Smelly Scentsations: Esprit D’Oscar EDP by Oscar de la Renta

As part of the February 2012 Bellabox Singapore edition, I received a 3ml EDP sample of Esprit D’Oscar EDP by Oscar de la Renta.

Esprit D’Oscar was launched in 2011 as a modern take on their 1977 signature fragrance.

Notes for Esprit d’Oscar by Oscar de la Renta:
Top: Sicilian lemon, bergamot and citron
Heart: Egyptian jasmine, orange blossom and tuberose.
Base: musk, heliotrope, tonka bean and vetiver

My impressions:

Play of scents – Esprit opens with a very fresh and slightly powdery, citrusy fragrance (predominantly bergamot), tinged with vetiver, tonka bean, musk and middle notes of tuberose and the jasmine. I can’t say I’m particularly enamoured by its opening, as too many contrasting scents lend to confusion. At first whiff, it’s hard to pinpoint what exactly I smell nor is it particularly feminine. I suppose andro is a modern take though this modern would be better suited from the late 20’s.

After about 30 minutes, this morphs to a much wearable floral scent, of musk, jasmine, vetiver and mild tuberose. This appeals more to me as I find the bergamot a tad too strong in the opening or it could be my skin amping it.

However, this does not have much lasting power, considering its EDP form. It’s definitely impactful the first 2 hours and then fades to nigh nothing.

Personally, I don’t quite like this and the wear time certainly doesn’t justify its price tag. However, if you don’t like the typical feminine/floral scents, this is definitely worth a sampling to see if this appeals better to you.

~*Item was received as part of a Bellabox subscription paid for by me*~

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