Beautiful, potent floral opening… has loads of presence with the rose, ylang ylang, narcissus, but especially hawthorne, at first. The initial blast, I think, could justly be accused of being old fashioned. As the florals develop, the power of the rose grows, and so does the violet: too much rose... and too much violet in proportion to the rose. At least the fruit aren’t being too aggressive. I don’t think there is a middle level to this fragrance, or maybe the middle is the movement from the floral bouquet in the opening to the floral ehhhh in the middle. I have experienced this dry down before in several Keiko Mecheri fragrances – a simple white musk and little else: I’m not anymore impressed now than I was those several times before. I really don’t see much proportion, or creativity, or the usual Keiko Mecheri delicacy in Mihime. I miss that delicacy that I have come to depend on. I’m afraid that I'm not very impressed by this fragrance.
I like this. A peppered, tart-fruited musk. A little dirty and animalic. On the other hand, it kinda smells like a rose scent gone entirely wrong. Maybe that's why I find Mihime interesting.