Today I'm writing about Keiko Mecheri and the noblest, most powdery and almondliest scent I ever had: Today it's about Loukhoum......
Until a few weeks ago my favourite among the powdery sweet almond scents, the Guerlainduft L´instant Magic was my favourite for years. It smelled neat, slightly creamy, noble, sweet and almond. My favorite.
A few days ago a lady on the internet sold the Keiko Mecheri Loukhoum for 80€ 50ml. I didn't know the scent yet, but it was always called the almond scent par excellence. And since I love and appreciate almonds very much (but only in scents, I don't like to eat them), I dared to buy them blind and wasn't disappointed.
The bottle is very noble, bulbous and of a deep red or depending on the incidence of light, almost black and purple
Reminds me a little of the poison apples. High quality and heavy in the hand.
As always I let a droplet trickle on my wrist and as always only for you. You should also have something of it or, for those who don't know the scent, imagine more of the scent under it.
First, I smell almonds, sweet melon-sized almonds. Almost a bit too much of the good and Heliotrope. The two notes are the most dominant of all for some time. If the Flower by Kenzo is the Eau de Toilette, then Loukhoum is the Extrait with enormous Sillage of an even more highly concentrated high turned Kenzo Jungle :) but in hardcore strength. Extremely strong, but Angel is a pale face :).
After 2 hours I smell some caraway with gaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnzzzzzzz a lot of powder that you think you're suffocating :). The fragrance becomes sweeter and you can recognize honey and loukhoum as the name suggests. I love to eat the Lokums´s with rose taste or nut.
Loukhoum really smells like the sweet food from Turkey from this time on. Like when you stick your nose into the box that is just so full of powder and surrounded by sweet Lokum (right pronunciation).
I also mean to recognize a slightly floral note (rose ?) that makes this association of real rose locus come true here.
Only many hours later does a vanilla, somewhat wooden note come along. But all in all, the fragrance remains the same as it is known from the heart note. From time to time, however, the almond note appears from time to time. The fragrance is further refined or grounded by the base note.
When I smell Loukhoum, I think of Jennifer Lopez´s Song "Secretly". The song and the scent are very similar. Gentle, but very strong at the same time. Flattering but intense. Feelings, time stands still. You feel as if you are embedded on a white cocoon, protected, soothed but also brought to life with new energy.
Loukhoum is so intense that I think I suffocate on the ground powder and have to sneeze (of course only imaginary). Much too much, but that's what this "powder beast" is all about. A quiet little nib would not do justice to this fragrance and that is already evident from the beautiful round apple bottle. You're expecting wumms here! And get it! Almost too much for some to be on the verge of surrendering. Even for me the scent is still a few tines too much and that although I am a wummskönig the many harder caliber tolerates.
You wear Loukhoum when it's snow-white outside. Snow-white would also be the right expression for the fragrance, because Loukhoum is snow-white, but not a few centimetres but metres of snow. When it's sub-zero outside, Loukhoum can comfort you by warming you up and guiding you into beautiful dreams.
If one uses only a small breath of it, it could also be interesting as a sleeping scent. Powder, almonds, cozy vanilla, sinfully sweet Lokum´s and the peaceful aura would allow you to fall asleep like a baby.
As far as sillage and durability are concerned, it is worthy of a stomping mighty elephant. On the skin and after umpteen times hand washing it lasted about 16 hours. At the beginning of hand washing it seemed to me that Loukhoum was brought to life even more intensively by the water. That none of my scents (from my versatile high-quality collection) has managed to smell intensively through water until today. Loukhoum is the first and an exception.
Very strong and enchanting, Loukhoum is the mother of all powdery fragrances, born from an idea to allow the soul to dangle, like an intense caressing caressing, with economical use in fact a tool that gives you beautiful dreams. One then floats on a cloud with Loukhoum and escapes the bitter reality at least for a while.
Pink glasses on, fragrance inhale and one floats only so there in a pleasantly powdery cloud from finest notes which the predicate: "Dream fragrance to escape the bitter reality" should have capitalized here. And don't we even want to escape reality? In an illusion of an unreal but beautiful
Illusion to entrench us, let the stress go away? Forget everything around us? If so, then you have found a dream fragrance that is a dream fragrance in the truest sense of the word.