The Scented Hound

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Onda EdP by Vero Profumo

OndaWHAT I SMELL:  Onda opens with a rush of warm and medicinal herbal coriander and basil.  It’s  almost minty and slightly chocolate and very gourmand.  When you put your nose to your arm, you’ll easily open your sinuses with its powerful menthol.  In a short bit, the herbs start to feel like they are beginning to be covered in salt.  Onda sits in this mentholated stage for some time and it’s big and strong and must be applied with discretion because a little goes a long way.  After around a half hour or so, Onda becomes slightly honeyed and slightly sweet with a bit of funkified fruitiness that seems to be peppered with a bit of ginger.  Onda’s a bit strange in that it’s warm, but there’s a cool quality about it that keeps the wearer at a distance.  After many, many hours In the end, Onda leaves you with a  light and honeyed earthy dried vetiver.  And trust me, this has some lasting power.  24 hours after wearing Onda you’ll still know that she’s there.

Onda Notes (from Luckyscent):  bergamot, citron, mandarin, ginger, coriander, basil, passion fruit, iris, ylang-ylang, honey, vetiver bourbon, patchouli, musk, cedar wood

Jute rugWHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME:  A jute rug.  That’s not a bad thing, but if you have ever laid on a jute rug you’ll know exactly what I mean.  It smells like it’s from the earth.

THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE ONDA:  herbal, potent, sharp

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT ONDA:  Smellythoughts, Kafkaesque, Indieperfumes

BOTTOM LINE:  Freddie from Smellythoughts passed me a sample a while back.  As a sample, I dabbed it on and found it incredibly interesting.  Enough so that I decided I had to have a bottle for myself.  When I received my purchase, I spritzed some on and thought…”what have I done???!!!”  For the price point, Onda is not something you want to have sitting on the shelf.  So after a couple of days, I went back to it.  Maybe I had spritzed too much on the first time, but the second time I liked it more.  And now I have days when there isn’t anything else that I want to wear!   However, Onda is one of those perfumes that you have to wear when you are in just the right mood and right frame of mind.  Today I was driving around in the convertible with the top down on a sunny day that wasn’t too hot.  Onda did her job well 🙂

  • Bone Rating: 4 out of 5 possible bones
  • Scent:  Woody Spicy
  • Nose:   Vero Kern
  • Classification:  Unisex
  • Expense:  $200 for 50ml EdP