This Is Us! 2021

This Is Us! by Zadig & Voltaire
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According to EssenceVitae Research Team This Is Us! is a perfume by Zadig & Voltaire for women and men and was released in 2021. Furthermore The scent is sweet-creamy. It is being marketed by Shiseido Group / Beauté Prestige International. Pronunciation
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MonsieurTest

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Top Review 53  
This is Nuts! Or: Headless Sandalvanilla Musk Milk with a Weak Heart

In the past, there was the circus or revue number 'The lady without abdomen'. Is not my genre. Am in the wild also never met one. Now, however, came to me as an enclosed sample of an Internet order a fragrance in the house, which promised the opposite, so to speak. A perfume consisting only of base, buttocks, abdomen: Wow?! :)

Even more so from a brand that had long interested me because of its so witty-sounding name. Zadig & Voltaire makes you dream of enlightening tales of the sharp-tongued French grand critic, or more precisely: of the colorful adventures and happy endings of his Zadig.

But what does the fragrance 'This is us' tell us? The title might suggest some kind of key or signature fragrance from the Parisian fashion brand, but arguably points more to the unisex nature of this perfume - for there have been 'This is her' and 'This is him' marketed by Shisheido, the French fashion chain's licensees, for some years before that; both sound pyramidally interesting and are not badly reviewed here.

If you look a little closer at the text printed on the new bottles (as a word person, I tend to like that sort of thing already), you get the sense that unisex isn't the end of the story here. Intergenerationality is proclaimed: a fragrance for the whole family. Whereby everyone has to be 'forever young'. In addition to this transgenerational and universal-sexual US fragrance, a second new release, 'This is me', was launched on the market, which apparently ONLY addresses boys or even children ("kids"). Its pyramid reads quite similarly: sandal vanilla on musk. Whereby in the exclusive little ones the (in fact barely perceptible) patchouli of the family fragrance is replaced by 'cashmere' (presumably the softness pretending synth wood musk Cashmeran).

25 years after the unisex revival herald and decades mega-seller CK One seem yes first of all refreshing, sympathetic, to welcome reformatting of target groups, which here admittedly strangely flat fragrance pyramids were superimposed. An integrative overall fragrance from kindergarten children to great-grandmothers? Which possibly also integrates dogs, cats and hamsters into the fragrant us-scent-team (as far as they promise to smell and stay forever young!)? That would save space in the bathroom, which with the real estate price increases soon anyway hardly anyone will be able to afford.

The problem (benevolently formulated: the charmingly interesting, minimalist...) is now: this we-scent does not want to tell quite. After spraying it shows up, unfortunately, rather as a jumble fragrance. This is Us has no plot and hardly comes from the place.

Already the note sequence, as it is given here, made me raise my eyebrows: a pyramid without top and heart notes? All classic, heavy and long-lasting base notes combined? Without anything on top or around it? The pyramid as a bungalow or as an underground car park? As a deep bunker of a comfortably wrapped up large family even?

Well, what says the nose: Because even if nothing citrus, fruity or floral is indicated, with something such a fragrance must probably start. He does, he can not help it: sweetish, vanilla and with a typical sandalwood cream note it goes off. It doesn't smell bad, but it doesn't seem fresh or distinctive at all. With the following regular Nasentiefflug over the wrist, one would like to think to sense in this fairly constant (stubborn!) Sandelvanille a few nuances of fuzzy milky fruits: CoconutFigPeach or FigPearMandarin something like that.

And so it sandalvanillates, about as contoured or indifferent as a better suntan lotion or skincare product on and on. Towards the back, everything remains largely the same: a serious appearance of patchouli, spiciness or earthiness even, I did not encounter. A completely toned-down feel-good musk probably always underpins this kind of fluffy, flat wellness cream scent, so here too. Against this four-generations-rich (pureed and touched for two generations without and two with teeth...) was the naturally also rounded, soft, all-embracing integrative CK One a fresh-spicy aroma canon.

None of this is directly unpleasant, not bad, not exciting. Kind of lulling; numbing, even?
I'm not sad that revue numbers of ladies without underbellies seem to be dying out. I wouldn't be sad if this underground garage base note combo scent with little (milk-fruity) heart and no brains, eventually died out again.

Voltaire is here to stay. And so will Zadig. Stories will be told as long as there will be people: in stories, novels, contes philosophiques; or here in comments now called reviews. Or in scents, music, images, which are capable of telling.

Whether Zadig & Voltaire will stay - or, closer to home, that milky mediocre flat scent 'This is us' - I don't know. It probably doesn't matter either. Here they have told me in any case, in my three test runs, nothing exciting, stimulating or ravishing. At any rate, certainly: too little.
And a poppig printed flacon along with a thought-provoking, universally integrative we-concept triggers even in a receptive word person and collector yet no desire to own and wear.

