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Summer holiday by the sea - in bottles
First of all: This comment is part of my personal research project "(Summer) Immergeher 2020". For more information and links to other fragrance comments from me, please visit my profile or my blog (https://www.parfumo.de/Benutzer/HenrikBlau/Blog/Eintrag/projekt-sommer-dumb-grab-2020). And now to the matter.
Rounded and made of satin glass. Looks great, feels great. The plastic cap looks a bit cheap to touch. The atomizer works rather economically, which makes it easier to dose the exact amount. The spray mist is not very even, which indicates a rather low quality of the atomizer. Not dramatic. But it's a bit of a pity that the spraying pleasure is reduced for a few cents per bottle.
Durability and Sillage
I dose Light Blue Eau Intense with 4-6 sprays a little more generously than other perfumes, because I wear it mainly outdoors. At sports, in the garden, on the beach, you name it. Would describe the Sillage as good but not outstanding. People who stand or walk in a normal distance on the street next to or behind me get a strong touch of summer-feeling. Durability is also ok to good. If I sweat a lot I will add some more after 4 hours. On other days the scent lasts twice as long, but the Sillage fades after 2-3 hours.
Fragrance or fragrance progression
After spraying it on, I get a concentrated load of aquatic-citric summer freshness with actually very well defined notes of tangerine and grapefruit. Yummie! Dry woods announce themselves in the background. Within 20-30 minutes the fragrance reaches its peak: The citrus notes are fading. Musk, wood and ethereal resinous notes emerge, which give a humid and tart freshness. And somehow (probably due to calone and other synthetics) the whole thing suddenly smells like summer in the Mediterranean. Yeah, what's going on now? I almost think I can taste the sea salt. And from the hills there's a scent of juniper and rosemary (which I have to admit It does not really smell like rosemary or juniper. But through the ethereal scents "it feels like" juniper or rosemary. Quasi an olfactory illusion. If that is understandable). After 1-2 hours we arrive at the heart note. From here on, it remains woody-harsh-freshly-cool with a subliminal sweetness, which my garden-affine partner identified as "calendula" without much thought.
Actually summer holidays to spray! Synthetics or not, I don't care. I love it! And again extra points, because my partner also likes this scent! I can only confirm his reputation as a pure summer and leisure scent. It unfolds best in warm weather and outdoors. For cool days and in the evening a bit too fresh, too casual in the office, probably too discreet to go out. All in all I am very pleased with this purchase!