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"A picture of a man!" it says!
With "2022 Generation Man" I want to say "A scent of a man!"
As "the racy perfume of handsome, ruthless men" it is called!
And to conclude this adoration - which is here once at the very beginning:
Stéphane Humbert Lucas famously gives each of his fragrances a motto; for "2022 Generation Man" it is:
"A man who owns Dom Perignon Cuvée 53 can't be all bad!" (James Bond)
I guess that's all it takes.
Anyone who has problems with this had better not read any further!
What do I, not a man, but a petite elderly blonde, experience during my rendezvous with this fragrance tycoon?
As the first and fragrance-determining link of this chain of aromas, a powdery hint of oud - woody and dominant - makes its way through this masterpiece.
Whereby companions are always welcome to him:
The spicy oil from the peel of the Japanese yuzu fruit and the tart, fruity aroma of blackcurrant are the first to join.
I also seem to detect a few dashes of mint.
A flash of freshness in the voluminous dark of the woody, the senses brushing oud.
To say it right away: until the end of the fragrance path, these three can not keep up.
Since Galbanum with its resinous and yet balsamic-oily personality already beats better.
In far-reaching scent waves "2022 Generation Man" conquers my skin, takes possession of it and leaves me already slightly confused.
This precious dark-woody spice is tamed by the balsamic warmth of Peru balsam.
The strong conqueror becomes softer, more mature and more self-confident: he no longer has to put his head through the scent wall!
Some (yes, I almost want to say kitchen) spices, whose secret even SHL does not reveal, conclude this fragrance power; they sand off corners and fragrance edges, leaving a charismatic conqueror!
Who nevertheless unmistakably shows that pomp and elegance belong to him quite naturally.
Whew! The first time I just sat there and surrendered almost breathlessly to the fragrance wave that rolled over me:
But give up is not valid; for this, these creations are much too interesting and I'm also much too curious to run away!
So, after collecting myself and arming myself a bit, I find a confusingly fragrant race man who lets his charm play uninhibitedly and even wins as a result!
But "Hello!", where are we? James Bond in his original form seems to be back!
Stéphane Humbert Lucas: a charismatic artist and dreamer, describes even the Orient as his "cradle country".
Probably for this reason, his fragrance creations repeatedly follow these familiar and yet so foreign paths, accompanied by sensual scents and shining stars in the sky that seems so mysterious there.
A not too small part of this fragrance philosophy can be found in his series "Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777" and especially in "2022 Generation Man".
Should we encounter him, it is certainly worth listening and engaging with him.
I have not regretted this with this "Generation Man", which has not without reason the subtitle "Generation Black"!