Cadillac, jukebox, pettycoat with dots, pinup motifs, chessboard floor....
All these associations popped into my head like the restaurant critic at Ratatouille when I smelled the Jany for the first time. The saleswoman in "my" perfumery's pupils also widened. I was in the fortunate position of being able to hold Jany in my hands two weeks before the official release and was already able to purchase it.
STRAWBERRY VANILLA MILKSHAKE!
Very clear, very clear. For me at least. Regardless of what the scent pyramid says, I was in an American diner, gulping down the sweet and creamy milkshake through the straw.
As stupid as it sounds, that says it all. i read "baked apple and cookie dough" in the scent pyramid. As so often, I make up my own mind and have a different opinion. But what counts: Jany is a wonderful not-only-winter-gourmand that everyone really has to love. Maybe a little too sweet and fruity for a "classic unisex" (a little more feminine), but if you care about that, you can stick with Dr. Sausage (Dior Sauvage) :-P
The sillage and projection are average. But I only noticed what was special when I briefly went outside the perfumery at around 5°C to get a whiff of "fresh air". I was wearing "Jany" on the back of one hand and on the other ... i can't even remember - definitely a much "stronger", spicier fragrance. Interestingly, however, it was the Jany that I could clearly smell again and again, even though I had my hands at hip height. So it has power - but more in the immediate vicinity. But well, who's surprised? It's also an extrait de parfum, which means the 50 ml last a little longer.
The longevity is also average, at least on the skin. 6 hours is quite possible. On clothing, on the other hand, the fragrance lasts forever and even survives boil wash and atomic war.... Yes, ok. Almost.
The bottle is ... alright. If I didn't know what a beguilingly beautiful fragrance was inside, I'd think it was in a drugstore. But well, it's a gift.
The price of €200 for 50 ml is of course pretty hefty - even for an extrait. With all due respect, I have to say that I think that's a bit high, especially as I find Jany warm, sweet and really great because it "picks me up" emotionally - but it doesn't have any real complexity. The fragrance is linear in a positive sense - what you spray is what you smell. Not much development happens.
It doesn't sound all that great, but I don't want to give any praise here, just a realistic impression. Would I buy it again after the bottle is empty? Absolutely!
Would I recommend it to my friends? Absolutely not! It's too important to me for that and, being a selfish little person, I want this wonderful fragrance just for myself for as long as possible :-)
In short: you have to give it a sniff and you can hear Elvis singing, the Chevys roaring and the taste of a wonderful American milkshake on your tongue :-)