Don't worry, flacons of this juice are not cursed to shatter and I also not so clumsy (not yet). The text line
"You were the sweetest thing that I ever knew
But I don't care for sugar, honey, if I can't have you..."
and the mention of glass inspired me this time for the prelude and as chance would have it, also the associated album "Diva", which forms the anchor for me to illuminate this material from all sides.
Why a diva? Btw. when I think about divas, I always have to think about a certain song title by Kettcar: "As long as the fat woman is still singing, the opera is not over! In times like these, politically incorrect,
but if you recall vocal calibers like Montserrat Caballé, it's not so far-fetched.
Under the zodiac sign, BR540 is a polarizing diva. Too chemical, too sweet, too... please use it yourself. For me, this fragrance is one of the few fragrances that convey to me, through the intention of its creator, that fragrances can be more than a commodity. In the sense that perfumes skilfully represent a theme. There is a difference whether someone chokes flowers, bottles them and wants to bring them to a woman/man as the still life of a flower vase or, as here, creates a scent for the anniversary of a crystal dynasty and after the exclusive period
And now we are on the subject of glass. Glass/crystal has no inherent odour. And transparency will not be conveyed with a wheelbarrow full of incense or a pyre of vanilla. It's helpful that the perfume itself is clear. But what natural ingredients could be used to simulate glass? After a longer pause for thought, I came across water, but you have to find somebody who will leaf through the nominal price for water.
So it was clear to me relatively quickly that nature would not be able to judge it here, but that synthetic materials would have to be used. And this in such a way that fragility and transparency seem plausible. And from my point of view, the perfumer was very successful in doing that, even in the event that the paths of my nose and this fragrance should separate. For the realization of a fragrance theme there is no evaluation here and I do not incorporate it into the fragrance.
But I need the diva for another aspect. Dealing with perfumes containing Isomaltol and Ambroxan has shown me several times how easily the result separates again. This may be due to flacons which have not been used for a longer period of time, where the sugar enhancer "settles" and is the first to be spat out as a particularly high-calorie flush, on the other hand, after spraying into pocket sprayers, the last drops from this second container come along as cleaning agents. (gave a statement about the EdP, if the memory doesn't deceive me)
If you want to do something good for yourself, don't inhale the first stroke and not the last. The "middle beam" must direct it, as occasionally with a doctor.
The Diva BR540 has other fun character traits. If you apply the scent in excess and apply it near your nose, you won't be able to smell it very quickly yourself. The ingredients are predestined for nasal adaptation.
Over the past months I have also tested the EdP and compared both fragrances directly with each other. The shelf life should not become the core argument for choosing one or the other fragrance. The projection of the two scents, on the other hand, very much so. The Extrait is much easier to wear than the EdP without deliberately spraying its environment into a coma. Who would like more power for less money is well advised with the EdP and should not disturb my circles if possible. On textile both hold like bad luck.
I don't give much on pyramids. The only difference in the fragrance image itself is actually an almond tone in the prelude, which also softly leathery in Erscheidung occurs, if one does not fix oneself too much on the read. For me, saffron and jasmine are string results, they do not appear clearly enough to be discovered plausibly in the fragrance salad. Thus also very to my joy nothing indolisches is active.
The masterfully aromatic body of the Extrait, like that of the EdP, is formed by a fir drowned almost beyond recognition in fruity and woody tones (friends of the forest are wrong here). And this scent is kept constant. Extremely linear after almond extraction. Also this bow seems to have been successfully stretched by MFK, because glass/crystal smells very keenly and constantly after nothing.