Isis by Kedra Hart for Opus Oils

YAY! Fragrant Friends,

Back in May 2013 when we did ScentSation Bus Tour in LA with Perfume Posse our very last stop of the day was Opus Oils. It had been a BIG day and we were tired and footsore. Many of us had spent our very last penny and the thought of one more perfume emporium seemed like it was one too many.

Then we were met by the incredibly luscious Kedra Hart who looks like every mans dream of womanity. Pretty, curvy, floaty and sensual, Kedra was also so totally sweet that the whole crew felt revived just by being in her presence. I smelled a couple of the fragrances but this one nearly blew the back of my head off. It was instant and has turned out to be lasting love…….

Isis by Kedra Hart for Opus Oils

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Opus Oils give these featured accords in one line:
Frankincense, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Blue Lotus Absolute, White Water Lily Absolute, Jasmine Absolute

Petrol, flowers, incense. Dark, thick and dirty but in there is glory: eye rolling, heart afluttering, transcendent glory. It’s like Metropolis, The Fast & The Furious, Wizard of Oz and The Passion of Christ are all melded into one fragrance. Heavy scent that drifts in layers about me, like walking through clouds of treacle that is glutinous and sparkling in the sunshine. Isis walks the fine line between gorgeous and disgusting so beautifully, seamlessly. It has me on the edge of my seat through the whole wear, every time. Will it dip over into the dark side but of course it never does.

Isis Opus oils Seti I, Isis and Horus, Abydos, Egypt Charlie Phillips FlickrPhoto Stolen Flickr

You know that moment when you first crush a jasmine flower in your fingers? When the smell is so overpoweringly potent? Here Kedra has taken the moment that you pull away, it’s the moment when it stops being too much but all of a sudden magically becomes beautiful. The absolutes are heady, powerful stuff and then later in the wear they are subtly tempered by the sandalwood, which brings a pleasing creamy softness.

The incense has been in the mix all along but it’s not till the very end that I can really smell its cool, aloof, resinous and light smokiness. More like the Japanese incenses than the Catholic ones I grew up with it is a lovely counterpoint to what has gone before.

Isis has lasting power long beyond most of the natural perfumes I’ve worn, still leaving soft white floral and resinous traces next morning, not big but different to my smell. a very light gloss on top of my skin.

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Further reading: Fragrance Belles and Oh True Apothecary
Opus Oils has EdP $75/30ml

Have you dipped your toes into the Opus Oils perfumed waters?
Portia xx

11 comments on “Isis by Kedra Hart for Opus Oils

  1. Aelfrik says:

    Sounds spectacular! I haven’t sampled anything from Opus, but Olympic Orchids really opened my eyes to just how potent all-natural frags can get.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      I think you will be astounded by the Opus oils frags, they are hefty and dense.
      Portia xx

  2. Holly says:

    Ooh! I must try this! I just looked at her stuff and she does samples. Yipee!!!

  3. Tom says:

    I think Kedra is brilliant and I’m glad she agreed to open her atelier to her when I suggested it. It’s just too bad Tiger Powers couldn’t be there..

  4. Hazel says:

    This sounds Heavenly!

  5. Anna says:

    Sounds like my type of perfume

  6. Sandy says:

    I found your review buried in my inbox because I wanted to make sure I read it Portia… I have Venus which is lovely and I’ve sampled many of her other . Kind of heady sexy. I need to investigate Isis. Thanks!!

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