Posted 06 April 2006 - 01:00 AM
On me, this is a warm, creamy scent on top of a green wood note. I can also pick out a faint grassy smell. Overall, it's a bit sweet, very subtle and natural-feeling.
It reminds me somewhat of Nosferatu plus some wood.
Posted 06 April 2006 - 08:48 PM
It's got a bit of a cleansing sharp tang to it.
As it dries, it becomes an indistinct, pleasant soft green scent. Faded slightly creamy fruit, a bit of a "cleaning fluid" sharpness and a grassy green base.
Much lighter than I expected and much cleaner. A pleasant scent, though not one that I'd wear.
Posted 09 April 2006 - 03:46 PM
wet: sweet,creamy, spruce.
as it dries this is a soft, creamy (i think from the shea) clean yet slightly herbal scent. very very awesome i think it will be a summer scent for me
Posted 10 April 2006 - 11:32 PM
Posted 12 April 2006 - 07:06 PM
First on, this smells a lot like Mantis - sweet herbal notes and a light hint of soapiness.
5 minutes later, the soapiness has faded and there's a honeyed sweetness to this. I'm liking it a lot more now.
Ochosi is much warmer than I had expected. It smells like wandering through a dew-covered meadow on a balmy summer night. Wet air, grasses, and a honey-shea softness in the background. It's just as lovely as I had hoped that it would be. It reminds me of Buck Moon with the soft, sweetened, dewy greenery.
This post has been edited by Little Bird: 08 February 2012 - 02:42 PM
Posted 18 April 2006 - 04:32 PM
Unfortunately I am getting the same reaction to Ochosi that I get to Yggdrasil (a headache) so this one isn't for me.
Posted 18 April 2006 - 11:24 PM
On Skin: This is quite tasty… I get a very dominant ozone note and also a sweet fruit complimenting note. I smell the Shea from Obatala and I love that… I think maybe that’s what made Obatala so creamy yet refreshing as well. But it isn’t real milky like Obatala, it’s more soapy and slightly woody. Maybe sandalwood? I usually get a sweet soapy note from sandalwood. The herbs are not medicinal, they’re more fresh and bright. This is so nice… if you don’t like how milky Obatala is, this would be your perfect option. They seem to be related quite well… maybe Obatala is the feminine choice and Ochosi is the masculine choice.
Posted 23 April 2006 - 06:41 AM
I totally agree. Ochosi is an amazing scent and as I wear it, it reminds me so strongly of Buck Moon that it's shocking. Wonderful really as I love Buck Moon dearly and have always been very careful about using my bottle.
OK, on to the review.
In the imp: fresh, herbal, a bit like what I remember Yggdrasil smelled like (going only on my memory here, it turned on me so I got rid of it quick before it had a chance to tempt me again).
On the skin, I smell the same creaminess that is present in Obatala, that must be the shea. Beautiful, smooth, creamy.
As it wears, the shea recedes and it becomes deeper, richer, herbal, grassy, touch of woods. I'm smelling musk, the same musk and elements that are in Buck Moon. There's similarities here too to Devils Night - not boozy but that same wonderful velvety musk. I want to roll around in that musk, it's so amazing. There's touches of wood and the forest, and it evokes clear night air.
This imp is not going to last long. I am in love. :P
This post has been edited by cranberry: 23 April 2006 - 06:43 AM
Posted 02 May 2006 - 05:16 PM
Upon application: The shea really jumps out. Since trying Obatala, I've come to realize that my skin amps shea like crazy. It's a very buttery, creamy scent on me. Too buttery and creamy.
After about 20 minutes: The scent balances itself out on my skin. Soft slightly piney woods, a musky touch and the cream/butter of the shea has softened quite a bit.
I like it okay at this point, but it smells more like something I'd like in a shampoo or lotion than as a perfume.
Posted 08 May 2006 - 04:10 AM
Anyway, Ochosi seems like a "bright herbal" fragrance now. The oil is very lush on my skin during the early moments. I can see this being a favourite of some during the summertime.
When I first applied, Ochosi seemed very fruity and girly, almost, but now it's tempered into a fragrance with a light woodsy aura. I'm surprised at how much it's changed in the three minutes I've worn it thus far. Each stage is better than the last, though, and I'm quite fond of the stage where it's at now, this "sweet woods brushed with pine needles" stage. It's fairly unisex, although some may find it too masculine, and it smells very clean. As the oil sits longer, at around the ten minute mark or so the woods become blended a bit with a cream-lotion fragrance. It smells vaguely of pencil shavings, but it's ever so slight.
I'll have to wear Ochosi to work or on a weekend to contemplate more about this fragrance. It's not an "OMIGOSH" scent, but I can see this growing on me. I'm okay with it overall, but the beginning few moments were a bit odd on me, plus I need to see how it works throughout a longer timeframe. Although the first ten minutes of an oil make or break it for me, I've been surprised with drydowns on some fragrances I was kind of "meh" about.
