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Most beautiful of all mortals
Actually, I have made it a habit not to write any comments on fragrances for which esteemed pre-commentators, including Profumo, have already written everything.
In this case I would like to emphasize only what I would like to add.
What there is to say about Ganymede, supposedly the most beautiful of all mortals, as a mythological figure of Greek antiquity, you can read below at Profumo - or open the Wikipedia encyclopaedia virtually again. I recommend to read both texts!
As far as the fragrance is concerned, at first I see it in exactly the same way as Profumo: the saffron note with the violet makes me associate soft suede, I also smell a hint of curry, but so little that it doesn't bother me in any way, because curry is not one of my favourite smells, and the hay-like, dusty smell of Immortelle, which is always a bit reminiscent of the smell of dried flowers, is easy to identify. I think I'm well on the way to becoming a fan of Immortelle ("Immortelle Corse" by Parfum d'Empire; "Immortelle de Corse" by L'Occitane; "Tabac Tabou" by Parfum d'Empire; "Sables" by Goutal; "Une Nuit à Doha" by SHL; "The Afternoon of a Faun" by ELDO are recommended to you in a nutshell: maybe soon you'll find more information about this in a blog about Immortelle interpretations, because the flower is also excellent for men to wear).
But in fact, the scent immediately grabbed me because of another characteristic that cannot be grasped or identified, and that's what happened: When I first tested the scent, I first applied it to scent strips as usual. In general, I prefer to test on suitable paper because this is the only way to make an objective comparison and not to let too many other irritating factors such as stress and sweat, which can play a role in a test on skin, creep into the evaluation. But if I like or am fascinated by a scent, I also apply it to skin. In both cases, however, the result is basically the same as described above.
But this time I accidentally got a part of the spray on textile (by the way, I have tested it with different fabrics in the meantime) and so I could follow the development on my sleeve. I do this anyway often, because I rarely wear scents on my skin in everyday life, but mostly on textiles. But the result here was much more amazing than in other cases. First of all it was noticeable that the scent here develops excellently, which is not always the case. The durability was also somewhat astonishing. You could still notice it on my shirt the next day, even though I don't care at all, because I prefer lighter scents. But here, especially after a rather short time (about 15 minutes), an aromatic note developed, which reminded me strongly of men's fragrances of the past decades. This aromatic note used to be found more often in Fougères, but occasionally also in masculine chypre and many powerhouse fragrances and was long considered a fragrance in its own right (Aromatic-Fougères, for example, are "Azzaro pour Homme", "Drakkar Noir" or "Paco Rabanne pour Homme" and many others; for powerhouse representatives, you only have to open the catalogue of men's fragrances of the 80s). They all have a very masculine, aromatic, spicy and woody, slightly resinous and even floral note. Obviously the combination of the ingredients, which do not have to be listed completely in the above list, results in this classic men's signature, which is transferred into the 21st century with the beautiful Ganymede. Since I particularly appreciate fragrances that interpret classical elegance in a modern way, this fragrance seems to me to be a particularly successful blend.