Behind the Rain 2016

Behind the Rain by Paul Schütze
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Behind the Rain is a popular perfume by Paul Schütze for women and men and was released in 2016. The scent is resinous-woody. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Black pepper, Coniferous woods, Frankincense, Grapefruit, Mastic, Linden blossom, Moss, Patchouli, Fennel, Vetiver

Ratings

Scent

8.0 | 49 Ratings

Longevity

8.0 | 37 Ratings

Sillage

6.9 | 38 Ratings

Bottle

6.6 | 37 Ratings
Submitted by Michael, last update on 18.09.2020.
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Exploring an alien forest after the rain
Behind the rain by Paul Schütze

This fragrance can show me a different variety of the rain smell, the one I couldn't find a reference for inside my memory bank. It has brought me to a forest I couldn't recognize. Thick trunks covered with dark bark that was appearing almost black when wet. The air filled with an unfamiliar scent. Not that balsamic sweetness of pine trees like here in Netherlands, but rather a fresh and tart, a little bit camphorous smell of lentisque. The rain? I recognize its presence by wet freshness in the air filled with aromatic smell of herbs, earth and wet wood. The moment after the rain when the smells of the forest become so prominent. My imaginary landscape of this perfume is built up on a contrast between black, dark rusty brown and tender green.

Vetiver plays the leading role in this composition balancing on the contrast of dark woody notes and a fresh green aspect of the roots. The smell accentuates the sharp aspects of vetiver, but at the same time feels quite comfortable. The core is supported by the aromatic herbs and the freshness of mastique resin and frankincense. I keep getting a phantom of the tobacco leaves mixed with a touch of coffee. The illusion that adds a spirit of a true adventurer who enjoys a good pipe and drinks his coffee from an iron mug while taking a pauze before he starts to explore the alien woods again. It's more on the masculine side. The tobacco and coffee illusion seemed to be familiar to me reminding of Bell'Antonio by Hilde Soliani.

On the website of Paul Schütze this scent is described as "A glowing vetiver, enlivened with grapefruit and pepper with a heart of frankincense and patchouli." It refers to to an experience of a sudden rainstorm at an island on the Aegean sea: "as the storm ends, the warmth of the emerging sun on bruised foliage coaxes waves of resinous fragrance that wash down onto our place of shelter under a stand of conifer trees"
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Longevity
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Sillage
8
Bottle
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Thirsting Wood
Conifers.
On my way to the apartment, I always walk past such a hedge, occasionally brushing it with my hand. The hedge is ugly, a neighbor entrenched behind it like behind a living castle wall, but it leaves a fragrance on my fingers, which lingers for a short time and always opens up an inner landscape.
Paul does not call his perfume before or after, but "behind the rain" and this has to be interpreted purely as a poetic transformation and - one can no longer read the fragrance as a "reproduction" of a nature impression.
It is idle to divide the fragrance into its constituents. Like the other two of Schütze's scents, it has a characteristic, typical sound and wood always plays a role in them. But it starts tart fresh, conifers with citrus, vetiver with resin forged to one unit.
Without having read his memory of the Aegean before my first note, the following picture came to mind:
A mediterranean, completely parched forest, light and sweating from resin. The ground and the pine needles are just steaming from the rain, which refreshes briefly, but has hardly brought any cooling. The smells of the forest intensified and refreshed. Every now and then, the trees are dripping and the drops bring with them what they can take along on their way down the tree. You can still see the gray rain wall, which is already in the distance and gives back the sky its merciless blue. After a short time, the heat increases again, the resin of the bark struggles with the cracking stems on the ground for scent-sovereignty, crumbling needles and earth mix in. It gets dry again. Even drier.
For a long time, the memory of the short, violent shiver is in the air, before everything returns to the creaking dryness. Light stays for a long while. The wood (I also mean to smell cedar very clearly) is never very heavy. It is bright and light, but the heat leaves everything in motionlessness. Pan, I can see you.
This is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful wood and resin scents I know so far and like the other two perfumes of the series, it is a serious, evolving fragrance. "Behind the Rain" does not calm down so quickly due to the by needle-like essential oils. Yes, even a moment of French brandy is in it, but refined, sublimated, freed from all medical remedies.
Behind the Rain appears natural, as if there were no purely chemical fragrances. And even if they should be there, they are completely at the service of this natural-looking composition. Those who know "Norne" know what a dark forest is. Who knows this fragrance, does not know it anymore.

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AromaXAromaX 3 years ago
A sharp vetiver scent based on the contrast between dark woody notes and a fresh aspects of the roots. And yet very comfortable feeling.

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