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Texas Chainsaw Wonderland
I have to admit that I have been itching my fingers for quite some time now to make my impression on this fragrance customer.
What expectations and even fears I had to test this perfume. Most of the statements here are really stored in such a way that one imagines that one is spraying the fragrant Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Blood, intestines, raw and rotten meat - what have I not read and heard about this scent. Not to mention the controversy that bull's blood is listed as an ingredient.
The disillusionment then came during the test: first of all I can say that I too join those who bet their butts that there is no real bull's blood in this scent. At this point a small excursus (unfortunately I don't know if this has been written here before): there is for example a not even so unpopular wine from Hungary called Taurus Blood. Likewise, even if a little more far-fetched than wine, there is a certain, actually blood-like (brown) red tone called ox blood.
And with the added knowledge that marketing has always relied on controversy, I perceive Bull's Blood as follows - and really don't want to go too far out on a limb or step on anyone's toes here. This comment is not an attempt to teach. It is my very subjective opinion about this perfume, its marketing strategy and my perception of the fragrance - also very subjective.
If you take away all this bloodlust, nothing remains but a fragrance in which Rose plays the leading role. It is underlined by some animalism, a few spices and a metallic-looking chord, which reminds us of iron with a lot of imagination and maybe is also responsible for the fact that - triggered by the idea of blood as an ingredient - you can also imagine something like the smell of blood. I write this consciously, because I personally smell neither blood, nor intestines, offal, rotten and/or raw meat and also no slaughterhouse (and only by the way, I grew up in the country and therefore I know how freshly slaughtered or even animal blood smells). I honestly don't even smell anything that would remind me of that kind of smell.
The smell itself is quite okay. The rose and the "metallic spice" go well together. However, I do not find it particularly exciting or multifaceted. The Sillage is quite meagre and the durability is probably the biggest shortcoming
Should I have been wrong with my smart-ass and there should be bull's blood in the truest sense of the word in this fragrance, I have just made a monkey out of myself, but I will admit it without hesitation. Beyond that, I find it distasteful if it is.
If at some point it turns out that it is a wine, a spice or something else, also called bull's blood, then hats off for the name and the marketing strategy. In the first case, both would be tasteless in my eyes, by the way.
Finally, I have to admit that I would actually be interested to know if the ratings, comments and statements would have been different if they had simply stated bull's ejaculate as an ingredient instead of bull's blood...