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The King of Mallorca
As a nerdy Parfumo I have put together for my first holiday in two years various bottlings. Hardly arrived in Mallorca I had to realize that I forgot the bag with the fillings at home.
Instead of California Dreaming with Sunshine at the Afternoon Swim and chill in the Beach Hut, my first day of vacation led me back to the 90s, in a local perfumery.
The deeper you get into it, the more disappointing visits to duty free and holiday perfumeries become.
While I was looking for "Scandal pour Homme", there was not even "Le Male - Le Parfum" on site. Since it's better not to leave too much money in stores where "Sauvage" and "Good Girl" are the latest trends and top picks, my selection was limited to the "Back to the 90s" shelf with "Jill Sander Sun", "Cool Water" and the now finally introduced "Sculpture" by Nikos after a long introduction.
100ml for €16.99, which is not a top offer but completely justifiable. From the first spray, memories of family holidays in the 90s come flooding back. "Sculpture" was smelled at every corner back then. The fragrance was the king of Mallorca. At that time, however, I never bought it, but always opted for the fragrance twin "Minotaure" by Paloma Picasso, because I found the flacon a lot cooler.
The fresh opening with tangerine, orange blossom and lemon combined with lily of the valley and bergamot makes the fragrance an absolute all-rounder in the summer. With hardly any other perfume fits the saying "more helps more" better, because you should be generous when spraying. Even with ten sprays, which initially tingle refreshingly on the skin, there is not much left after an hour.
The good-sounding drydown with amber, benzoin, tonka bean, and cedar is over faster than you can smell it, but that's perfectly fine for the price.
Whether "Sculpture" now belongs in every collection, others should judge. But one thing is certain, that you get here for little money a ticket back to the 90s, and a very pleasing, everyday fragrance receives.
And let's face it... even Xerjoff knows the hits of the 90s: "Uden" is a very well-made high-end version of "Sculpture" meets "Minotaure" and probably so popular precisely because of the memories of the good old days. ?♂️