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The spicy-unsweet alternative to Oajan
As I already wrote in my commentary on Oajan and tried to explain, the fragrances off the beaten track of Layton not only surprised me, but also convinced me to such an extent that I would like to deal more intensively with the brand. Because Oajan has really ignited the big cinnamon explosion in the crowd of gourmands.
I received the Habdan at the same time. This one was actually more of an attempt for me. Because meanwhile I have a lot of blindbuys under my used flacons, even if I had a lot of luck lately.
As with most fragrances that make me curious, I of course read the comments and statements intensively. According to the information I collected, there were three bottles of the black perfume de Marly that I wanted to have here. Oajan, Habdan and Carlisle. The latter doesn't belong directly into the series of the other two, but still excites me.
From the beginning, however, I didn't have the same expectations of Habdan as Oajan. That was because I already knew in which direction the Oajan was heading, he just had to confirm and convince me. The Habdan landed relatively judgmental with me, which made it much easier for me to take the scent than what it is and offers.
Because it is not the individual note(s) that are convincing, but the mixture and the overall construct. As with Layton, it is incredibly difficult for me to name individual notes directly. In the case of Habdan, however, this does not bother me as much as with Layton. Because the beginning with its spicy-soft kind with the sweetness developing in the wide background is already very great. Everything works well on each other building up and sensibly co-ordinated. For some time I would say that he is on his way in a combination of caramel, wood and seasoning. This mixture is for my nose exceedingly pleasant and portable that I knew directly, the probably lands over longer time in my collection.
What's certain is that you have to warm up a little with the scent. The first time, he's not as convincing as the times that follow. The more often you use it, the more seriously and interestingly you perceive the scent. I also think that the rather woody-spicy orientation of the fragrance allows me to wear it on warmer days without the people around me falling directly into snap-breathing. Maybe not a fragrance for midsummer, but around 20 degrees Celsius quite wearable.
The durability and silage is behind the Oajan, but it is not surprising that this explosion of spices and sugars does not occur. A good 8 hours are still in here, which makes me happy.