At first application, I got a Creamsicle type vibe. After a few minutes, it smelled like Bayer's childrens aspirin. The extreme drydown is decent and sweet but I don't really ever get the bourbon.
21st April, 2010 (last edited: 22nd April, 2010)
Orange creamsicle is right! The fragrance centers on a mouth-watering creamy vanilla and mandarin orange. Itís certainly a gourmand, but it manages a bit of control on sweet. Itís not TOO sweet, but very close to it. The orange aspect of it even seems to have an energy to it Ė a sparkle or effervescence that gives it extra dimension and more than a touch of uniqueness: Itís delectable. Vanilla, Bourbon & Mandarin is a charming fragrance Ė a bit more feminine than not in its top notes, but substantially unisex through most of its run. It has good sillage and excellent longevity. Itís fun and delightful. (Edit of December 20, 2008 review.)
20th December, 2008 (last edited: 18th June, 2009)
Orange creamsicle! This reminds me of my orange and white cat I had which loved to like my ice cream bowl after I was finished eating.
Mandarin Bourbon and Vanilla all arrive simultaneously on my bod. And dry down in combo - a great summer scent. Thanks to a generous BNer for putting me on to this house and this scent!!
An orange creamsicle, but with a wonderful tangy mandarin note (quite fresh, actually) and an almost buttery, almond-ish bourbon vanilla note. Intoxicating, long-lasting and not too cloying! Antica's best.