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Neukölln 4: Light green flakes
There are scents here in this forum from time to time where I fall off my chair when I see how common they are. So you think, to discover with Muglers Cologne an exotic representative of its genus and maybe write the first comment, and then: 686 owners. That's especially weird when you compare the fact that 4711 Echt Kölnisch Wasser has only 606.
In such situations I always have the dark urge to waste my life with the pointless occupation of leafing through these telephone book-like owner lists. You always come across very funny usernames, which you never read, here e.g. with the ladies "Grandmother" (obviously a Swiss colleague, because of the double S, Grüezi!) and "Oppossum" (the animal writes itself only with a P, but it is obvious that an oppositional female possum is meant) and with the gentlemen e.g. "Vollbart" (not interested in aftershave reviews) and "Waffeleisen" (an almost Zen-like name, like "three pounds of flax!").
Well, 686 owners, anyway. Awesome. Mugler is the real Volksköln (despite the tenfold price compared to 4711. Who would have thought it? Not me. Is that justified. I'd say not. Although it's not a bad smell
With bergamot and neroli, the Mugler has perhaps the two most characteristic, important components of the classic Farina-Cologne sound, and that is why one thinks of 4711 at first glance. More interesting, however, is what is missing, namely rosemary and lavender, which are responsible for a certain tart and dark green physicality (this makes the Mugler look a bit like deboned, only the soft fillet, no skeleton) and the lemon, which brings acidity and sharpness, hardness and brightness (the Mugler is already bright, but not white-yellow bright, but pale green bright).
By adding orange blossom and musk to Ihro's soft, flaky light green sweetness, the whole thing becomes a little too woozy for me personally (although it is composed quite harmoniously)
That would actually be the most important thing I can think of about Muglercologne, and that also means that the fragrance seems pretty feminine to me. The distribution of ownership is interesting here as well: Yin and Yang are balanced to the extent that both sun fairy and moon child are among the users, but the more than 80 percent users of the male field post number are already a surprise to me.
It should be added that the fragrance has a medium projection and a not too lush durability. Three or four hours it is already, but except for the first hour very close. For a fragrance that says cologne on it, that's ok too, I would think. In the very close reverberation phase, there is definitely something going on, which speaks for a (I mean that honestly) skilful use of the chemistry kit. Funny aquatic notes flash up and, even stronger, such an interesting, oldschool, but modernized (and somewhat effeminate) spicy soap. Quasi a nice green piece "Irish Spring" from the eighties, but in the version for elves and fairies.
Before someone blows my mind that this is not real cologne but an eau de toilette: Yes, I admit it. It's one of those nominal or titular cuisines that has "Cologne" in the name only (like Byredo's "Suday Cologne", which is actually an eau de parfum). I included the fragrance in my Cologne series anyway, because it's actually not much more durable than a cologne, and because it's obviously consciously based on the Farina tradition and plays with it in a way that's - not worse, but not so conventionally for me personally.
Deep and sincere obeisance to all venerated scent brothers and scent sisters, whose appreciated nicknames I have taken the liberty of using (unasked) in this commentary