Top notes: Tangerine, Bellflower, Lily of Water
Middle notes: Lotus, Jasmine, Cyclamen, Fruity Notes
Base note: Ylang, Musks, Wood, Amber
I just donít know how to wrap my mind around this floral fragrance. Itís traditionally structured and intentionally old fashioned, yet itís modernly synthetic: It is a bit surreal and a bit Victorian flower shop. Within the core of its abundant floral structure there is a captivating elemental floral uniqueness that is almost out of place: I believe it is the lotus that takes center stage in this accord, and I find its use enjoyable. The first two pyramid levels last a couple of hours before the fragrance turns to its musky, ambry dry down Ė which is so very traditional. Itís a pretty fragrance Ė not beautiful Ė itís a bit gaudy, and more than a bit synthetic. It holds my interest with this note or that... but it just feels so interiorly conflicted that I feel rather sorry for it, like for a friend who is obviously going through a period of confusion. Itís either a work of art that I am not understanding or else itís Ö well, Iíll just say itís a pleasant fragrance.
Very different...for my nose I perceive a green, lemony rose. It also smells wet. Strangely, it took a few wearings for me to decide that I like it...but it's just not a frag for me.
This is an extremely pleasant and relaxing floral fragrance without any screechy overtones so many
floral blends have. I wear this quite happily during the day. I don't quite understand quite how it
is perceived as girly a scent. It doesn' t smell exclusively girly on me (or to me) anymore than Habit Rouge , Hammam Bouquet, or Rose d'Homme do--All of which are much stronger, deeper florals.
I already have the small bottle- I'm going to get the largest one when this runs out( which will be soon)!
I have never worn VdF, but I have given it to two women who wear it for me, and it is so charming. It doesn't really break any new ground, but it is balanced and nice. I don't get a synthetic feel, however, it is cooler than most florals I have sniffed and a bit linear. It is classy but simple.
An intriguing "wet" floral that would be charming for a young woman. Yet on my skin Etro once again strikes out with an ominous synthetic note that prevented me from truly enjoying it.