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Adults, female intimacy
Imagine you applied a powdery-sweet heliotrope patchouli fragrance the day before, which carried you through the day. The next morning you wake up with his slightly smudged and muffled veil, mixed with your sleep scent. You can imagine him like that.
Just like its male counterpart, this fragrance also captivates with its very own, intimate skin tone, which at the same time has something protective, calming and adult seductive. The perfume is stimulating and pacifying, elegant and down-to-earth, fresh and deep, gentle and concise, well-groomed and covered with the sleeping scent of the previous night.
The fragrance starts with a floral tangy lavender that combines with the slightly bitter spiciness of rosemary to create a strikingly spicy freshness that blends perfectly with the present, tart patchoulitone and represents a beautiful contrast to the subsequent development. Then, accompanied by the airy and restrained sweetness of candy floss, this typical, charismatically intimate skin tone unfolds, from which I still do not know exactly which combination of ingredients it evokes and which sets it apart from other powdery-sweet scents. Heliotrope in combination with lavender with safety. The white-flowered herbs also convey freshness, cleanliness and a certain sweetness which, however, do not let the scent tend towards harmless. This is ensured by the patchouli, which contributes to a certain down-to-earthness and depth and is mainly responsible for the elegant, seductive and adult nuance.
All ingredients are pleasant and balanced around the powdery-sweet heliotrope dosed with slight advantages for the patchouli. The powderiness isn't make-up case powderiness, but rather reminiscent of baby powder, but with an adult touch. In the second half, the fragrance shifts more towards a sweet, sandalwood creamy vanilla fragrance - not quite so powdery anymore - and becomes a little denser and more set. Here he loses some of his fascination for me, because he no longer plays with the opposites of powderiness and spice. The first half, however, is always worth testing and carrying. There he is really special and independent.
Nowadays it can also be used for men and women, even though the gentle sweetness tends towards the female side. Due to its balance of freshness and sufficient depth it can be worn all year round. The shelf life is also remarkable and makes it a fragrance with a signature character, as the saying goes. Sillage and projection are moderate.
Compared to the new edition of 2014, this one, like the Eau de Cologne, is a bit fresher, airier and a bit less synthetic, whereas the synthetics are only subliminal and never disturbing. Both are great scents, but I prefer the original slightly in both cases.
P.S.: If you are interested in some background information about Helmut Lang and his fragrance collection, you will find it in my commentary on the EdC from 2014: