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In 2014 I was allowed to test perfumes of the Neapolitan company and was a bit overwhelmed with the straightforwardness and the flowery opulence. But I never really lost sight of Bruno Acampora and recently started the second test phase with the "7 Rules Collection". And damn it, I underestimated what was coming. The fragrances are free of any bells and whistles, have an individual, but simple concept and seem to have the motto "In der Ruhe liegt die Kraft" ("In peace lies strength"). Each of these perfume oils carries a great deal of peace and quiet with it. A fitting paraphrase would be cozy. Just right for the cool season, even the Cologne Collie. There is no olfactory sensory overload with all perfume oils, none tries to surpass itself in eccentricity and all are as steadfast as the columns of an aqueduct of Roman antiquity.
On the test surface "Sandan" appears a little rough and mineral. It's like sunscreen mixing with warm beach sand. The Neroli is strong, but doesn't look radiant, but calmingly dimmed. I don't notice the pink pepper and the spice that develops in the fragrance I would attribute to the woody notes. The sandalwood smells sweet and soft in the background. Only becomes clearer later together with the orange blossom. The finish of the perfume oil is very creamy.
Due to the current dirty weather, "Sandan" digs out an association mixture of cuddly woollen scarf and body lotion while wearing it. Here nothing smells mineral, but only like Neroli with well perceptible and lovely sandalwood. Equally creamy, equally woolly beige, equally mildly spiced. Later with orange blossom and ambry underlay. Very relaxed, you.
Isn't that unagitated? So unagitated, you'll flinch when just one nuance changes. Maybe you could find "Sandan" a little monotonous. In winter I even like monotony when I align myself with a book on the couch from right to left. Otherwise I find too little time for that and that's exactly why I enjoy it. Also with "Sandan".
Shelf life: Day length
Sillage: medium strong