SCENT NOTES: sandalwood, tonka bean, amyris, siam wood, muhuhu, rose hip seed, cedarwood, guaiacwood, myrtle leaf, cypress leaf, rosewood leaf, frankincense, saffron, pistachio, hazelnut, opopanax, lavender, ambrette seed, bay, rose, black pepper, nutmeg
Ophir opens as an opulent exotic sandalwood accord with its intense briskness immediately announcing that this is a sophisticated wood perfume. Suddenly a euphoric milky, nutty, spiciness of tonka bean, pistachio, hazelnut, and nutmeg show up to play a dangerous scent game living harmoniously alongside the woods, never fighting but always alert. Once the scent settles in, saffron becomes apparent with its unique notes of hay and metallic gold; this is when the secret is revealed that saffron is the true reason you’re wearing this fragrance. In the end, as the top notes fade, touches of rose, lavender, and black pepper energize for a final lap around the sandalwood.
This is gorgeous. catching a waft of this off someone's neck is an olfactory dream. It seem to me to tip ever so slightly in the masculine direction. It's dry and somewhat medicinal, very wood-focused (the gaiac and sandalwood are most prominent to me), and there's a lovely incense thing going on. I am a woman and I would wear it, but it is definitely not fleur-based or traditionally feminine. It's contemplative/ruminative/meditative, quiet, soothing, not loud or perfumey, kind of like tam dao by dyptique, if you know that one. It seems to have high quality pure essences; i detect no chemical fabrication.
Love this Scent
My absolute favourite since trying it in a Brooklyn boutique a few years ago, I have to have this perfume in my life! Please open a store in Amsterdam :)
like nothing else
I absolutely love this scent. I'm a dude and have tried lots and lots of scents. Typically I'm a Tom Ford Eau de Toilette or Tom Ford Leather Ombre ... but I just like this more. In that same general genre but more distinctive. To me, I feel like a spicy campfire after wearing.
Amazing as always
Bought my second bottle in four years, in love
Lovely Summer scent
Love Ophir, it has a permanent place in my daily rotation.