Top Review 14
Too much of a good thing?
Today it's supposed to rain red roses, Master Roja probably thought, as he, sitting in a baroque armchair decorated with real gold, meditated on his next perfume prank.
But rose scents are like sand on the sea! "A unique selling point must come, possibly even an emotional selling proposition..." Then Master Roja ponders further and reviews his previous works in his mind's eye. "I haven't used cumin in an exciting amount for a long time, but that sometimes creates such a dirty, fruity, lusty undertone. I like to stain the innocent rose with it... yeah, that could work... and then maybe carnation?... which was already considered an aphrodisiac in the Middle Ages... and then some resins and the secret Roja wood-spice mixture sprinkled over it, that should actually fit."
Thought, done, the Master took action and created Nüwa.
And now I have a sample of the precious elixir in my hands and full of joyful expectation it is sprayed on my wrist. Holla the forest fairy! What the hell is that? Certainly not a subtle rose fragrance - rather an admirer who stands in front of the front door with a bouquet of 1000 stunningly fragrant roses than nobody opens his door with his own key and catches his beloved in bed in the bedroom with the pretty boy from the exotic spice stall at the weekly market in flagrante.
Full of just indignation, the deceived man beats the two of them with his rose bush in bed, the scent of the roses mixes with the animal smell of warm sweat and other body juices and the exotic spices hanging in the young lover's work clothes, including pepper and cumin, do not unattractively complement the scent of flowers. Maybe there is also a wooden plate on the nightstand with remains of grapefruit and oranges with which the two lovebirds fed each other teasingly little pieces? Possible that even a little blood flowed through the spined rose weapon and contributed a metallic touch...
I can absolutely understand that there are perfume enthusiasts for whom this fragrance must be the fulfilment of their rose dreams.
Rose is always a difficult fragrance experience for me and so Nüwa is the first Roja that I test, that really makes me unwilling - and that I have to wash off, that's how overwhelmed I am by this rose spice attack.