I'm not highly experienced in women's perfume, but this one surprised me since the note quality and composition was of better quality than your average Bond. It does lean on the safer side of things and while it may not be significantly different in ambition than your average designer, the execution is totally there.
Personally, I find the smell of a good shampoo much more attractive on a woman than a rich fumey perfume, so I have no issue with it being compared to shampoo. The main point here is it's great and I'd buy it for my girlfriend's birthday. Try it out.
Smells like fabric softener. Very light, aquatic, breezy, fresh, clean, whatever you want to call it. Very smooth and inoffensive, not pungent or sharp. The only warning I must give to men: This frag REALLY pushes the limits of "unisex", barely crossing the fence into "feminine" territory. I love the scent, but sometimes I feel a little self-conscious about people thinking I have a girly frag on.
It's a bit richer than D&G light blue and not all that interesting to me.
I think i`ll go against the grain here, but for me, this is not an special fragrance. I wonder why people pay so expensively in fragrances that smells like shampoo if you wouldn`t pay so high in a shampoo that smells like this one. This is more of a functional aroma than a fragrance itself. I`m not saying that it smells bad, this is not the case. But this is the way that you would expect your deodorant, or your body lotion, or your shampoo, or your fabric softener to smell like. It`s an adequate aroma for this kind of products, maybe even to a body splash. But for a fancy fragrance? I don`t think so. This is a musky, fruity, green flowery aroma, that starts with a generic fruity note wrapped in some good synthetic citrus aroma, which lasts enough but is not like the real thing. Then, you have that commonplace green springish aroma, which fades to a musky base with something woody just to give a balance. What predominates seems to be the musky fruity aroma, with the floral nuances, something that if it was a little bit sweeter would be a perfect Victoria Secrets Body Splash. I don`t know, this is not a peace that i want to have, because this peace involves lack of creativity. Since i don`t collect bottles, fancy packages, and don`t prioritize longevity over creativity, this one leaves me entirely cold, either on me or on someone else. I also tell you, if you really want to smell like fancy shampoo and you want that to be from Bond No 9, get High Line, which seems little bit less generic.
What is irritating with this scent is the opening, which is very harsh on the nose. It's similar to the sharp, caustic blast of rubbing alcohol.
I"m being more critical of this scent because my current house of choice is Parfums de Nicolai, which frequently uses black current and citrus. Where PdN makes lovely, this makes yikes.
My overall impression is that this was pulled out of the oven a bit too early. Putting a half baked product on the market earns no favors, but with a little work this could succesfully be turned into something savory .