If you know Donna Karan's Black Cashmere, then think of Massacrante as White Cashmere. I could have sworn the top notes included vetiver, followed by white pepper and a pinch of incense. I a-l-m-o-s-t like this. This is my favorite of the Mood Swings collection. I don't care much at all for the other four.
Lots of cinnamon and very quite. Definitely an aquired tastes, but popular amongst the nine year old set.
I'm very confused by all of the reviews below, as Massacrante is almost pure sandalwood oil. Woodsy, somewhat sweet, and aromatic. I have a feeling many of these other reviewers were smelling the other release from the d'Humeurs collection. Sadly, the scent was a bit too pure for my liking - I prefer my sandlwood a bit sweeter and more powdery.
Top notes of baby powder give it that fresh, innocent smell--but there are days when the basenotes reek of of a third grader named Willie Makeit who didn't quite reach the outhouse in time. Better luck next time, L'Artisan!
Very fruity and fragrant but too camp for my tastes ;o)