Moin you fragrance crazy perfumos and perfumas out there.
I hope you are all well? :-) But what am I actually asking. You guys are reading this review right now. There seems to be time for that. So it'll be fine. :-P
(Quick to the review? Well then briefly scroll down - it starts there for everyone visible :-D)
Before we come to one of my very favorite Gourmands in this seemingly endless fragrance cosmos and thus at the same time to my absolute favorite from the house of Parfums de Marly, I have in advance as so often a little bullshit to pass on for you.
A few days ago I have chattered at work with a colleague. This one claimed to be a walking Duden and never make a spelling mistake. "Challenge accepted" I thought to myself and promptly asked her to spell the word license for me.
And what can I say? She quite surprisingly spelled it wrong. Incidentally, interestingly enough, she is not alone in this, as about 75% of all Germans misspell this word, making it the number one most frequently misspelled word. Even German teachers make this mistake disproportionately often.
So here's my question. How do you think she spelled the word license? Resolution there at the end of the review. :-)
So, and now for all the impatient who are already sitting at the screen begging for help and thinking "Dude, are you serious??? Now finally tell me how you find the Oajan and don't annoy me with any German courses you dozy bastard." I told you, scroll down.....blame yourself :-) But now really to the Oajan.
So, let's get started!!
The bottle: 9/10
Is there much to say about this? Beautiful, timeless design. Solid glass. Smooth black color with the wonderfully curved lettering "Oajan". Great sprayer and also here, as with all Marlys a lid, which you can also use quite wonderfully as a doorstop. Small point deduction, because the fill level is not visible. Nevertheless, like all Marlyflakons Champions League.
The fragrance: 10/10
Honestly? This thing knocks my socks off every time and I don't think I have a scent where I take the lid off more often and smell the sprayer. Dude Schwede, is the thing delicious, is the thing bulky and - please excuse my verbal excursion into the big city gutter - is the thing affengeil.
The scent starts with a perfect interplay of slightly spicy, sweet-woody cinnamon and a divine honey note that reminds me of golden liquid orange blossom honey. Hmmmï¿½delicious! But there's no time to enjoy for long, as we head straight and inexorably towards the Christmas market. The davana oil and osmanthus take the reins of the Arabian full-blooded oajan directly times and provide this dreamlike, sometimes reminiscent of plums, sometimes of red fruits, the whole fragrance over and over again for brief moments associations with fruit punch, tea and / or mulled wine. Incidentally, it is these ever-changing associations that fascinate me so much about this fragrance. Sometimes very clearly honey, then suddenly fruit punch, again a short time later plum cake, marzipan or amaretto. Most of the time, however, I have to think of halva. A dessert that you can get at the Turkish delicatessen at the front of the counter. Delicious stuff. And somehow the oajan always reminds me of it, too. :-)
The benzoin nestles here resinous and balsamic around the overall picture of the fragrance and amber and the strong spicy labdanum give the fragrance incredible depth and warmth and ensure until the end that this fragrance may be a classic gourmand and perfect for "snuggle up on the couch in the cold", but still has enough depth to just not just smell like something edible. This scent doesn't even want to be serious. And it doesn't have to be! Every time you wear it, it just screams in your face that you have to enjoy life and let your hair down. And every time I wear it, it takes me on a journey where I discover new facets over and over again. This fragrance is incredibly complex - and although you have the feeling that it doesn't change much after a few minutes, you still constantly associate something different with the scent. One word? Wow! Thank you PdM for this plank of a gourmand.
In short: a little bit of everything, times honey, times halva, times fruit punch, times tea, times amaretto, times mulled wine , times complete Christmas market - times everything together. Unbelievably complex. More Gourmand hardly goes.
Shelf life: 9/10
The fragrance performs - quite Marly-typical - really neat and already plays far in front. No BR540 level - but 9 hours keeps the fragrance through in any case. On the clothes even the next day still a feast.
Also here upper level. With three sprays you full in the first 2 hours definitely rooms. After that, pleasant sillage at more than an arm's length away. The fragrance already makes music and it is very sweet, but I find him at no time "exhausting" or penetrating.
Short and sweet? Clear autumn / winter candidate. Or else -and here he comes with me most to use- before bedtime as a feel-good fragrance. :-)
This is where, as always, my workplace comes into play. And yes, I also dared the, knows anyway everyone from my Macke. ;-) and what can I say? So many people can't be wrong. The staff disproportionately often just commented with the words "Hmm, that one smells yummy." (Right they are!!) :-D
Price / performance: 7/10
Yes, admittedly, it's a bit more than a slim penny to pay here. And I'll be careful after Al Haramain's Detour Noir to say that all Marlys are just worth their money. :-P But this one just blew me away so much that I would buy this fragrance again anytime for the €180.00 called for. However, I think that PdM would do themselves a favor to offer all fragrances in smaller bottles. There are here unfortunately only in large.
Well, what can I say? I admit it. PdM got me 100% with this fragrance. He is my favorite from the house. This fragrance is for micb the epitome of a gourmand and also my favorite from this category. A fragrance that always triggers feelings in me and manages to take me on a journey every time and forget everything around me.
So - now a quick resolution from the prologue:
So, what do you guys think? How did my colleague spell the word license? Such a simple word, what could you possibly get wrong? Well - honestly? She spelled it the way it says.... license.....
Correct is but license*z*ieren. Looks stupid? I think so too. But is correct. :-) are honest with yourself? Would you have written it that way? If so, well then you are a small part and can be proud. :-)
Last words about the Oajan? Clear buy recommendation!!! If you like sweet also like blind.
I'm going to go smell the sprayer again now. :-P
Thanks for your time. We're done here now. :-)
Until next time and as always hanseatic greetings