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Springfield vs. Eau Sauvage EdT
First some basic remarks about my experience with Lehmann fragrances. I'm a fan of this store, although I recently came across this gem in Berlin (through this informative community, of course) and have only had three blind buys sent to me so far. My conclusion of these three fragrances is slightly mixed, but I wish this supplier many more new and faithful repeat buyers.
My acquisitions were:
100 ml. of New York, Eau de Cologne. This is a top fragrance in my nose, but unfortunately it is almost completely absorbed by my skin and neither in durability nor in sillage is acceptable for me. This may be typical for a Cologne, but I hoped for a slightly better performance due to the descriptions and ratings. But with other perfumes (see my comment to Dunhill's Icon) I felt the same way already.
10 ml. of Russian Juchten. My favorite and that will certainly still be considered, if not with a comment, then certainly with a statement and a rating. Fragrance, shelf life and sillage are on a very high level for me.
10 ml. of Springfield, which is the subject of the following.
I'm very sorry that I don't visit Berlin more often, but I hope to be able to arrange a visit to Kantstrasse next time. My telephone order was very friendly received by the owner and sent with the enclosed invoice. The handling alone is worth the order. No e-mail, no call center, no prepayment. And just like the development, I also feel the characteristics of all three fragrances I have acquired. "Old school" in the best sense of the word!!!!
The headline indicates the path of my commentary. As Konsalik already remarked, most of what has already been said about the essence of this fragrance is actually true. Basically, Dior doesn't need an advocate and Lehmann is certainly happy about every good word that is spoken here and may (and hopefully) be reflected in sales.
Nevertheless, unfortunately I have to state that in my nose Paris is ahead of Berlin in a direct comparison.
When I wore Springfield for the first time, I was immediately thrilled and thought this fragrance could replace my beloved Eau Sauvage when the bottle ran out one day. The reason for this was not the price (which is about the same with 60.- per 100 ml.), but the fact that Springfield shows a little more endurance (and possibly also Sillage). But today I did a direct comparison on one bend of my arm and I am extremely surprised about the result.
The Eau Sauvage is much more lively, fresher without losing depth compared to Springfield.
There is no doubt that Eau Sauvage appears more stringent, less multi-layered. That alone wouldn't be an advantage, but Springfield has this warm spice note from the orange peel that almost repels me when comparing. Somewhere I've read "almost animalistic" - it's not that for me and I can understand that many people find it exciting in combination with the lemon freshness, but for me it's a lot towards the cumin and actually quite clearly into the stuffy corner.
It is quite astonishing for me that this impression only appeared during the comparison and not before. This in turn tells me that my nose still needs a lot of practice and experience. Why not? After all, I haven't been infected with the perfume virus for long Without comparison, Springfield would have easily achieved an 8.5, now it unfortunately remains at a 7.0.