In 1990, the German television broadcasting of the GDR was discontinued and wound up. Not that it would have been a pity on the whole, but unfortunately, as in many areas of the GDR, collateral damage occurred. With the disappearance of East German television, there was also an end to the longest running entertainment programme on television! After not quite 400 episodes and more than 35 years with one and the same presenter, "Willi Schwabes Rumpelkammer" ended as a statement to a new zeitgeist.
Already at broadcasting times the Rumpelkammer was a classic and dealt with classics of film history, mainly UFA productions until 1945, but also others. The lighting was supported by extensive film excerpts, background information, actors, anecdotes and comments on films such as the "Feuerzangenbowle", the old Theo Lingen and Hans Moser films, but also on films such as "Es geschah am hellichten Tag" or "Karbid und Sauerampfer". Film classics, which today unfortunately elicit only a shrug of the shoulders from many!
Well, I'm not one of those who think everything was better before. I know, however, that in the past many things were good and that they would still be good today if one had only left them alone. This applied to childcare facilities and polyclinics in the GDR just as it applies today to diesel technology and nuclear energy!
And of course, in order to finally get the hang of Parfumo, this also applies to perfumes. It's a shame how many good fragrances from past decades have been adjusted or changed. With reference to a new time and new attitude towards life sacrificed exclusively to the profit interests, they have disappeared or become a shadow of themselves! There Aramis EdT shines like a real light figure in the firmament, just now where also Franz, another light figure, sinks into the bribery swamp.
The people, events, things, even scents that were special before times are forgotten. To prevent the harmonization of taste in fashion, food, smell, appearance (Robert Habeck-Bart has never been so much) and political correctness, even with the fear of not belonging to it, angular types, originals and developments that do not profitably implement their arbitrariness on the first day via ratings, Liks and followers.
"It's nice to have the choice", but where is the personal added value of 20 nut nougat creams, 30 types of mustard, 40 toothpastes, 50 types of dog food, more than 100 statutory health insurance companies and ultimately just under 130,000 perfumes? And where is that of Aramis EdT of Aramis?
The perfume Aramis EdT has been around since 1964, the Rumpelkammer since 1955, so Willi Schwabe could have found the scent in the middle of all the film rolls and told us about it. The story tells in a subtle and pointed way that a perfume is more than just a scent and that it also defines itself, besides smell, price and appearance, above all through stories and history. Stories about the bottle, which was already familiar on the console in front of the bathroom mirror during childhood, about the boy who watched his father in the morning toilet on Sunday and the smell in the air. From family celebrations with Uncle Erwin and Grandpa Heinz and from the big brother, who all carried this familiar tart, spicy-moosy aura with them when they dressed up. Also the first own, shy spray would be worth mentioning and the effort to wash off the "stuff" before the father notices something. Even "Uncle Ewald", actually our neighbour and after the death of his wife again at a set age on free feet, tried to land again as an elegant felt slipper casanova with the help of his Aramis and its creamy soapy shaving note. By the way, very successful!
For many, memories and stories, especially when they are not of a personal nature, are not reason enough to try something or even to consider it good. They don't have to! It is important that there are such special things, in the past, today and tomorrow. They earn the title classic simply because they have been used and valued for a long time, just like Aramis EdT.