Undeservedly (so far) undervalued!
Hello dear community,
when I read the overall rating of 6.7 (as of 06/02/20) for this new flanker from Stronger With You, I was honestly surprised, but at the same time not really surprised. Yeah, sounds paradoxical, I know. But I will come back to this later. So read on ;)
Last winter I still owned the regular SWY (EdT) and - to tell you right away - I thought it was pretty good. It is still, in my eyes, a beautiful, sweet-spicy, mass-suitable cold-weather scent, with which I always felt comfortable on colder days and which was also very well received in my environment... The light and spicy opening in combination with the chestnut and vanilla in the base is, in my opinion, perfectly compatible and smells very good in the wintertime.
When I saw the new Freeze-Flanker a few months ago and was allowed to see the bottle for the first time, it was immediately clear to me that it would be a blind purchase for me. Because I was convinced that I would like it, since I already thought the original version was good... "FREEZE, attractive and interesting bottle. It will be a slightly softer and more versatile bottle than the regular EdT," I said to myself. So without testing it, I ordered the big 100ml bottle.
Immediately after the arrival of the package I sprayed myself, as always, in the neck and neck area with 5-6 sprays (normally I always get something on my wrists first, but with this one I thought this routine was superfluous) and only then smelled the spray head. "Yes, the DNA of the regular one is clearly visible, but smells much fresher and clearer, not quite as sweet", was my thought.
The SWY Freeze opens fresh and citric with a clearly perceptible, aromatic-spicy ginger in the background. I like the delicious combination of apple and lime very much and it is clearly different from its predecessor.
In the further course I perceive a minimal whiskey note, which should be due to the Bourbon note. The lavender also gives the fragrance a so-called. "Fougère-Vibe" and hereby also distinguishes itself from the original version. In addition to the chestnut-vanilla combination, which is already present in the regular EDT, the freeze with gujaka wood adds slightly woody nuances. Besides the sweet base, this note also provides an earthy note, which I find even better compared to the predecessor, since only pure sweetness prevails there.
I have been wearing the fragrance in my collection for 1-2 months now (back up is already on the way) and especially more often at work. Not only do I like it myself (despite the light synthetics!), but also my work colleagues all find it delicious. One colleague at work even ordered it for her husband :)
MMn you can wear it especially at this time of year, both during the day and in the evening. And also on cooler summer days as well as in autumn it can be used without any problems. For the winter I would personally prefer other fragrances On my skin it holds a good 5h, which is enough for me. The Sillage is strong in the first two hours, after that you "only" smell it on your skin. But for the cheap price you currently pay for the 100ml at well-known online shops, this is quite reasonable mMn.
As I mentioned at the beginning, I was surprised by the current assessment, but again I was not surprised in itself. Because when I saw the rating at the regular SWY, I was afraid of that. I personally attribute its bad score to the fact that it may remind many people of the OneMillion and that they could "hate" it for this reason alone To be honest, I have the feeling that some fragrances are simply rated worse here out of principle. Surely there are a lot of niche lovers in the community and maybe these people have less to do with such fragrances. However, I personally find the
Freeze as well as his predecessor are both wrongly badly rated and portrayed. Personally, I have simply made the experience that they are both suitable for the masses and were/are liked everywhere. And I think that is simply the strategy at Armani. Because this Freeze is a good gourmand scent for warmer days (and there are not that many gourmands for this season anyway).
Well, maybe some of you give it a fair chance, because it is definitely not bad! [...]
Thanks to all readers as always!