Odin 07 is a simple fragrance. Though it lists notes of ginger, bitter orange, black pepper, nutmeg, incense, redwood, patchouli, black musk and gaiac wood, it smells of rich, resonant incense. Period. If ever a fragrance conjures the color “black” in my mind, it’s this one; I imagine charred woods, black incense sticks, carbonized nutmegs and peppercorns, and sleek, shiny black vanilla pods and beans. (I do smell bitter orange, but only briefly when the perfume is first applied to skin.)
The character of 07 Tanoke is bolder than Odin’s earlier releases and it smells “rich” (expensive and full-bodied). Tanoke 07 reminds me of Boadicea the Victorious’ more masculine perfumes: in your face, “graphic” — like Explorer. (There’s also a resemblance to Armani Privé Bois d’Encens.)
Though it’s a ‘simple’ fragrance and I don’t have much to write about it, Tanoke 07 is my favorite of the Odin perfume line, and it’s been added to my “Must-Buy Perfume List; Category: Incense.” If there’s an opening in your incense perfumes slot, investigate Tanoke 07 (especially if, like me, you enjoy blunt-force incense aromas).
Odin New York Tanoke 07 (100 ml Eau de Toilette, $125) has great lasting power and close-to-the-body sillage; it’s a unisex fragrance according to Odin New York but it possesses a "masculine" vibe (to my nose, anyway).