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Companions of my youth
Well... Where do I start with this smell?
Joop Jump! Was pretty much one of the first fragrances I bought myself and got as a present again and again. I was 16 at the time.
At that time, like probably many at that age, I had only one thing on my mind: girls.
They wanted to look impressive, get attention and be the centre of attention in the ladies' world. It's not so easy at 16...
At that time, perfume was still a mystery to me that I never really understood. For me, it was just one of those things you have to wear on a date, nothing more. For example, I never understood why my father, my mother or even my sister had several perfumes at home and used them every day. For me it was clear that a perfume doesn't belong at school or at work
So the years passed, I turned 18, slipped into a new circle of friends. We met regularly during the week and every weekend. I started putting on my beloved Joop Jump! before we met. So before EVERY meeting.
I fell in love with a friend. And why was I wearing perfume at the time? Exactly. I wanted to stand out and be the center of attention
That's how I got noticed.
"You smell so good!"
"Whoa, what's that sexy perfume you got? You smell mega!"
"You always smell best of all of us"
These were not uncommon compliments. From then on, I used the scent in a very inflationary way.
He was always well received at that time and earned me a lot of compliments.
Whether this was due to the fresh-sweet combination of grapefruit and tonka bean ?
Or did it remind you of wild party nights by the smell of vodka and therefore just caused a "good feeling"?
The fact is: Whoever sprays too much of it takes away the air for others to breathe. The scent is (just at the beginning) very intense and not for tighter spaces.
Well, how about today?
I still have a bottle from that time on my shelf. Half-full.
I also sometimes catch myself smelling the spray head and sometimes allowing myself a spray on my arm - for old times' sake.
I would no longer wear this fragrance today (i.e. at 28). Somehow it doesn't suit me anymore and I can't imagine it on me.
Pity. I have received most compliments with this fragrance to this day, and so far not even a Layton or Aventus has been able to match it. Therefore I thank this fragrance for accompanying me through one of the most beautiful times of my life (and it was always a good companion!)