Hello dear perfumers. ??♂️⚓
I knew that one day the moment will come by my perfume addiction will cause discussions at home. However, I didn't expect it to be about a review for a women's perfume. But let's start from the beginning....since the beginning of this year I am registered on Parfumo. I have been browsing here for a long time. But I have always successfully managed to avoid registration. This is mainly because I avoid social media as much as possible. However, the souk here in the forum appealed to me so much that I became weak. At some point I wrote my first comment. And then another and another.....
While writing my commentary on Interlude Man, my wife sat next to me. She looked at me and asked what I was typing frantically into the cell phone keypad. I told her what I was doing. I will never forget that look. That I have a "problem" my wife knew when we met. Because there my fragrance collection was already in triple digits. In the meantime, she has also taken the passion and she is happy about every new bottle. But to write about a fragrance in a forum? That was too much for her.
"Give me Mal - I want to read the Mal" she said. Embarrassed, I handed her my phone. 5 minutes later, she turned her gaze back in my direction. I looked at her, with a mix of curiosity and fear.
"I didn't know you could write like that." she said.
"What's that supposed to mean?" asked I, a little irritated.
"Well you've written a right little story for that nasty scent. Did you make it up yourself? That's cinematic!" she replied, obviously a little impressed. (if you want to read my only comment so far, written like a little horror story, check out my review of Interlude Man - my wife says it's totally underrated here - but it could be that she's biased. So check it out for yourself ;-P ) "Can you also write about a perfume of mine sometime? Please about Oud Satin Mood, or the Vault Foil, or..."
"Stop" I interrupted her "If I review a women's fragrance, I want to pick it. And it then it will also be the scent I love most about you."
A grin flitted across my wife's lips. She looked at me and nodded, " okay honey, then write something about Scandal!"
Since then, my wife has been asking me every thirty minutes when I'm going to start.
So.....let's get started
Yes how gorgeous is this bottle please? Solid, heavy glass, great sprayer and that lid. Just vulgar and an absolute dream on any shelf. (If you're into kitsch and vulgar)
The fragrance: 10/10
Does this fragrance have a scent progression? No, not a bit
Is this fragrance complex? Not a bit
Can you smell out individual components? Um.....no, so do.....one.....
Great perfume art? Probably not....
Is the fragrance any good? Oh yeah..... let's keep it short, the scent is killer. Of course, this scent smells like sticky, sweet honey from the first second to the last. All other notes don't stand a chance.....this thing is just honey, honey and more honey. But.....JPG practices this one in such a seductive, loud and vulgar way that I'm at a loss for words. JPG is, after all, generally known for launching very loud, flashy scents. With this fragrance, they have created their masterpiece. This is, of course, my opinion. And I understand that people who don't like sweet or loud fragrances will find this scent creepy. But then, a rating of 6.6 is actually completely off the mark. But again, this is my subjective opinion. I personally love loud and sweet scents. My wife, whom I love more than anything (just in case you read this right now, I felt the need to tell you again) by the way, too. And we are both in love with this designer...
Yeah what can I say, above average even for a JPG. The thing holds easily 10+ hours. On the clothes also like 3 days. Brutal durability
Again, simply out of this world. Three sprays are enough for 6 hours of attention beyond an arm's length.
I definitely recommend this fragrance in the fall/winter. For the office, he would be a little too opulent for me. Also at temperatures above 10-15 degrees is the just too powerful. But underneath suitable for (almost) everything. Everyday life, date, party.
So honestly? My wife has no fragrance, which was re-bought more often in the circle of friends than this. In our environment, the incredibly popular. And properly dosed he is also not annoying. On the contrary, other people love the scent on my wife. And I do it too.
Price / Performance:
65.00€ for 80 ml are perfectly fine. With the shelf life keeps such a bottle forever.
Scandal is perhaps not the great perfume art. Also scandalous he does not really come along - but all that does not matter. You stand on loud, sweet fragrances? Then you are so right with Scandal and may buy blindly. I, as a man, love this fragrance. And my wife still loves it too. Of all the loud, sweet designer scents, this one is my absolute number 1.
Addendum: So my darling. I did it - I reviewed a women's fragrance. We'll see how it's received. Maybe more will follow. Maybe someday I'll manage to review a women's fragrance the way I reviewed Interlude Man. With a story.
To all the ladies: You guys are great. The best creatures on this earth.
To all men: treat them that way too....they deserve it.
To my wife: you show me the meaning of life every day, thank you for that.
As always hanseatic greetings ⚓??♂️