Opardu is a flawless perfume elegantly presented in three different sizes, one of a 17,5 ml spray holder of golden glass and two simple black bottles of 60 ml and 100 ml which comes also together with a leather pouch. Apparently the name comes by mixing the words “opulence & perdu”, meaning the long gone opulence of the golden age of perfumery and the perfume itself seams to revive that lost glamour.
From time to time I find myself on a new quest for a big, bold and beautiful floral perfume and Opardu is a great recent discovery, a perfume that fulfills everything I could wish for. It has an almost oily texture when applied on skin, since it is a perfume extract that contains an amount of 32 % perfume oil. That translates of course in an amazing creamy projection and great longevity, so good that I can still smell it on my clothes after they were washed. At first it leaves the impression of a soliflore, because immediatly when I lift the cap the space is invaded by a natural lilac scent, as if a big lilac bush is blooming in the middle of my room. A white lilac bathed in the sunlight and visited by beens. But if En Passant by Frederic Malle explores the abstract and transparent lilac theme as a great soliflore in my opinion, Opardu decides to open another chapter by placing the lilac in the middle of a white flowers bouquet. The lilac is white, but with colorful shadows. Pure, but far from virginal. It vibrates in the wind that carries the scents of lush gardenias, tuberose and almondy heliotrope. As it begins so it stays, linear and of an ineffable beauty.
Extremly feminine and oposed to it`s huge personality it seams very gentle and caresses my skin putting me in a dreamy mood. I can imagine it with a long black velvet gown and diamonds adorning my ears, but extravagant banquets are not in my agenda, therefore in real life Opardu spoils me everytime I need an extra boost of happiness.