Notes: lemon, bergamot, fennel, lavender, rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, and musk.
Starts like a very strong lemon hard candy -- and retains that sugary lemon vibe for quite a while. Eventually some jasmine and ylang-ylang soften with floral and slightly woody notes. In time a mild fennel note appears. The sweetness abates, thankfully, and the scent settles into an interesting style. I don't get anything like sandalwood, indeed any woody notes are rather feeble.
The dry-down is a faintly woody floral.
I think this is aimed at a feminine market.
I'd say it is OK but not brilliant.
There's a strong note of cedar in this which smells far too masculine for me. l gave my sample to a friend however, & it's much more floral on her! So l guess it's one of those that behaves very differently according to skin chemistry.
Lapsang souchong tea and antiseptic cream. Hit by this first vile assault, I want to scrub the offensive mix away. But wait.. before I can, it's transformed into mouldy orange peel with an edge of forty year old talcum powder. There's something almost pleasant about this latter stage - but not pleasant enough for me not to give this mix a thumbs down.
Lemon and fennel! This is a really unique perfume - not the smoothest around (it has some distinct stages, at least on my skin) - but very inspiring and exciting to wear. The opening is a burst of citrus and grapefruit really zings out at this stage, after which the scent turns quite sweet and aromatic. I like it a lot, but it's not an "easy" scent (never seem to get compliments wearing it).