The Thoroughbreds

Oajan 2013

Oajan by Parfums de Marly
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Ranked 16 in Unisex Perfume
8.5 / 10 1972 Ratings
Oajan is a popular perfume by Parfums de Marly for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is sweet-gourmand. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production. Pronunciation
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Main accords

Sweet
Gourmand
Spicy
Oriental
Woody

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
CinnamonCinnamon HoneyHoney OsmanthusOsmanthus
Heart Notes Heart Notes
AmberAmber BenzoinBenzoin LabdanumLabdanum
Base Notes Base Notes
Tonka beanTonka bean VanillaVanilla DavanaDavana PatchouliPatchouli

Perfumer

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8.51972 Ratings
Longevity
8.61795 Ratings
Sillage
8.31802 Ratings
Bottle
8.61701 Ratings
Value for money
7.21192 Ratings
Submitted by ExUser, last update on 13.04.2024.
Interesting Facts
The fragrance is part of the "The Thoroughbreds" collection.

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Basti87

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Top Review 19  
Great Gourmand
Comment number 2 from my Parfum De Marly test: For a week now I've been testing the PdM fragrances Oajan, Herod, Layton and Pegasus. There was a comment on Herod, now it's Oajan's turn. I have already tested the Oajan twice and can make me so a good picture.

The flacon is like all very noble. Also in this color combination great made. The flacons are already worth their money. Whether the fragrances are worth so much money, everyone should decide for themselves. Price is about 200 euros a 125ml. Or you choose the 75ml, which you get for about 100-130. Not cheap.
Oajan I ordered as a sample, because I like the fragrance twins 1 Million Prive and Dolcelisir very well. One thing in advance: these two really come very close to this Oajan. Oajan starts off very cinnamon heavy. Lots and lots of cinnamon with honey. Very sweet and just great for gourmand lovers. The opening is very well done and totally reminds me of Dolcelisir. 1 Million Prive is also very close to this fragrance. It is followed by more sweet notes with vanilla and tonka, which are actually present almost throughout the course. Add to that a pleasant spice and sensual warm notes and the delicious dessert is ready. Too much it does not change over the course, towards the end it becomes only significantly softer.
Overall, a great gourmand for the cold season. Since I have two similar fragrances with Dolcelisir & 1 Million Prive, this one does not impress me though. Especially since the two mentioned are much cheaper and are a bit better in performance. Dolcelisir in particular is the first of the three I can recommend. With ca.35Euro/50ml very much more price performance than this Oajan.
Oajan you have to let: It is also a high-quality fragrance with decent performance. My buy recommendation I would also pronounce, despite the high price. If it is umbedingt expensive niche should be: The will certainly impress many people and make gourmand lovers happy. Funny I find the rating, just what the performance is concerned. I don't think it's as good as the score here. Dolcelisir, on the other hand, is much weaker, but is in my opinion better than this.

If I evaluate only the fragrance, it has earned a high rating. On P-/L related there would be deductions, because the Gourmand competition is great. Who does not want to spend quite so much money, finds good alternatives in the Gourmand section.
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Umut1984

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Top Review 29  
Oajan - Arab Thoroughbred!!!


Introduction:

Parfums de Marly "Oajan" !!!
is dedicated to one of the five lineages of Arab thoroughbred. These noble horses decided whole wars in former times as war horses. Nowadays, as racehorses, they profit from their excellent qualities in sporting competitions. The Arabs, kings among horses, were honoured with "Oajan" in the language of most delicious desserts, nobly interpreted, full of love and worship.

So now we come to the fragrance :)

Kilan? Who's Kilian? ) no human being needs, too much overrated my opinion ! Oajan is better, so much better! Richer, sinier, thicker, a thousand times more delicious! Halva (Turkish treat) marzipan, honey, caramel, amaretto and plum in chocolate. More is not possible!
It is often compared with the smell of the Christmas market or fair, which I do not feel.
It's very mature and tempting.
Nobody can resist this temptation, not at all, because this delicacy is guaranteed to be sinless.:))))
The perfumer Shyamala Maisondieu conjured a plum splendour for us here! What a gourmand! You must experience him yourself and because he smells so adult he is guaranteed also something for the self-confident man or also woman ;) to which I count myself !

