Parfum d'Empire

Osmanthus Interdite

Eau de Parfum

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I wanted to like this so badly, but I couldn't. In the sample vial it smelled promising, but on my skin it took on the quality of a memory care facility for the elderly--specifically my Grandmother's. It has all the right notes, but together they smell like elderly skin and urine. Hopefully, the combo works for other people, but it really did not for me. It also lasts all day, which is both a plus and minus...
By   - Museum Professional from WOODBURY on 11/20/2020
You've decided to surprise your grandparents with a rare visit, and you let yourself in to their empty house after your hours-long drive. You're sipping down a tall can of Arizona Green Tea from one of the rest stops on your trip, and you explore their home - finding a bouquet of fresh roses and an opened card from your grandfather to your grandmother - it's their anniversary! You had no idea. You figure they're probably out celebrating and having a nice dinner, so you decide to take a nap on their leather sofa until they get back. Osmanthus Interdite by Parfum d'Empire.
By   - Engineer from Cincinnati on 3/17/2018
Romantic tea leaves are prominent for me in this beautiful fragrance. Sweet peachy/apricot notes flank wisps of woodsmoke/leather in an evocative harmony of springtime. I'm happy to own this and joyfully wear it today. It lasts an 8 hour day for me, though the sillage is light. People several feet from you might notice it when you walk by, but your fragrance will not precede you in the room. I find it lasts longest lightly sprayed on my clothing. I highly recommend it for people who do not want to wear too strong a scent. This would be an ideal scent for sachets and spa salts also.
By   - IT from East Coast Beach on 1/31/2018
I do wonder is some people are anosmic to the musk in this fragrance, and are losing part of the scent because of it... on me, this perfume lasts easily 24 hours, and I can smell it on my clothes and bedsheets for several days... Besides being a floral and tea scent, there's an underlying dark leather and musk element to OI, which is why, despite the fact that I normally hate floral fruity scents, I find this one both intriguing and beautiful. Because of the potential anosmia factor though, I'd be sure to sample this one before buying.
By  on 4/29/2013
I love this. It is feminine without being syrupy, or soapily floral, warm without the vanilla. My skin takes delicate scents really well, and so that's something to consider with the rest of my review--this is definitely delicate. It lasted on me. I smell the tea (chamomile, almost), it's softly sweet, there's an herbal quality that almost veers into warm hay but it's not off-putting. I will be getting a bottle as soon as it's not on back-order.
By   - Bookseller from Pasadena, CA on 4/9/2013
Boring, vapid, forgettable. There is just nothing worth of mentioning about.
By   - from Taipei on 9/10/2009
This reminds me of the jasmine tea you get at decent Chinese restaurants. There is a slight fruitiness to it that is also found in higher-end tea. It wears close. Strikes me as a good office scent.
By   - trainer from Washington DC on 10/24/2007
This is a very subtle scent that remains close to the skin. For those who work in offices where fragrance is discouraged or are planning to visit someone in hospital, this might be one you could get away with. It's sheer like a L'Artisan scent -- rather surprising when you consider the 'in-your-face'ness of some of the other PdE scents. While I personally tend to favor sillage monsters, I know there are many out there who prefer a more delicate and dainty fragrance. If that's you, you might like this a lot.
By   - Energy Analyst from Denver on 10/23/2007
It's a pretty enough tea scent, but nothing special. I expected a little more "wow" from Parfums d'Empire. Not only that, but it was completely gone after only about 2 hours.
By   - from Arlington, VA on 10/8/2007
Yes, this one is "empty" on me too. I can't even smell anything. I ended up putting something else on over it - absolutely no "take" on my skin.
By   - from Brooklyn, NY on 10/5/2007
Perfume Empire makes lovely scents. This one is a mystery to me. Luckily, I get no musk (my skin hates musk and turns it into 'dirty sock' no matter how crystalline or clean it meant to be), but I get . . .tea. That's it. Tea. And the kind of bitter white tea that doesn't develop. So, sadly, not for me. I fully intend to retry, as the others of this line are lovely.
By   - artist from Alexandria VA on 10/2/2007
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