Time flies, man. It almost seems as if last week was 2019.
I also think it's crazy that they have finally decided to stop the most dangerous thing on New Year's Eve, when injuries, burns and broken fingers have occurred again and again and for which they have spent money pointlessly and have been frightened again and again. Lead pouring is prohibited!
Sometimes you just have to say goodbye and make a new start.
My story about Kalan begins with a farewell.
In September 2018 I was in Kadewe in Berlin for the first time for the purpose of scenting. The second time about 5 months later, then still in summer and last month the last time. Right from the start, one of the nicest people was the lady at Parfums de Marly. She recognized me and Mrs. Schoork even directly at the 2nd visit after 5 months. She always provided us with plenty of samples, which not everyone there does, and we chatted, talked shop and talked shop. That was a highlight every time, because not everyone is nice. She was pretty, too, but I can't say that so loud, otherwise you'll be back home on the twelve!
Anyway, she is responsible for the fact that I have so many samples of PdM and therefore not quite innocent of some of the comments I wrote about their scents.
Anyway, I was heading straight for the Kalan last month when I approached PdM, because I didn't know it at all until then. With a "Hey how are you" we were greeted by the lady in question and after a little chat I got my scent strip with Kalan. She already said in advance that he was different and I was immediately enthusiastic at the first sniff
It reminded me directly of BR540, which was even more reinforced when I turned around and saw the MFK booth while concentrating on the sniffing
But that was also a warning to myself at the same time, the BR540 triggered a trip with me, which I have not forgotten until now.
Well then she gave me a sample in her hand and said that this is the last time we will see each other. She would go back to her old job and also leave Berlin for it.
I admit my first thought was "och nöööö", but you shouldn't always think only about yourself. We wished her all the best and then moved on.
I don't know your name and I don't know where you ended up, but if you should ever read this... Thanks again and all the best in your new life.
One day later I wore Kalan for the first time correctly.
My positive impression remained and I wrote a first statement here on Parfumo. The bonds to Baccarat Rouge are still there, but where the MFK becomes more palatable, the Kalan remains relatively consistently spicy and I think that the Kalan also contains a little saffron, which is also a feature of the BR540.
Kalan, on the other hand, is always lighter, a little more fruity and also quickly linear.
You can still perceive a bit of wood, but not really something like roasted tonka bean. He is also truly not as sweet as some from the same house named Herod, Oajan or Layton.
But I wanted to see how he was doing the second time and I put this test on the second goodbye I had to say to the family I spent the holidays with and I went home yesterday. 550km across the republic, through 3 federal states by car. Kalan had about 5h time to convince me finally. So did he. A pee break at a rest stop also gave him the opportunity to show how he does in the fresh air, he was present in the car anyway.
Now he had earned his comment, because I still like him very much. He holds good 8h, his Sillage is Marlytypical very neat and also my lady likes him very much. This is interesting because she also had challenges with the BR540.
But before you misinterpret this, he is not a twin, but has bonds of the MFK. You have to like spicy and peppery scents, otherwise it will probably be nothing. He's a little sweet, but not as sweet as sugar. But light and less liqueur. Masculiner than the MFK.
Personally, I believe that this is exactly the criterion why he does not come off well with some. The typical Marly carrier is rather between 18-35 years old. If you take Layton(+Exclusif), Herod, Oajan, Pegasus and also Carlisle, you have quite sweet fragrances that last a long time and are certainly also preferred in clubs.*
Kalan is more mature and may appeal to older people like me. It is less pleasing due to its spiciness, and can therefore be seen more often in the office than in the club. More serious, you could say
So I can understand if it is torn apart by mostly young wearers who expect some sugar when a new release from Parfums de Marly is released.
Testing is absolutely necessary here, because you have to match the scent. PdM despisers will not be converted by this, or maybe only partly, and fans of PdM will stick to their usual favourites after all.
A fragrance that is always wearable until midsummer, which is also not to be scoffed at. For me personally, these are the best scents when I don't have to wait months for the weather to suit me.
I said goodbye to some dear people, but I welcome Kalan.
*All information without guarantee