Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Perfumes • Or des Indes • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||51%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I get why others are comparing this one to Guerlains. On me, Or Des Indes smells like a combination of Mitsouko and Shalimar with a touch more amber. It doesn't feel very original to me. I can understand its appeal to some, but it's not for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This didn't duplicate Guerlain for me (and I also have the three scetns elaborate mentioned) I get printer's ink and faint rose incense. For some reason it's very like Jour de Fete on me, without almonds, plus flowers and stronger. It fades very quickly though. Lavender is present but subtle, so it's clean, but I don't get the powdered notes reported so much as the green florals over a soft musky feeling. Very nice. Hours later, dry down does smell of opoponax, in a soft powdery incense. Lovely but expensive
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Testing this from a sampler spray. A tiny little drop squirted on back of hand. I wasn't paying attention but then it caught my attention because it smells rather familiar - have I accidentally spilled over some vintage parfum again? No, I haven't, it's the Or des Indes I am testing!
First impression - L'heure Bleue with a sharper bergamot.
20 minutes on - second impression - Shalimar!!
45 minutes later - this is Vol de Nuit!!!
Am I impressed? Not really. This is territory explored by Guerlain more than 70 years ago. Should I be impressed? Monetary wise it has to be good - pay for one MPG and you get three Guerlains. Technical wise it is perhaps also impressive as the perfumer has managed to squeeze three Guerlains into three stages of this perfume.
I would have liked a bottle of this if I didn't already have all three Guerlains mentioned above. Not quite a 4, but definitely higher than a 3. I also love that they are great ingredients as the perfume reminds me of vintage rather than current Guerlain.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
Very spicy chypre (although this is classified as a vanilic oriental)
Bold and strong, makes no apologies. This is not a subdued or a sklin scent!
Even if it was born in 2005, this frag screams shoulder pads of the Eighties and power suits!
It is a loud perfume, reminds me a bit of First by VanCleef and Arpels.
The drydown is the best part, when all the spices calm down and make room for a powdery-vanillic accord.
Does not have the staying power you would expect, though. Not something I'd like to wear.
A nice to test, but there are better chypres around.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I have two words for you: flea powder. Specifically, I think it was the scent of Hartz flea collars in the early 1980s. Either way, Or des Indes smells like doggie products from my childhood. I have the exact same reaction to L'Artisan Jour de Fete, but that fragrance eventually turns into almondy goodness. Or des Indes starts out flea powdery and stays flea powdery. Even if I don't want to smell like flea powder, at least it brings back happy memories of long-gone canine companions.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I would put this in the incense family. Opoponax is a primary ingredient. There is something of amber and perhaps sandalwood as well. It is a warm, soft fragrance with a very subtle spiciness. And a subtle floral quality too - I can understand that geranium and lavender are in the mix, but neither stand out distinctly - they are definitely supporters of the overall incense theme. Yes, there is a powdery quality to the fragrance, but it is powdery in a way like Nag Champa is (if that makes sense).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Overall, the impression is overwhelmingly ambery, but not pure amber. Another adjective that springs immediately to mind is "perfume-y". I have not been able to pin down what makes a scent perfume-y to me, except maybe overcomplexity to my nose. I tend to favor simple scents with identifiable notes and Or des Indes is not very simple. I do not smell the spices mentioned by other reviewers, but I do detect just a hint of something resinous and sharp, that is possibly oppoponax (myrrh), and I think I would like this scent MORE if that note was brought to the forefront. Ultimately this is good, but not great on me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
Or Des Indes notes --
bergamot, oppoponax, sandalwood, amber, vanilla, geranium, lavender ---
The bergamot and oppoponax mix of bright citrus, combined with exotic resins, opens with a brilliant blast of spice that is very india, very luxurious and no, not foody. The introduction during the midlife of sandalwood, vanilla and amber bring on a powdery likeness to Shalimar, sweet but still refreshing and ultra femme. Later it begins the long long beautiful life that is elegant, rich, powdery, sweet, and yet resinously spicy. The lavender and geranium notes enter the mix very politely and do not stand out, but rather make a sort of mysterious note somewhat like l'heure bleue, a mystical deeply thoughtful blues. Here is a perfume you live in, or wear to the most refined occasions -- never brassy, and always stunning. This perfume is a cloud of richness, easily a favorite and wears perfectly for many hours.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
While on a restless search for the perfect oriental I happen to smell Or des Indes and was instantly caught by the beautiful, poetical, lyrical, full, "golden" notes that resulted out of the encounter with my skin.
I could see similarity with Ligea, too.
I was taken in 2 minutes, but as often happens in these cases, you need to wait…
After less than half an hour a powdery cloud came out, not too loud but extremely present and babyish. It reeks of clean baby diaper with Johnson Talcum Powder, a kind of smell I associate with babies or elderly ladies when kept clean.
