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Lavender Room with Narcotic Oud
What a perfume! An exotic oriental with a rarely-beautiful charisma and with base notes that really have it in them. For me, however, it is above all an excellent lavender scent with a cloud of refined and almost narcotic ouds. Almost everything in the golden-brown, elegant looking bottle (including oud) seems to revolve around this fragrant, green-grey herb with its purple flower panicles. That's how it feels to be a lavender fan. It smells exactly like long uncut, real lavender that woody.
It is well known that roses and lavender harmonize very well with each other and by that I do not only mean the beautiful sight of the two. Roses and lavender complement each other very well also from a horticultural point of view. For such a strongly scented herb keeps pests away, attracts useful insects and covers the thirsty earth with its dense wood. In the meantime I have put the lavender everywhere, not just between the roses, because I simply like it too much when I work in my beds and am always surprised and overwhelmed by the scent of lavender. As often as I squat during gardening, the typical smell rises up my nose again and again. And every time I ask myself spontaneously: What was that then? Oh yes, the lavender...
With OUD STARS - FARS a lavender fragrance has been created that smells just like real lavender that has not been cut back for a long time after its first flowering phase, when it starts to lignify. If you cut it fresh, it smells amazingly good. I find this smell - both in the garden and in the perfume - to be tart, hot, citric, spicy, woody, discreetly sweet-floral and above all very, very beautiful. Both the wood remaining in the soil and the completely dry stalks in my hand give off a very special aroma. A fragrance that I like very much, that does me good and that triggers pleasant associations in me... a feeling of summer, wind and vastness resonates. Yes, even of boundless freedom. Smells of fragrance can lift you up and help you not to experience distress in your own environment as so distressing... At the same time a feeling of security creeps into my heart, which is connected with the memory of my childhood. Because at home Lohse's URALT LAVENDEL was used. Today I still own a small round miniature bottle of it. There's nothing left, but it still smells like before when I open it.
To get to the point: Hardly anything smells as beautiful and persistently beautiful as real lavender. I don't know anything that can compare with lavender. Hmm... at most one or the other rose - I have to admit that.
So: I am enthusiastic about this perfume! Totally thrilled! At first I thought it was a men's fragrance, but now I have changed my mind: it is beautiful for both men and women. I've been dreaming in violet lately, anyway!
The opening is already powerful and radiant: green bergamot, rose geranium, white jasmine and purple lavender blossoms bring bright colours into play. Especially in the first few hours, it looks like a brilliant fireworks display, but is quietly accompanied by tart and woody notes. Then the lavender becomes overwhelming in its sharp-spicy woodiness... it's beautiful! And everything that now gathers around the lavender, especially oud, ambre and patchouli, does it good, brings it to unfold in a beguiling way. Then there's something quite rare: Nagarmotha, a smoked grass with an earthy, oriental-harsh note (I have read about it). I definitely think that the cosy warmth in the perfume comes from the base notes. The whole thing lasts really nice and long on my skin and has exactly the right external effect for my taste: not too much and not too little. I would like to advise everyone who particularly likes lavender and would like to experience it in a new and exotic way to test the fragrance on occasion. Try it is still about studying.
Conclusion 1: There are so many nice people here on Parfumo. Today I especially thank one who generously sent me this precious 'lavender water' as a sample.
Conclusion 2: Well, another few seducers of this caliber and I soon end up in the poorhouse.