Portrait of a Rose
There are moments on your own fragrance journey when you are proud of yourself for not having succumbed to a fragrance. I spent years skulking around Frederic Malle's pot "Portrait of a Lady." Reason finally won out
The fragrance was not versatile enough for me. It is literally greedy for noble robes and appropriate occasion. No fragrance for every day. And it had its unpleasant sides as well. For example, when his medicinal ointment accord shone through. I have a very similar experience of being tied up with "Harem Rose".
I wouldn't consider myself a rose lover or connoisseur, although I would at least not want to deny the ownership of Oud Satin Mood. A completely different track. It appeals to me surprisingly from the gourmand side, which is not self-evident, because I usually can't do anything with sweet scents. Another reason was the perfect balance between woody and floral tones.
I was often asked whether OSM was not too feminine for me. I like to try to explain that the moment when the scent drifts into the feminine is beyond the 15th hour and there is usually a shower in between.
I don't need 2 fragrances of this genre and the reason why I digress briefly is also due to the perfect balance. But of what? According to the paper form one could expect an amber rose at Harem Rose. At the same time others see similarities to POAL. Definitely not a typical amber rose. Incense is not an issue here.
I like to sit on the terrace in the evening, armed with a freshly applied fragrance. Even the slight differences in temperature to the interior, like to give a kick to the blossom work, which gives me very quickly an idea of the projection. And so it was with "Harem Rose".
The moment when the projection of this image hit my nose for the first time is an unforgettable moment. DKNY - "Fuel For Men" could also trigger this feeling of comfort. It is often the case that fragrances demand a waiting period, that alcohol has to evaporate or even unpleasant moments of creativity have to be faded out. Not here. The wheels in the thinking muscle between the ears, worked at full speed from then on.
What makes this smell so pleasing? Hello, it's just Rose. Given the restrictions of this natural ingredient, possibly even simulated. She smells perfect, no unpleasant accessories. What does perfect mean to me? Shaded so that it can be worn every day and doesn't require a special occasion. It has signature quality and, like "Amber Absolutely", game-changing attributes for its genre. Noses that cannot imagine wearing a rose scent should rub against this water. The versatility in daily use, stands with me clearly above an artificial course, if the
Basic tenor is coherent.
And there's not much movement here. The thing that captivates me is the musky rose to solve the mystery that has been bothering me for quite a while. It's like being patched up by a perfect rose that wants to sting you and the skin is thoroughly disinfected with a captivating musky shaving lotion and a touch of vetiver. And Rasei Fort has found this perfect balance between rose and musk here, that it doesn't need any special self-confidence to wear this fragrance even as a man who is already imagining at least his first midlife crisis. I would rather assume that the scent of many a lady is possibly too masculine.
But what about amber, benzoin, vanilla? Happy are those who can smell what they read. For me, these are prank results. In none of my wearing moments did they even come close to earning a mention. What remains on my skin is a piece of pale rose that has long given its best
To me, this fragrance suggests a relationship with him, I just never want to be approached on the street. The name is truly not unisex! Maybe that's what sometimes prevented me from buying POAL back then.