Hi guys, I'm back. And yes, I know, and you're moaning again. Or moaning, as the case may be, just because I'm back. I've reduced my presence here to about two or three times a week at the most but no, I guess I'll have to go down to a comment,... PER MONTH! Do you really want that? D
Anyway, I tried Pirates' Grand Reserve the other day. No, that's not the name of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, it's the scent of Atkinsons from 2017, although I wouldn't mind seeing another Pirates of the Caribbean movie, but one with Johnny Depp, which probably won't come back, since the new movies are supposed to feature Margot Robbie in it and Disney has written Johnny Depp off because of his marital problems (so he's not even supposed to be in a supporting role...). All the more reason for me to hate Disney after they fucked up Star Wars... uh, although they did do something really great with The Mandalorian series with Star Wars... but I'm not here to talk about Star Wars, which I haven't done for SO LONG, by the way, but to report my impressions on this pirate scent.
After all, it's from Atkinsons. Maybe not everybody knows this brand, but I would recommend to try scents from Atkinsons every now and then, as they have quite nice scents. All right, let's get started.
Somehow the fragrance does not necessarily start with the scents that are indicated here in the fragrance pyramid. Instead, I smell smoky notes and leather at the beginning, followed by a little rum and vanilla. The combination is okay, even if the leather distorts the Caribbean feeling a bit, isn't it? Anyway, the scent is still pleasant.
Later the vanilla is more in the foreground, but I still smell smoke and leather, although now a little weaker than in the beginning. Rum is now only rudimentary, which is a pity, as I find alcoholic scents in such autumnal scents like this one actually quite good. But the scent still smells nice, and to the described scents now also some cedar is added. In addition, the scent is becoming softer and softer, which could be due to the vanilla.
With the heliotrope I am a little bit unsure, but maybe you can smell this. When I concentrate, I notice a slight almond scent, just as Heliotrope can smell most of the time... but it could also be that I think about it too much and just imagine it :D
Later, the fragrance remains slightly woody, but above all gently vanilla and warm. Leather weakens, but comes through every now and then. All in all a nice scent, which somehow doesn't offer anything new, but has become quite beautiful, especially for autumn.
The Sillage and the durability:
The Sillage is quite good, not a firecracker, but still not only smells good up close.
The durability is also quite good, it easily lasts eight to ten hours, of course not with the same intensity, but that's the same with all fragrances.
The bottle! The bottle is rectangular, with a slightly curved top. It is also flat or thin, making it look a little like a flask. On the front is a round depression in which the round label has been glued. The lid is chrome-plated, trapezoidal and patterned. Everything looks nice and the flacon fits well in the hand.
So, even if this scent should not really please so many people, I already liked it quite well. First of all I have to say that this fragrance reminds me of similar fragrances whose names I can't remember right now, so it doesn't smell very new or creative, but it smells good, and that's the main thing.
With its sweet, gentle and slightly spicy scents, it is for me a quite beautiful companion in autumn and winter, especially in the evening when going out. And even if it looks good on cold days, you shouldn't even think about taking a sip to warm up from the bottle despite the rum scent :D
Quite apart from the fact that alcohol does not warm on cold days, even if you see it differently, especially if you should be holding a hot cup of mulled wine in your hands :D
(bah, but enough about mulled wine... after all, this year there will be no social Christmas market visits, for me as a big Christmas fan this is of course especially bad... :((((
But it is necessary, so I hope you all get well soon, and I wish you a good recovery! And all the others take good care of themselves, okay?)
Yeah, that's it, you'll hear from me again in a few days... or in a month, it depends on you, mu ha ha ha ha ha ha :DDD