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this is my first review and I ask for your indulgence. This fragrance I got me blindly due to various reviews and opinions read on the Internet. I bought this fragrance because I kind of wanted it as a treat for me. The iris note made me curious as well as its office and year-round suitability.
I'm not a foodie (derived from gourmand), yet I think I've had the pleasure of sniffing a few scents and can also tell where there's some difference between designer and niche levels.
But I digress... ( it shall not be the last time).
My evaluation criteria are basically very simple:
Do I like it, does my better half like it, and how long does it last?
I like it. The iris note just gets me. I'm just son little sweetie sometimes. But it's not over the top. It keeps it clean and not sticky. That said, I also think I've smelled this scent somewhere before, but not as a soap or EAU der Parfum. So somewhere in everyday life but I can't remember where. Kind of in childhood days, but since the scent only came out in 2016 and I'm 30 years old, it couldn't have been this one in my childhood. So like I said, it evokes something in me. For me ne good thing and others also said to me that I smell pleasant. And pleasant is not good or horny or sexy but exactly what also the fragrance triggers in me. A pleasant feeling.
My girlfriend likes it too. Back in the days, felt about 4-5 years ago, since my girlfriend gave me the Valentino Uomo Intense. She said something about this fragrance is different and that she had not smelled so yet. She tends to prefer heavy fragrances, like patchouli, cinnamon, praline and creaminess. That's also usually the case with men's fragrances. But she wanted a night out scent for me, far away from OneMillion and co. , so not too synthetically sweet. And the Valentino seems to have grabbed her there. This fragrance also started both of our interest in fragrances. But I'm digressing again. Turns out it was just that iris component that she liked then and does now with the Prada. So to speak, the VUI for the day. So from her for this also full score.
What should I say about the durability? I can smell myself relatively quickly no longer with this fragrance. I must say that it has become better, however, since I apply only 2 spritzes on the neck and enough in the hair (on the braid, because I wear long hair), as well as a little on the sleeves. It works for this scent as it's not too overbearing in my opinion. I generally spray a lot, though, and always early enough so that the scent in question has settled before I go out socializing. Oh well. I get at least about 8 hours out of it. How do I know that? I put the scent on at 8 in the morning. I'm currently in a home office, but babysit his dog for a colleague for the day and then get him to come to me. Take him out in all weathers and then deliver him back to him in the evening between 4pm and 6pm. Sometimes he's not there then, but I have an apartment key. I got a message from him a few times that we must have just missed each other when he came home because he could still smell my perfume. I couldn't detect it on me at that point. Means, however, in any case, that a certain durability must be given with me.
In my opinion, you should generally also spray more than 4-5 sprays. And also not too much around the neck region, because it can then crush you. If you own a lot of perfumes you should also use them. You get so many sprays out of a fragrance that it doesn't run out so quickly even if you spray a lot. But that's a philosophy question. I spray a lot, but also with lead time. Oh I digress again.
So in a nutshell:
Scent pleases me well. Fragrance pleases girlfriend well. Fragrance keeps good with my spray way. So what more could you want.