At the beginning you are enveloped by a bitter very sour citrusy blast of orange, mandarine and green notes while going on the juice becomes kind of smooth and plastic as the smell of a fruity jelly or cream. You can perceive the sort of talky-milky touch of the eliotrope while the scent becomes lighter and more velvety. This one is a pleasant and joyful summer fragrance with a certain level of distinction and appealing.
This opens very brightly with a strong scent of tinned mandarin orange segments. After a little, this develops into something strongly suggestive of tangerine jelly; assuming you want to smell like jelly, it's rather nice. The dry-down is linear and the whole thing is gone in an hour.
First of all, I wasn't expecting mandarins to smell so bitter so I went to the grocery store and purchased one and ate it just to get a feel for what mandarins are all about. My first reaction to this perfume, however was, "what the hell?" because it was so bitter smelling it oddly smelled like cardboard. I recoiled. I let it on my skin for a few minutes. It takes time for this one to develop on the skin into the mandarin scent. Unfortunately, it's very, very light. Maybe that's what you'd like if you didn't want to smell like a fruit stand in the middle of summer. I can't hate this one because it produced a very explicit reaction and therefore is very interesting. But it still smells like bitter orange peels on a piece of cardboard.