Obaapa Purple, a niche British fragrance, is a spicy oriental fragrance with some “umph”. Like biting into an unexpected chili pepper in a savory dish, Obaapa Purple wakes up your senses and energizes. It’s a rush.
Purple opens up a very good pink peppercorn spice with an added kick of mouth-watering cardamom. The blend is spicy and acrid with a meditative frankincense and red cedar woodiness. The pepper fades with time. I get clove, a clove pipe tobacco with an accent of sheer spiced orange. This scent is warm, actually fiery. There is no holding back with the clove bud, it’s dry and spicy. The dry-down is creamier with a smooth amber but the spices never leave.
Notes listed include pink peppercorn, cardamom, frankincense, citrus, clove, lily, and amber.
I highly recommend this fragrance to those that love spicy oriental fragrances. Clove fragrance lovers, you better try this one. Purple is easily unisex. Obaapa is planning to add home fragrances soon. I’m telling you, I know that I’m going to go nuts over the candle. Give Obaapa a try if you like spicy fragrances like L’Artisan Parfumeur Piment Brulee (the sheer summer cousin of Obaapa), CdG Original, Serge Lutens Rousse, Costume National Homme, and/or YSL Opium.
The 3.4 oz. bottle retails for 58£ and the roll-on for 12.50£ at Obaapa’s on-line boutique.
Obaapa uses as close to 100% organic materials in their products, has fair-trade contracts, and 10% of the profits are donated to a clean drinking water organization.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – I really like Obaapa. It’s pretty darn straight forward and spicy, but I like that. It wakes me up, energizes me, and it’s going to warm me up when it gets cold out. I highly recommend this fragrance if you want a clove or pink pepper scent.
*I also had to add the Frink picture because this is one of those fragrances that he really responds to and tries to eat. He loves spicy orientals. When he sees the bottle, he wags his tail. It’s so adorable. I should post a video one day of his Obaapa response.