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On the way to "my" vanilla fragrance - Vanilla fragrances in Advent 2019: 1 December
Uh... what's that out there? It doesn't matter. it's raining! How cold it is outside! I am in the process of preparing my rooms a little festively, discreetly, but comfortably and above all according to a fixed ritual: That's how it has to be every year, that's how it has to be and not differently. The Bach Christmas Oratorio is running and it's time for the first perfume test: Eau des Missions.
The very first second I perceive citrus, but that has vanished immediately and a warm, soft vanilla spreads out. It smells delicious and reminds me very much of the Christmas market. Not the smell of roasted almonds, which I don't notice at all, but a really stiff, hot grog. The feeling when the first sip is already warm inside, when you no longer feel your ice-cold feet and don't understand your counterpart because the carousel music is so loud - that's exactly the feeling I feel now. There appear to be grog or rum notes. That makes the vanilla so dark and so round. It appears completely closed, sweet, but softened by the Grog note. You wouldn't call this fragrance an obtrusive gourmand.
The effect on the skin is slightly creamy, a little oily, which I find very amazing at this price. Unfortunately, I find the Sillage very weak. I have to poke my nose against the skin to take some of the delicious scent with me, otherwise I would perceive it too weakly. It's risky to prefer a stronger Sillage if you don't want to lose sight of your fellow human beings, but I really want to perceive the vanilla scent, and I think that's too weak for me here. But delicious, wonderfully warm and somehow dark it smells without doubt. A fantastic fragrance, which I like very much.
One hour later: The shelf life is good, at least now the scent is still there! And surprise: He has developed quite a bit again! The vanilla has now made a connection with something that reminds me of a herbal soap, I'm spontaneously tempted to believe that I've noticed so many men sniffing. A tiny touch of a fine, slightly sweet shaving lotion is there, but really so incredibly discreet that I can only imagine it. But as I said, strong enough to take the gourmand away from vanilla and expand it in another direction while maintaining its fullness. It is still undoubtedly vanilla, but no longer grog vanilla, rather a kind of soft herbal vanilla. My associations now suddenly lead me to a library, an English one with a Chesterfield sofa. A reading gentleman, smoking - can that be the myrrh? - and drinking grog and fine perfumed. It's something like that, this aftershave note becomes clearer every minute. She's fine. Very fine.
What a wonderful and so subtle fragrance. Given the price, he's a direct hit. But it will probably not become my working vanilla scent, because it is a touch ZU discreet to me. I would like to perceive a tiny bit more at some distance from the spray spots. But the change that vanilla undergoes in Eau des Missions is impressive to me.
Conclusion: The first Advent gave me many vanilla impressions. Right at the end I believe that Eau des Missions is at least unisex, but maybe even a bit too little feminine for me.
I'm looking forward to tomorrow! Then you'll find me at "Vanilla" by Réminiscence!