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Man is only really dead when no one thinks of him anymore. Bertolt Brecht
I never thought I'd recognize a scent like this Aramis. When I was preschool, I smelled this scent in a lot of people. At my grandfather's and probably at one of my uncles too. Since this perfumer Mr. Chant had also created the Cabochard, my mother, who had died a long time ago, and my grandmothers, who were all carriers of these fragrances, came to my mind. I was aware of the old spice, this really top fragrance from Aramis was not at all. When I had noticed the first steps of fragrances completely carefree and free of any obligations, this Aramis was exactly such a topic, rather not more than hype, but there was probably not really much more in the seventies. It may have been, but it may not have been.
Anyway, this scent has caused me an incredible memory of past times and people, which I didn't think was possible.
I used to find this kind of scent, these predecessors of the Armanis and Azzaros in the eighties, very simple and as I will never actually smell, because for me it was always too far away and too far from pleasant. Life as a toddler was of course completely carefree and one got many impressions and tastes which one believes to have forgotten.
Until you buy the fragrance after long consideration and want to know how to smell a primordial chypre. At the latest then one notices that one has already known this smell........
Then you ask yourself whether you want to wear such a fragrance.
There are quite other fragrances that are already considered classics from their own youth such as Cool Water, Aramis life, Havana, Fahrenheit, Eternitiy for men and or Joop homme.
Then you realize that you can and even have to wear such a fragrance, it sets you apart from the many cotton candy products that are called fragrances today.
This Aramis has nothing but nothing to do with a modern or contemporary fragrance, here the Azzaro looks like an ancient but still good Azzaro like a newcomer.
Nevertheless, this Aramis is fascinating and extremely pleasant.
In summer it is a pleasure to wear such a spice centrifuge with the typical forest felling.
He is miles away from the Habit Rouge, which also appeared at this time, because he cannot be classified as an Oriental.
It reminds me a bit of 4711, but without this extra citrus wrap which you also know from the cleaning cloths at Burger-King. He's a lot of mossy ground. The development initially shows the bergamot mixed with the spicy background. Not bad, not contemporary, not special but very, very good! The only contemporary thing about this fragrance is the bottle, which still looks absolutely sublime today and stands out pleasantly in style from today's phallus bottles or other design experiments like a radio.
It is wonderful, a little sad and above all very sentimental to be able to revive one's own memories of long lost people through such fragrances.
He is different, louder, more self-confident and disturbs the service of the sugar, caramel and lipstick disciples, who would never dare to wear such a dominant and self-confident product.
You might have to take a stand or express your own opinion, that's never the case with the many sweeties, here you can wear whatever you want, without realizing, as with this one, what fragrance it is. Unless you are well trained and recognize the Aventus opposite the club de nuit or the laventure. Perhaps also the diorama homme to the Prada l intense or the Givenchy gentleman.
This comparison is not meant to be a rift, but shows how elitist and equal the fragrant environment of today differs from earlier times.
Somehow we become more and more similar and synchronized in the completely wrong and naïve assumption how unique, different and sovereign each individual has become.
This uniqueness of the past can no longer be felt in the world of fragrances.
Also the strength of this Aramis cannot be compared with the current products, here four splashes are enough for the whole day.
My mother is beautiful, my father but also the first generations are never really dead for me in this way, because I think about them again and again and carry this long gone fragrance epoch proudly on me.