2012 was actually a pretty cool summer if I remember back, there were only a few days where the temperatures approached the 30 degree mark. Still, I had an incredible desire to throw a proper pool party for once. I have to admit, this idea was in a strange way inspired by this ominous movie called "Project X", which was in the cinemas at that time and apparently encouraged quite a few teenagers to have wild parties. You probably remember: A few high school kids throw a pool party, parents are on vacation, everything escalates and in the end thousands of party guests are on site and ruin half of the settlement.
After watching that film several times, I naturally asked myself how far I could actually do something like that myself, after all, my parents' long-awaited vacation was coming up soon. Storm-free, a whole house including pool for me alone, that had to be perfect, what my buddies of course all saw like that. No sooner said than done, the party was organized in detail, the living room was restructured as a dance floor and the fog machine from Dad's basement should provide for heated dances, so the plan.
Of course, as host and lifeguard, I not only had to look good (at least I tried to), but I also had to get myself a hip and nice summer scent. So I went to town and bought me in addition to a great outfit of course equal to this Light Blue, at that time of course not yet the Intense version. The fresh-citrusy and slightly mineral touch I liked extremely well back then, which also lives on in the newer Intense version. Durability, performance, can you eat it? As if I was worried about such factors back then, my biggest problem was rather making sure there was a surplus of women at the party. Just spray on, enjoy fragrance and have fun!
I could now further describe the scent progression and go into the individual notes, but that has been done umpteen times anyway. I prefer to devote myself to my pool party again, after all, according to the title, it should have been my last.
The day of the party came, it was of course ass cold and the almost 60 guests trickled in one by one at my house. After a short announcement of the house rules, which said that NOBODY was allowed to enter the chambers of my parents on the upper floor, my guys turned on the music and it could start. We were really happy, everything seemed to go according to plan and the party was a great success
But the more alcohol flowed, the more confusing and unrelaxed the situation became for me. So stressful I had not imagined the job as a pool and caretaker then but. At every corner something was broken, people jumped naked from the balcony into the pool, while the dear neighbors had to watch in the garden, because they could not sleep anyway because of the loud music. Lockable rooms were, although I wanted to forbid it explicitly, of course abused in an extensive way for love games, including, unfortunately, the bedroom of my parents!
One day baby we'll be old, oh baby we'll be old, think of all the stories that we could have told....
Do you remember this song? It played I think 50 times that night as the crowd celebrated and danced to it. Almost 10 years later, I'm not really old, but I still think of that night with a smile on my face, those lines from those song lyrics couldn't be more apt. Stories that will probably tell our lives. Even though the evening was pure stress for me and I would definitely NEVER EVER throw a pool party on that scale again, at no point do you regret having experienced that nonsense with your friends.
But what exactly does this have to do with perfume now? In my eyes quite a lot, because I associate the fragrance exactly with this experience. Whenever I wear it, it takes me back to that beautiful time! For me, Light Blue with its mineral note, even if only in the recently released Intense version, is still one of the best aquatics.
PS: Greetings go out to my parents, who now at the latest know more precisely what happened in their house at that time so.