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Whiskey and wood - a dreamlike interaction
Rumours of reformulation are often heard here at parfumo.de, and some of them are omnipresent, as are those about batch fluctuations and fears of quality collapses at certain fragrance houses. Of course, all this does not stop at Nasomatto and so you read more and more about the miserable shelf life of certain perfumes or a hardly or not at all existing silage. Whether there is any truth in all this, I can't answer for sure, but I am cheeky and come up with a little, maybe even a little provocative assumption by claiming that many noses simply adapt certain scents, especially the stronger ones, quickly. At least that's how it seems to me with "Baraonda". I myself only smell the scent quite weak after five to six hours. But when the relatives enter the house, they ask what I'm wearing again today. The smell is often said to be unpleasant, although I suspect that this is simply a defiant reaction to my perfume hobby. It was only two small spray bursts from the mini-sprayer - and not much comes out - that created such a cloud of scent. So "Baraonda" has not only fans, that much can be said in advance. But I like it and I like it a lot! Let me explain why that is so.
If this extract wets my two pulse points directly under my ears, I immediately hear a wonderfully authentic whiskey note. I have never smelled such a note in a perfume before. Truly, I know of many other fragrance houses that work with rum, brandy or whiskey, but not seldom were those olfactory imitations of alcoholic beverages of cheap or over-sweetened nature. "Jazz Club", for example, looked to me like a flaconed ashtray being tipped into the cheapest rum. And many a Kilian scent was so sweet and sticky that I feared I would suddenly become a type II diabetic. Fortunately, "Baraonda" does not have all these problems. Instead, a nice wood note is mixed in, which brings up images of a dark whiskey cellar with many old casks. These are the same pictures that you also get during various advertising campaigns. We simply skilfully ignore the fact that today's mass production of this spirit has long since ceased to take place in the classical way and is now mainly industrial. After all, we don't want to let our beautiful pictures be ruined, right?
In the end, that was it. Nasomatto offers a great combination of whiskey and wood to all those who are not averse to alcoholic notes in perfumes. Sweetness resonates here as well, but it's never too strong, never sticky or cheap. It's the natural sweetness that comes with that alcoholic beverage - perhaps enhanced by a minimal dose of honey, but I'm not sure. Alessandro Gualtieri has achieved something really great here.
"Baraonda" is strong - no doubt - but nevertheless suitable for everyday use, suitable for various occasions, warming and very cuddly.