It was actually a normal garden party on Sunday, with neighbours around the corner. Only at first I didn't even know it would have any such consequences. The motto was "rose garden". I saw a Porsche standing in front of her house and got déjà-vu directly. Yes-ne, Porsche... is clear, but this model 928 in silver?! "Wow, like my daddy!" I thought. I had to stop and take a good look at this gem. Hm, French license plate, with us on the street?
Garden party was already going on, I wore my new "Acqua di Parisis Essenza Intensa - Black Oud" true to the motto with the scent of the rose. It was, as always, nice, familiar faces, funny, relaxed. Until a nice guest passed me, whom I did not know yet, the young nephew of the hostess from France. "Aha, the "Frenchman" with the Porsche" I thought. Smart, take it easy. His perfume awakened something beautiful in me, but I couldn't say exactly what... We quickly got into conversation and could "smell good" ;-) He told us the last time he was here, in May in Cologne at Rod Stewart's concert. I'm afraid I missed the appointment. When it comes to Rod, I always have to think about my daddy. "In a broken Dream" that was my daddy cool!!!! He had his own band and played electric guitar. How often did he practice his songs with me, that was always totally beautiful!
The smell of the "Frenchman" gave me no peace and I asked him what it was. "Aramis 900," he said. "No! He doesn't smell like that!" I knew this smell way too well - it was my daddy!!! This perfume would have recognized my nose of 1000 others immediately. "Yes, this is Aramis 900, but not the old one... I always stole the old one from my father" he laughed. "And now I have my own, the "new" one."
We had a good time, there were many topics that addressed both of us. Finally, he walked me home. We walked past his Porsche and he suddenly said "I still have half a bottle of Aramis in the car. If you want it, I'll give it to you." I just thought, "No, thanks! That's not my daddy..."
And at home I spent a wonderful night... no, not with the smart "Frenchman" ;-) but in memories of my daddy cool!
I didn't even know that this incredible perfume I loved so much had been reissued, my daddy's been dead a long time. Sometimes I wonder why you have to change well-established things. Especially with perfumes I don't understand that, because you associate something special with each fragrance. My daddy was the Aramis 900 for me - with Porsche 928, his own music band and electric guitar.
But OK. The "new" one, which already exists for a long time, makes good competition to the old one! He's fresher, more alive, more modern. He has more flair and makes an exciting independent statement. It also fits perfectly in summer, even now when it gets cooler in the evening. Of course I couldn't follow the whole course of the fragrance, but the heart note I smelled when I arrived inspired me. There is still much of the old Aramis 900 to be felt. The wonderful floral notes, more complex in composition, yet classic. The end, which came in the evening, was not so exciting anymore, but very elegant, charming and pleasantly warm.
A wonderful scent companion also for garden parties! A successful version of the old classic ;-)