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Joop! My dear Joop!
Recently, I have recalled the classic Joop! for men.
Nothing has really changed in how much I appreciate this fragrance
Because it was this Joop!, I knew the fragrance from back then, but the name had long since slipped my mind, and it really got me going again, to explore perfumes more intensely again, to dig up memories and also to tackle new generations of fragrances.
At some point I saw the in my recommendations, different provider pages opened, briefly thought, then simply not thought at all, bought.
Inclusion in the category of Oriental. Can be interesting then.
And it was.
Already with the first application memories came back. The '80s. Big city. Pedestrian zone. It's raining right now. The asphalt, cobblestone pavement, develops a fragrant life of its own. Some ladies' make-up smells waft over to me. It smells like a snack bar on every corner. Pizza. Currywurst. And in my hand, an ice cream cone with two scoops of my cult ice cream: Angel Blue. It's a hotchpotch of smells
And in the middle of it all, there is a syrupy, slightly fruity, somewhat powdery, distinctive, yet charming smell. The joop for the gentleman.
With this perfume, it was like some music snippets that still wander around in my head, but even after years of brooding do not reveal any further details. There's something. But what only?
Anyone else know this? You want to remember, but everything goes on strike and refuses to testify
But then I finally had that smell again. I even perceived the sandalwood somehow so strongly that I didn't know if you can get a charge for causing public nuisance with just one spray. I have to say that although I already had other scents with sandalwood in the base, this is also a classic component, but I did not know anymore that it was/is used so strongly here. That was almost too much
Meanwhile, I take the sandalwood again rather enigmatic and as was very pleasant. The cardamom may finally play with my olfactory senses again. Such a rogue.
However, it took several test runs before I wanted to go outside with it again.
Now one knows what a hammer the scent had already been at that time. And even today, despite all reformulations, it is still an absolute force.
Already the beginning with its orange blossom, tangerine, bergamot and lemon. Followed by floral chords and cardamom. Then it goes into the undergrowth, pleasantly sweet, slightly smoky, with nestled vanilla.
Also with the current price I am more than surprised. Even if there are other fragrances that demand my attention, this one will not be forgotten. If there is a buzzing of unwillingness in my head again - Joop will fix it without any problems.
Joop Homme is a fragrance that also goes for me always and everywhere. You don't have to hide for that. Where other brands were a bit more shy, Joop simply gave the perfume market a good smack. And rightly so.
Fragrances like the real thing have not always been there. A market had to be created. Others then followed on quiet soles. But Joop's brave young man already marched intrepidly into the future.
Even in comparison with modern EDPs, which I really like to wear myself, this guy still performs great. For an EDT. In spite of reformulations!
I would love to relive the big city hustle and bustle of the 80s. With all its urban scents.
Joop is and remains a fragrance for intrepid time travelers, young and young-at-heart, freethinkers, and simply for all those who like a bit of a hearty meal. No matter what time of day, whistle on the sesson, whether for a meeting with the "upper floor", a private evening or a date with an option for couple formation. DER always goes.
Remark: The same applies in many respects to the fragrance twin, even if it can't even remember the 80's, which I discovered by chance, but which I also appreciate. Almost like Joop, but a bit different. But I wanted to save the main writing for the Joop, the Urpsrung, until I got my head free enough. Because in the end only the Joop is THE Joop. ;-)