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Special and yet too little special
8 o'clock rendezvous point. First question that comes to my mind: 8 o'clock in the morning or evening? Second question: and where do we meet at all? And then third, to want to know if I'm dating a male or a female. So the questions are clear, it is necessary to find and give the answers.
Capsule down and onto the sprayer. It's raining down fine, so that's fine. Without looking into the pyramid, I get stuck immediately after opening: another vetiver scent. This sweet grass, which almost every established supplier (Creed, Tom Ford, hermes...) has in its program in any direction, can be liked or not, I understand both camps. For me personally it is sometimes too much, but I find the Grey Vetiver of TF sensational. But this representative here comes much more discreetly around the corner than most of his brothers, the vetiver here not dominating in the foreground, but embedded in a fresh shell, that's how I like it. I can't recognize mango or ginger, my nose reports a mix of grapefruit and pepper. And after 15 minutes, think what you know in a similar way, my realization that there are certain parallels to the Terre of Hermes. It is well known that it is one of the best on the market (I am afraid of the first reformulation!), so we have to work out the differences.
One of the probably essential points is where the Terre becomes woody and slightly heavier, Treffpunkt 8 o'clock maintains an incredible lightness. And then there are perfumes that dominate my office in no time at all, take possession of it and do so all dearly throughout the long day. Example: Moroccan Leather. Bomb. The meeting point, on the other hand, hangs light as a feather in the air. Which for me would answer the first question from above, 8 o'clock in the morning, please, too light the scent for evening adventures. And where do you meet this scent? In the English Garden in Munich, at the Binnenalster in Hamburg or at the Alex in Berlin or simply in the coffee around the corner, so question two is also ticked off.
I find it interesting that the lightness I described nevertheless goes along with a high "adhesion", also after hours on the skin meeting point 8 o'clock is clearly perceptible with me. Where Terre stretches its wings at some point, the rendezvous point does not let up. With the Sillage, on the other hand, I personally find Terre more vivid and also more impressive, I like it when fragrances make a clear and striking appearance. But of course this is also a matter of taste and reserved for each individual.
Another three hours later. I discover a resemblance to my old signature Isfarkand by Ormonde Jayne which is a bit more angular and masculine.
The fresh-fruity opening note has given way and on my skin a mixture of flower and vetiver spreads out, which then slowly fades to the end.
The third question remains. Masculine, feminine, diverse? From my point of view, everything somehow, wearable for all genres of this world. Maybe the perfect unisex man. On 20 year olds I don't see the scent so much, it seems too mature and has too much class (please don't understand this as "20j.haben keine Klasse", you hope you know how I mean it).
Durability enormous, even a hand wash cannot completely remove all traces. Sillage moderate, no room filler, a fine, reserved and at least with me rather skin-near journeyman. Flacon okay, nicely done, but not exactly an eye catcher either. A round fragrance, no conspicuous, no exclamation marker, a discreet touch that pleasantly enriches the vetiver corner, but not one that triggers an immediate impulse to buy. Not even because the absolute unique selling proposition is a bit off my mind.