A very unique, subtle, modern scent very reminiscent of Jil's fashion innovation. It is muted and it doesn't project much, but is very comfortable and subdued (just like Jil's fashion). As well, it has a blend of something futuristic (via an interesting, dry synthetic note) that connects it well with Raf Simon's directorship over the past few years.
I enjoy this one and find it to be dark, dry, and light... almost like a 23rd century version of Costume National Scent Intense. It's sweet, but not cloying, dry but not arid, musky without being too animalic OR powdery. And, I've always loved the smell of Hinoki (Japanese Cypress) and was thrilled to catch this on the drydown.
Created by Bernard Ellena in 2007 with top notes of freesia, orange leaf, petit grain and cardamom; middle notes of orange blossom, violet, jasmine and neroli; base notes of amber, hinoki wood and musk.
Longevity via EdP Intense strength is great, but it does stick quite close to the skin.