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Not perfect, but perfect for me
In the last few months I have had to be very reticent about Parfumo in my actions. This was neither due to the excellent community, nor to my love for perfumes. Rather, I came to the realization that the perception of a fragrance is such a subjective feeling that - with all preferences - it does not always fit one's own mood and especially one's own lifestyle.
Primarily I fell in love in the last years with fragrances of the oriental direction (especially Amouage), only to find out that there are meanwhile hardly any situations in which I can wear them. Even Fougeres, which are full, wooded and green in the base, got on my nerves with all their affection. Why was this?
From Couchpotato, with over 20 kg overweight, I found my way back to an active lifestyle. Increasingly my sluggish and cuddly basic posture had to give way to my rediscovered urge to move. In the beginning, days of rest and days of action were still in balance. Smoky, heavy scents or powerful fougeres accompanied me through the temperate days, as well as on hikes in the autumn forest. But year after year my sport workload increased and with it also the physical and olfactory load developed to the same extent.
After the remains of Amouage Interlude from the previous evening made me almost vomit during the hard interval training, as if someone was smoking next to me, I decided to use my scent treasures only very rarely and carefully (holidays, going out etc.) and I experimented frustrated with fresh scents from the mainstream segment. I didn't like any fragrance from this area, because either the top note was too synthetically fresh (detergent) or the base was incredibly sticky and sweet (tonka) and created an inner defense. It simply didn't fit any more and every fragrance produced a certain disgust during the day.
At some point I remembered "Acqua di Parma Colonia Club" and in my desperation I bought a small bottle. Tested during sports, the incredibly fresh, pearly top note immediately inspired me. This gave me the incomparable feeling that probably everyone knows when you quench your thirst with bitter lemon, orangina or san pellegrino: the bitter parts of the peel, the essential oils of the citrus fruits, and the crystalline, sugary sweetness immediately invigorate body and soul.
As Colonia, the fragrance does not tend to get lost in excessive sillage or shelf life.
In the second phase a green soap develops, which conveys a cultivated feeling. Light Fougereankläge swing along. The mint still remains pearly and triggers another freshness kick.
There is no such thing as a base. That's good, because this would trigger a certain feeling of disgust in me during sporting stress. Vetiver, musk and amber (probably due to the resin in the heart note) produce only a dry and soft contrast to the freshness. After two hours the fragrance retreats very close to the skin.
If I evaluate the fragrance as a composition in the classical sense, I have to reproach him for giving away essential elements of perfume art in a one-dimensional way and without drydown. But in my case this "mistake" is ideal and gives me an everyday scent that fits my life and my feelings perfectly.
Who had to make similar experiences, like those described by me, is recommended to test "Acqua di Parma Colonia Club". All others will probably be bothered by the overdrawn mint and the missing base.
The shower foam of "Rituals Samurai Yuzu" also went in the same direction (the pearling effect), which unfortunately was discontinued.