Odin Owari 02 is a rather intelligible citrus fragrance inspired by Japanese mandarins. I always joke that straight guys* can’t resist this line. This in part has to do with the fact that my husband shops Odin and wears their clothes. They stores aesthetic is rather basic casual masculines (plaid button-ups, button fly jeans) that are exceptionally well-made, many made from luxury materials like Japanese indigo or cashmere. David is also drawn to their fragrances. And this makes sense. The fragrances are rather basic, casual scents that are exceptionally well-made. The fragrances totally fit with the Odin aesthetic – daily basics.
Owari opens as a sulfuric citrus. I get juice of an orange and grapefruit peel. And it’s volatile. I mean it opens with an explosion of pungent grapefruit. 02 Owari gets spicier with time but doesn’t lose any of the hyper-realistic citrus. In fact, it gets more “realistic” with the addition of branches and citrus leaves. As it dries down, it gets woodier but the citrus remains. It’s a rather straightforward fragrance but it’s a rather good straightforward fragrance. It’s the “daily basics” of citrus perfumes.
Notes listed include mandarin, bergamot, grapefruit, Cubeb pepper, amyris wood, neroli, cedarwood, amber and tonkin musk. Launched 2009. PERFUMER – Pierre Constatin Gueros
If you are looking for a realistic grapefruit, you need to try 02 Owari. You may also like it if you like perfumes like Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine, Diptyque L’eau Tarocco, Kiehl’s Nashi Blossom & Grapefruit, Hermes Terre d’Hermes (its dapper older brother) and/or Fresh Hesperides. 02 Owari is unisex, leaning more towards the masculine. It’s a great choice for “daily” wear.
Projection and longevity are average. Being a predominately citrus fragrance, I’m happy with the longevity. It lasts longer than many of the others.
The 3.4 oz bottle retails for $145 at Luckyscent. Samples are also available for purchase.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Realistic citrus with a woodsy base. I really recommend it if you are looking for a grapefruit perfume that “sticks” to the skin. If I didn’t already own Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine, I would have this one in my collection as my lone “go to” citrus.
*To the four straight guys that read this blog, take no offense. To the rest of you guys, take no offense. Odin is a great line. So great that you shouldn’t let your sexuality get in the way of shopping there. Button-ups and nice fitting pants look awesome on all the fellows…and some ladies too.
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