Within the niche market, it’s popular to offer soliflores and perfumes that smell like a place. What I’m surprised by is just how simple most niche perfumes smell like: fig tree, church incense, lipstick, etc. I’m not saying that anything is wrong with that. But, what I’ve noticed is that many niche lines aren’t doing “big” perfumes that smell like you know, perfume. YOSH Omniscent EDP is one of those big perfume-perfumes.
Omniscent opens as a Powerhouse with a capital /p/. It reminds me of Dior Poison at a hippie summer music festival. It opens with these heady white florals, “French” lilac, stewed plums, dried figs and a spicy incense. Yes, there is a lot going on but that’s the point. With time I notice more herbs and a powdery vetiver. This is not a shy perfume. The perfume “settles” into a soft spicy, smoky opium incense, vanilla and sandalwood. All of the words one would use to describe perfume are used to describe this perfume: floral, powdery, sweet, smoky, green, woodsy, fruity. In fact, YOSH had difficulty fitting this perfume into a category and that is where the name “Omniscent” came from, “an all-encompassing scent with a little bit of everything.” It seems to fit in all of the categories.
This isn’t a perfume for everyone. It’s huge. It’s big. It’s got more going on than Cher in the 80’s. And this is exactly why people are going to like it or dislike it. It has drama, baby.
Notes listed include gardenia, Egyptian tuberose, fig, lilac, violet, kush (vetiver), Tunisian opium, vanilla, sandalwood, basil, clove, geranium, and pink grapefruit.
Give Omniscent a try if you like big, dramatic perfumes in the 80’s style. Or if you like Dior Poison, CdG Daphne, aroma m Geisha Noire, Serge Lutens Une Voix Noire, YSL Opium and/or Caron French Cancan parfum. I view Omniscent as feminine and as an “evening” fragrance.
Omniscent is a powerhouse of a perfume and has above average projection and longevity.
The 1.7 oz EDP spray of Omniscent retails for $110 on Amazon.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Everything but the kitchen sink. Big ‘ole perfume. It has a lot going on so people will love the drama or hate the drama. I like it but I have to be in a special mood for it. One of those moods when I want to wear more makeup and wish my closet contained more rhinestones.
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