Is that the solution: Never again a hairdresser?
When I finally managed to squeeze my long overdue hairdressing appointment into my diary today, I had an epiphany experience, so to speak. When I entered my hairdressing salon, I was left standing in the doorway as if rooted to the spot - soaked through the nasty rain. What does my eye see: On the shelf just opposite: Fragrances, a full line of Nose Gold, Carven and Escentric Molecules. It was only by using all the willpower at my disposal that I was able to FIRST perceive my hairdressing appointment - and only then to test it. Practical: while I was sitting there on the little armchair and letting them snip at me, I could do extensive research and decide in advance which fragrances would sit on my arms.
And the winners are: Nose gold G. and nose gold L
Nasengold G. immediately attracts me by the grapefruit component. I love grapefruit, but I always find it quite delicate in perfumes, at least that's how I feel about it. Sometimes it's gone after seconds, sometimes it looks kind of sweaty, sometimes it smells extremely artificial. Well, you can put me in the direction of ecstasy with a good grapefruit scent, even if not completely - at least.
And that's what it is, the G. An incredibly good grapefruit scent! Looking into the pyramid of scents, I glanced briefly at sulphur? Do I smell like a match? All complete nonsense, somehow the sulphur seems to fix the grapefruit scent and keep it in this pleasantly bitter freshness. But if you suspect that G. is just another citric summer scent, you are mistaken - and very wrong. Because after you've had the pleasure of enjoying this great grapefruit-ginger-pepper blend for an hour or two (all my favourite components for the top note in one - I'm going crazy), something happens and suddenly G. becomes more flowery, softer, more sensual. Oh man, it smells good - and underneath I can still smell that top note. How does it work? For me, it smells like I imagine the best scent rose in the world: delicate, but still opulent, velvety and elegant. No trace of pompous or sour or dominant. Simply caressing and beautiful. And again G. Time to enjoy the new development, because only very gradually do darker nuances join in: a touch of leather - but the soft, delicate leather of beautiful (and usually extremely expensive bags), vetiver - but not bristly or strawy, but the variety that gently swings in the wind, a little wood gives more substance: And yes, then it comes, towards the end: cocoa. I find this idea, to add a completely incoherent element, simply brilliant. The fragrance always has a wink in its eye, a not-so-seriousness that I find great. It plays with expectations - and then turns off in a direction that takes you completely by surprise. During the fragrance test I kept thinking: How cool, I would never have thought it would go on like this! What's also very strange about the scent: it somehow turns loops. So not the classic sequence: head-heart-base, but again and again unexpected scent sounds appear, which were already there and which you thought they had already said goodbye. Sometimes pure as before and sometimes thrown together anew.
It is a fragrance you can really immerse yourself in - for hours. I always discover new facets.
In any case, I am deeply in love, and I am faced with a very, very difficult decision: Should I change my really excellent hairdresser to avoid temptation - or do I simply have to plan for a bigger budget on my next visit...