Posted 20 August 2006 - 05:14 PM
Ochosi is like the sharp green tang inside a twisted bough on a flowering spring tree. It's really green and bright, even though the shea note tempers that slightly. There's a hint of something almost aquatic to it, and the woods are very soft.
I was also reminded of Nosferatu---to my nose, it definitely shares a tangy note with that blend.
The drydown is much better than the wet stage on me. It's more foresty and less green-fresh. It's not really my kind of blend, but I'll definitely keep the imp and give it another try sometime.
Posted 28 August 2006 - 02:42 AM
In Bottle: Sweet sugar and florals.
Wet: A very herbal-y bloom on my skin. Still sweet, a hot floral...quite foresty! Not really pine leaping out at me so much as mulch, undergrowth, the like.
Dry: Hmm, rather quick fade.--Oh, here comes the must. Let me see if that stays around.--Yes, it appears that is does. No, this is not a pleasant scent for me.
Overall: Goes musty. Don't like.
Posted 05 October 2006 - 05:46 PM
First sniff: Spiced wood and smooth greenness. I think this is what our guildhall in the Great Oak of Thelbane Forest smelled like.
Wearing: I smell like a dryad. :P The green wears off as the scent dries, leaving a fantastic smooth warm woodiness.
Posted 09 October 2006 - 05:43 PM
I'm not sure if it was the spruce, but it was a bit tangy for me when I first put this on. A little too much like cologne. Then at drydown, it became much more balanced with the wood and herbs. A nice and soft forrest scent. I didn't detect any shea. Then a while later it started to get really sweet and just wasn't a happy woods scent anymore. Oh well.
Posted 26 October 2006 - 07:18 PM
Posted 29 October 2006 - 06:51 AM
In the bottle, this smells... moldy and mildewy, or something. I think it might be the shea. This continues for several minutes after it's on my skin.
Dry, it's better. I get a very soft, pale, pulpy wood. It makes me think of a wooden crate. I get a slight green note too.
The problem with this scent is that by the time it starts smelling good, it's so faint that I can barely smell it. And since the worst part is at the beginning, I'm not sure if it's going to smell much better in my oil burner- I'll probably just get the moldy shea scent and not the nice woods.
Oh well. You win some, you lose some.
This post has been edited by bristlecone: 29 October 2006 - 07:05 AM
Posted 07 November 2006 - 09:05 PM
Wet: Ochosi is creamy and sweet. It is not overbearing, though it has a floral touch. It is almost gently spicy.
Drying down: This might yet go soapy on me when I stick my nose up close. It is penetrating and mesmerizing, yet soft.
Dry: I want this rich sweetnes to last all day. This might be a good locket or brassiere scent.
Later: This is lovely, but so light. It is unlikely to grab the attention of others, but it is delightful to smell on myself.
Posted 09 November 2006 - 09:11 PM
on: very soft and almost sweet.
2.5 hours later: this is turning to a sour wood scent on me.
6 hours later: powdery and vaguely sweet, but still mostly that sour, woodsy smell.
overall: my skin just did bad things to this one.
Posted 27 November 2006 - 03:51 AM
Posted 09 December 2006 - 07:39 PM
It sort of reminds me the way Sanrio erasers smell! Holy crap it does!
Posted 11 December 2006 - 02:24 PM
Wet on me - A not really there bitter green earthy scent
Dry on me - Stale dishwater
Overall - This just doesn't work on my skin
Posted 24 December 2006 - 12:05 PM
edit to add: I can almost swear that there is a touch of champaca flower in this. It's a note that my skin likes to shout out, and I recognize it from Dr. John Seward and Two Monsters. It's what was giving me that 'banana' feel earlier.
This post has been edited by Forspecial Plate: 24 December 2006 - 12:58 PM
Posted 12 January 2007 - 07:41 PM
Wet: It sweetens pleasantly with what I recognise as the shea note from Obatala, yum.
Drydown: Shea and herbs, it smells very much like tropical flowers, I can smell nectar, and very pleasant herbs from a forest. It smells fresh and breezy, and yes now I get the woods in the base, that remind me a bit of pencil shavings (this is a good thing, in this blend).
Overall: A generally very balanced blend, sweet with shea, and earthy with herbs and woods. It's a very feminine woody blend because of the shea, that I seem to amp like crazy. The herbs are a bit sour at times, refreshing. It generally conveys a good sense of a hunter-god who's vey close to the forest.
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This post has been edited by theseagrows: 15 February 2007 - 09:35 PM
Posted 03 March 2007 - 09:17 PM
In the imp: Smells like a light mixture of woods and herbs.
Wet: I'm not entirely sure what shea butter should smell like, but there is a creamy edge to the woods and herbs while this is wet that I'm going to attribute to the shea butter.
Drydown and wear: This is really, really nice, and I'd say that this, along with Danube, are the only two GC scents in the last 50+ that I've sampled that I wanted to move to the 'potential bottle' list right away instead of testing it again (but I will test again--I always test again). This is very clearly woody/herby, but it is clean, light and really classy. This is light polished wood, not heavy wood on a wild tree, dark, with ancient bark peeling off (like Kathmandu, Yggdrasil and others).
Posted 06 March 2007 - 09:01 PM
In the imp: sweet sweet shea butter with some spruce or pine.
On skin: the shea gets a little soapy at first, but in a good way, like an expensive super moisturizing French, triple milled soap made with real African shea butter. Mmmm. After a while, the shea quiets down a bit and the herbs come out, along with the woods. This is so freakin' good, it takes me back to when I was a kid, playing on the playground with wood chips nearby grassy meadows and forests. This is a very green scent, and the spruce adds a spicy woody kick to the creaminess of the shea and the greenness of the herbs. It's so clean and fresh smelling, I am definetely going to grab a bottle of this for the summer. I'm going to try and layer this with my Obatala and see how it goes. LOVE!
Posted 22 March 2007 - 07:05 PM
On drydown, I start to get more shea and more herbs. The herbs aren't sharp or pungent -- just nice. I'm so happy that the wood in this isn't doing what wood usually does on me -- scented pencil shavings. It's just barely foresty rather than the sawdust pile at the wood mill.
This is a happy, summery, enjoy the meadow-at-the-edge-of-the-forest kind of scent. Wear a frilly skirt and take a blanket.
Posted 03 April 2007 - 01:27 AM
Posted 14 April 2007 - 02:20 AM
I think people who like Beltane, Roadhouse, and Litha will like this.
This doesn't have a ton of throw, but it so lovely close up. I really love this, and I am seriously coinsidering getting myslef a 5 ml. :P
Posted 29 April 2007 - 12:02 AM
When I first put it on, it really came on kind of overpowering, smelling like a cross between a Christmas Tree and bathroom soap. I left it on for a while to try and give it a chance, but once I noticed that bathroom deodorizer scent, that's all I could smell, so a little while later I had to wash it off. It did something very similar to Swank, which I also had to wash off.
This'll be an entry into the swap pile.
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