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Horror is spreading..
Not about the scent, but about the fact that the production of Photo has probably been stopped for some time, which unfortunately somehow passed me by
So the time has come for profiteers, as can be seen from the fact that in the large online mail-order house someone actually offers the 125ml bottle, which Rossmann wasted every month for a twenties just a few years ago, for 260 euros.
I have come to terms with the inevitable and will therefore write a little farewell review to one of my favourite waters and long-time fragrance companions.
Whereby I suppose that the photo fans of the first hour like Scorpio from the end of the Lagerfeld brew are not so taken along now.
And I can understand it quite well.
The original, unreformulated version, which I got to know myself at the very beginning of my Photo-Liason, was indeed a different, better caliber than what followed later.
A real feast for the senses, especially the senses of smell.
Herb, fresh, flowery, always a bit "dark" and mysterious.
Even the opening was unusual in comparison to many other men's perfumes in this direction.
The indicated shot of photo bowl synthetics, bergamot, lavender, mandarin and all the fruit that was buzzing around; this inimitable mixture has left a deep impression on me.
The beautiful woody chord, which was later added with further spices like coriander and which determined the scent experience until the end, made Photo unmistakable for me and above all designed in such a way that I never had enough of it despite frequent use.
Something that only few other fragrances can claim from me.
And the new photo?
Yeah, dimmed down, faded, ironed smooth, sanded. Evil tongues also say: castrated.
In the mainstream, fewer and fewer manufacturers want to challenge their customers with fragrant corners and edges. Still, I liked that one too.
Perhaps also the imagination that he still possessed much of the aura of his predecessor made me graciously overlook his quirks.
At least the projection and the durability hadn't changed too much.
Anyway, now both are no longer there and I have to turn to other waters.
But not without thanks to Master Karl for a wonderful and, in my opinion, the best of his perfume creations, with which I combine many beautiful hours and experiences.