When I first put this on, I wasn’t quite sure that I was going to be able to sit at my desk all day and put up with this scent. One of the downside of sampling is that sometimes you put on a scent and you feel trapped wearing it all day. Given that, the first thing you notice is the heavy pepper. Very spicy, and very dry. A very earthy scent. Again, not that it’s bad, it’s just that I tend to lean towards the ambers. However, as the day went on, I found myself lifting my wrist to get a whiff…after about an hour or so, I found myself doing this continuously. The scent mellowed to a very nice and calming smoky and woody scent, with just a tinge of sweetness. Very calming, clean and masculine. I found this to be a very complex and lasting fragrance. This turned out to be a great surprise and I can’t wait until the next time I put this on. I read that this is supposed to represent the “natural aromas of the California landscapes.” I can see that…and I’m ready to go.
From the Odin website:
Amid the wilderness of coastal hinterland comes a woody blend grounded in soaring redwoods and warm musk. The core of Tanoke brings forth the balsamic resin of wet gaiacwood wrapped in smoky incense. Crisp black pepper, spicy ginger and bitter orange hover the surface with invigorating freshness. 07 Tanoke was selected for W Magazine’s “Top 10 Indie Fragrances”.
Top: Spice Ginger, Bitter Orange, Black Pepper
Middle: Gaiacwood, Smoky incense, Nutmeg
Bottom: Redwood, Patchouli, Black Musk
- Bone Rating: 4 out of 5 possible bones
- Scent: pepper, smoky, dry
- Classification: Unisex but leans towards masculine
- Expense: Moderate – $110 for 100ml