Lancôme have introduced their latest flanker to Ô called Ô de l'Orangerie (Ô of the Orange Orchard.) It comes after Ô (1969) and Ô d'Azur (2010.) The composition, centering on orange blossom, is co-signed by perfumers Anne Flipo and Dominique Ropion.
"Ô de l'Orangerie invites you to go on a wonderful escapade in a garden during the first days of spring..."
The ideas behind the scent are to offer an orange blossom scent infused with water underlining its luminous, fresh and petal-y nuances while illustrating a fresh and radiant brand of femininity.
I have had an opportunity to test it rapidly and the sugary quality of neroli is quite dominant a note in it. It is also a bit more powdery than advertized. It retains the simplicity of a casual summer fragrance answering to the name Ô or "eau" (water.)
Fragrance notes are: neroli essence, orange bossom absolute, bergamot, orange, a crystalline aquatic accord, jasmine petals, woods, cedar, benzoin.
The perfume continues to be fronted by model Daria Werbowy photograped by Mario Testino.
The flacon, while keeping the spirit of the original, was redesigned in 2009 for the 40th anniversary of Ô de Lancôme by designer Fabien Baron.
Prices: 55,95€ and 73,95€ for 75 ml and 125 ml respectively.