This is a parfumed floral water for woman, sharp, a bit angular at the beginning and than pungent of flowers. Strange fragrance because is able to combine elements somehow opposite managing to be aqueous and potpourri at once. The abundance of florals and above all citrus turns it light and fluidy while the link of bergamot, patchouli, rose-jasmine and spices imprints a classical old-school kind of vintage vibe. The osmanthus stresses the floral sophistication. The light base is slightly musky and woody.
You need the right nose to appreciate this. What do I mean? Sometimes unless your nose has been exposed to certain fragrances you simply will not 'get' other fragrances. Such is the case with this...it requires your nose to at least have experienced Kenzo Pour Homme. I struggle with the Kenzo becuase it is too medicinal. And it takes ages before the beauty emerges. With Gieffeffe, the opening is just as medicianl, but there is a promise of gretness right away. I find this subtly sexual. The medicinal edge is well balanced with a sweet musk, while the spices (nutmeg) play anchor to the jus. I don't know what osmanthus smells like, but I imagine its good. Forget floral, try this if you like you fragrance to smell mechanical or industrial like Fahrenheit with its motor oil tinge.
Too floral and feminine scent for a unisex. Nice and nothing really that special.
floral notes really stand out with this but the do tend to cloy and can seem a little muddled..there is a lot to take in for the olfactory senses but it is pleasant..if unmemorable.
A unisex fragrance that leans more towards the feminine side. More citrusy but shortelasting than another floral-based fragrance, Insense.