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That's not my fault!
Yeah, I really can't. I suddenly like him. There's nothing I can do about it. So I'm being fair to the fragrance and revising my first comment, like I did with some other perfumes.
When I first tested "gentle Fluidity Silver", I didn't really warm up with this one. The DNA is very modern - indeed. Of course it is also synthetic - yes, it really is. And to me it was much too showery, which could be explained by the juniper berry and the synthetic woodiness that was so pungent at that time.
I gave the scent several chances, wore it for several days, but enthusiasm just didn't want to set in. So I really took my time and did not judge hastily.
Now we have the new year, great spring weather, sun and pleasant temperatures. The time for fresh scents has come and so I rummaged around in my bottling cabinet the last days and looked what you could use to wet your skin like this. Then this Kurkdjian fell into my hand, rather by chance than intentionally controlled by me. The mini-sprayer was missing the cap, so it immediately caught my eye and as fate would have it, I gave the fragrance a second chance and it should be worth it!
Why I now perceive "gentle Fluidity Silver" differently than a few months ago, I cannot say exactly. Maybe it has something to do with the more pleasant temperatures, maybe it's spring fever or maybe it's the increasingly onset of storage fever, which turns every form of variety - also in olfactory terms - into something really great and special? Who knows. In the end, the causes are irrelevant. With a fragrance, the way is not the goal, but the goal is the goal. So, enough with the half-truths and the clichéd phrases.
Kurkdjian's newcomer starts - as in my test phase a few months ago - wonderfully sparkling and fruity, which is definitely due to the juniper berry. Slight shower gel associations also appear, but we are far from speaking of a typical "blue" shower gel candidate. I seem to detect a slightly alcoholic note that reminds me of gin. This, of course, had to be checked immediately. So let's go to the fridge, sniff the dry gin and find out that my nose was not deceiving me. The gin in "gentle Fluidity Silver" is not one I found in the fridge, but similarities can be seen in the somewhat bitter appearance at the beginning. The fact that the whole thing does not smell 100 percent like the alcoholic pleasure drink is simply due to the juniper berry, which complements the bitterness with a nice fruitiness.
Now, a few months ago, the combination of synthetic woods and an acidic, also somehow artificial fruitiness bothered me. Now - in the year 2020 - there is no trace of this at all. The wood that annoyed me at that time is shining by absence, the juniper berry gets a creamy, smooth and very clean musk foundation, which takes away the scratchiness that was very refreshing at the beginning, but in the long run is probably too annoying. The Ambroxan, with which I once had my problems as well, gives the musky-juniper compound a few rough edges and provides a herbaceousness reminiscent of lavender. So it is probably the Ambroxan that gives the composition a simple, not at all old-fashioned fougère character. And that's it.
Finally, it should be mentioned that sometimes the nose seems to play tricks on you and that even extensive testing is no guarantee for a fixed and above all consistent judgement.
The price of this Kurkdjian can and may be disputed. Nevertheless, the DNA here is very unique, because it has nothing - but really nothing - to do with the usual shower gel candidates, such as Bleu de Chanel or Dylan Blue