First off I will say that so far I have not had much luck with Diptyque which disappoints me greatly . There is some aromachemical they use which seems to run thorugh a lot of their scents which doesn't agree with me and my nose. L'Ombre dans L'eau has it and so does Oyedo .
Oyedo is fizzy minty and herbal scent .Be warned that the first half an hour of this scent will either blow you away or blow you off it completely. In that first half hour, the mint is extreme, the citrus and yuzu and God Knows What else is nose and sinus clearing . it is similar to breathing in one of those mentholated lemon mint herbal drops. Then the scent calms down , becomes subtle but it is quite a linear fragrance- always citrussy and minty .
I do not like this one aromachemical I can detect in Oyedo - it is close to sickening for me - just like in L'Ombre dans L'eau .
If you love mentholated minty herbally citrussy scent- then you will like this but definitely test it out first.
This is my new favorite perfume. Given to me by a friend (who also gave me route de te and my favorite lavender antiheros), I've worn almost nothing else since Christmas. I love the crisp citrus with the deep cedar undertones. Men and women both have commented on how much they love it, and how they don't notice it until they're in my personal space, which is exactly how I feel perfume should be- not overpowering. Unlike most citrus perfumes I've worn, this one lasts a nice long time.
I love it, love it, love it.
Don't know if they make it anymore, but this scent is great! Better for fall/winter that spring/summer but doable. IMO it smells like a dry orange soda ;-)
I've been waiting for a hot summer day to try out a few citrus scents. My HG citrus scent AG Eau d'Hadrien has been reformulated and now smells like a shadow of it former self. Where is the citrus? (Thank goodness Dior Eau Savage and the Guerlain colognes are still great and usually are go-to office scents).
My challenge - find a great citrus scent that will hold up to the heat, last longer than 5 hours, and smell new to me. Here comes Oyedo. This is lime, more lime, some orange, and something odd (maybe turpentine or gasoline). I know it sounds dreadful but it's just great. A must try if you find yourself near their boutique.
Oyedo is like a giant sunny hit of cheerfulness. It's bright, citrusy (mostly grapefruit, especially in the opening), it's sugary, but I don't find it over-sweet, and fruity and orangey as well. It's happy, magnetic, bright, and joyful. The composition's genius, in my opinion, are the hints of mint and thyme that just cool the whole thing down, and rein it in slightly, keeping it from being generic, smelling pre-teen, and tips it to the good side of the line between "youthful" and "young". Oyedo sparkles, it smells like a drink that you'd love to be handed in Spring or Summer, when it's hot and you need refreshing. The tartness of the citrus is more than balanced out by the sweetness.
Oyedo isn't fundamentally "me", and it's not something I'm going to feel like wearing constantly, but it's an excellent pick-me-up. I was surprised by how uplifting and truly enjoyable, and even strangely soothing I found it.
If you're sampling this, do wait to get past the opening blast, the fragrance does become more refined and complex if you let it develop a bit. Smell for that mint and thyme, and I think you'll agree that it's excellently put together. I feel energized when I wear Oyedo, which is great - I'm not the most energetic, bouncy, happy person, but we all need a pick-me-up! continued >>
I LOVE Oyédo! It's the only citrus I find interesting. Oyédo reminds me of Turkey: the beautiful landscapes, the hot weather, the hammam and the beautiful mediterranean sea!
so far i love it! seems perfect for a spring + summer pick-me-up! i won't go into all the differing notes i got, since it seems pretty consistent across the board among the other reviews - but to be vaguely descriptive, this is definitely sweet, bitter, + spicy all around.
the price isn't great (but it's diptyque so.... *shrugs*), + i agree that the staying power is less than thrilling, but it's just so darn unique + crisp (on me) that it might be my new HG of scents for a while... at least until fall gets here! lol =]
okay, so I don't have a professional-grade perfume nose, but I love this stuff. Most perfumes give me a headache, and so I am super picky about fragrance. To me this smells like a great summer perfume, clean with a sharp bite on top when you first apply it. I don't think it's too sweet, especially in comparison to, say, Fresh perfumes. It definitely doesn't smell like a typical perfume, more like a room or linen spray--like if J Crew was for slightly older yuppie women, this is what it would smell like (vs. the odors that waft from A&F). I bought this in the boutique in SF, and the saleslady definitely frowned on my purchase, though, so maybe I have no taste. The major con is short smell life and rather high price. continued >>
I am a huge citrus fan and I like everything from Light Blue, to Eau d’Hadrien, to Bigarade Concentree (plus I have many Diptyque candles) so I was all prepared to love Oyédo . Unfortunately, Oyédo was flat and disappointing with a distinctive overlay of sweetish powdery notes which obscured any meaningful citrus smell. To my nose, Oyédo is a close fragrance kin to my local grocery store’s house brand of lemon scented fabric softener, which is not a compliment.
There is no zing or fun at all with Oyédo . As I smelled it, I just kept thinking “generic boring sweet lemon”. Yawn. For comparison purposes, I spritzed Etro’s Lemon Sorbet on my other wrist which was decidedly lemony, spicy and stylish, in contrast.
Here are the notes, per Basenotes: Citrus, Limes, Thyme, Woody Notes.
Yuzu is a japanese grapefruit. You really must like citrus and green scents to appreciate Yuzu. The other citrus I like is Jo Malone's French Lime Blossom. Oyedo is similar - in a way - to JM FLB - it's citrusy, sweet and green with a hint of herbal/floral. I swear I wanted to DRINK Oyedo the first time I spritzed it on. And for some crazy reason I'm compelled to spray so much of it on - like I just can't get enuf. Especially in hot, humid, weather - Oyedo is a breath of fresh air, an uplifting, mood enhancing, thirst quenching oasis. I love it. And I don't usually love Sweet fragrances - but the 'citrus' lessens the 'sweet' for me so it's not a problem. I wouldn't think of wearing it unless is was really hot & humid, tho'. For me, it's more of a remedy (a first aid scent!), than a perfume, for hazy summer days. continued >>