Barbara Herman correctly describes this tribute to Sophia Loren as "an old-fashioned 1930s scent," along the lines of the presentations of the houses of Lelong and Ciro.
It is a classic amber oriental, spicy, with cinnamon, amber and vanilla prominent. Much in the line of Tabu, Youth Dew and Tuvare, but subtler and less in one's face.
I give it a neutral because Coty simply copied a tried and true formula without trying for originality at this late stage of their creativity.
If you can find a bottle on Ebay inexpensively, it's a nice oriental splash addition to your repertoire.
Top notes: Bergamot, Orange
Heart notes: Clove, Cinnamon, Jasmine, Orris, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Orchid
Base notes: Musk, Amber, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Benzoin, Olibanum
A little strident to my nose, and artificial flower in an 80's kind of way. I can 't seem to separate the notes clearly and instead get a generic floral hit and maybe a bit of harsh hairspray. Not horrible, but feels dated and harsh to my nose. It comes across as very "formal" in an odd way.
My grandmother got gave this as a gift once. She wore it just a few times. I can't recall the exact notes. Tho it was once of those more heavy scents with lots of sillage. It smelled great on my grandmother. Very classy. High heels and pearls. It didn't work with my chemistry, but if it does work on you. It smells terrific and has great sillage.