Like yesterday's Datura Noir by Serge Lutens, Keiko Mecheri's Osmanthus highlights floral notes of osmanthus, tuberose, and datura. And like Datura Noir, Osmanthus is also a lush, creamy tropical scent, but here the florals pretty much stand on their own, tempered only by a light veil of green. Worn next to the Datura Noir, it feels comparatively light and airy, and the clarity allows the buttery apricot undertones of the osmanthus to shine through.
Datura Noir has a more of a mysterious air about it; Osmanthus might be its younger, more straightforward, possibly less interesting cousin. When Datura Noir works, it has the power to stun with its beauty; Osmanthus is beautiful in its own right, and is my favorite of the two, but I don't know that I would go so far as to call it stunning. On the other hand, I've never been tempted to wash it off, as I have with the more fickle Datura Noir. It never fails to cheer on a cold winter day, and it outlasts Datura Noir every time.
The 75 ml bottle of Eau de Parfum is $80, and Osmanthus is also available in bath gel, body lotion, and alcohol-free body mist. For buying information, see the listing for Keiko Mecheri under Perfume Houses.