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a divan of sweet dreams
"Khôl de Bahrain":
As a woman I immediately remember the cosmetic effect - the Khôhlstift to emphasize the expressiveness of the eyes!
The origin of this darkness was not the hectic search for attention for particularly impressive "eye looks"!
The desert peoples use a mixture of soot and different minerals, mostly handed down for generations, to protect the sensitive blindfolds: this way they can protect themselves from infections by insect bites and other soiling of the eyes.
Therefore, this dark line is also often very attractive visible in men there.
The optical embellishment only holds the second place in the list of priorities; as impressive as it may be!
Bahrain: Can777, who likes to call me "little gerbil" during the Formula 1 season, will smile and nod now for sure.
Because of course I remember the night Grand Prix there; impressive from sunset into the darkness the cars roar over the track.
Even if there is only rose water for the award ceremony instead of champagne: it is always worth it to be there!
(If David Coulthard is once again sticky from a rose water, instead of champagne shower - well: s** happens - sorry!)
Oh, yes: I would like to be there - even at the ordeal for my poor noise-sensitive ears!
Sometimes masochism is quite pronounced!
But now to "Khôl de Bahrein" by Stéphane Humbert Lucas; this fragrance takes me into another world.
Several artfully crafted silver bowls stand on a low table next to an opulent Divan, which contains candied sweets perfumed with rose water: sweet and sinful and sooo seductive!
You don't have to know details about the composition; the whole is composed great - a few tasty fragrance calories for the nose!
But what's that? The violet in all its a little old-fashioned scent beauty is accompanied here by resinous accents: Incense? Labdanum? I don't know!
It is a mixture that touches the senses and corresponds incredibly well with the sweets on the table. A very refined composer must have thought of that!
This also reduces the hunger of the senses for sweet things; the attention is now more focused on the magic and the tempting depth of the Divan.
Elaborately embroidered blankets in lavish gold tones are soaked with ambergris: a feeling of golden well-being!
Here the iris, sometimes a nodding candidate in my case, gets along wonderfully with sandalwood.
What can I say: I have fallen for this fragrance!
So I cuddle up to this Divan; always keeping an eye on the delicious spices along the way!
The slightly bitter aroma of "Balsamum Peruvianum", reminiscent of vanilla (how much more beautiful does it sound than the disdainful "Peruvian balsam"!), marks the first conclusion of this fragrance composition; we would rather not know how this, so intensely fragrant balsam is obtained. (Boiled rags do not belong here!)
So our "Divan of Sweet Dreams" already gets some soft, fragrant pillows, which make the stay there even more tempting.
To the finish of "Khôl de Bahrein" appears an extraordinarily seductive musk nuance: quasi as "chequered flag"!
It could easily become too much, but in this creation everything is very balanced, very harmoniously balanced!
Even a being like me, not necessarily programmed for sweetness, is subject to the charm of this oriental magician: I absolutely want a place on this Divan!
Because here you can cuddle, loll and dream: the carpet for the journey to the dreamland (be it from 1,001 nights or even more!) is ready!
One or two sprays of "Khôl de Bahrein" are enough as a travel companion for a few hours; there may also be several of them!
I'm especially thrilled that I don't find this sweetness, so intoxicating for the senses, on my stomach and hips afterwards - that's one more reason to like this Oriental.
I approached this fragrance a little cautiously; I was told by a perfumer that it was not "special".
Now the speciality/beauty always lies in the eye of the beholder: this Khôlstrich is extremely successful!
And if my preference for car and motorcycle racing might cause some head shaking: what the hell!
On it a sweet little treat from the silver bowls of the Entrées!