Yes, it is strong and the bergamot and lily-of-the-valley (or peony, I canít quite tell which) is dominant ó in your face, even ó in the opening and then continues into the middle notes of the fragrance. I donít like the aroma, it is rather OLD FASHIONED and often old fashioned is a good thing, but not in this case. The overwhelming floral accord quickly loses strength and settles down to a much more acceptable potency. It is still very floral and quite a bit out of date, but nothing to take offense at. Ghost Serenity stays a little aggressively floral in the drydown but by this time, it has simply turned generic and mediocre. Although I really donít care for it, I must say that the notes of this fragrance do not give off a synthetic vibration, and thatís a good thing. Serenity is traditionally feminine, and for one who likes strongly floral fragrances, this would be a good one to test. It is an adequately constructed scent, but you gotta love florals.
I bought this after smelling it in Nordstrom. I wore the sample spritz while shopping and went back before going home and bought it.
I love it and I get lots of compliments on it.
I might add, Chaelaran, one of the women loving it most was a 57 yr old woman. Does that qualify it as "old ladyish"? I take no offense...I enjoy the scent.
29th January, 2007 (last edited: 15th October, 2012)
Bought this on a whim, never a good idea for me.
Notes of bergamot, peony, lily of the valley. Too strong with the lily this fragrance is powdery and dare I say it, 'old ladyish' to my 'not so young' nose! I guess I don't like it then!