Hello and have a nice evening! I hope you had a happy holiday :)
We were a rather small group this time, after all most Turks don't celebrate Christmas as much as we do. I think I might even have more festive decoration and I'm generally more into Christmas than many others here :D It's just a nice time, very atmospheric and I'm just noticing... that I didn't even turn on my Christmas tree today, argh wasted a wonderful day of glow, even if Christmas should be over now *sigh* But it'll burn all night long, and if I can't sleep because of all the lights, ha! D
Well, he'll stand till New Year's. And by the way the tree is called in Turkey New Year's tree, which is the reason for it that even in Turkey some set up meanwhile a decorated tree, in order to celebrate evenly the New Year!
So, and since I had already skipped a few days of writing Kommi (but there was at least a Christmas greeting in the form of a blog! And thanks again for all your great answers! )), there's a new comment (or the last one this year), and what could be better than Lyric by Amouage, since poetry has something to do with literature anyway (it's a narrative form in poems, so it's rhymed) and I'm always writing something here, even if my grammar should be so terrible that every writer would like to curse me! Well,... The main thing is that you understand what I am trying to express with my commissioners :D
Yes, this is now Lyric Woman, a fragrance inspired by the voice of Maria Callas. It should be a voice whose beauty should far exceed the human mind (... why do I have to think of exploding heads from the movie "Dogma"? According to the film it means that people cannot bear the voice of God and that they (God and the archangels) needed five Adams to find out :D).
Well, let's see how the fragrance smells... I hope you don't expect a description of the fragrance in rhyme form... maybe I could actually do that, but since 24.12 I'm so full and bloated that I can't think enough to rhyme anymore :D
Wow, the beginning is overwhelming! Not only because it smells nice, but because it smells of so many great scents that I don't even know where to start!
So I smell floral notes, namely roses and angelica, as well as naturally sweet jasmine. This sweetness is enhanced a little more by cinnamon. I also smell a little oakmoss, but its scent is slightly different, it looks warmer, but that's because it's quickly superimposed by all kinds of other scents. Cardamom and cinnamon, for example, are getting stronger and stronger, just like roses, in general I think that roses are probably the strongest scent for a while (especially in the heart note), because you can smell them and their flowery and slightly sour-sweet scent very well. Little by little other flowers, such as angelica, ebb away for it. Afterwards the musk, which smells nice and sweet, appears in a somehow medium-heavy way, which I sometimes call "dark-sweet". The fragrance is also becoming warmer and softer. The softness comes from the slightly powdery scents of the tonka bean, which makes a scent similar to vanilla more powdery, the additional warmth of the scent is an interplay of many scents such as woods, the aforementioned tonka bean and musk. There are also resinous scents, even if you (or I) should not necessarily recognize them as incense. And I could swear that the combined effect of the sweet scents makes sweetness smell like honey every now and then, which is also very beautiful.
Towards the end I smell mainly tonka beans, woods and a little musk, as well as vanilla and vetiver. For a little while the vetiver becomes stronger and stronger, so it can be smelled very well, until it is caught up, as almost expected, by the tonka bean and vanilla and the fragrance ends sweet and powdery with only slightly spicy notes. A really beautiful fragrance that smells great at any time during the course of the fragrance!
The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is high, as it is already known from most Amouage fragrances. One is already wrapped with a few small sprayers in a beautiful, large fragrance cloud and is therefore also quite good smelling. The shelf life is once again huge and the fragrance works from morning to night. Sprayed on late in the afternoon I could still smell the scent on my arm the next day or at noon.
The bottle is of the usual high quality. This time it is wine red with a slight colour gradient down to black. It is rectangular, but slightly inflated and with slightly depressed sides. The Amouage logo can be seen on the front, it is metallic and chrome-plated. The neck of the bottle is also chrome-plated and the name of the fragrance can be seen on it. The lid is also wine red, has the shape of oriental spires and has a cross pattern, which looks like scales, which looks beautiful (and strictly speaking also like a peeled fruit like a mandarin or so :D). And as usual, a Swarovski stone was embedded at the top of the lid. A beautiful bottle that also fits well in the hand.
That's nice. Very nice! This scent is pretty great. Already with the first spraying on one notices here that the smell will become wonderful and one is not disappointed afterwards also later, since it always remains high-quality and smells well in each phase of the smell process. Of course you should also like some of the scents mentioned here, because they radiate more strongly at different times, like the roses in the heart note, but also the oak moss, which is not soo strong, but still flashes stronger every now and then.
I also think it's good that just a few sprayers are enough to smell good for a long time. But maybe Lyric is also one of those fragrances where you could possibly overdose yourself and suffocate everyone else :D
In any case, its type is an autumnal (and wintery) scent that goes well with going out and elegant occasions. As I said, a very recommendable fragrance!
Soo... I have meanwhile reactivated the lighting of my Christmas tree and it now shines beautifully again, which always delights me so much because the sight of all the festive decorations is always so beautiful. But now it makes me a little sad, because I can clear everything again soon,... *sigh*
And then it's time again to wait a whole year for this beautiful time... bah... I should move to a place where it always snows and every month looks like December, he he :D
Soo... we "see" each other again in January. All of you have a nice New Year's Eve and get well into the New Year. To baaaald :)