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The "fear" of the one fragrance
Before I dedicate myself to Guerlains "Exklusivling", I would like to express again my thanks to "Aika1547", who sent me these to test - beside three further interesting smells mind you -. I was very happy, because I am currently testing the expensive Maison Christian Dior series a little bit and Guerlain's "more exclusive" has also fixed me a little bit. Compare here, compare there and find that all of them are sinfully expensive. Nevertheless, there is the attraction of testing those fragrances on a "heart" and "base" basis, perhaps simply to expand one's own horizon of fragrances a little.
Speaking from the base, I immediately come to the fragrance that prevails here. We are talking about vanilla, which is thick and bold in the fragrance pyramid - and rightly so, by the way. Before my skin is completely wetted by this exclusive composition, my nose is flattered by a very floral vanilla with a hint of green. The pear in the top note sinks a little here, but is perceptible. The pepper, on the other hand, is barely audible - so not worth mentioning.
I already have a bit of a jitters with such an offensive vanilla, because there are quite a lot of scents in which this scent devours and crushes everything. Do we also have to deal with this problem here? Let's have a look at the further course of the fragrance.
"Angélique Noire" is one of those fragrances in which it is not possible to have a strict structure of head, heart and base notes. Everything is immediately there and so we are dealing with a very authentic vanilla, which - despite the "fear" mentioned in the commentary title - does not strike us down, because floral notes, such as those of jasmine as well as slightly balsamic ones, due to the presence of the angelica root, wonderfully enclose it and curb its intensity. The dreaded, one-dimensional and in other fragrances unfortunately not seldom occurring vanilla broth is thereby put a stop to. The end result is a DNA that is sweet, but many a current "Kleberling", "diabetic causer", "sweet penetrancer" (exaggerating makes vivid), so what seems to be such a little fashion today is far superior. DNA's a classic. Some would perhaps even speak heretically of an "outdated" or outdated, a grandmotherly one, but even if all this may be a little bit true, I find their nature somehow refreshing, I compare it with current, not always quite so pleased, over-sweetened developments. And if there is one thing that "Angélique Noire" has in common with the current trends in vanilla fragrances (not all of them, of course), it is the really excellent durability and the more than just moderate Sillage. Therefore, please dose carefully, dear Parfumas. Yes, I have consciously chosen the female form, which has to do with the fact that I personally see this fragrance more on a mature woman than on a man, even though as a "Baccarat Rouge" wearer I am truly the last to set any gender boundaries.
So have a lot of fun with the "Exklusivling" from the house Guerlain, if you are ready, the necessary small change to berappen.