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A nice apple pie, just unfortunately not meant to be eaten
This perfume seems to be a must-taste among gourmand lovers. Of course I'm weak, I mean how could I resist Casablanca? A gourmand, without the popular vanilla, which my nose also reluctantly renounces. Whether Casablanca has convinced me, ... ?
The first sniff:
The lid removed and directly blows you the top note, a juicy, crisp apple, against. Grapes I do not really recognize here, maybe I'm just not very often come into contact with this fragrance. I have to admit, I liked the top, despite the synthetic, sweet as a button apple. Unfortunately, you don't get much out of it as the top of the pyramid fades away after a few seconds. Well let's see what happens.
What is clear is that Casablanca retains its moisture, which after about a minute merges with a barely animalic musk. I would not describe the heart as very floral, rather as spicy-fruity. Patchouli holds back here namely very much, but for that you get the iris, which contributes here considerably to the fragrance experience.
To be honest, it is so:
I myself rarely wear full-blooded gourmands in my everyday life or at work, with me in the hospital. Here I use fragrances that are safe and not potential headache producers. The iris manages to give this gourmand a tunedown, though. It is mainly, (with participation of the woods) that makes the fragrance wonderfully wearable.
What you also look in vain here, is the typical-creamy sweetness of vanilla. Instead, you get a decent load of caramel, which together with the iris, scoops up a gourmand that seems barely edible.
Picture this: You're standing outside a very swanky patisserie on an autumnal morning, peering through the shop window, your gaze lingering on a succulent apple pie glistening with syrup. As you step over the threshold, a sweet breeze wafts towards you, of course... that's the pie. Only this pastry is not meant to be eaten, rather it is meant to lure customers into the shop by its appearance and aroma. What can I say... i think he's done that
Let's move on to the balm, which also makes its presence known fairly early on. The listed Peru Balsam provides the typical reaction that is triggered in the nose when dealing with balsamic scents. But don't worry, the whole thing isn't unpleasant and in fact, it's only noticeable if you're actively paying attention. The balsam adds freshness to the perfume, which is very well integrated into the spicy sweetness here. Suede I find here, by the way, not at all...
After 15 minutes, it smells then the most beautiful, here every fragrance note has found its place and so the fragrance then remains. A change worth mentioning I no longer noticed.
For me, Casablanca tends to the women because of the overhang to the fruity-sweet Gourmands, even if I got a compliment from a man directly at the order. I also think that many young ladies can wear this one as a signature, but unfortunately I do not count among them.
For me, it is the composition as a whole that unfortunately led to headaches.
Feel free to tell me what your impression of Casablanca is :)