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Due to inconspicuousness
Clear and simple - this is how perfumer Annick Ménardo sees her creation Comme une Evidence. The water-bright colour of the EdP and the simple, cubic bottle also correspond to this.
I expect a lot from a perfume - it can be refined, turning a wallflower into a diva, a woman into a vamp. It can be passionate, playful, mystical, lovely, romantic, elegant, discreet or make a strong impression. In the best case it underlines the own personality. Clear and simple are for me quite strange attributes, which one ascribes to a perfume.
After all, Comme une Evidence managed to make me curious how a "clear, simple" fragrance sniffs its way.
I didn't have to wait long for a testing opportunity to come up. Like so many female beings, I got the EdP as a gift.
I still can't tell whether the simple design of the bottle appeals to me or seems too sober to me
But what about the scent itself now?
Chypre perfumes aren't my thing by themselves. But let's give it a try. The top note should open very fresh with bergamot, violet and petitgrain.
Pfffft ... I spray - and am immediately surrounded by a soft, lovely flower fragrance, which is graceful, but not very sweet. I recognize the violet leaves. They contribute a distinct green note to the bouquet. Petit grain and bergamot hold back elegantly.
The gentle character of the perfume is present from the start. The classic fragrances rose, lily of the valley and jasmine, on the other hand, soon stand out strongly. But the fragrance remains discreet, calm and well-groomed.
A light powderiness gradually opens up and gives the whole a fine elegance. I'm best off sniffing out rose and jasmine. The lilies of the valley, which would have provided for more freshness, unfortunately go down somewhat in the intensity of rose and jasmine. Probably, however, this is what was intended.
For me, Comme une Evidence is therefore not a fragrance for hot summer days that brings freshness. Nevertheless, I would assign it to its characteristic after the summer. It makes you think of well-kept gardens with colourful blooming flowers and rose hedges.
On the other hand, the fragrance is too delicate for a summer perfume.
He's a bit of a wallflower without much refinement. Yes, a pleasing floral scent, not too sweet, rather dry, nothing more. In my opinion, a high recognition value is not associated with this. The scent is rather inconspicuous. One will perceive it at most as something unspecifically floral, but which does not really make you sit up and take notice. The mixture is much too good and inconspicuous for that. This perfume doesn't have much charisma. I imagine that it fits well with women who want to be well-groomed but not conspicuous. It is possible that this quality corresponds to the majority of the target group of Yves-Rocher fans.
All that remains is to await the end. Will the Chypre show his claws here? I don't notice much of the musk or the patchouli. The moss ears the flower cocktail a little, but without bringing much new.
The EdP doesn't come up with big changes or even surprises. Not to mention scent sensations.
Annick Ménardo has promised a fragrance that is supposed to bring a "feeling of infinite vastness" that is described as radiant and clear. I don't find much of that.
For me, Comme une Evidence is simply a discreet floral scent, which at best can offer a certain delicate elegance. Sweet, good and discreet. Due to inconspicuousness.
Whoever wears this fragrance does not need much courage or anything else. "woman" ain't gonna mess with nowhere. But you don't stand out either. If that is enough, the flower water is recommended.
I find the EdP "quite nice" - but not anymore. I wear the EdP when I go shopping in the supermarket around the corner. I won't buy it back. It's too pale for that.
It doesn't always have to be the full drone. But a scent should have something special and not be lost in the mass of countless other floral scents. There are also floral fragrances that have that certain something and have therefore become classics - Pleasures by Estée Lauder, for example. Or diorissimo. Or Champs-Elysée of Guerlain. I always resort to the latter when I feel like it. Evidence can't really convince me. I find the idea of creating a simple, clear perfume fascinating. It didn't work out here. And as a flower fragrance with rose chord, the opulence of Chloé, for example, convinces me more.
What convinces about Evidence is its amazing durability. I was able to clearly perceive the scent for more than 4 hours after the - not too opulent - spraying on. He also loosely survived hand washing.