There are scents you throw yourself at to rip them up in the air, take them apart and then trample on them again. And that can give a real thieving pleasure.
Whether it's because the fragrance just doesn't want to please, you generally can't get along with the brand or the perfumer just makes a mess or for several other more or less understandable reasons.
But there are also scents where you can't bring über´s heart to pick it apart because it is connected with special memories, with special moments you don't forget, and because it has accompanied a certain time durch´s life or maybe still does.
One of these fragrances is Blue Jeans from Versace for me, I don't want to be blamed.
Oh certainly it is not a great and outstanding and complex creation under the huge scent sky and may seem insignificant or even intrusive to many.
But for me, blue jeans is so connected to the 90s, one of the most exciting decades ever. So much happened in the 90s, historically, politically, personally.
The increasingly progressive erosion of the maps, the reunification of Germany, the disintegration of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, all this was to become even more complicated, but that was quite far away for a young person. One was still carefree and since one was not as globalized and networked as today, it did not reach one so much and one gave little thought to it. There was also no spelling reform yet.
I came of age in 1990, started my education, which I finished in 1993 as the best of my year, in 1997 I got my master's certificate, in 1994 I moved into my first own flat. This is the start of one's own life, standing on one's own feet, no longer under the control of parents.
Musically, too, a lot has changed in the 90s, Eurodance, Grunge, Schlager experienced a great comeback and and and and... I don't want to get too far with that.
Blue Jeans, for me pure 90s, appears loud and cheerful, naughty and carefree. Cheerful citrus fruits waft around the nose, garnished with spices, herbs, many floral and woody aspects but all somewhat disordered and confused. It is quite difficult to smell out individual notes. The unordered remains actually also over the entire process, only at the end it becomes somewhat calmer and more orderly, there come the base notes and provide some composure, a little like the parents, who provide on the somewhat too loud party for order.
I read cacophony once, that may be true, but it doesn't bother me here, on the contrary. The decade was also so fast-moving, one impression followed the other. And even before you could concentrate on it, it was already over and new impressions spread.
I liked all this then and I think I remember that the fragrance wasn't as cheap back then as it is today. Today he is literally thrown behind, which makes me personally a little sad. This selling does not do justice to many smells and the reputation suffers very much.
But everything changes. The 90s are already a while back, the first grey strands show upside down, Blue Jeans is a while back, but has been with me again for some time, reworked, less durable, but still recognizable and unmistakably 90s and still carefree and a bit cheeky.
This sometimes makes me think of a beautiful and carefree time, a time that will not come back. And I am glad that I was able to enjoy and experience this time to the fullest. And if I feel like the "good old days", then I treat myself to blue jeans!
Thank you for your attention