Classic by Acqua di Hamburg
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Classic is a perfume by Acqua di Hamburg for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is citrusy-fresh. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Patchouli, Rosewood, Orange, Oakmoss, Leather



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City hall from outside
I had already mentioned that I am neither a hamburger nor a non-hamburger. One thing is now again rather typical for a local: I only know the Hamburg City Hall, to which the fragrance refers, from the outside, although I have been here for twenty years.

Nevertheless, the issue can undoubtedly be regarded as having been met, at least partially. An impression of time-honoured muffs can indeed be traced. I'm sure that the town hall of the Hanseatic city knows such smells. But there is always something discreetly fresh in the fragrance, a slight breeze, which is the lower limit of air movement in Hamburg. That's pretty good
But I should start at the beginning: The fragrance starts with the mineral note from Terre d'Hermès. I would only think that the rock is less clearly flanked by citruses today. The present candidate is harsher, more bitter, because the earth of patchouli quickly penetrates, at least for the time being. Favored.

The citrus note today may therefore come from the corner of rosewood and linalool instead of real citrus fruit; in any case, I have to advise orange more than it really smells.

Well, and the dark, earthy thing just creates a little bit of imagination, an impression of said muff. With all due caution. Who knows better than we do what such announcements can do. A few minutes' walk from the town hall is my favourite perfumery, Harald Lubner's small, fine shop. One of the saleswomen there also confirmed from professional experience: "If you tell people that it smells like coffee, they smell coffee. To avoid misunderstandings: 'Classic' does not smell like coffee. It would fit - politicians and administration in the town hall, working endless nightly overtime for the welfare of the citizens...

Speaking of imagination: I really have to think about the promised leather. Perhaps it will leave the sphere of the fantastic in the afternoon, after I have pondered about it long enough. Then even a touch of cumin sweat seems to be involved. Amazing
All in all, the fragrance is very stable and hardly ever leaves what it has once reached. That he's close to Ellena, let him have a look. After all, fragrances under such a heading must offer the tried and tested.

It depends on what I'm copying from, though. The other day I had 'Aqua Wissemara' (Wismar) under my nose, which smelled like a cheap drugstore broth and is much more expensive (85 Euro per 30ml!) than the Acqua-di-Hamburgs.

So, thumbs up. And many thanks to Gerdi for the rehearsal.
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