For me personally with Guerlain tonka imperiale, one of the best gourmand fragrances in the world!!!!

Hope you have a little sweet impression of my perception of the scent? :)

And to the Kilian fans :)
Didn't want to offend anyone or badly portray the scent.
I beg your pardon :)
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DaveKunstein

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Top Review 23  
Oajan, a Christmas dream!
A Christmas dream!

Oajan, so typical Marly,
bangs of second one, fully in.
Cinnamon, dark, heavy and sweet, how could it be otherwise?
It's nothing new for Marlys now, is he worth a test?
Strong, stormy, typical horse!
Starts with dark wood and cinnamon,
A prelude where everything is right.
Dark, weighed down it seems,
Let's see what else he can do.
In the heart now, it will be sweet and heavy,
I can tell you it's very Christmassy!
Cinnamon and spices of all kinds,
The Christmas market immediately recognized!
The Christmassy sweet bustle,
If you want to assimilate.
Gourmand replaces the dark,
and keeps the wearer well on his toes.
Apple strudel is now perceived,
The transformation, now complete.
A quick-change artist to see clearly,
Sweetie comes, the woods go.
How does that proud horse sound now?
Will the feast of love still be a horror?
No need to worry, the heavenly scent,
is still hanging in the air, Christmassy and pleasant.
The sweetness remains, cinnamon, honey, vanilla,
After 10 hours, slowly emerging silence,
You've been there a long time, you've accompanied me,
tempts me to buy.
So you have to say,
The test was pretty rewarding,
even if intended, not gentle on the wallet.
In the usual black bottle, splendid robe,
you've been standing in the closet for a long time now.

And you know Oajan, with all your glory,
You got me hooked.

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Scape

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Helpful Review 32  
The 18th birthday

It is December, outside it is getting more and more uncomfortable, Christmas was only a few days ago.
I stand in the bathroom and check if the hair really fits and I give myself against a whirl that lets a strand fall into my face
In a few hours it will be time, you will finally turn 18, you will not be home from mom's until 12, no more annoying excuses to the bouncer why you forgot your ID at home.
FINALLY ! I think to myself and open the bathroom cabinet to pick out a fragrance for the party.

The bottle is pitch black and the cap is shiny yellow gold, as is the elegant lettering on the bottle, which identifies the fragrance as Oajan I hadn't really worn it before, I hadn't had a chance, after all I had only bought it a few days ago. "Well, it'll fit," I think to myself, and press the spray button a couple of times.

7 pm not much time left, I can hardly be late for my own birthday party. When I arrived about 20 minutes later in front of the nice little bar which was very much appreciated by me and my friends, my best friend was already waiting for me with icy breath in front of the door, hugged me and made me realize that the evening would end with one or two glasses too many In the next hour the rest of my little troop also trundled in, each of them hugged me and had a big grin on their face, finally they all knew that tonight is on my head ;)

The last guest who came was my best friend who normally always comes first, but then I saw the reason for her delay, she had actually baked me a cake and I knew from her earlier creations where I was usually allowed to play the guinea pig that this cake will be super delicious When she hugged me and congratulated me in advance she said "Wow, you smell like Christmas, I like it very much" she said smiling and I was happy about the nice comment even though I dismissed it as a birthday child bonus :)

The evening went great and I admit that I also had a few glasses of too much.
The next morning I woke up with one of the worst hangovers I have ever had. The one or other memory of the evening was a bit blurred, but when I pushed my much too heavy head back into my pillow I had to grin. One of my guests had accompanied me home to bed.
It was Oajan :)

