This fragrance smells a lot like dove soap to me with a yellow floral note to it as well. It is not something I would wear often. I don't dislike it, but I do not like it all that much either. It's pretty strong as far as potency. The bottle is quite ugly and dated looking but that is kind of fun IMO. Luckily, it was a steal at 6.99!
Very fresh and clean fragrance on me. Slightly spicy, but smells oh so good! And my husband loves it too, which is a big plus!
Not a good scent I guess they got the Odd part right I cant believe I used to wear this
I didn't think I liked this, but was trying to be a trooper and wear it occasionally anyway. Then I noticed people areound were saying, "Something smells really fresh and clean." I didn't know if they meant like floor cleaner or what. Then whoever they'd be talking too would say, "I know, it smells really nice. I don't know who's fragrance it is, but I like it." And it was ALWAYS when I was wearing Odyssey...so apparently Odyssey likes me...and I've grown to like it back.
A powdery floral scent that just isn't for me.
FUGLY bottle. But the scent is so unique, unusual, and intriguing! I wanna like it, I wanna hate it, that I'm in the middle of the road, wondering............As I keep taking sniffs. It is a rare scent. I don't believe I've smelled this scent on too many women, but it is a nice floral. And it's feminine. I find it to be a soapy/powdery clean musky scent that is a bit strong, so I'd go lightly with this(you don't want to use it as an all-over body spray!). And I don't get "old lady". I mean, enough of that already! GEESH! I mean, it is a "mature" scent, but it's not only for the geriatric crowd! On the right person, of ANY age, I think this would be a lovely feminine scent! No fruity candy stuff here! And THANK GAWD! This is sure to stand out and make a subtle statement. Which is classy! UPDATE:Thought I'd mention that this kinda reminds me a bit of Rare Pearls, but NOT as strong! So, if you want something similar to that, I'd say this is kinda close.
I have loved this soft, powdery fragrance since it first came out in 1981. I'm not a fragrance snob. I like what smells nice and if it happens to be inexpensive, bonus! Odyssey is soft and feminine and stays close to the skin. There is no "body odor" note. My husband finds it quite alluring although it isn't what is normally considered sexy. The best description I can give is it smells exactly like my Santa Maria Novella Melograno. Not "scratchy" in the throat like the Melograno cologne, but exactly like the dusting powder.
Mr. Mellow's review inspired a long-overdue test-drive of this, my mother's favorite fragrance. After she died, I kept a mini of this to remember her by, in spite of my less-than-pleasant memories of the fragrance itself. She used to douse herself in this before church, and I recall the scent of it filling our little Chevy Citation: hairsprayish white floral/musk with a bit of a pong to it, like a whiff of body odor. Never understood why she loved it so much, though I noticed that it seemed to make her more confident. My scent impressions may have been tainted by the strong smell of her hairspray. That pong, though--I think this scent clashed with her chemistry. Perhaps it works better on someone with drier, cooler skin? (I strongly suggest to anyone thinking of wearing this in public: ask someone honest to smell it on you first.) Never wore this myself until today. On me, at least to my own nose, it smells cleaner, smoother, surprisingly subtle. I was surprised to read Mr. Mellow's list of the base notes, but yes, I smell leather, vetiver, cedar. Those base notes, combined with the lilies, remind me a bit of Anais Anais, though these base notes are softer and sheerer, and the overall scent impression is subtler and smoother. Whereas AA makes me think of a very young woman, this seems like a scent for a mature woman (though not in a way that evokes um...ageist comments). AA evokes pink leather and white lace to me--Odyssey is a deep blue sky right after sunset, shot through with streaks of amethyst. There's a hint of cool spice (cool spice? yes, cool spice, rather like the anise leaf in Crown Alpine Lily) and a smoothness, a roundness to it, almost like ambergris. Don't be put off by the mimosa and magnolia; this isn't heady at all. Not soapy to my nose, either. The late drydown has a bit of powder. I can't decide if this seems more like a day or evening scent to me. Could be either, I think, provided you're dressed up a bit--this is not a t-shirt and jeans scent. I can't comment on whether it's sexy or not, because I associate it with my mother. Perhaps alluring, at least, on the right woman.
This is the best of the older Avon perfumes. Not sickly sweet, somewhat fresh-smelling, but mostly a warm powdery floral with some musk and woods. Not sharp or loud at all. Has a cool, asymmetrical modern-looking bottle. However, I would not buy this now cause Avon is making much better perfumes these days--maybe just buy it in a mini for nostalgia.
I recently smelled this again in my collection and I can't believe I ever liked this or wore it for almost a whole year in jr high. It's so strong that I get an absolute headache when I spray it (and mind you I only do a light one that's not even directly aimed at me). What I remember that immediately drew me to this was the spicy scent on the initial spray. I loved that warm musk smell afterwards but smelling it now brings up mental pictures of granny. I love magnolias but this didn't pick up on the flower right. It doesn't remind me of a mysterious woman, more like a cheap hooker who oversprayed her self sitting in a room that's stifling hot. It might work for other people but I just hated it.