Cassiopeia was the wife of King Kepheus and the mother of Andromeda. In addition, she was a haughty and self-loving woman, which she let every one know and didn't miss any opportunity to express it. Unfortunately, this self-love eventually went backwards. She claimed to be the fairest of them all, even more beautiful than the Nereids, the Greek nymphs of the sea. Their father Nereus didn't like the sacrilege, so he complained to Poseidon about Cassiopeia. As the patron of the Nereids, he flooded the kingdom and sent out the sea monster Keto. The oracle said that only through the offering of her daughter Andromeda, the catastrophe can be averted. But more about that elsewhere. Even though it was ultimately her fault, Cassiopeia was later taken to the skies and continues to be very conspicuous there. However, as a punishment for her actions, allegedly standing on her head.
And that's also my impression of the fragrance named after her. It is truly very intense and insistent in some places. In the beginning it is fruity and fresh, as if lit by the bright morning sun. Here, you can't guess it yet. The floral part of the fragrance doesn't seem too self-loving, even holds back a bit, but certainly supports the impression that Cassiopeia wasn't a simple woman and is difficult to handle. The sweet and creamy base is what characterizes her arrogance. Here, her true character which destroys a whole kingdom, is hinted at. Although the scent as a whole is relatively pleasing to my perception, something in the composition doesn't really suit me. The blackcurrant annoys me a lot, makes it moody and unbalanced. And then there's a scent of musk that I don't really like, it's slightly pungent. I miss the harmony in the fragrance. Judging by the fate of the namesake goddess and those involved, this scent probably needs to be a bit more agitated than normal. A bit of insight and self-reflection from Cassiopeia is emerging after the catastrophe, when this pungent impression withdraws. But just a little insight, otherwise she wouldn't shine so bright today.