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20/20 (2020)
by J.F. Schwarzlose


20/20 information

Year of Launch2020
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
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HouseJ.F. Schwarzlose
PerfumerVeronique Nyberg

About 20/20

The company says: 

20/20 celebrates the centennial of Berlin’s ‘Roaring, Golden 1920s’ – a legendary era of glam, excess and irreverence – internationally known as "The Roaring 1920’s". The formula of 20/20 is a contemporary interpretation of the theme: a burst of floral, fruity sweetness mingles with spicy patchouli and cool freshness of rose and geranium – 1920’s glamour reissued for the new Twenties and today’s fragrance lovers of Generations X, Y & Z.

The scent is a new interpretation of CHIC, Schwarzlose’s iconic 1920’s perfume, that was a sensation 100 years ago with its fine blend of patchouli and velvety sweetness. CHIC's original formula was determined in an elaborate process from archived original bottles from the 1920s and interpreted in a modern way by J.F. Schwarzlose perfumer Véronique Nyberg (MANE). Tradition inspires creativity when 1920 meets 2020 – in Berlin, the place where anything goes.

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Schwartzlose would like to spur the galloping bison of the consumer’s imagination with a backstory about this perfume celebrating the ‘glam, excess and irreverence’ of the Roaring 1920s – with a ‘contemporary interpretation’ but of course. All of which seems to be the fig leaf behind which one hides a rather insipid creation in which a strangely mentholated rose and geranium accord is matched with a watery patchouli. Powerful shades rendered in dilute water colour it would seem – the whole thing has an excess of gauziness about it, whether achieved by laundry musks or other aromachemicals, rendering its initial impression on this wearer as a prolonged fadeout. There’s a homeopathic sprinkling of spice in the mix, an attempt to warm this poor thing’s wispy little corpus.
It does gain body a few hours in, turning into a Portrait of a Lady wannabee, but without the head-turning boldness of the original.
At the time of writing 20/20 is one of the finalists in the Indy category of the Art and Olfaction Awards 2020. No comment.
09th May, 2020

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