Ogygia Perfume Oil $4.60$19.75

Ogygia Perfume Oil

$4.60$19.75

On to Pieria he stepped from the upper air, and swooped down upon the sea, and then sped over the wave like a bird, the cormorant, which in quest of fish over the dread gulfs of the unresting sea wets its thick plumage in the brine. In such wise did Hermes ride upon the multitudinous waves. But when he had reached the island which lay afar, then forth from the violet sea he came to land, and went his way until he came to a great cave, wherein dwelt the fair-tressed nymph; and he found her within. A great fire was burning on the hearth, and from afar over the isle there was a fragrance of cleft cedar and juniper, as they burned; but she within was singing with a sweet voice as she went to and fro before the loom, weaving with a golden shuttle. Round about the cave grew a luxuriant wood, alder and poplar and sweet-smelling cypress, wherein birds long of wing were wont to nest, owls and falcons and sea-crows with chattering tongues, who ply their business on the sea. And right there about the hollow cave ran trailing a garden vine, in pride of its prime, richly laden with clusters. And fountains four in a row were flowing with bright water hard by one another, turned one this way, one that. And round about soft meadows of violets and parsley were blooming. There even an immortal, who chanced to come, might gaze and marvel, and delight his soul; and there the messenger Argeiphontes stood and marvelled.

Crisp sea air, kelp, and climbing vines, flame-singed cedarwood and juniper branches, cypress boughs, alder wood, violets, selino, parsley, glistritha, and white sage.

Wanderlust

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Presented in an amber apothecary vial.

Reviews

  1. Claire

    Absolutely love this scent! It starts out smelling very strongly of kelp, ocean air, and juniper to me. It softens a bit with wear. Still very much an ocean scent, but with more of that forest backdrop. I wouldn’t say it’s particularly floral, but it is a very natural, fresh scent. It pairs nicely with the Fire Down Below collection as it shares that seafaring nature. It layers well with A Hundred Years Ago, too. At any rate, I’ll definitely be getting more of this one!

  2. Nicole

    In the imp, it smells all clean and oceany. I expected it would be similar when I put it on. I was wrong. So wrong.

    Wet, it is super-perfumey. Very potent and, for me, entirely unpleasant. It took about an hour for it to mellow out and set.

    And when it did? It was exactly, precisely what I wanted. The floral notes all recede to the background, enticing without overwhelming. It’s got this clean, bright, almost salty scent which is so evocative of the ocean, with those hints of flowers off in the distance, like some seaside garden. It was totally worth enduring that first hour to get here. Once it’s mellowed, it’s clean and airy and alluring. Utterly lovely.

    Kind of appropriate that we have to go through our own trials to get to the reward, given the name.

  3. Natalie

    This scent is significantly more light and sweet than the description led me to believe. It’s airy and floating. In the bottle, it smells like all the pleasantries of the sea without the, you know, dead fish smell. When applied and set, it floats even higher, making it a little too feminine for my tastes. It is, however, a lovely scent.

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