That sounds kind of absolute, almost election. And really, if I had to choose from a lot of perfumes, 'The One' would probably be among the first ten I would take with me. Especially because of the scent, of course. But the packaging alone, the gold-coloured cardboard and the elegant flacon with golden closure, is special for me. The perfume is a pleasure in every respect: I even like the plain inscription in black capital letters. The completely smoothly worked lid is enthroned in the same size and shape above the glass container with its clear lines and soft, rounded edges. It contains the champagne-coloured droplet - noble, light and clear - and this unusually beautiful fragrance is just as beautiful! I find it mysterious, elegant, bright and yet full of spice, multi-layered and yet comprehensible in detail. The perfume has class!
I wouldn't say he's spectacular in the true sense of the word, but THE ONE is outstanding in its league, in the category of this kind of fragrance, and lives up to its name - the One. The structure, to put it simply, consists of exotic fruits, drowned out by beguiling flowers and carried by warm, partly dark base notes and a strong vanilla. The character is flowery and spicy and, despite a pinch of Oriental, remains overall light-hearted and fresh. This certainly applies to many perfumes, but for me the special thing is that on the one hand individual notes, which I clearly recognize, sound peu á peu and on the other hand the fragrance can be guessed as a complete composition from the beginning. Sounds a little contradictory, but that's what makes it so interesting!
When I spray THE ONE on, it feels like my cheek is stroking over fluffy, pinkish yellow peach skin, it feels so mild and soft. The first thing that goes up my nose seems discreetly exotic. Because above all else I perceive the scent of butter-soft, citric lychees. The lychee tree, which grows in China, comes from the soap tree family; interestingly, the fruits are also called love plums in China. The mother-of-pearl or pale pink flesh is sweet, juicy and, when harvested early, strongly fragrant. I know lychees from previous visits to the Chinese restaurant where they were served as dessert with mascarpone cream and grated coconut and which I remember as delicious because of the exotic fresh aroma.
Of other scents like mandarin and bergamot, which are indicated here in the pyramid, I notice above all delicious lime, which the lychee knows how to tame in its sweetness. All these fruits get along splendidly and result in a harmoniously soft, cuddly scent chord. Very feminine, very discreet and promising, this light, slender fruity cocktail starts, to which I like to devote myself enthusiastically. Again and again I lead my hand to the nose or tilt my head towards the décolleté and feel very comfortable with it.
After the fruity and sweet-sour start, two strong scent actors, Jasmine and Lily, enter the stage. Both are intensely fragrant flowers that can literally dominate a room. Churches and halls are often decorated with jasmine or lily blossoms for weddings; and how inevitably beguiling, sometimes even intrusive and pungent is the scent of these two white bloomers for many? Jasmine originally came from India and came to Spain in the Middle Ages, from where it spread rapidly throughout Europe. It is a relatively expensive fragrance that has always been associated with love and eroticism because of its invigorating, euphoric effect. Jasmine now brings sweet and sensual notes into play...
I quote from the poem JASMIN by Max Dauthenday:
.... Your face shines like the best bushes of Jasmin
.... And my joy comes out of you like the full moon out of the earth
.... The silence in which bees buzz - and no desire rises to
.... The sun hangs above you as a crown in the air and who you look at is king
The Madonna Lily with its six-petalled star-shaped flower also smells very intense, and I would recognize its scent among hundreds of flowers. It owes its botanical name 'Lilium candidum' to its pure white colour, which stands for innocence and eternal life. According to tradition, the Archangel Gabriel delivered a white lily to the Virgin Mary at his proclamation - hence the name Madonna or Royal Lily. However, I find the jasmine dominant over the lily, which is pleasant for me.
I don't know how a perfumer works and how he achieves that an ingredient with an extremely strong fragrance doesn't seem intrusive, killing or pungent to me, but mild, soft and invigorating. It is a great art not only to create a good perfume, but also to understand, analyse and preserve one's own very special secret... I am an artist myself, but in a completely different field. In the last few weeks I've been reading some non-fiction books and novels on the subject of perfume. Since then I admire and admire the art of the perfumers all the more.
I do not recognize the lily of the valley clearly; it may be that it contributes to the sweet elegance in the heart note. For me, the first spraying is always a hint of the base note, which is increasingly developing, finally becomes certainty and gives the perfume a hint of oriental flair. Namely a warm, luxuriant and caressing wrapping of musk and amber, as well as a (fortunately) only little earthy, fresh herbal green stitch of vetiver. That's how discreetly I like vetiver in women's perfumes; I especially like it in men's fragrances in a certain overall bouquet.
The plum gives the whole, like a good liqueur, a certain heaviness.
Last but not least: In this perfume, VANILLE plays a supporting and really delicious role for my senses, which is revealed in the entire course of the fragrance - the longer the more it lasts. I love vanilla scents, I'll admit that with pleasure. Vanilla, however, gives this perfume its sensual, very feminine touch. It is a soft, tender vanilla note, not hearty and not captivating, but rather enticing and seductive, slender and soft swinging. Vanilla actually makes perfume what it is for me: a fragrant poem, is like blooming poetry on my skin.
THE ONE is an intoxicating perfume and it has recognition value, absolutely! It is a fragrance for women who do not want to hide their feminine qualities, but want to emphasize them with joy. However, I would have liked to have expected more from the shelf life: up to 4 hours I perceive the scent well