Roam If You Will
Since expanding their well-loved boutique brand to include fragrances in 2009, Odin‘s Eddy Chai and Paul Birardi have had a steady stream of olfactory wins, teaming up with the master perfumers at Drom on six unisex perfumes, as well as corresponding scented candles two years later. Their success is partially due to a palate for exotic essences, as well as an increasingly eclectic range of different muses that tends to weigh heavily on well-loved travel destinations. It’s somehow fitting, then, that their latest eau is called Roam. With roots in the Amazon, specifically Amazonian incense resins, which are the standout feature of this flacon, the scent evokes the damp darkness of the rainforest via additional essences of bittersweet saffron, wild coffee flower, coconut milk, and ebony woods. It’s smoky and rich—and it could wear you if you’re not careful. But that in itself should be incentive enough to take it on, especially for true fragrance fanatics who are in the market for a challenge.