It opens with beautiful , refreshing, green flowers. Then, on my skin, it soon turns into a huge heliotropin cloud. No marzipan or almonds, just fluffy, floral heliotrope. Soft and comforting, and quite long lasting. If you are expecting a cocktail-filled vacation on the beach, this is nothing of the sort.
The fact that heliotropin has been declared sinful by IFRA makes me like this even more.
(this is for the 1980s reissue)
This is one of the greatest perfumes -- EVER! If ever you wanted to go on vacation and don't have a sou to your name, buy whatever you can-- buy now -- it is discontinued. It is the greenest of greens. Freshly cut lawn with the lilacs growing behind. Sheer garden majesty! If ever I were on a deserted isle I would want this fragrance.I see it going for ridiculous prices on the net but believe me it is worth it!