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And again one says goodbye
They're all leaving me, so now Paname too. When I wore this the days, I read here me fright that Mrs. Mecheri does not produce this any more. That's another favorite from my collection that's gonna leave me. The best thing I can do is to give him a nice comment before he leaves me altogether.
Paname is therefore also declared as men's fragrance. Interesting. So Amouage's Reflection is not the first men's fragrance I own. I met Paname many years ago. In the meantime I have certainly the third or fourth bottle in use. What made me curious about him at that time was the comparison with my beloved Macadam from Il Profumo. In reviews I read that Macadam fans might like this one too. The grades are totally different, but let's see what the sniff test brings. This one was an absolute bull's eye! I fell in love with the absinthe, the spicy finish and the delicate, flattering vanilla. Personally, I always found Paname to be clearly feminine, but in principle it doesn't matter whether it's a men's, women's or unisex fragrance. We wear whatever pleases and point! And a man who smells like that? Even a fine performance!
Paname has accompanied me in almost every situation of my life. He was allowed to go into the office and to the fair and I liked to wear him privately, both at home and when going out. He never touched anything and always fitted perfectly. And I have always felt great with this delicate schnapsig-vanillig-spicy breath in me.
I only discovered SL's Douce Amère later and yes - I find them very different and think you need both! DA starts a bit spicier and without any green. At DA I also notice notes of coffee liqueur which I cannot sniff out here. The base note is also slightly different, although both are dominated by vanilla at the end. The Mecheri is and remains from beginning to end the darker scent of both. I also smell dark chocolate here, even if the pyramid doesn't say anything about it. Paname is also quieter, which is why I never found him out of place in business.
It hurts to lose this one, too. It's gonna take a lot of years of my life, it's gonna be a sad goodbye. At the same time, however, I am looking forward to discovering new fragrances that will enrich my life for years to come.