I still prefer to live out minimalist whims with fresh chevrefeuille or verveine soliflors, earthy patchouli or vetiver solos, or lavender solo sonatas, such as those of Monastère de Ganagobie. All of which go through more transformations and have more to tell than 'This is Nuts'.unisex
Or, why not, again with CK One. The go all but actually also transgenerational?!
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pudelbonzo

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That's us...
... in the summer.

"Us " probably refers to the unisex nature of the fragrance - and I can actually imagine it on both men and women.
Rather still on ladies, as the sweet fruit bubble gum note is rather feminine for my taste.
But on young men this will probably work well too.

Through this bubble gum tone appears " Us " casual and " cool " without being cool.
Sandal and vanilla make it nice and creamy - but not as soft ice creamy as This is her ! which remains my favorite - although " Us " fits well into summer.

Musk in the fade goes a bit in the adult direction - but overall " Us " remains youthful - with which I do not want to say that only teenagers should wear it.

Also " young at heart " will have their joy in this friendly summer fragrance
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Back down to earth with you!
For months I've been eagerly awaiting the day when this little waterer would arrive at my house. What did I have ready for it. A text, garnished with the best parts of my favorite song by the doctors (How it goes). The hymn of praise par excellence this was going to be. This combination of scents is just screaming for me. What is it? All sprayed away in one spray. Gone with the wind. Nix. Over and out
The fragrances were so verfüherisch and exactly my Beuteschema. I mean, what could go wrong? For a few months, I'm what the testing is no longer so experimental and prefer to spray first on a test strip before the skin is on it. Such is the case with This is us. The first moment is a sweet blast of vanilla and sandalwood. My nose is used to grenades, but this was a bit too much of a good thing. And yes, something actually smells like dill. Thoughts on this ranged from "Hm" to "yes, actually not bad at all" to "Whew, I don't know" to "Nah, sorry". But I'm not giving up just like that. This is THE scent that I had already chosen in my mind to be my new signature. I can't accept the way this is going. So I gave it time. And there it was. Over time, a soft, vanilla musky scent developed and set in. There it is! Exactly how I imagined it and up on the wrist. But what's it going to be now? The sandalwood means too well or feels way too comfortable. It takes a club in the hand and hits with full force again and again. In between the vanilla is allowed to have a go and so it goes on and on alternately. At some point both agree and make common cause. They show you who's in charge. "This is us", "us against the world", but without me. They retreat for a bit after their ruckus and then the scent kind of.... yeah, how do I put this... hollow. It's missing something. It doesn't get weaker, that's not it. Somehow it becomes inconsistent now and then the sweet force comes back after a short breather. Like I said, without me. Where's my savior in need? Where is the patchouli? Intimidated? Not in the mood? Busy elsewhere? Better things to do?

The shelf life is (as with all fragrances that you do not find so great) of course bombastic. The test strip still scents the room (since noon today), but showering could put an end to the whole thing at least on the skin. The bottle is now also no highlight. I wanted to like him ubedingt, but that is nothing. Since I was today rudely brought back to earth.
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ArneD

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Is this me or is this us?
I am today times by our rather spartanisch equipped perfumery and have times here and there my nose schnüffeln lassen.
Among other things, even the new Zadig & voltaire "this is us".
At first smell, the scent had for me something of fresh summer fresh not by coolness or citrus, rather so a light wind from the water.
But from the beginning, the sweet, creamy is also for one like me, which is difficult to describe a fragrance, well to recognize.
Without deducting points from the fragrance, it has for me something of a great suntan lotion.
Although he is just clearly sweet and creamy he fits for me super to the summer, and also to the beach?
I like him, so already rather "This is me"
To the course and durability I can not say much because I could spray him only on test strips.
From me, however, there is still a clear recommendation Was purchased but Narciso Rodriguez bleu noir ?
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First sweet, then summer
This is us joins the ranks of the other Zadig&Voltaire fragrances perfectly. It is the big sister of "this is her", a little more mature, not so intrusive, cooler. But still you can tell it's a fragrance family.
Sprayed on, the fragrance comes very sweetly here, as if you had rubbed his skin on vanilla sugar. Shortly thereafter, the sandalwood comes to it and becomes more intense in the course, until the sweetness recedes and a light spicy dazugesellt.
Reminds me of the smell of real sandalwood.
Later the skin smells as if one had spent the whole day in the sun, the skin is warm and still heated and tans before itself.
The durability is ok, could be more.
I can't decide if the scent is more feminine or masculine. One of the few fragrances that is actually unisex
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AcantheaAcanthea 15 days ago
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Fine on the blotter but bland and almost lactonic creamy on the skin. Surprisingly good performance for EdT. Lacks lightness of This Is Her
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Azahar81Azahar81 10 months ago
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It is a very youthful, sweet and woody aroma with hints of anise.
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PurpleKatPurpleKat 1 year ago
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An underrated love! Easy-reach, anytime, addictive scent. Makes me feel happy & huggable. Layers beautifully with many other scents too.
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ShallalaiShallalai 1 year ago
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Simple but I love this so much. Perfect when I need comfort or for places where a more complicated perfume wouldn't fit (like at the office)
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