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...I wonder almost desperately: Why are the fragrances that I like the most, often the ones that don't want to stay with me? Which I'd like to enjoy for hours to determine after two or three hours: Where'd you go, you lovely breeze? Has it blown you away yet? That's exactly how I feel about Osmanthe Yunnnan. And yet I don't regret buying it for a second. Because the lightness, freshness, balance, elegance and swing of "Osmanthe Yunnan" inspire me every time I apply the fragrance.
Osmanthe begins with a fresh but delicate orange. There's nothing bitter, nothing intrusive, no components to distract. One smells a wonderful, freshly cut orange ripened on the tree. It is also not sweet, but has only a noble fruity warmth. At the same time you smell the tea - for me it smells like a very mild black tea. Also here: nothing bitter, no component pushes itself forward. The Osmanthus and the wonderful fragrance-free flowers, which unfortunately disappear more and more from the flower shops and which - also because of their fragrance - belonged to my favourite flowers in my childhood and youth and which absolutely had to be in my bridal bouquet!
Now I reach the limits of my olfactory perception, because neither the apricot nor the leather that others perceive, I can sniff. For me, leather is the leather in "Bottega Veneta" that is unmistakable and unambiguous. At Osmanthe Yunnan I only smell a little bit bitter, but I would have thought that the tea would become clearer now.
And then comes the moment that makes me despair a little every time: Where did it disappear to, this beautiful, clear scent work of art. Osmanthe Yunnan left me much too early - even if I scented my scarf additionally. Normally I would say heretical, but there is the 15 ml version, because you can put it so well in your handbag to re-foam yourself about six or seven times a day. But honestly, that's a real wasteful luxury!
Osmanthe Yunnan creates something unique for me: it is a very simple, minimalist fragrance - and yet it doesn't seem simple or even clumsy. It is perfectly built and harmonious down to the last detail.
An anecdote at the end: The saleswoman in the Hermès boutique winked conspiratorially at me and whispered: "Actually, I'm not supposed to do this at all" - and then sprayed "Osmanthe Yunnan" together with "Rose Ikebana" on a ribbon of fragrance. I had to gasp for air: I lay out with enthusiasm, but with these two perfect fragrances I would never have thought of even considering it! And behold: The newly created fragrance has actually become a new little work of art in its own right......