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Challenge in Advent: On the way to "my" vanilla scent - 19 December 2019
Dear Vanilla-Challenge-Follower, I had soooo much work the last days... Luckily I am on holiday now and can catch up on my missed comments. With the one of December 19, I will be brief: It is the one vanilla scent that is completely out of line. Regardless of what has already been written about the fragrance, it has to be clearly stated that it is an absolute loner that cannot be compared to anything else. Most likely still with "Métallique", if you think away from the floral notes with Tom Ford. Because Vanilla Charnelle starts with an intense, unvanilla aroma. My beginner's nose basically thinks of metal, but it must be the pepper, because ylang-ylang and tonka bean only show up hours later. The peppery note, as I call it, takes every sweetness out of the vanilla that begins immediately afterwards and instead gives it something metallic-woody, nothing reminiscent of spices. I would guess black pepper, which at least in my spice rack, behaves completely different, much harder than white or colored pepper and has little spice character, that is, little multi-perspective depth - I can't express it otherwise. Vanilla Charnelle remains unsweet and dry despite the vanilla, yet very elegant and very, very individual. The fragrance is so extraordinary that I feel immediately secure when I wear it; the reason is the unique recognition value, which immediately identifies the fragrance as "mine". So I practically meet at my place and I am at home - not every fragrance can do that. I can recognize many fragrances and I was able to do so even as a teenager, but they were not niche fragrances. But Vanilla Charnelle is a fragrance that I can't compare to any other, which is why I find it so extraordinary, even though it may not be in terms of its fragrance quality. I stick to it: after 19 fragrance tests, he's my favourite, vanilla. And I recommend it to anyone looking for a non sweet vanilla. By the way, the bottle is very pretty, as is the packaging. I especially like the atomizer, because it atomizes very, very finely.
I still have to catch up on two comments, from yesterday and today. Tonight after the Christmas stroll I'll be back with "Vanille de la Réunion"!