|Fragrance House||Olympic Orchids|
Olympic Orchids is a line of artisan fragrances, inspired by the incredible variety of scents produced by orchid flowers and created by Ellen Covey, owner of Olympic Orchids orchid nursery in the Pacific Northwest.
Olympic Orchids is the definition of an artisan niche house. What Perfumer Ellen Covey does in her creations is pure art and art is meant to push and challenge boundaries and ideas and that she does in spades with these fragrances. Prepare to leave your preconceived notions of what a perfume can and should be before trying this house and be pleasantly surprised, sometimes challenged but never bored. Each perfume is an artists expression and visualization of a concept in olfactory form. Mohit offers a very nice discovery package and I urge all perfume lovers, beginners and experienced niche heads, to try this house because I guarantee you will find a few frags here that will blow your mind about what a perfume can be.
My personal favorites so far have been Olympic Amber ( Best Niche Amber frag I have smelled since Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan), Golden Cattleya, Blackbird, Cafe V and Dev 1 and Dev 4. I am so looking forward to trying the others by this House.
House : Olympic Orchids
Perfumer : Ellen Covey.
House Review : Probably this house lives up to all the hype that it promises. Using high quality ingredients and then giving them a composition speaks very highly of the perfumer.
Working with such bold ingredients can be challenging but Ellen has done a great job giving them a proper body. She has left her perfumer's touch in each and every composition as a spicy base.
This house will surprise you no matter how long you have been in the fragrance game, it will test your nose and your knowledge. It will also teach you a lot about separate notes.
"Its not a perfume its an experience".
All the compositions are far away from any mainstream perfumes you have tried. This house is for someone who wants to stand out in the crowd and knows quality.
You will definitely appreciate the blends more if you appreciate spicy accord in your fragrances.
People who complain about longevity and performance will have to look no further, each and every composition are parfum extracts so they will stick to you for 10+hours, no matter what skin type you are.
Newbies who have just entered the niche arena should definitely try this house to understand the exclusive style of perfumery.
This house is a story teller and all the fragrances portray a story. This is definitely the most exotic blend that i have come across in my fragrance journey till now.
My personal picks are Chocolate Seattle, Golden Cattleya and Blackbird.
House Rating : 8.5/10