Name That Scent: Oscar de la Renta’s Oriental Lace Smells Like A Piano Teacher’s House

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Fragrance reviews are silly, but sometimes, fragrance marketing is even sillier. What do “playful pastimes” and “nostalgia” really smell like? So from now on, we’ll be crowdsourcing our own fragrance reviews. Read on to find out what our office thought about the latest sample to land on our desk. This week, we’re testing out Essential Luxuries Oriental Lace Eau de Parfum Spray by Oscar de la Renta.

Fragrance: Essential Luxuries Oriental Lace Eau de Parfum Spray by Oscar de la Renta

What Oscar de la Renta thinks it smells like: “A warm, inviting blend of the unique hoya carnosa flower with hints of honey and bitter almond surrounded by dark cacao and patchouli for a mysterious, delectable treat.”

What we think it smells like:

  • Jean Naté bath oil.”
  • “Grandma in a bakery.”
  • “Perfume I bought in England.”
  • “Cinnamon.”
  • “Spicy potpourri.”
  • “Fresh and musky at the same time.”
  • “Candy.”
  • “Sweet peaches.”
  • “A woman who crafts, who really likes decoupaging.”
  • “A woman who wears a shawl and drinks loose tea.”
  • “No.”
  • “An old lady’s house.”
  • “A piano teacher’s house.”
  • “Potpourri, just straight up.”
  • “A bakery in the fields of France.”
  • “Baby powder.”
  • “Is this a cologne?”
  • “Like a man on the beach.”
  • “They all just smell like flowers to me.”

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