Moin you crazy perfumos,
(Who just wants to read a quick review, it starts as always below :-D)
first of all, I'd like to wish you all a very happy Easter. I hope the old hobble bunny makes a stop at your house too. Even though Easter will be in a small circle this year, my daughter (5 yrs) old is already excited.
"Daddy we definitely need carrots for the Easter bunny!" she shouted loudly through the supermarket yesterday, holding the biggest bunch of carrots she could grab.
And so, late yesterday afternoon, we were still decorating our living quarters with carrots for the Easter Bunny. So now nothing can go wrong ;-)
But back to the perfume world:
After my review of "La vie est belle" has made surprisingly high waves here last week and was discussed very controversial in the comments (it was mainly about the differentiation of the term "mainstream"), we take today another "mainstream" fragrance before, which came here initially very badly away.
First of all, I would like to mention again that it is the comment on "La vie est belle" but also in this comment solely my opinion that no one must share.
Me (personally) is always about perfume reviews, however, that a fragrance is evaluated with the standards that it deserves and that are appropriate.
Briefly for understanding, I find the Xerjoff Star Musk overall nicer than the Light Blue intense. And yet, the Light Blue intense got a 10 from me. Because in what it is (namely a cheap, fresh summer scent) , it is unbeatable.
And when I dig through these comments here, I shudder at one or two of them. The reasons for most of the bad reviews here often read the same. "Too sweet, too synthetic"
But also here.....Mal hand on the heart. With what expectation one goes then to a fragrance, if this is categorized here on Parfumo at the top with "The fragrance is sweet-synthetic." ?
So I expect then mostly a sweet and synthetic fragrance. Unbelievable that exactly these qualities are so argued here. What was the expectation then? That the fragrance smells spicy-powdery???
Who does not like sweet and synthetic, but knows beforehand that this fragrance is probably out of the question. And yet this fragrance is then made exactly that to the reproach. I like e.g. no rose fragrances, yet I can evaluate a rose fragrance quite objectively and also with a 10. Even if I don't like the scent or the direction. The fragrance can't do anything about that. And if I can not attach this objectivity, then I do not evaluate.
The Y is accused here punitively, in addition to its scandalous sweet-synthetic, the lack of uniqueness. Two things about this. First, I don't understand the need for uniqueness in general, but everyone has to decide for themselves whether uniqueness should be a criterion. On the other hand, I think you can smell this fragrance among many. Also, a look at the fragrance twins here reveals that this scent doesn't sniff as right as others. So I am sure I would recognize this one blindly. Of course, the scent direction is quite familiar. But the fragrance is still not a clin of another - and also similarities to other fragrances I see at most remote.
But let's just start with the review. :-) and again in advance. I will also try with this fragrance to give an objective assessment. For this, I will also briefly say in the future, as what I rate this fragrance. I will keep this in the future also in such a way. So, let's get started
*Rating for a sweet-synthetic, fresh designer fragrance*
Solid, heavy, good sprayer. Simple, but beautiful design - I like it.
The scent starts with a neat sweet apple-ginger mix. This is, unsurprisingly, synthetic, almost like an apple-flavored Hubba Bubba. The top note is already fierce and also only suitable for people who like sweet scents. I do (from time to time) and I actually quite like the top note. Less might have been more here for some, but I like it. And I personally am of the opinion if sweet, then it may also briefly loud. :-) And I can reassure everyone, the hefitge sweetness gets "better". Because the bergamot, but especially aldehydes already ensure in the top notes that the fragrance gets the necessary freshness. The heart notes, especially the sage, then give the fragrance its own character. The sage is clearly perceptible, but not penetrating. On the contrary, in the interplay with the geranium results here in a surprisingly good combination.
For the biggest surprise, however, the fragrance provided me after about 4-5 hours. Because the sweetness is now almost completely stepped into the background and what remains is a pretty masculine, slightly woody and fresh scent. This twist I would not have trusted the fragrance after the read comments at all and I was really surprised. This, but noticeable fragrance development I would not have expected at all. Many designers smell but quite linear and change at most nuances. (Which is totally okay!) But Y really smells completely different in the base than in the top note. The fragrance evolves from a sweet-synthetic scent to a woody freshness. Like a chameleon, he changes yet very much.
Short form: first loud, sweet-synthetic bubblegum "teen" scent (I like it) - then later a real sage-wood freshman with slight residual sweetness
let's make it short, 9 hours = 9 points, on the clothes even the next day clearly smell
quite decent, the top note is present for two hours for everyone. After that, still anything but skin
Like almost all blue a classic all-rounder. But please casual. To the suit or business outfit would now be nothing for me. I personally do not need the work. Otherwise, the but always and everywhere. For me, by the way, the perfect fragrance for a summer outdoor festival. Because exactly there is the combination of sweet-loud and yet fresh but just right.
I have the fragrance only since a week (big thanks again to Mente for the uncomplicated, fair and fast Soukdeal) and wore it the day before yesterday in the office. Since everyone there knows that I have a "perfume problem" and wear a different fragrance almost every day, they pay attention to my scent. :-). And what can I say? Especially the ladies in the office thought the scent (especially the top note!!!) was great. Also my wife loves him (which is unsurprising - she loves almost all sweet fragrances)
The biggest weakness from the fragrance. Because for what he wants to be he is then at least 15% too expensive. But this applies to all known, blue fragrances (except the super cheap Dylan Blue )
But even here, in the sale you can also buy the halfway cheap (200ml 85.00 €)
Conclusion: A fragrance that is described with sweet-synthetic starts unsurprisingly sweet-synthetic. And then transforms surprisingly well into an everyday, blue, fresh fragrance with residual sweetness. H/S great, P/L okay at sale. I like it and was even surprised by the scent development. Blindbuykandidat.
As always hanseatische greetings⚓