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The visit of the old lady
When searching for a suitable title for this commentary, I first had "the breathed kiss" in mind due to the weak sillage and durability mentioned several times before.
Then I tried my hand at free association. Lipstick Fever...lipstick fever...and I already had the image of one of those old ladies before my eyes, who feverishly want to keep their younger selves alive optically, but unfortunately sometimes overshoot the mark a bit. The following appearance appears: neatly dressed up to conspicuously trendy, a blow-dry wave in her more than slightly purple hair and boldly presented make-up. The lips are so heavily made up that the actual edge of the lipstick, probably also due to the lack of a steady hand and a sharp eye due to the age, competes with today's botoxpractice.
The tragicomedy of the same name by Friedrich Dürrenmatt was merely a further step in the association, but plays no further role in this commentary except as its title.
And I don't want to express that "Lipstick Fever" is somehow old-fashioned or old-fashioned
To the fragrance:
As a member of the "Lipstick" inclination group here in this forum, I was already looking forward to receiving my sample ;-) and read the first descriptions very curiously. After 3 days of personal testing I can understand almost all the comments I have made so far ;-)
The similarity to "Replica - Lipstick On" is striking in the first phase of the fragrance, I'd even see him as a twin, although "Lipstick Fever" is in my opinion less waxy and a little less sweet (which I'm glad about), but more powdery in comparison.
A connection to Malle's "Lipstick Rose" was also mentioned in a forum thread. In my opinion, the common denominator here is the violet-powdery lipstick projection in the scent. The malle differs in the prominent presence of the rose and a vintage charm; both are not present in "Lipstick Fever".
The presented lipstick note is very authentic and wonderful at the beginning, but unfortunately, as with all lipstick fragrances, it does not remain in this form for very long
At the beginning I can smell a slightly fruity raspberry, but as it progresses I only perceive it pleasantly lightly in the projection, on my skin it disappears completely, leaving nothing of it. The scent reminds me a little bit of "French Kiss", when this lipstick-berry note wafts around me
If I sniff directly on the skin after some time, I can unfortunately also perceive absolutely no lipstick scent anymore. I feel it then rather as already described by @ Serduszko as powdery-spicy violet/iris scent. Another Guerlain scent came into my mind, namely "Cuir Beluga". "Sweet" is only a side note, and the fragrance is absolutely unisex from then on at the latest
And I can also locate the pungent note described by @ Baerlie, although I find it more like a tickling in the nose, which is not unpleasant for me.
With the slightly woody note that comes with it, it reminded me more of "Armani Privé - Rose d'Artiste" than of "Liquid Illusion". The latter had a rather clear synthetic note, which I fortunately don't notice in "Lipstick Fever".
As I have observed so often, the more often I wear it, the better and longer I can perceive the scent. The spray bursts from the original sample unfortunately don't give much and I can imagine that the scent sprayed directly from the bottle or from a pen also gives more substance and endurance.
In the projection I can also perceive something pleasantly creamy again and again, it smells very well-groomed and also like a good make-up.
All in all, I think the fragrance is quite pleasing. It is certainly a pleasant companion, which blows around your nose with different facets and therefore doesn't get boring very fast. It keeps the balance between lipstick, slightly berry, powdery-spicy, creamy and make-up. So all of them are nothing new or special, but if you like these directions, you are probably well served.
To pick up on the painted cover once again: unlike the lovely old lady with her make-up, there's actually nothing wrong with the fragrance.
And considering the appealing red bottle, I can well imagine that the fragrance will be absorbed by me.
Oh, and I'll order the lipstick-scented candle "Marilyn Candle" as well. That's what @Behaviour has made me very curious about. Maybe it will bring the permanent lipstick wafts that the whole "lipstick fraction" here dreams of ;-)