Spicy Orchid by Dossier
Key Notes of Spicy Orchid
What Does Spicy Orchid Smell Like
Dossier’s Spicy Orchid perfume opens with a punchy warmth from cinnamon and pink pepper, which gives it an immediate air of invigoration. Intermingled with these spices is a whisper of mandarin, adding a citrusy undertone to the opening notes.
As the perfume begins to mature, the heart notes of ylang ylang, orchid, and plum come to the fore. Ylang ylang offers a sweet, floral hint, while the orchid lends a mild, clean scent, truly lending to the name 'Spicy Orchid'. The plum note adds a fruity hint, keeping the perfume from becoming overly floral or spicy.
As the perfume fully develops, it settles into base notes of sandalwood, vanilla, incense, and patchouli. Sandalwood provides a soft, woody foundation, while incense brings a smoky touch to the warm, sweet vanilla. Patchouli adds an earthy depth, wrapping up the fragrance in a rich, full-bodied finish. The result is a perfume that is distinctly spicy and warm, with clear floral and fruity accents, and a rich, earthy base. Overall, Spicy Orchid is a heady and potent scent, not for the faint-hearted but perfect for those who love their perfumes intense and memorable.
Review of Spicy Orchid
If you're a fan of Tom Ford's iconic Black Orchid and its intoxicating floral scent, but find the $160 price tag a bit steep, then you're in luck. Dossier's Spicy Orchid, retailing for a much more budget-friendly $39, aims to offer a similar experience at a fraction of the cost.
Despite being a dupe, Spicy Orchid makes its own statement without merely mimicking Tom Ford's masterpiece. It opens with an assertive blend of cinnamon, pink pepper, and ylang-ylang, driving straight to the orchid heart, which is also prominent in Black Orchid. However, it's worth noting that Spicy Orchid's version feels a tad spicier, making for a unique twist to the otherwise sensual vibe of the original.
Strength and longevity are two key attributes perfume enthusiasts will appreciate about Spicy Orchid. It lasts for hours, a characteristic it shares with Black Orchid, and its sillage is just as impressive. Despite the differences, the perfumes share a similar context - they're both perfect for special occasions, exuding that alluring, sexy aura.
In terms of shortcomings, Spicy Orchid might not be the best choice for those who prefer an everyday scent. Its potency, reminiscent of Black Orchid, is better suited for stand-out moments rather than daily wear.
Overall, Dossier's Spicy Orchid performs admirably in replicating the luxurious, elegant, and sophisticated scent of Tom Ford's Black Orchid. It manages to capture the essence of the original while adding its own twist, making it a worthy consideration for those looking for an affordable alternative.
>> View all perfumes of Dossier