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A star in the spotlight
Now it has come in the last weeks and months so that this fragrance gets felt on every facet of the social media Screentime getsbzw has got. Be it the well known perfume-YouTouber, the esteemed fragrance blogger or even the best friend, who is as long as not yet in the world of fragrances, let alone deals with niche. Every sparrow in the village can say something about this fragrance, or has heard of it and so I made the decision to follow this -yet considerable- media presence and explore what's behind it all.
No sooner said than done, so I order a filling and as soon as I unpacked this and opened the cap of the atomizer (because some juice had leaked out and collected between cap and spray head), came to me a surge of fragrance against the me already times briefly pause let and I thought to myself: well Holla the Wood Fairy! Where does this lead now? And does he keep what he promises, he is really "Greatness"?
This I would like to answer later, we now come to the fragrance.
In the opening, one takes a complex, but wonderfully finely balanced combination of saffron, lavender and nutmeg was, whereby the nutmeg here but the first fiddle plays and the lavender and saffron rather content with second fiddle or viola. The nutmeg note is not pungent or acrid, but convincingly present with recognition value. Shortly after you feel like you're woven into an oriental bazaar, of spices and various colorful textures, the oud note emerges for the first time. Quite soft and gentle, no hint of animalism and medicinal bitterness or obtrusiveness, as you know them from other oud fragrances.
Then join soon also the patchouli-musk combination that give the whole a consolidated deep base tone or base level and make it another multilayered, but this complexity remains at no time intangible or inaccessible, because these different nuances were so finely interwoven that they remind me of the homogeneity (and yet simultaneous power and presence) and Gesamtkunstwerkscharakter of MFK fragrances (especially Oud Satin Mood). The longer it stays on the skin and develops, the spicy parts blur and evaporate more and more, the woody and especially the smoky undertone gets louder and louder with crescendo and now fully, with the patchouli, takes over. So it remains then also long until he slowly after some time, as he came with a veil wrapped, abbbt.
A few more words about the performance. I got two images with this scent.One day when I wore it, the first hour was marked by searching for the siliage and projection, where I almost felt a little lost and the performance lasted just 6-8 hours. Since it was the first time I tested it extensively on my skin and was even (prematurely) a bit disappointed in the sense of "That's it?", I thought to myself this can't be it, but the following two days I was taught better. Not even 5 minutes after applying it, an almost impenetrable veil of fragrance surrounded me, which almost suffocated my girlfriend during the following car ride. Also the longevity showed itself from another side, even after 10 hours, he was still well perceptible on the skin.
Now I would still like to talk about the price. Yes, you pay a lot of money for this fragrance. And yes, who wants animalic, powerful oud here is in the wrong place. But if you want to have a wonderfully fine and thoughtful fragrance concept that can impress fragrance novices as well as advanced, which is not stingy with performance, but this shakes casually from the flacon, which is here in my opinion arrived at a very correct address. The fragrance fits best for me in the cool autumn days, when it is already mid-single digits in the evening and you are no longer slain by the projection (which can happen here and there). The masculine tendency is not to deny him, but I can imagine this fragrance on others.
Is he now Great, or really Greatness? I would say both. For me, it was "only" Great at the beginning, but it has worked its way towards real Greatness. Is it "Oud" for Greatness? I'd say let's just leave it at Greatness.