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The thermal bath cleaning - a perfume novella
It's 8:30, it's ringing. The intercom tells him who his former visitor is: the plumber. Oh right, he thinks to himself, for today he had arranged an appointment for the maintenance of his spa. Fortunately he still loved home in the morning and didn't go to sports as planned. He hadn't made a note of the date.
Firm, standing steps rumble through the stairwell up to him. He lives on the third floor, so it takes some time before he sees the grey hair and looks into a face that changes between friendliness and morning displeasure. He is not particularly tall, has a wrinkled face, which is adorned by a light three-day beard. Hair and beard are silvery grey. The former he wears chin-long and boldly confused. How old do you think he is, he thinks. In his head, he agrees with himself on something in its late 50s.
After a hard, firm handshake, he shows him the kitchen, his current workplace. When he suddenly notices something. It is very clear, very strong, masculine and yet somehow playfully youthful: His PARFUM.
He thinks long and hard - he is a passionate perfume collector - which fragrance the Herr-Klemptner might be wearing. He is blown away by the scent, perceives it clearly and at a great distance from the wearer. Then, finally CLICK it: Joop - WOW! for Men! He had it himself once, and although he liked it so much, he sold it again to make room. But when he smelled the man again and noticed how great he actually looks, he was completely different. He suddenly noticed how great cardamom, fir balsam and tonkabone work together to create a spicy-sweet, slightly creamy-tart scent that got stuck somewhere between man and boy. He was a perfect match for this wearer and looked very masculine or underlined his masculinity. Since the plumber told him that he had already had 3 appointments before, he concluded that the fragrance seemed to linger on the wearer's skin for at least 2-3 hours. From this the realization rose up again in him that Joop WOW! is probably not such a lukewarm breeze after all, but has to show a Sillage lasting at least 3 hours, which is perceptible over an arm length. In fact, this scent - it seemed to him - is suitable as a signature scent. Mr Klempter could definitely use it as such!
The end of the story: The plumber left. Hands were shaken. Both the kitchen and the hallway smelled of Joop Homme WOW!, the feeling of security which that fragrance creates rose again in him. He picked up the laptop. Opened the website of Flaconi. Use a voucher and reorder the fragrance.
And the moral of the story: Perfume, what actually pleases, you better not sell! ;)
Dedicated to all who see more in this fragrance than a mass pleaser