Comme des Garcons • Odeur 53 • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||48%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
"Oxygen, flash of metal, fire energy, washing drying in the wind, mineral carbon, sand dunes, nail polish, cellulose, pure air of the high mountains, ultimate fusion, burnt rubber, flaming rock...”
Doesn't all that sound fascinating? I thought I'd LOVE this, and it would be the abstract, androgynous fragrance of my dreams.
Alas, on my arm it was, perhaps, a dryer sheet allegedly smelling of "Fresh Mountain Blossom". Generic, dreary, tedious light floral. I'm not a fan of "floral" scents to start with, and this was, in addition, boring.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got this at Sephora on clearance so it was cheap to me, though now the price has skyrocketed tenfold. I loved the simplistic container but the box was a waste of space for the smaller size. This was an interesting scent that only a few could love. I smelled of plastic, paint thinner and burnt rubber. I washed it off immediately trying not to gag. It's described as unisex at times but it's more masculine than feminine. Perhaps it would smell better on men.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Smells like someone set fire to the Office Depot.
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I really wanted to be one of the cool folk who like and wear this, so much so that I...yup...ordered a bottle unsniffed. Figures that the beautiful perfumes, made from roses and jasmine, wither and die on my skin whereas this Cylon thing blossoms and grows and lasts forever. If it’s supposed to smell of ‘nothing’, someone’s missing the mark here. I can see where, if it worked on one’s skin, it would be intriguing, but it’s not something I can pleasurably envelope myself in. It smells like canned peas and barbed wire and makes me think of tetanus shots.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other, Neutral Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I've been reviewing fragrances (and other things) since 2003 on mua and here it is, the eve of 2009 and I must say this is the weirdest fragrance I've ever tried to review. When I first put it on it was "somewhat" clean smelling and I'm a very big fan of soapy clean scents......(soapy clean with an artificial note, perhaps?) and then it morphed, it changed, and it went through a cornucopia of scents, emotions and issues as it dried down - all a moot point now.....The drydown is the thing, however. It smells like a man. You know. Just man. Man. Not perfumey, not a dirty man, not a clean man but the scent of a man's skin; that note that distinguishes male skin from female skin. If you know what I'm talking about, then, that's CdG Odeur 53 in a nutshell. And if you know what I'm talking about you full-well realize sometimes this is a wonderful scent and sometimes it's not a good scent at all...but this fragrance captures it in all of it's GENERIC capacity. Something you must experience to appreciate (or reject). Truly the most strange and unusual scent I've ever reviewed. I'm giving it 3 lippies because it is completely impossible to give it a postive or a negative review. It's truly unique. I have to give it that!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Goes on like a pack of chemistry, which it’s supposed to, I guess. Reminds me powerfully of a book bindery I used to work in: Ink, paper, chemicals and car exhaust from the open door in summer.Then it gets clean, like laundry detergent, but still chemistry. Not bad. Ends as a faint cheap synthetic perfume scent. Still not bad, and slightly floral, but again, much like the artificial scent you get from laundry detergent.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I so so so wanted to be able to wear this. I am a huge CdG fan - I actually spend all that money on their clothes... (I know, I am crazy) So I really want to be able to experience CdG for cheaper - as in fragrance.
I love the vision of these anti-perfumes. I totally get the idea... My friend wears this and it smells pretty good on her. And why oh why does this turn into a migraine on me?? That's it the element that I get out of all those "odeurs" is Migraine...
