When perfumes were still something special I got them for Christmas, Easter and my birthday. There they were still something special. My family obviously had a weakness for fresh, fruity and sweet scents. When I carefully hinted that I wanted to try something more distinctive, at Christmas there was something under the artificial Christmas tree that many people were afraid of (not the artificial Christmas tree, but what was under it): "Sauvage (Eau de Toilette)@Dior". For a long time the Holy Grail of my fragrance shelf and the impulse to invest my money more or less sensibly in new fragrances and blind purchases (in both cases often the latter). In the end, this new hobby has brought me into the elitist circle of scent fetishists, that is, to you here. A curse and blessing at the same time.
As I have just rung the bell, I am quite taken with the Sauvage DNA, which is why I was allowed to add the eau de parfum to my drawer/cabinet combination or something similar. Even if I use common sense with the dosage, regardless of the perfume, I don't always find the Ambroxan bomb to be the ideal companion.
Since I usually wear Prada L'Homme (whose iris is increasingly getting on my nerves), I stumbled across Luna Rossa Carbon in their range of products, which solves my ambroxan-pepper dilemma.
A similarity to Sauvage is unmistakable (I will not use the name from now on, I promise). "Luna Rossa [email protected]
" is its prepubescent little brother.
The top note (you know, the thing right after spraying) differs m.M. from all BigBrother variants (including "[email protected]
de Sistelle") and comes out of the spray head very fresh, metallic, synthetic. A pleasant breeze of bergamot and citric notes resonate.
Little by little pepper and ambroxan were added, which is why parallels to the "savage" become apparent. The role model literally screams for attention, the little brother waits his turn. The metallic synthetics are distorted and make way for a sweet patchouli note, which contrasts with the dominant ambroxan pepper and smoothly undermines and defuses the well-known pungency (the pungency is defused, I don't believe it). Thus less pungent, more elegant, more filigree, more mature than its older brother and in total more pleasant for all involved. Always accompanied by light lavender notes.
My imagination also tells me: a pinch of powder. Possibly because I am damaged by Prada or because the writing on the bottle is emblazoned.
The graphite note I take was not very pronounced. Under certain circumstances my beginner's nose might have to take lessons here.
Shelf life and silage
While I currently perceive (or rather do not perceive) a manageable up to an almost questionable H/S for many fragrances (including more expensive non-designer fragrances), I find this one here quite acceptable. A high flyer (I hate the term "beast") is not to be expected. At least with me, which one has to struggle with durability problems now and then, I can still perceive it after about 8 hours, even if very close. At the shirt collar accordingly longer. The projection returns relatively fast.
Nothing unusual and no total failure. Doesn't knock anyone's socks off, but doesn't bump into anything bad either. There is no lid, but a transparent attachment has been included for travelling so that the sprayer does not become self-sufficient.
À propos sprayer: I find the amount of a spray burst to be above average.
Last autumn, as Dumb Reach (cheers for Denglish neologism), he provided me with valuable services for the office. This year it's the turn of others
Now after all this blah-blah I'm surprised that my first comment (at this point I promise to improve the content and lyrics) after almost 2 years falls on "Luna Rossa [email protected]
" of all things, because I have a whole bunch of other favourite (perfume) children.
On that note, a good evening to you all