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Asphaltblume 10 years ago 3
7
Scent
7.5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Relaxed and approachable
The fragrance begins with fresh and fruity notes, but it is not cool. Even though there is no citrus note mentioned, I'm sure it contains some. It's of a moist and juicy freshness that's only partly stemming from pear. I detect a light overtone of aquatic freshness oszillating over the top note, too.
Banana leaf? What does that smell like? I perceive a hint of banana, nurticious and sweetish. Some green is in there as well, but whether that's banana or fig leaf I can't tell. There's woods as well, but I have to believe the composition listed as I can't verify.
Image is a rather warm scent that becomes drier and warmer towards the base. It is fruity and fresh, and even though the floral part is very much subdued, this fragrance reminds me of "Obsession Night for Women". This here too lets me think of nocturnal entertainments more than of a day scent.
There is nothing against using it during the day, mind. It's not intrusive, yet a bit unusual, and it has a friendly, relaxed and very much approachable vibrancy.
The bottle with its little lever to press down the nozzle is an amusing mechanical little gimmick which doesn't (noticeably) reduce its operability.
Asphaltblume 10 years ago 2
5
Scent
5
Longevity
2.5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Fresh little flower with a warm base
A couple of days ago I came across Rosamor and had the chance to test it, if only in passing. Originally I just wanted to check the pyramid. But as there is no commentary yet on this site I'll post my impressions.
The pyramid looks much more interesting than what the fragrance smelled like to me. All this is supposed to be in there?
My impressing was much simpler: A modern, fresh floral from which I could not identify anything without help, really. I didn't think it particularly rosy as the name suggested. Rosamor sounds much like an homage to the Queen of Flowers. But no.
I got a hint of lily-of-the-valley, I thought, but they are not listed.
Right, fresh and floral it is, a bit scratchy in the nose. A fine irritatingly dry sort of scratchiness.
Later on it warms up. Somewhere inbetween it reminded me of "Brilliant Wish" from afar, but not anymore when I put my nose close to my skin.
Ambra in the base, I thought so, patchouli, sandalwood and cedar fit the picture as well. Myrtle and bullwort surprise me totally.
Rosamor is a pleasant, floral-fresh scent that doesn't intrude. It's rather exchangeable, too, unfortunately. Perfect if you just want a discreetly pleasing scent for the office. By no means a statement.
Asphaltblume 10 years ago 1
7
Scent
7.5
Longevity
2.5
Sillage
5
Bottle
A Scent with a Programme
This is the weekend of a man who is part of a couple, I'd say. There's a whiff of coffee from breakfast still hanging in the air, but now he's out in the garden mowing the lawn while she is quickly wiping down the house (the cleaning agent being Citrus Fresh). Later on he goes fishing: I smell an aquatic note that reminds me of fish fresh from the water. After that, the fragrance becomes warmer and more sensual: He and his beloved are cuddling up on the sofa, becoming more passionate later on. Here the fragrance fades out discreetly...

Weekend is a relaxed, green and fresh fragrance that is not intrusive. Unfortunately it's also not longlasting. Although I can see why it is marketed as a men's fragrance, I can easily imagine it worn by women as well, as it doesn't contain any expressly masculine notes. It's more like a classical eau de cologne.
Asphaltblume 10 years ago 1 2
1
Scent
5
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Started as a dream, landed as nauseant
Lots of alcohol in the beginning, but once that's evaporated I can smell just about everything listed above. My nose glued to my wrist, I look at the pyramid and tick off the notes mentally one by one. Now this is something I haven't experienced yet, ever: They're all there, all recognizable, and still it is a beautiful and round unity of a fragrance. Thanks to Hasi for sending me a test tube.
This fragrance is soft vanilla and green herbs at the same time, but it's also fruity and flowery and definitely woody as well, and all that goes together wonderfully. Nothing pushy, nothing disturbing. Sweetness and acerbicity are well-balanced, too.

Unfortunately my skin unbalances good Hervé Léger and not in a good way. After a time an almost stinging sweetness starts spreading, a synthetic mixture dominated by vanillin and lily-of-the-valley and boosted by ylang-ylang, with a scratchy and dry powder note torturing my nose. I get a headache, my stomach turns.
I'm sure this fragrance is to drop to your knees for on others, but I just fall flat on my face with it. No rating of longevity possible, I had to wash it off.
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Asphaltblume 10 years ago 4 2
8
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
A Paradoxon: A Warm And Spicy Iceberg
In the very beginning I don't now whether or not I like what I smell after I put it on. It is rather acerbic and heavy spice scents. More like the pure essential oils of coriander and pink pepper than the seeds. In addition a rather biting citrus component that is not fresh and fruity as I usually know bergamot. And no pear at all.
After the scent has settled on my skin, I do know that I like what I smell. This mixture of spice and slightly flowery pleases me and it is pretty unusual, for a ladies' scent anyway.
With progression, the scent becomes softer and softer, especially the spices. Coriander releases its warm, slightly orangy and almost sweetish side and the pink pepper contributes its gently resiny note. Only now I think I can smell some pear vcombining with mimosa to lend a floating freshness to the scent.
Peony and pistachio icecream combine to a creamy soft fragrance onto which violet dabs accents: It is there for a moment and gone the next, turns up for another moment and dissappears again...
Of the base, vanilla is the first note I can identify, and it suits the pistachio wonderfully. In fact, I think it is the combination of vanilla and pistachio that creates the impression of pistachio ice cream. It is interesting that the fragrance isn't sweet in spite of vanilla and ice cream, it is rather a little bitter.
Patchouli and musk don't show up really, they melt into the whole and serve to bind the other components together and to round out the fragrance. But the suede! It takes a while, but then this really is a leathery fragrance, buttersoft suede caressing the senses. And it combines really beautifully with the creamy and yet bitter spice component.
The longevity could be better, as after 5 or 6 hours I can only smell a slightly vanillary remnant close to the skin.

The Iceberg Fragrance is no commonplace fragrance but it is a wonderful companion for every day. It isn't intrusive but noticeable in a pleasant way, if only during the first few hours. It has presence and smells warm, soft and well-groomed. A scent that wants to be taken seriously. In spite of pistachio ice cream and violet it isn't sweet and in spite of spices and vanilla it's no typical oriental.
A scent that should work very well on men, too, by the way.
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