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Controversial discourse between author & imaginary reader about marzipan cake - an outline in 8 paragraphs
Okay, this will probably be a somewhat controversial comment. I'm a perfume newcomer, I have absolutely no idea about many things, but I'll add my mustard anyway. So please forgive my amateur opinion!
Already after a short occupation with my new hobby "perfume" I came across (of course) the brand Guerlain and the mysterious so-called "Guerlinade". After a short research it seems to be a mixture of rose, jasmine, neroli, iris, tonka & vanilla (& bergamot? Depending on the source) and is described as "almondly" or "irisbuttrig+vanillig". Now I could test a few Guerlains so far and yes, also my untrained nose imagines itself to smell a kind of red thread. Especially in "Mon précieux Nectar" and the recently tested "Après l'Ondée" the following note superimposes ALL notes of the pyramid after a very short time: lightly fluffy, powdery, sugary, freshly baked sponge cake and buttery marzipan cake. Why cake? I don't know, but the scents go for me both in a sweet-gourmandy direction.
imaginary reader: Hey, wait a minute with your lay talk about Guerlain. I thought I was here to comment on a Prada! What's that got to do with "infusion d'iris" anyway?!
Well, well, dear reader.
Also with "Infusion d'Iris" I smell this special marzipan cake touch after a short time. First fresh-fruity mandarin and a pale green blossom on a pond, but only very briefly, then the marzipan comes along and butter, warm butter, and superimposed like in the two Guerlains ALL other notes of the pyramid.
imaginary reader: Mmm, okay, is your subjective impression, but, in fact, I thought the guerlinade consisted of rose, jasmine, neroli, iris, tonka & vanilla? There's only Iris & Neroli in here!
Yeah, I don't get it either! The benzoin's vanilla, though, isn't it? Maybe this is a good replacement for Vanilla & Tonka - at least - anyway, now you've brought me out.
Clears throat. Infusion d'Iris manages not to become too cakey on me. Something pleasantly citrus remains throughout the fragrance. Somehow the scent is pleasant - and sorry again to all Guerlain lovers and perfumers with far greater knowledge of scents than I do - this infusion reminds me of "Après l'Ondée", only in better.
imaginary reader: Ah, now slowly I see your argument. But did you like the scent now? That's why I'm reading all this commentary. Actually, I just wanted to know how to imagine it in something and what do I get? Unfounded gibberish about guerlinades and cakes--
All right, all right! Then the standard comment content: At first I liked it, mandarin & flower was nice, then it became too buttery like marzipan cake for me, I don't like it, but then it got a little bit too tight and now it's nice again, still cake, but waterier.
Imaginary reader: Ah, finally, that was so hard, my face -- and woe betide you saying Guerlain again --
Imaginary reader: That's not too --