Interesting how people can come to so different conclusions... This fragrance was bought to give as X-mas by the company where I work...and surely I tried it before it was delivered... It is to most horrific, cheap, agressive floral scent that has ever been caught by my receptors... When finding out about this, I directly bought new perfume for the ladies at the office...and I am glad...since otherwise we would have been without staff by now... :) I tried to give the left overs to my Polish cleaning lady, but she said that she didn't even want to use it as a room scent... So for me it is double thumbs down...unless used for chemical warefare...
I agree! Loved it and it's ashame they've discontinued this fragrance!
This fragrance was discontinued, but not really through any fault of its own. To my nose, it was a nice fairly traditional floriental in the tradition of Chanel, classically structured and presented.
It had certain Coco spice notes on start-up, but diverged into a more floral/myrrh direction. It had the classic rose/jasmine accord at the heart, which smooths and beautifies the fragrance, but has enough rough base-notes to keep it from becoming floral, sweet, and banal. The myrrh edge begins showing itself early on, and is an excellent counterpoint to the floral, and sweet vanillic-amber notes. It is very wearable, one of those florientals which make the transition from evening to daytime wear - this is one to wear to an art museum, to my mind.
It may have been a victim of it's traditionalness. Many of the newer florientals are introducing fruit, and sweet, notes. This one may have never stood a chance to establish itself as a classic in the Burberry line, considering its date of introduction. But I consider it a nice well-rounded floriental.
14th July, 2005 (last edited: 28th January, 2013)