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Challenge in Advent: On the way to "my" vanilla scent - 12 December 2019
Today the famous Tobacco Vanilla. I was sooo excited about it! And was not disappointed! The absolute lounge fragrance in my eyes. That's how I used to perceive my brother, and I loved to drive him in his fancy company car when he picked me up in my study town for the weekend because it was on the way for him. He's very silent, but very fragrant. The dry warmth of a well-kept car as it pours outside and hundreds of Advent lights shine in the morning darkness. The casual music of a Chris Rea in "Driving home for Christmas". And that's pretty much the mood in which I'm settling this scent - it's a cool scent. A casual understatement, unagitated, self-confident, sovereign. For me, a fragrance that starts deep, with really wonderful, full, plummy, fruity spicy notes, in which the tobacco aromas already shine through. After about twenty minutes I noticed the full top note, very, very deep, round tobacco tones, where I automatically visualize a funnel because the deep suction of the top note is so intense. A dark, full fragrance, which only slowly slides into a softer sweetness, but in between touches an After Shave, which happens to be on the side of the road... This will probably be what has been described here as "wood tones". All in all a fragrance which would be a deep red, almost black Dornfelder as a wine, with only minimal fruity notes and a vanilla which, despite its heaviness, does not reach the top note, but which catches and cushions it wonderfully softly at the back. A great scent, I think, and also a masculine scent. I think this scent is too full, too round for me. It's a scent for libraries with Chesterfield sofas, for red wine and lounge music, best of all Frank Sinatra - which brings me back to the beginning. I think Antony Hopkins in his role in "Rendezvous with Joe Black" would make this fragrance stand out perfectly - quite simply great cinema.