Top Review 52
In the barn with milk and vanilla
Wow and fie, love and hate, smell and stench...
Here we have a fragrance that combines all these contrasts in one bottle. The dear Finchen1976 provided me with a test filling of this fragrance. And she already wrote about a certain stable smell, more concretely: Stable. As the former owner of two of them, I know quite a bit about horse stables. But it should come worse
First of all the start is gigantic. A wonderful vanilla note on woods and delicate amber. My brain, of course, let me know right away, "You know this one." Yeah, I thought so. It smells like a relative of my heart's scent, Casran. I could also see similarities to PG Indochine and La Fin du Monde from ELdO. My first thought was love and of course I didn't believe that about the horse stable.
After about five to ten minutes, however, it was there, the stable smell. And not exactly of the pleasant kind. All riders know what I mean when I say it smells like a sweaty saddlecloth in the middle of summer that you have left lying in the tack room for a day. And that was not all. There's also a slightly urine-like, ammoniacal smell. Almost every horse owner knows this smell. At least those who have dung their horses themselves. Cue mattress. There is always that delicious note that enchanted me at the beginning. As if one wears a wonderful scent and mucks out the stable with it ?
I admit that these animal stable and saddle chamber notes do not appear at all in the projection. I always like to test them with a scented cosmetic tissue that I place somewhere in a room and then go back in after a while to have a sniff. Whatever comes towards me there smells heavenly, without horse and stable. But woe betide me if I go with my nose directly to the sprayed area.
And it gets worse. After about 20 to 30 minutes there is a smell of rotten milk. I find milk in the fragrance per se difficult, but this milk note here has also gone sour. Yuck, yuck, yuck, I can only say
Well, since the scent in the projection is beautiful, you can probably wear it well, but I myself would probably struggle with the disgust if I had it on my neck day in, day out and had to inhale these sweaty, urine-like tones mixed with sour milk all the time.
Fans of animal scents could of course find what they are looking for here. For me, however, this is nothing at all and I wonder where this animalism I perceive could come from. From Ylang-Ylang maybe? From Champaka? To be honest, I'm at a loss, but in the end I join my dear co-parfuma and swap partner Finchen1976 and say that it's better to belong with the horse, not the perfume.