What a shame for such a gorgeous scent! I guess I have a personal thing going on with this kind of scents, because Shalimar (which Or des Indes is a better rendition of) makes the same effect on my skin and on many other people that probably don't realise it. Once I met a tall, fashionable girl in a lift, all dressed in black, she wore Shalimar for sure pretending to be very sexy and distant, actually she left a trace of baby diapers that have been worn for a while together with talcum powder (no poo anyway!).
I think one has to be very honest with personal scent. You could love a fragrance on others, on paper, on clothes and then on your skin it becomes meh, well, as hard it is, you need to realise that and pass over it, like when you like someone but that one doesn't like you.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I could easily call Or des Indes a vintage time travel to India>The perfume blends the sun-backed bazzars and back alleys with the pastel coloured prim knit cardigans and the crisp cotton skirts of pale mesmerized by the view american ladies.The perfume pays tribute to the wild and uknown but at the same time i find it refined enough for a proper lady trying to be slightly adventurous.It starts with a rush of geranium and very fast it shows it's real nature.I can feel a hint of heliotrope(is it in the actual notelist?)vannilic but floral in the same way,a strong but always welcoming blast of opoponax giving a heady aspect to the perfume.The perfume has a sticky honeyed style and although i detect something floral it seems buried under the opoponax.still i like it enough.The perfume stays on for 2 -3 hours on and at the last hr it smells of myrrh on my skin.What in my opinion this scent lacks is to take it's Asiatic adventure to the full.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
On me, this was a louder, brasher version of Chanel's Bois des Iles. While the latter whispers its spicy, woodsy, powdery warmth, Or des Indes announces it. It's not a bad scent; it's just been done better, with more subtlety and nuance. Bois des Iles is Grace Kelley in The Swan. Or des Indes is Whatshername in The Princess Diaries.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Spices and amber, a little bit of powdery sweetness. It dries down to a very heavy powder and amber and nothing else. There are other ambers and powders that are better suited for me, so this is not a fragrance I would wear, and I definitely don’t need a full bottle. However, I can most certainly understand that it would be some amber ladies' cup o'tea. I just isn't for me. If I were to wear it, I would apply with a light hand.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Or des Indes is a very beautiful oriental, deep and smooth without being oversweet. The nearest scent I could compare it to would be Vol de Nuit, although I think Or des Indes is darker and fuller - more blended somehow - and with fewer floral notes and less prominent sandalwood on me. It opens with a bright burst of bergamot and then it develops into a gorgeous blend of vanilla, spices and sandalwood, with powdery iris and amber in the background. As the scent dries down it becomes slightly more powdery and I can also smell the orris more strongly. Wonderfully elegant and opulent - I will certainly be wearing this one next autumn!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This smells just like India!
And I love the way India smells -- I just don't want to wear it. It's a very intriguing scent, and it sounds like it works for some other MUAers. I think I'll relish my sample (thank you, Luckyscent.com!) but I can't imagine wearing this regularly, much less buying it. That said, the scent improved throughout the day and I continued to sniff my wrist!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I love the amber notes in this perfume. It is very smooth and spicy on my. I am deducting one lippy as there is a cumin note that rears it's little head every so often, otherwise a perfect fall scent. If it were a color, it would be a decadent orangey-gold and all molten and steamy.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Like Mitsouko, with less moss and more amber. Beautiful.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love the powdery aspect of this, if the perfumy notes had not taken over this might have had a home in my collection. gave me a huge headache.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Imagine SHALIMAR meeting l'HEURE BLEUE by Guerlain,with the Metallic note of RIVE GAUCHE By YSL,you have the wonderful ,yet not so easy to wear, OR DES INDES:warm,powdery with amber,vanilla,Opoponax,and Geranium.
The opoponax background is really well announced and the metallic note appears to recall the name:Or des INDES means Gold of India.
So,it recalls us the "smell" of gold,if it has one.
Magic...but may be little a bore with time.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This smells of curry and citrus to me. Very underwhelming. Initially the fragrance is bright and clean and a bit powdery, but then the spice notes start to come out. This spice-citrus mixture does have the unfortunate effect of smelling like one's breath would after consuming a meal in an Indian restaurant, topped off with mango kulfi. Not sexy.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Or des Indes is an absolutely exquisite fragrance that has "Luxury Goods" stamped all over it. Reminds me of a finely woven cashmere Jamawa paisley shawl. A sumptuously soft, sweet, spicy oriental fragrance. I get the feeling my bank account has mysteriously and miraculously expanded each time I wear this...which makes me wonder if along w/ the comforting opoponax and amber in the base there might not possibly be some opium from those Kashmiri mountains mixed in w/ this. Addictive stuff, whatever it may be.