August 28 2014

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Odin Makes It Easy To Be Green


After successfully dabbling in home fragrances with four gorgeous votive versions of their existent unisex eaux, Odin’s Paul Birardi and Eddy Chai have turned their attention back to perfumes of the spritzable variety. Just in time for summer, the duo has set their sights on crafting 06 Amanu, a fresh green fragrance. Like its predecessors, it’s made for both boys and girls, which is nothing short of a challenge considering that true green notes—resins, saps, mosses, and the like—are typically reserved for men’s scents. But in the same way that they managed to turn their floral-heavy, 04 Petrana into something that appealed to both women and their male counterparts, the boutique owners hit just the right balance between crisp and sweet, warm and smoky. Central notes of green galbanum, jasmine sambac, and aged cedar leaf are tempered by wafts of blood orange, magnolia, and amber wood, so the juice goes on with a burst of zest and evolves into something soft and almost powdery on the skin, never becoming too dank or heavy. It’s unclear whether my s.o. will spray this one liberally onto his pulse points (I just got him into toner; cologne may be a ways away), but he will definitely enjoy it on mine.

Photo: Courtesy of Odin

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