or if you are not in the mood for a doctoral thesis.
Admittedly the title may sound a bit lurid, but I think it's a good idea to write a commentary from the perspective of a person who hasn't yet smelled Aventus from Creed or the Vibrant Leather mentioned here. I presume to be able to describe the latest fragrance from Montblanc without previous knowledge. But first I would like to explain why and why Aventus, so highly praised here and praised as the grail of contemporary perfumery, has not yet come under my nose. There are quite simple reasons for that, I want my humanly completely comprehensible reasons. First of all, I don't like and can't understand that a fragrance, namely the highly praised Aventus, can only be enjoyed with full senses if one has tested and informed oneself beforehand of a doctoral thesis through supposedly better or worse "batches" and secondly, the price is clearly too high for me. This means that as a consumer I can and may assume that I can buy a fragrance without previous, month-long and intensive research. But now to the actual theme of the new fragrance from Montblanc. Here, too, I had to overcome a hurdle, because I have never tested or bought a fragrance from the same house. For me, Montblanc is above all an excellent manufacturer of wonderful writing instruments and less a house for exquisite perfume creations. You don't buy a concert grand from Yamaha if you value good sound, but go directly to Boesendorfer and Co. if you want quality.
I became aware of Explorer at the beginning of the week after my small owner-managed perfumery advertised it in its premises with a large vertebra (measured by our rural, rather austere and simple nature). Curiosity is now known to be the beginning of all vices and so of course I had to try a test, because I already liked the outfit quite well once. In addition, I still had a voucher from Christmas and I courageously decided to buy Explorer after the first favor. Today I have not regretted this, because the feedback is all positive, but rather, I like to smell myself when I wear Explorer. How does the Explorer smell now? Well, after the application, a rather fresh lemon combined with pink pepper is present, which of course reminds of a classic shower gel smell. However, this combination does not look synthetic or pungent, but surprisingly natural, a bit like having the oil of fully ripe lemons combined with some pink pepper and sugar on your skin. Nothing spectacular, but extremely pleasant and refreshing. Only after a good hour do I notice how a warm and very natural leather smell, together with notes of fresh pineapple that is not yet ready to eat, mixes with the top note. Fruity and slightly warm leather is the best choice. As if one had dared to peel a pineapple in a luxury interior lined with the finest leather.
But this combination, or rather this mixture, would be too boring for me in the long run, if not after some time, I would think after about three hours a very pleasant "smoke note" would be added. Here it starts to get exciting, because I can't put into words what this "smoke note" reminds me of. Here we are too far away from peasant incense or the dubious charm of a cold ashtray, so this smoke must be due to a synthetic note which I do not know.
After said four hours you have a very pleasant mixture of smoke, pineapple, leather and shower gel freshness on your skin, which smells surprisingly high-quality and pleasant. In addition, the shelf life and Sillage is excellent, which means that I can still perceive the fragrance even after more than twelve hours in an environmentally appropriate dose. Now it doesn't matter whether Explorer is the work of copyists or not, because I simply enjoy wearing Explorer, I like to smell the scent on me. If these scents, described by me, are the reason why Aventus experiences such a hype, then I may be able to understand this up to a certain point. What I can't understand is how one can spend a lot of money and free time to deal exclusively with a scent and its "batch-being", which comes close to a witches' Sabbath. In short, Montblanc offers here for a fair course a great, male and apparently very pleasant (according to feedback from my environment) fragrance, which does not need to hide and will certainly soon be on everyone's lips. Mainstream does not always have to be bad, because individuality at any price is also not desirable.