Well, my dear perfumers, this is the story of my first fragrance love and the first real memory that I associate with a fragrance
I hope she entertained you :)
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Ephelide

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Oh, yes!
Winter was just around the corner, not to say already halfway in my apartment, my stock of Kilian's "Intoxicated" was coming to an end and actually I just wanted to have another bottling of my favourite coffee-cardamom scent for the next months - but then everything turned out completely different and on Tuesday I stopped, at this point my thanks go to Kloop, a DIN C6 mailing bag with two (!) instead of one perfume sample in my hand. "Oajan, PdM, 8-19" was written in small letters on the handwritten label of the smaller of the two atomizers. Parfums de Marly, aha, so, so, then the label finds its way into my fragrance cabinet. Single-mindedly the cap is taken off and sniffed: Honey, cinnamon, ... and somehow plums? With buzz? I like. Better put the cap back on and research the pyramid of scents. At Parfumo, where else. ;)

There are no plums in here, anywhere. Was I mistaken? Anyway, I like the pyramid of scent. I'm not wearing any perfume on my skin for today, and if it is winter already, the pyramid of scents is not flowery, not fruity and on top of that contains this delicious honey-plum-cinnamon accord, we'll get to the plums later - why not? So off we go with the test.

First of all we have: honey and cinnamon, perhaps a combination of apricot and marzipan far in the background. Sweet, slightly flowery, very discreet. It is possible that this is the osmanthus. I honestly don't know, because I don't have any comparison to other Osmanthus fragrances. Anyway, it smells good. I like everything about the fragrance up to here. Rather promptly I notice the tipsy plum - aka Davana. ALZD can report that Davana oil reminds me of prunes in the fragrance, and sometimes also has alcoholic notes of whiskey, rum or cognac. There we have it. But do not stray and learn something again. From the heart note I first hear (Siamese) benzoin, then labdanum. I like the latter very much. The Benzoe-Labdanum combination worked very well for me already at MFK's Grand Soir. I perceive the benzoin note more strongly than the labdanum. I associate dry warmth (like naked skin) and a strong arm, whereby I leave it to the imagination of the smeller or reader whether this arm is attached to a male or female. For me the arm was male at first. This changed in the course of the tests on the following days, the arm can now equally belong to both - uh, pendant. In this respect I classify "Oajan" (for the time being) as a unisex fragrance. The opening of the base is clearly dominated by the tonka bean. One can like that. For me personally, this part of the fragrance development is too extreme. It gets better as soon as the tonka bean is enclosed by patchouli and then vanilla. Over time, the musk works its way out of the background, emphasizing vanilla and patchouli rather than loudly mixing in the base. The base then lasts quite long. In my impression the tonka bean fades away with time, the morning after I smell only pale impressions mainly of musk and vanilla, patchouli plays along quietly, on my wrist. Pleasant, that.

What remains to be said? The fragrance unites in its pyramid of scents everything I like. I would describe "Oajan" as intense with a tendency to heaviness, whereby turgidity can be counteracted by an economical dosage. Balsamic and sweet, resin-galore, plum, "with (occasional) shot". I wouldn't wear it outside the winter.
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ParfumojrgsfParfumojrgsf 12 months ago
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A nice smelling gourmand. Slightly on the cloying side. It's nice, but I don't think I'll commit to a bottle.
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BertolucciKBertolucciK 3 years ago
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Oajan opens with a lot of cinnamon and honey. Then I get amber, benzoin and tonka bean. Also a bit of vanilla in the base. Good performance.
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KuraiKurai 2 years ago
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Common cinnamon-honey-tonka recipe, but of elevated quality. Well-engineered to suit the masses' taste and desire for indiscreet loudness
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DrDre10DrDre10 1 year ago
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Absolutely f&%#ing fantastic! What's not to love about this fragrance? Cinnamon, honey, amber.... gorgeous!
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InbnkInbnk 2 years ago
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Nicely warm scent with good spicy for cinnamon lover like me. Good projection and longevity.
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