Mandarina Duck is in my opinion, a rather cute scent.
First off I swear I can smell lemon, however it's not a sour representation, it's more of a candied lemon scent. Blended with the freesia, bergamot and subtle notes of pepper, this is a very cheerful and Summery opening.
Although quite basic, and in some ways linear, Mandarina Duck is enjoyable and well-priced. The heart of honeysuckle, jasmine and gardenia was indeed sweet and in some ways predictable, yet I do unashamedly admit that I enjoy this fragrance despite it being generic and cheap.
The soft musky drydown was a wonderful way to conclude this fragrance in my opinion. Because Mandarina Duck is light, inoffensive, generally safe and basic, I must recommend this fragrance for young girls that are only just starting out in the perfume world. Young adolescents are the first people that come to mind when I smell this scent.