Ode by Guerlain is a Floral Aldehyde fragrance for women. Ode was launched in 1955. The nose behind this fragrance is Jacques Guerlain. The fragrance features aldehydes, jasmine, rose, iris, sandalwood and musk.
mco707InsuffBooni – 2019-10-23:
I have the vintage EDC in the flacon montre. This is all about the iris, powdery iris with a hint of aldehyde and musk. Very close to the skin and doesn’t last long. Pretty.
bloortaby – 2019-10-23:
Like Patou’s Joy but creamier with a hint of an almost plum-like fruitiness. It has a moment after you first put it on of that dirty jasmine bit that Joy has but it is not as abrasive or as long lasting.
I have to add that I have not yet sampled vintage Joy. I have a 2015 EDP of Joy and a 1970’s extrait of Ode. Trying vintage Joy is on my to-do list and would probably be better for making a comparison. Ode was supposedly inspired by Joy and it definitely captures the jasmine-rose funk thing that Joy has but with added florals. Ode is really lovely to wear and has a sweet rosy, almost Chamade-like drydown that is really nice.
Ducke – 2019-10-23:
I have to say Ode is the most beautiful vintage extrait I have had the pleasure to wear to date. I have tried many of the masterpieces of perfumery in extrait form but none have made me fall in love instantly as Ode.
The well balanced jasmine and rose are not overpowered or overpowering as the iris and sandalwood cut the vibration of the musk to a long sensual hum.
alex67 – 2019-10-23:
At one time I was lucky enough to have a vintage bottle of Ode extrait and it reminded me very much of Joy. Very strong, mostly rose notes plus a bit of skank, must have been from the musk. Not my thing so I had to give it up. Too vintage and precious to let it just sit around since I wasn’t going to wear it.
Farhod – 2019-10-23:
A non cloying floral scent, I can smell lots of rose and aldehyde. If I blind sniffed this I would have thought it was some sort of vintage chanel scent.
Nevertheless I think its a great scent and my bottle might have deteriorated overtime because I am getting after hints of something quite animalic which doesnt seem to be listed.
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