Number three in the Under-Appreciated Clouds of Our Solar System series! (see also: Scooter and The Little Red Spot)
The Oort Cloud is, technically, still hypothetical—largely because it's hard to track a mass of small, fast, widely-scattered chunks in irregular orbits at a rough distance of one light year from the sun. The Oort is the home of long-period comets patrolling the functional limit of our solar system, marking the dusty line in space where solar gravity gives out and deep galactic wilderness begins.
Its scent is distilled from that arid frontier: tumbleweed, olibanum, smoky copal and kola nut husk.
Posted by Sus on 9th Sep 2015
This scent is ephemeral and hard to define, just like its namesake. It has some fruit-like freshness, a little smokiness, and a baseline of that delightful new car smell. Although it's rather subdued and not in your face (especially compared to Strangelet,which I tested before this one), you can take comfort in knowing it's undoubtedly still there, at the brink of your personal solar system.
Posted by Charlotte on 12th Jan 2015
Oort smelled a little more arid in the bottle, but on my skin the olibanum and smoky copal (I think?) blocked out everything else. To me, it smelled like my grandma's church right after they lit the votive candles and incense. Great for me (if not just for the nostalgia), but maybe not for others.
Posted by Alice on 7th Oct 2012
Oort smells just like the odor emitted by squished lightning bugs, at least out of the squee.
It has a muted, gender-neutral quality.
After it's been on the skin for a short time it takes on more a perfume quality and the floral-ness of parfums reveals itself.
Posted by Seismogenic on 7th Sep 2012
I was really trying to think of a clever sciency review for this, like I'm trying to do with all of the squees I've tested, but I'm really going to cut to the chase here: This. Is. Awesome.
Oort is just so so good. It's very much an arid desert scent, as described, and it even picks up some of those spicy smells you get in the desert/chaparral transition that I've never been able to figure out what they /are/, only that they smell /good/. Never mind that I /live/ in a desert, I'm going to wear this again and again.
(To those who are wondering, yes, I'd say it's a masculine scent, but given that I am a guy, this is great by me!)
Posted by Rayn on 18th Aug 2012
_Love_ this scent. It's dusty and arid, and the olibanum is completely addictive. It's too masculine for me to wear it out, but it's perfect for a day in when I need to feel inspired.