24 Gold by Scent Story
I have no hint whatsoever, about the perfumers behind the 24 Gold fragrance but I am assured that these people are gifted with precocious talent. The wizardry and flair involved in the making of this godly juice sets the benchmark so high, that even niche houses would find hard to contend with. With such influential notes and ingredients, categorizing this scent in one particular genre would be a heavy load to bear. For me this fragrance has an oriental soul with a sweet gourmand structure, enveloped adequately with smoky traits.
Presentation = The bottle is fashioned to look like a Gold Bar with 24 engraved on it. Nothing over the top is done with the presentation; the makers chose plain and simple approach in the making of the bottle.
Scent = Right, this fragrance kicks off with the note of Oud which has a special tinge of holiness to it. Gradually after few minutes, this saintly opening takes a 360 turn as the Oud note jumps into the pool of very sweet Jasmine. The marriage between Oud and Jasmine creates an aura of magic and mystery, as it gives birth to a Raspberry smelling note. Now the smell grows up with the backbone of juvenile raspberry note, which gleams bright on the skin. The scent smells very delicious and esculent, a definite treat for all the people who have a sweet tooth. After two hours, the Raspberry note reaches its prime youth and encounters stranger called Sandalwood. Sandalwood brings back the lost holiness in the life of the scent, adding a bit of warmth and character to the smell. The alliance between Raspberry and Sandalwood is a long term contract, extending up to 20 hours of sheer opulent delight and sensuality. As the scent reaches its last phase, Amber and Vanilla provide a solid base of creaminess to the scent. With all these twists and turns, the scent never loses its power of projection at any point of time. With Majestic scent trail, everybody would detect this smell on you; even the people with sinus infection and flu would easily compliment this scent. Testing this juice in an upscale event and cold weather would be the right choice. This fragrance has the innate class to be called a niche creation, go for it and relish the 24 golden hours of enchantment.
Analogy = This smell transports me to a beautiful ancient palace where a grand ceremonial procession is funded to celebrate, after the recent military triumph. And by sheer serendipity I am the king sitting on the throne with a supercilious smile. The walls and floor of the palace is decorated with nattily glazed golden tiles, representing the symbols of nature and God of victory. The audience chamber of the palace is jam packed to see the glimpse of the victorious king and most importantly the scheduled dance performance of beautiful women.
I am surrounded by powerful officials and members of Royal family, who are all heavily bathed in the exotic and luxurious scent of Oud and Sandalwood. Jasmine and other flowers are showered to welcome the ladies before their performance. The whole chamber is filled with sense of glory and contentment, but all of a sudden a mystical smell of coffee and vanilla hits my nose. This seems unreasonable; the smell gets even more potent—Sir, here you go a smooth vanilla coffee for you, a very elegant waitress wakes me up. An expression of perplexity occupies my face, but soon I realize that I was sound asleep in a coffee shop. The king, the palace, the royal ceremony all were indeed a dream; somehow, I pulled myself together to enjoy the coffee, while watching a TV show. I was scared to death when I realized that the TV show is based on an Egyptian emperor, who is rejoicing his victory in a lavish palace. Further, I see 24 Gold fragrance Advertisement displaying on the bottom of the screen.
Scent Life= 20 hours plus
Season= Winter and fall
Overall= 100/10 ( A Masterpiece)
25th August, 2012 (Last Edited: 12th September, 2012)