This was my signature scent for awhile in the late 80s. I don't know if I could tolerate it now. First, it's been changed. Second, it's pretty darn intense and I don't usually like to "go there". I still keep a mini in my collection.
I forgot how lovely this fragrance is! I discovered it again today going through an draw full of old perfumes. I bought this 100ml bottle over 12 years ago, have only used around 25ml and it hasn't gone off; probably because it was still in its box in a draw. Anyway, back to the scent. IMO it is a pretty strong scent but I love scents with presence. Its not really musky, dark and heavy but more floral heavy. I'm not very good at describing scents as some of the more experienced perfume experts on basenotes but I do know that it is a pretty scent in a more mature kind of way. It is also, for me, a feel good perfume and full of class.
This is a classy, elegant blend of tuberose & jasmine, with soft woods in the base. lt's heady at first, but strangely fresh & airy at the same time. The sillage is lovely, it stays quite linear but lasts a very long time. l think it would probably be too much in hot weather, & requires only a very light application, but it makes me feel very feminine & is suitable for everyday. lt's very similar to Chanel Gardenia, & much more reasonably priced!
A classic super floral with massive sillage for the first two hours -very beautiful - then something unfortunate happens, the bergamot and narcissus become more pronounced and a bit oily/greasy and overshadow every other note.
The only fragrance that anyone ever compliments me on. I've worn a number of well known fragranes like Valentino, Burberry, Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs but this is the only one that people stop me over and say I smell so heavenly. Even ex-beaus comment on it still and say that they can't get that smell out of their minds in a good way! Tried Douglas Hopkins ASE b/c had similar notes of Jasmine and Tuberose but it stank on me like Chanel does.