f I could rate this higher then 5 stars I would...perhaps 100 stars? This is fresh without being "sharp" to the nose. It reminds me of a flower that grew in my mother's garden that would make the house smell so wonderful when she placed them in a single vase in the kitchen. I had always wanted a fragrance that smelled like that! It does evolve while on into a warm, comfortable scent. Cannot describe it, but give it a try. Try it more then once because it is different then "perfumey" scents. It is different on everyone. Love this on my mom as well though, it smells different on her then it does me. Though it is a light scent - be careful of spraying on too much. It can get too heavy as it warms up on the skin (as I found out at the gym!).