. After about 3 hours I am essentially finished with the fragrance or he with me. Even though I appreciate transparency and lightness very much, this fragrance is too fleeting even for me to stay tuned. I just don't seem to have enough patience to smell after him. In the next few hours there is always a touch of the fragrance, it is beautiful, it attracts my attention, but it remains too quiet. What remains is a kind of longing, a desire for more, which the scent does not satisfy, perhaps it also plays with it, but then I am already gone. And it remains the hunch that it is a quite wonderful fragrance.

It could have been so nice, finds AugustA.
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