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This place will rise again. The wisdom of eternity imparting a glimmer of hope through the grace of eternal renewal: the wild glory of nature bursting through cement, metal, and urban despair, purified by the waters of Lake St. Clair.

 

There's Water was a fun OLLA to try. It was water, metal, slightly masculine, and in general smelled clean.

 

It smelled like clean water, and it was more of a scent experience than a perfume.

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"Lake St. Clair" in the description reminds me of the two teenage years I spent in Grosse Pointe, a snotty well-to-do Detroit suburb. We lived blocks from the lake. So this scent description makes me think of yacht clubs, country clubs, and kids who got BMW's on their 16th birthdays.

Fortunately, the scent itself is awesome.

I usually can't do aquatics, but this one has a rebellious bite to it that I love. Is it the embodiment of the resentment between the haves/have-nots? I also think I smell wildflowers, bringing to mind ancient history, and the fact that the plants and water lived here long before the rich kids, and hopefully long after. Untamed nature.

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In Bottle: Unusual florals (dandelion with something else I think) and greens over an aquatic base. The metal and cement are understated. The “glory of nature” is very like my garden and gives the aquatic note a sharpness that I like. Wet: The green growing things really differentiate and pop on my skin. The floral becomes aquatic support. The hints of metal give it extra edge. The cement is very understated. Dry: Slightly sharp aquatic.

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Wet this was a green aquatic with some very light floral business going on. Now I started to really like it when it dried down and got a bit of a sharp metal scent added. All in all not my favorite but very nice.

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I had a chance to smell all the OLLA scents at Healthy Living and while there were quite a few I adored this one just really stuck with me so it was the one I chose to order (or more likely the first).

 

From the bottle: Grassy, green and aquatic with a hint of soft florals.

 

Wet: Honestly not that different from the bottle directly on my skin. Dried grass, mossy green notes, clean water and the softest hint of maybe linden?

 

Drydown: Clean, so wonderfully clean. Single notes harder to pick out but all are still present. All of the notes have melded together to create a soft slightly unisex scent. My favorites all seem to have a tendency to have their individual notes meld together and this one is no different.

 

I've warn it twice since my order arrived last week and it's already becoming a fast favorite.

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Aquatic, slightly perfumey, very 'white', and clean smelling. Good aquatic, but I do have my faves that I like better.

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Floral, herbal, aquatic. I do detect something like a cement note in the background.

This is a pretty scent but it's so not me. Too heavy on the aquatic for me to ever reach for it.

My Mom, on the other hand, loves aquatic scents so I gave my decant to her.

She loves it which is what I expected.

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I'm not getting any greenery or floral, just a very sharp, soapy aquatic and a musky, metallic cologne scent that kind of reminds me of sharp white musk. I can't pull off musky or clean scents, so I'll pass on this one.

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