O’Driu Eva Kant EDP Perfume Review

O'Driu Eva Kant

O’Driu created a perfume inspired by the badass Italian comic book character Eva Kant of Diabolik. I don’t speak Italian so I really don’t know much about the comics but I have watched “Danger: Diabolik” more than a few times. When I heard about this perfume, I tried to keep myself from “creating” it in my head before sniffing. I wanted to give Pregoni’s interpretation of this anti-herione a fair chance, but that can be difficult. My scent imagination can’t be stopped. What did I want from Eva Kant in perfume? I felt that was a reasonable question to ask myself. Well, I wanted it to be beautiful and take different forms, be a “master of disguise” like Eva. Did Pregoni’s interpretation let me down?

Eva Kant opens with a bittersweet grapefruit with sweet, dried lavender buds and a subtle, airy lemon-y floral. The perfume goes into an unexpected direction, it turns into this briny sea-like scent that reminds me of damp driftwood, sea mist and kelp. It’s like a “sea mist” vanilla at this stage, a foggy vanilla with delicate florals. And then it changes again. The dry-down of Eva Kant is spicy with a rich, balsamic vanilla with resins.

The answer to my question in the first paragraph is “no”. O’Driu’s Eva Kant is beautiful and takes on many identities. This is really all I wanted and I that was what I was given. But, what surprised me is just how much I like wearing Eva Kant. I can’t really explain why other than “it smells really good” and isn’t that a good enough reason to want to wear something?

Marisa Mell

Notes listed include grapefruit, lavender, woody notes, myrrh, sandalwood, ginger, magnolia, ylang-ylang, chamomile, cardamom, vanilla and benzoin. Launched in 2013. PERFUMER – Angelo Orazio Pregoni

Give Eva Kant a try if you like perfumes that unusual yet “easy to wear”. Or perfumes like O’Driu Leva, Aftelier Cologne Mistral Patchouli, CB I Hate Perfume Mr. Hulot’s Holiday, Caron Pour Un Homme and/or Serge Lutens Gris Clair. That list contains a lot of different perfumes but Eva Kant is like a lot of different perfumes. It’s aromatic, sweet, slightly floral and woodsy.

Projection is average to below average (depending on how much you apply) and longevity is above average.

The 1.7 oz retails for $210 at Luckyscent. Samples are also available for purchase.

Victoria’s Final EauPINION A vanilla that takes on many disguises – aromatic, oceanic, floral and woodsy. I really like wearing this one. But, that’s probably because it delivered exactly what I wanted. And it smells really good.

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*Disclaimer – Sample provided by the brand. I am not financially compensated for my reviews. My opinions are my own. Product pic from O’Driu Pleasure Factory. Marisa Mell in Danger: Diabolik from

2 thoughts on “O’Driu Eva Kant EDP Perfume Review

  1. Ooh, this was one of my picks for a complementary sample from luckyscent but I didn’t end up with it. I’m very curious about it since it has a reputation for being a shape-shifter. I know I might not like it but damn, do I want to try it! Looks like I’ll have to order a sample (or buy something else and have it at the top of the complementary sample list, hehe) !

    1. Awe, bummer. I do think it’s worth trying and yes, it’s a shape-shifter! I wouldn’t be surprised at all if you try it and you’re like “Well, Victoria, it smells like spaghetti and meatballs” because I think anything is possible with this one…it dives into a few different genres. I really wish more folks would review it. I would like to know what a lot of different people are getting from it.

      Oh, such a great excuse to buy something else 😉

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