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The man without qualities
...is a famous novel by Robert Musil, which he never finished It describes the existence of a man who seems so utterly uncharacteristically pale. A sterile, unimpressive life, without ups and downs...
Somehow this title always makes me think of this fragrance, a fragrance that is perverse in a way, although it is without question a work of art. It looks so clatteringly cold and metallically repellent, as no other fragrance has ever managed to appear to me. This fragrance, connects with no one, it always hovers next to the wearer and refers its surroundings to this: Keep your distance please! Maybe a good scent for the momentary crisis, no one comes too close here, it smells like sterilum itself. Mint and rhodinol give an unbelievably ethereal, minty-medicinal impression that etches away the nose rabbit. To call him "fresh" would almost be too nice. It is rather sterile to the last. A purity, like after cleaning a bath with all imaginable means. Geranium and light spice then bring a slight green shimmer into it, which, I want to emphasize, also has a rather synthetic green effect. Consequently, a repellent scent wall is created, which lets the wearer become lonely
--> The comparison to a sterile dentist's treatment room is more than appropriate!
Then why a 7?
Yeah, he's just too artistically special to be swept away completely. Those who like this ethereal-medical freshness and who can't get the sharpness of the geranium will surely love it. However, no one should ever buy it blind in life. Hardly any fragrance - except Interlude - managed to give me an immediate headache. This one did! It is extremely pungent and biting and thus ultimately demanding. Durability and Sillage are also LESS OK, so I had to suffer a little longer today.
This fragrance is ergo the symbol of featurelessness. There is no more life here, everything is clean, sterile and pure to the core. If that gentleman with geraniums stands at the door of his beloved, she will not find anything to tell her about him. There is not a wrinkle in his shirt, no crooked hair, and no twisted face to be seen. There is nothing here and there was never anything here, this person does not seek love, but distance. She will recognize it and reject him and throw herself into the warm, open arms of a living person.
I'm curious what you think about him I am shocked, fascinated, disgusted by this "unpleasant smell" and now I am even more afraid of the dentist...