Posted 10 May 2006 - 06:30 PM
Posted 16 May 2006 - 05:13 AM
On my skin: This sweetens and greens up on application some, but it still remains quite smooth. I'm not much of a "green" oil wearer, but I can definately see myself wearing this. It's quite clean and refreshing, good for spring and summer.
Later on: Not so sweet anymore, although it still smells soft and green to me. This one definately is going on the future bottle purchase list!
Posted 10 June 2006 - 12:02 PM
Summarised in a word or two: Herbal, woodsy shea.
Preconceived notions: After falling head-first for Obatala, the words "the soft shea he shares with Obatala" convinced me to track this down. I love herbal notes, and woodsy notes can, at times, be divine, so, who knows.
In the imp: Shea and herbs! This could end well.
On skin, wet: Generic pine-related cleaning fluid? The hell? Creamy, yes, but also very pine-y and woodsy. But... cleaning fluid.
On skin, dry: Sharp and herbal, this one. There's definitely a grassy base to this of some sort, but not a freshly-cut grass; more like a grassy field in the middle of a forest, more brown than green. The shea lingers, and obviously reminds me very much of Obatala, but there's an unsettling sweetness about it, one that I've noticed in some scents (BPAL and non) with grassy qualities.
Conclusion/Notes: Nice, but a little too... nature-y, lord-of-the-forest for me, somehow.
Posted 16 June 2006 - 11:16 PM
Drying down, Ochosi begins to smell alot like Herbal Essence shampoo - that's not really a bad thing but I was hoping to smell a bit more woodsy.
Completely dried down and I am smelling the sprucewood a bit more but it is still totally overpowered by the shea.
Conclusion? I had higher hopes for this. I like wood notes but Ochosi disappointed me in that respect. It smells completely like shea with just a tiny hint of bitter herbs. This was on my list for a 5ml but I am so glad I got the imp first!
Posted 30 June 2006 - 06:04 PM
It's like wearing a cashmere sweater and hiking boots on a walk through the woods.
Posted 02 July 2006 - 03:52 AM
Posted 02 July 2006 - 06:48 PM
In the imp: a sweeter, creamier version of Buck Moon's sharp herbs, with wood (spruce?) at the back.
Wet on skin: sharp, green herbs and grass, almost like EBM and Buck Moon and Arachne, with a creamy shea sweetness.
Dry on skin: mmm, I like it, though the herbs are very sharp now. it's a snap of tangy green plants and stems and leaves, with a dry wooden background reminiscent of cypress-I think it's the spruce wood, and a creamy sweet yet dry and scrubby scent which I think is shea as I get a similar scent in Obatala. This is a refreshing, bracing scent; it's like running through the forest, smelling the plants as they are crushed underfoot. And it is very much like Buck Moon, with shea instead of musk.
After a while: the scent is less herbal-sharp now but it's a lot drier and with a 'grey wood' note, almost dusty, with a creamy, almost fruity sweetness above it, almost like green apple to my nose. It's an unusual scent, but I like it-it's foresty, but not in the usual way, this isn't a winter forest, or a forest floor scent, this is more airy and light.
It's not as nice after about two hours-the scent becomes an odd dusty/plaster like and metallic scent with a hint of…cider? There are some woody herbal notes here but…dusty metallic cider. Weird.
Verdict: this scent started out quite nicely-a fresh green scent, a forest themed scent with isn't evergreen or earthy, this is the scent of the plants of the forest and hints of the wood, with a soft, creamy shea note. It brought to mind running swiftly through the forest, crushing herbs underfoot, and leaving a green scent in your wake. I really liked this at first, but I am not very keen on the drydown this gave me-an odd, dusty plaster scent with a bit of overripe fruit and cider, a combination of notes that smells a bit weird. I will need to swap or sell this one, I think.
Emoticon rating: :P
Posted 26 July 2006 - 08:04 AM
On my skin: This is definitely a fresh, green scent, without any ozone notes to it. A tiny bit of creaminess, but I'd say the majority of the scent is sweet and green.
Posted 29 July 2006 - 09:37 PM
Posted 02 August 2006 - 03:18 AM
I'd never smelled Shea Butter before so I was unsure what to expect. On me, this starts out with a creaminess backed up by a green/herbal smell. The creaminess is very unusual to me. Nice, though. After awhile the green comes out again and Ochosi turns into something very similiar to Nocnitsa on me. Same green/Spruce note and an almost fruity thing going on. The Shea gives it a softer feel, though. It's not as strong as Nocnitsa. I'll have to wear it a few more times to see which I like best :P
Posted 08 August 2006 - 02:09 PM
On skin, wet: Lemon? Pine cleaner, with a hint of dark herbal ... something.
On skin, dry: Piney, resinous .. gum. Mastic gum. It must be the sprucewood.
Conclusion: I feel like I've been camping. Which usually means I should wash this off.
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