The review which follows is dealing with one extraordinary scent from Vero Profumo, a Swiss niche line founded in 2007 by the pharmaceutical assistant and aromatherapist turned to perfumer Vero Kern. To my shame and in spite of the excellent reviews I kept reading during the past year, I wasn’t able to get a sniff on any of this house’ creations, but that changed now.
Onda is one of the three debut fragrances from Vero Profumo, introduced in 2007 as Extrait de parfum version and developed by perfumer Vero Kern. Later in 2010, Vero Kern presented the Eau de Parfum version for each one of the three scents. Marketed as unisex and belonging to the woody spice olfactory group, Onda represents Vero Kern’s fantasy associated to the beautiful universe of complex fragrances.
I admit that at first, I did not know how to set apart this interesting scent, nor to conceive a tagline, but recently, subsequent to reading a very interesting article on different types of leather scents, I discovered that Onda might as well be seen as a leather-type perfume.
From the first moments after spraying two whiffs of Onda (the Eau de Parfum version!) onto my skin I realized that I was going to experience something totally different from most of the scents sniffed until that time. Therefore, confronted with a dilemma, I did not know how to proceed. I was contemplating a very complex fragrance that highlighted accord of citrus and fruits, juxtaposed to some woody and powdery facets, all in a combination that was quite difficult to decipher. The list of official notes is impressive (bergamot, citron, mandarin, ginger, coriander, basil, passion fruit, iris, ylang-ylang, honey, Bourbon vetiver, patchouli, musk and cedarwood), and as I review it, a new olfactory remembrance occurred to me. It was the type of memory redolent with one of the most complex and long lasting perfume sniffed in the last 6 months.
The bottle of the Eau de Parfum tested exhibits an elaborate shape in which the accent falls on the interesting forms shaped from the transparent glass. The liquid has a pale yellow shade, contrasting with the grey stopper that completes beautifully this ensemble. Overall, one of the most laconic images that depicts Onda is that from the official website, in which it is mentioned the phrase “for those who love the good things in life”, next to the perfume’s name.
Vero Profumo Onda Perfume Details
- Onda by Vero Profumo is available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum Spray and 7.5 and 15 ml Extrait de Parfum; the lasting power is above average (more than 12 hours!) and the sillage is excellent.
- Olfactory Group: Woody Spicy
- For: Unisex
- Year Introduced: 2007
- Perfumer: Vero Kern
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual