If you like Edition Blanche, or "semi-gourmands" you really should give one a try.
Slightly sweet, realistic citrus(lime in this case)and peppery scent on a creamy/slightly powdery vanilla base. Rich and long lasting, terrific scent.
I have heard Samba is now made in the USA and not "made in France" like my bottle....so can't speak on if there is any difference in scent or quality now.
02nd March, 2014 (last edited: 22nd June, 2015)
Truly one of the best gourmands I have ever smelled. Slap a Hermes tag on it, put it in the Hermessence line, and it will go for hundreds, literally. And how fitting, it is a very linear fragrance, with excellent projection and longevity.
3 words: lemon meringue pie. Sweet lemon and vanilla top notes, with nutmeg, cinnamon, inside of a pie crust. Creamy, sweet, but not cloying at all. What I like the most is there's no tonka bean in here. Don't get me wrong, tonka is a nice enough note, but when you get it dominating your gourmands, over and over and over, it gets a bit annoying. Kiss Me is original, yet so very simple.
For comparisons, I was able to try Mandarina Duck Pure Black recently, and the similarities are astonishing. Pure Black has a lot of tonka bean in it, which was the only main difference for me. Kiss Me smells more natural. A true winner here, and a must try, for any gourmand lover!
I'd categorize this with fragrances like Jaipur Homme, but it struck me as most like Coromandel, except with a strong lime note up top, which stays for a long time. It's just a little "powdery," so don't let that scare you off, if you don't like this quality. Longevity and sillage are at least very good. Otherwise, I'd say just read garzagallery's reveiw. I got 50 ml bottles for $5 each, so how can it not be worth a blind buy at that price, if you like such fragrances?
Good ol' cheapie with vanilla, light spices and musk.
This fragrance is absolutly wonderful. Rich, powdery and complex with notes of nutmeg, oriental spice and ambergris. This is a well balanced and well made scent. A highly recommended inexpensive addition.