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For some a veritable confusion, for me the Holy Grail
I think it's been about 2 months since the lovely Parfumo TalkingHead sent me a few drops of his Chypre Palatin. The perfumer and the numerous good reviews here, especially from the people whose opinions very often agree with my own, naturally aroused my interest. Why I could only now overcome myself to write a comment worthy of the scent from my point of view, probably already explains the headline. We are definitely dealing with a fragrance that couldn't be more complex.
Bottle and packaging:
The outer packaging of the Chypre Palatin does not at first suggest a high-priced fragrance. A little bit unkind cardboard, on the front a sticker in a punched frame, where only the most important things can be seen: Name, brand, eau de parfum, content, vaporizer/ natural spray. Opening the OVP welcomes an even more cardboard box with MDCI lettering and a folding mechanism made of cardboard to secure the bottle. To be honest: unkindly implemented, just fulfils its purpose, but definitely works better when I look at other high-priced fragrances from my collection. If you then free the bottle from its gloomy home, you hold a very heavy glass bottle with a beautiful yellow-red bobble in your hand, MDCI in golden writing on the front, an equally golden lid that sits firmly on its spray head of the same colour, on the back in the same font is then still Paris printed and on the underside are then the most important information, which also stand on the packing and besides the address of CM Création & Diffusion (like those stand to MDCI, I could not find out however due to lacking French knowledge). Who now believes that I give the perfume 9 points in the category bottle, despite its lousy packaging, only because of the beautiful fragrance, is wrong. The bottle is very beautiful and above all of high quality, the atomizer does its job perfectly and MDCI apparently wanted to impress its customers with a beautiful presentation.
Description of fragrance:
Shortly after spraying on you are welcomed by a green, fresh cloud, the clementine gives the scent a little liveliness, the smell of sage candies spreads in my nose, slight hints of the top note of Chanel No 5 have an effect on me, which I attribute to aldehydes
(little side note: to make sure, the wrist of the fragrant woman just had to hold out again).
The top note lasts for some time, the clementine says goodbye and the scent becomes sharper and in the background the sweetness is also slowly noticeable, but at the moment still very, very quiet. The leather slowly emerges under the spicy note and fights for supremacy. But from a distance I still smell the ointment note, which still doesn't seem to want to admit defeat. Gradually the sweetness increases more and more, the ointment note is no longer present at all and the vanilla now takes over, slightly animal underlaid, but the green character is still maintained by the oak moss. Oakmoss and vanilla now walk hand in hand through the spice garden and conjure up a truly beautiful smell in the nose, where I still haven't had enough of it even after 2 months. There are a few scents that have managed to give me this feeling, but Chypre Palatin manages to keep this happiness for some time.
At the time I met him, unfortunately there was no bottle in the souk, the cheapest retailer price with 195 Euro plus shipping was unfortunately also no bargain, but I just had to have him and wrote Talking Head again. "If you can part with your Chypre Palatine. I've got to have it." He diced out a prize, the stars were good for me and a few days later the almost full bottle arrived together with beautiful further rehearsals. I can't say it enough, but you know how grateful I am to you for that.
So far, not a single fragrance I have tested has been able to bring in so many compliments, despite its complexity and the fact that most people around me are mainly used to designer fragrances. From "What is that nice aftershave?", to "You always smell good, but what is that you're wearing", to "You should also buy that perfume. The DufteMann smells so good today" everything was there. Chypre Palatin was also the trigger for the fact that I have tried Chypres more often lately. But no one really knocked me out. Through your comments I will definitely give Mitsouko a chance and Apicius' contribution was also very informative for me despite the scathing. Then I will now look further at the Oriental Chypres, if there is something else for me at.
Over and Out Your ScentMan