(Same for CdG, CdG 2, 3, White and 71... no luck! I love CdG 2 Man and some of the incense, red, and synthetic series though)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
My husband absolutely loves this! I must say I prefer it on him than any (ICK!) Davidoff or Bulgari scent. Very unusual ingredients even for a lab scent-(see below reviews) but the scent actually is very natural and watery on a man. A great weekend scent. I think Mr.Muse was going through an antogonistic phase because he purchased it by just reading the description;). SURPRISE!!! It instead smells nice!(no tar...)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
How I wanted to like this. The packaging is excellent, the concept intriguing. The self-description of notes is obnoxious, like someone in post-modern eyewear sticking their nose in the air ... because someone much shorter than them is actually wearing the fragrance. The burned parts ruin it for me. There ARE interesting fresh and carbon notes, and a skin scent-like element, but those burned notes are gross, like the bitter part of tar, like overheads fresh out of the photocopier with the hot plastic mess smell. The airy parts are nice. The skin scent parts smell like a dupe of a "don't remember brand" 5 dollar men's gift basket line that claims to have spearmint, patchouli and I forget what else in it. John Waters says he wears this and that after a few minutes it smells like nothing. Either I applied way too much, or the "default" in John Waters' head is as bizarre as his films.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
This is supposed to be synthetic scents, but it smells just like a sweet, feminine perfume on me, more like a light floral bouquet. Odeur 53 notes:
oxygen, flash of metal, fire energy, washing drying in the wind, mineral carbon, sand dunes, nail polish, cellulose, pure air of the high mountains, ultimate fusion, burnt rubber, flaming rock. Now, all these may not really be the scents used, but it seems pretty normal to me. I really was wanting something fake and modern, but I guess this mixes with my body chemistry to make it pretty. Also, it is very, very faint on me. For some reason though, when I sniffed it, it made my side hurt (my lungs possibly).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
what a Wild Ride through officemax ! ->
copy toner, that smell of the frosted scotch tape, inkpens, and buzzing electornics. it is blended amazingly.... but it is not a human smell. which is the amazing part. a human to smell like a not human. it could potentially save your life if you were being hunted by something that couldn't smell robots.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
tigruska helps veruska by saying that it's a weird modern clean abstract scent.sometimes when i'm in the mood i like it very much,some other times i can't stand it...hard to decide...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I love Odeur 53; I tried it when it first came out, and immediately bought a bottle. It's very unusual, and though does not smell at all natural to me (seems to be the point) I love the scent. I have had many compliments on this, and my mom wore it for a while, garnering rave reviews (especially when she met with some French clients, who asked her what it was!) I do get the nail-polish note, and the ozone. It sort of reminds me of the air just before a huge thunderstorm hits. I'd like to own another bottle!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Even though something is coooool as hell that doesn't mean I will automatically love it. Even so, this is a really nice skin scent albeit a tad odd. Goes on a bit strange, ozonic almost (must be that oxygen note!), dries down fantastically and would layer with some Talco Delicato just perfectly (they are actually sort of similar with a lemon note underneath). But after much thought, do you know what it reminds me of?? The smoke emitted by the smoke machine in my 11th grade rendition of the Wizard of Oz. I played a munchkin. Yes, this one is *that* weird ... ... ... But good!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I was really expecting a fragrance as interesting and unique as Dzing! By L’artisan, but this is a rather nice, subtle scent. I think dreamstorm accurately describes it a few reviews down: “The true description should read: soft skin musk with a hint of lemon and sweet myrrh.” Very, very nice. A skin scent that smells clean, but not shower-fresh clean. Just a clean body in clean clothes. I think this would make a perfect daytime scent--great for literally anyone to wear to work. I wouldn't call it boring, but it's borderline...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Perhaps one of the 53 notes in this scent is oppoponax? Because this smells to me like light incensey/lemony perfection to me. ADORE. The true description should read: soft skin musk with a hint of lemon and sweet myrrh. It's gloooorious.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This product is mesmerizing. Everyone compliments me whenever I wear it. It's almost impossible to describe this fragrance to someone because it's simply beyond words. No other cologne smells anything like it and no one else will be wearing it when you are. Even at $90 a bottle...it's totally worth it. It's been my favorite scent since the late 90s when it was introduced. Nothing else has been able to replace it for me :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This rather odd fragrance seems to work with my awkward chemistry which turns all that is fragrant & lovely into something monstrous & evil. Whilst I do enjoy smelling like petrol fumes, mountain air , and washing hanging on the line- as every self respecting girl does, I cannot smell it anymore, even brand new bottles. I remember when I could smell it that it eventually developed in a really clean non earthy musk undercut with a teeny note of white flowers. However, there must be something in this as whenever I wear it people always compliment me on it and want to know what it is, so there you are .
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Got this as a sample from luckyscent.com. I don't find this repulsive at all. It's merely okay...Interesting to smell but nothing beckons me to possess this. I do pick up the nail polish note but I didn't think it was bothersome. After awhile this turns into a more floral composition on my skin.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other Eyes: Other
All fragrance reviews are subjective and this one seems to be a love/hate fragrance. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this, since some many of the CdeG fragrances are woody, unisex. This is very feminine and floral on me. It's along the lines of Comme des Garcons 2, which I also love. So if you love "2" you might want to try "53."