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Breed, but also a lot of class!
About a year ago a neighbor asked me if I had seen the ARTE documentary about the house Molinard and its "draught horse" "Habanita".
I'm not surprised, because the only smell this woman emits is a lot of cold cigarette smoke.
Of course I hadn't seen the show; it was once again broadcast very late in the evening and I just missed it in the media library
And yet since then I have remembered "Habanita".
When the family business Molinard was founded in Grasse in 1849 (where else?), no one had expected that a "classic" would see the light of day in their perfume world
Because in the first years mainly flower water was sold in the small town shop.
Four pretty perfumes, each consisting of only one flower, appeared in elegant baccarat crystal flacons: "Jasmine", "Rose", "Mimosa" and "Violette" delighted the discerning customers.
Everything was already then very tasteful and underlined the elegance of the lady world.
Even today, the Paris shop will offer eau de cologne "stored in barrels", among other things.
If that's not an incentive to stop by there!
Only the creation of "Habanita", with the wild rhythm of the twenties, brought the big breakthrough: it was the beginning of an "endless story"!
I have the luck and can test "Habanita" as eau de toilette: at this point I thank you for the filling!
This "slimmed down" fragrance has everything that this name suggests:
It is wonderfully round and has an attractive fullness; it is flexible and cuddly, but also headstrong and stubborn.
And of course this "Habanita" is also extremely sensual. Of course, the rich warmth of vanilla and musk makes sure of that.
Thus I meet an extremely femine fragrance being, which entices and seduces and is nevertheless unrestrictedly suitable for everyday use.
This is certainly the advantage of an Eau de Toilettes
The resinous spice of galbanum greets together with that of the mastic bush: also its resin is always welcome with me. Maybe it's the relationship with the pistachios that makes this fragrance always seem a little bit fruity to me; it's just a barely perceptible touch!
Petitgrain adds a fresh touch: it's a spicy prelude that makes me curious about what's yet to develop.
This curiosity is worth it: everything that can be found during a walk through the fields of Grasse skilfully flows into the great heart note.
Not only the dark purple flowering vanilla flower, but also the heavy-scented, always somewhat bitchy jasmine and the not particularly shy Rosa Centifolia can be found here.
This floweriness marries beautifully with the already existing resinous spice, before the always very dark green, mysterious earthy vetiver appears and carries a nice dose of nutmeg on the hand.
I also think I perceive a slight whiff of the cistus, which is very familiar to me.
The course of the fragrance thus becomes deeper, more natural, but not too dark.
This does not permit the silky-silver cedar: its wonderfully woody aroma forms the connection between the spicy-resinous, yet still flowery lightness and the now existing heavier earth closeness.
The already known bright flickering of Ylang-Ylang sets some magical light points before the oakmoss comes into its own.
I like this humid, green coolness, this earth-scented depth, which gives a very special charm to many fragrance compositions.
Generous scents of the golden patchouli and the slightly scratchy sandalwood aroma lead to the place where the fairy queen Titania, the goddess of beauty and love, seems to sleep in a sunlit temple.
Here she waits, surrounded by musk and Vanilla's warm, soft, fragrant arms, and guarded by her little people, for her beloved Oberon: with him she once again fought.
You can't help it, these two: Shakespeare already reports in "Ein Sommernachtstraum" about all the mistakes and confusions that they cause in their environment time and again.
To show Oberon that he is her one and only after all, the beautiful woman wraps herself in a dense veil of Amber.
It would be a laugh if this embodiment of femininity did not reach its goal!
"Habanita" has even as Eau de Toilette a lot of breed, but also just as much class.
It is an elegant fragrance creation that remains faithful to its wearer for a very long time.
This exotic, persistent and still powerful bouquet, clearly interwoven with rose and jasmine, has a charm that should decorate any woman.
For me this "Habanita" is a tempting new discovery in my fragrance world.
She is not over-candidate, but lively and very adventurous: she therefore likes to accompany you to the next excursion to new shores!