On my skin this smells almost exactly like earl grey tea. Having said that, I quite like this (though I despise earl grey tea).
Floral tea, some spice and a lot of sweetness (to my very amateur nose I'm guessing that's the musk).
Longevity is no issue on my skin.
I like this and think it's pleasant and I enjoy tea notes but it's about the limit of sweetness that I personally want to wear.
This is by no means a signature scent, but one that I like in my collection none the less. It has a soft tea spice fragrance that I find very appealing. I agree with other reviewers in that I might actually like this more if it had more projection. 4 sprays and after 4hrs it is essentially a skin scent.
I like wearing it in the evening or out to dinner, but rarely to the office, although it would be a respectable work scent for fall/winter.
11th February, 2015 (last edited: 13th February, 2015)
Should have been called Bulgari light. Green tea with faint woods and musk. As previously mentioned, an intense or extreme version should be made. Perfect for days when you want a low key scent. Perfect for office wear. 7/10
30th November, 2014 (last edited: 21st March, 2015)
Incredibly subtle. You don't want it to be. You want to keep on smelling it, and so you check your wrist. Again, and again. It does last, for me, for approximately 6 hours.
The title is apt. At first, I didn't like the "close-to-skinness." Bah. I'll use Extreme I said. I'll keep soir tucked away I said.
And then I came back to it. It's a perfect cologne for late night with someone you want to keep wanting.
As far as how it smells? Sophisticated. I'd say the papyrus adds an earthy element to Soir not unlike Vetiver would, but in an incredibly subdued fashion.
Imagine Encre Noire rained on. Smoldering and faint, with a detectable but not demanding lightness. That's Soir.
Received a sample of this after another purchase.
Overall, it's a weak scent with poor projection. It wears very close to the skin, and has a longevity of about 1-2 hours.
On first application, I detect some citrus notes. As it dries down, I detect something more sweet with some synthetic woodsy notes.
It's an inoffensive scent, but not in any way memorable.