Olibanum Gardenia 2016

Olibanum Gardenia by Bohoboco
Bottle Design Kamil Owczarek, Michał Gilbert Lach
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7.6 / 10 71 Ratings
Olibanum Gardenia is a popular perfume by Bohoboco for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is woody-smoky. It is still in production. Pronunciation
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Main accords

Woody
Smoky
Resinous
Floral
Spicy

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
NeroliNeroli CoconutCoconut LimeLime
Heart Notes Heart Notes
FrankincenseFrankincense CistusCistus GardeniaGardenia
Base Notes Base Notes
CedarwoodCedarwood Olibanum woodOlibanum wood SandalwoodSandalwood
Ratings
Scent
7.671 Ratings
Longevity
7.658 Ratings
Sillage
7.058 Ratings
Bottle
7.447 Ratings
Value for money
6.128 Ratings
Submitted by Neta, last update on 25.02.2024.

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From bar soap to church walls to velvet gardenia petals
Not my style, but a very interesting, contrasting scent. Thw opening comes across as old-fashioned and soapy to me. Imagine a vintage-inspired bar soap with an incense and white floral scent. At this point, the scent is floral, but doesn't smell decidedly like gardenia.
But after a while, the thick, creamy, velvety character of the flower really starts to shine. To me this is more of a frankincense than an olibanum scent. It reminds me of old stone church walls at times. But then, a moment later, it suddenly feels much warmer and more balmy. It changes all the time, while gardenia steadily lingers in the background.

I'm a bit confused about the top notes, I really don't get the summery, fresh scent one imagines from neroli, coconut and lime. Just gardenia and resins. It's more of a winter scent to me, with a bit of a retro feel to it.

It's always hard to rate a scent that is good, but not to your personal taste... I settled for a 7 because I kind of like this and enjoyed sampling, but really wouldn't want to smell like that myself.
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