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Arrived. From perfection to satisfaction. Dylan Blue as my signature summer perfume.
I think I once read in a thread that a perfumer has recommended when commenting on perfumes to start with his own collection. That seemed very logical to me, but I have paid zero attention to it so far. Only why? Writing perfume comments has a lot to do with emotions for me. If a fragrance doesn't really move me strongly, then it's harder for me to write a comment. Now it is however in such a way that I have nevertheless smells in my collection, which held out so far and which I very much like, which received however no comment.
With this fact in mind, I have now decided, in corona lockdown mode, to take a look at my uncommented perfumes and consider why I actually have them in my collection, what is so great about them and why, conversely, they might be worthy of your consideration.
Dylan Blue. Another unnecessary perfume in the "blue fragrances" category? That's what I thought for a long time, anyway. Back when I was still looking for fragrances for myself through Jeremy Fragrance, he sometimes recommended this one. But back then, I (one) still wanted to find the ultimate good fragrance. The one perfect fragrance that goes down well with women and also fits you perfectly. In the meantime I have left aside the topic "to arrive well with women" with the topic perfume and with the topic "fragrances which fit to me", I move actually only in the niche area. So I came across this fragrance more by chance than anything else. Sure, I already knew it, but the one time I smelled it, I dismissed it as inconsequential. One day, however, I sprayed Dylan Blue on my forearm purely out of boredom. After spraying it on directly, I thought to myself, "Figures. It smells as generic as all the other scents. Simply synthetic sweet and ambroxan fresh. Disappointed I took the bus back to my dorm.
But then I smelled something wonderful. This place smells really good, like a freshly groomed man. And I realized it was Dylan Blue smelling so great off my arm. Completely different from the way I perceived him in the perfumery. The impulse to buy was immediately triggered in me. I watched full of enthusiasm and joy about this great smell loud Youtube reviews of Dylan Blue, to support the smell of the fragrance for me aurally.
Time jump to the now: In fact, it took a very long time until the fragrance has established itself in my collection. First there was Dior Sauvage, of which I was soon bored. Then I had Allure Homme Sport as my fresh signature scent. Last but not least, I swapped this one for Dylan Blue on Parfumo because I just started longing for it again :) But why exactly? What makes Dylan Blue so special?
For me, Dylan Blue is a perfume that has taken inspiration from Bleu de Chanel, Sauvage and Acqua di Gio Profumo, but stands on its own two feet. Dylan Blue has a classic men's fragrance character, which I'm sure is due to the violet leaf, my in the meantime to believe. It's like a modern interpretation of a men's fragrance for younger people. With its fruity slightly playful nature that doesn't come across as nice and synthetic in the first 15 minutes, Dylan Blue manages to give an interesting twist to the typical Ambroxan scent a la Sauvage. Add to that the incense and leafy tartness I get from the scent, which grounds me.
For me, Dylan Blue is also a shower gel scent in the most positive sense. For example, you can imagine the smell of shower gel in a swimming pool lingering in the air. However, it also has that men's fragrance character that makes it a wonderful perfume to wear when you want to feel groomed.
To me, the fragrance somehow also gives hold. I picture a confident man in an office outfit (No! Not Jeremy.). A 40 year old man who made a name for himself at his job and went to law school or something. He just has a serious demeanor and is firmly grounded in life.
Now it's like that's not my ideal for me, but via these associations I want to convey to you how I feel when I smell and wear this fragrance.
I could live and somehow not live without Dylan Blue. There are many many perfumes that mean more to me, but Dylan Blue is just a Swiss Army knife in the summer for me. I can't go wrong with that one. It makes me feel safe. It makes me feel cared for.
I think it's the component of a classic men's scent and the refreshing shower gel aquatics that make Dylan Blue a summer signature perfume for me.
After a good 2 years of scent searching, this mediocrity and balance that Dylan Blue strikes in the realm of blue perfumes and designer fragrance Douglas classics is just right for me. However, this fact is not unusual for me either. I am very detail-oriented and often have to check out all possible options until I come to a satisfactory decision. The Dylan Blue has benefited from such a decision.
So if you're in the same mood as I am, I can recommend Dylan Blue as a wonderful, balanced, and satisfying summer scent in every way!