Date of the interview: 18 – 02 – 2017
Location : Zeewolde – The Netherlands (at a birthday party).
Hey Remco hello! What kind of fragrance are you wearing right now?
Remco: What I am wearing at the moment? It’s Tommy for men.
And why are you wearing this one?
Remco: Well I got it as a present from my sister , and it’s one of the few perfumes I own at this moment.
It’s Tommy Hilfiger right ???
Remco: Yeah it is!
So , your sister gave this as a present. But did you girlfriend Beau also gave you a scent ??
Remco: Yeah also Tommy haha ! She just really likes it. That’s why she gave it to me as a present.
Do you wear this because it’s the only one you own or do you like it a lot?
Remco: Yeah I really like it myself. But yeah … in the end it’s just really an easy choice because I got this so ….
Are there scents for women you really like? I know the ones Beau owns!
Remco: I really like J’Adore !
Why do you like it so much?
Remco: Yeah, I don’t know … I find it to be very … attractive.
J’Adore is like a competitor to Chanel N05. Do you find J’Adore to be a classic scent?
Remco: Yea and no, I find it to be fresh as well.
It is quite floral.
Remco: Yeah it’s floral and sweet. Sorry I have to imagine the scent at the moment haha.
It’s ok hah! It’s normal with scents.
Ok let me think, what is a scent from your memory what you really like?
Remco: Well my parents really have cheap perfumes …. they are not so good.
Did you remember which ones? Or can you describe the bottle?
Remco: Yes, it was like … a replica of a perfume. A red bottle, very tiny.
Did they always wear those scents?
Remco: My mom did yes.
And it was a replica right?
Remco: Yes it was.
How did you knew it was a replica?
Remco: Well I don’t remember the real name. But it was like, a little different. And the name was a little different on the bottle.
Was it Amor Amor?
Remco: Yes ! And it smelled good for like a minute but after that …..
Most replica’s contain a lot of alcohol. So your mom never bought the original one?
Remco: No, she didn’t. I don’t think my mom cares a lot. She won’t spend a lot of money on herself.
Well, Amor Amor is available for a pretty reasonable price. Around 30 euros! So it would be a great gift idea.
Do you have specific scents you really dislike on women?
Remco: Yeah like old lady scents ….. very sour. I really dislike it.
Well some fragrances just smell really sour on some types of skin. Is there a scent you would like to own?
Remco: Well …. I used to have some kind of … army canteen. I really liked that one.
Was it red ?? Or maybe Hugo Boss?
Remco: Yeah it was ! I really like that one. If I would buy one for myself I would buy that one.
And what are the perfumes you own at the moment?
Remco: Tommy Hilfiger, Tommy … and that green one I got from your parents. From Esprit. And one from Diesel, fuel for life.
That one is more spicy right?
Remco: Yeah and that’s why I do not wear it that often.
When do you wear fragrance?
Why do you wear perfume daily? Is it like a routine or?
Remco: Well I smoke so .. also to kind of smell better. And I like to smell fresh.
And when you don’t wear perfume for a day, do you miss it?
Remco: Yeah absolutely.
So it’s like a part of you.?
Remco: Yeah you can smell yourself.
Ok, and what if you could transfer food into a perfume. What would you choose?
Remco: Chocolate I guess.
Well there are perfumes that smell like chocolate. And what I gave you 500 euros. And you could choose any scent you would like what would you choose?
Remco: Phew, ……. well I am not that familiar with all the brands. I don’t think I would know. I would actually ask you for advice hahaha !
What does your dad wear?
Remco: Ehmm … also a budget one .. let me think … I guess it was Sun?
Jil Sander ?
Remco: Yeah, that’s the one.
( Interrupted by my niece that was preparing snacks in a frying pan, we started talking about the smell of fried food ).
So you also have a Youtube channel about games. I once wrote a blogpost about games and perfume. It’s because I’m a visual thinker you know. When I see an image I immediately think of a scent. What is a game you really like ?
Remco: Well at this moment, it’s Zelda.
And what if Zelda had his own fragrance, how would it smell?
Remco: Well a lot like nature. And fresh. Very green.
Should it be unisex?
Remco: No, I think two types of perfumes. One for him and one for her. For her will be called Zelda.
How would Zelda smell like?
Remco: Sweet. You know, I just associate sweet scents with women.
So you really like sweet scents on girls right?
Remco: Not to sweet, like candy. But more floral and sweet I really like that.
I know Beau also wears Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, do you like that one?
Remco: Yes that’s also a nice one.
And what about Lolita Lempicka she wears? The little purple apple. Do you like that one?
Remco: Not for everyday, it’s quite heavy. But I like the dry down. The opening is to heavy.
It contains a lot of licorice.
And in general. What kind of scents do you just really dislike?
Remco: Well of course sweat. And let me think … the smell of yoghurt.
Remco: Yeah haha, last week Beau was ill and in bed. She had like a bowl of yoghurt and muesli. I was sitting next to her and I just cannot stand that smell. It’s to sour.
You also dislike sour food right ?
Remco: Yeah I really dislike anything sour, so also with scents.
What do you think about a frying pan smell?
Remco: Haha! I actually like it makes me think of a frikdandel*
Hahah I know one smell that smells like a frying pan on my skin. It’s Mitsouko by Guerlain.
Remco: Oh and I remember. My mother used to baby sit a long time ago. And the mother of that kid worked in a snack-bar. When she came home she smelled like fries. That was really nasty.
Do you like the scent of cigarettes?
Remco: Yes I do. But not on my hands, or in clothes. I currently don’t smoke that much anymore. When I go out with my friends to smoke and go back inside the house, it just smells really nasty.
Do you like scented candles?
Remco: I like it, but it depends on the smell of course.
Is there a scent you dislike?
Remco: Well I remember I was at a Rituals… store. And there was like one candle I really disliked. Very incense like. Patchouli I don’t like that.
What is the maximum amount of money you would spend on a fragrance?
Remco: For myself I would say 60 euros. But for Beau 100. I don’t want to give her anything cheap you know !
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*A frikandel is a Dutch speciality that is a mixture of different kind of meats with spices, fried and most of the time eaten with mayonaise.