For me this is dominated by a sweet amber from beginning to end, with various nuances along the way. ln the opening it is joined by orange, & in the heart it smooths out into a fruity-floral-amber, with honeysuckle the most prominent floral note. The base has a slightly boozy aspect. lt wears very close to the skin, fading out after around five hours.
l would say this is a little more "grown-up" than the usual mainstream fruity florientals, but it's a "like", not a "love", for me.
I wore this almost exclusively last winter. It's rich and thick but not overly sweet. The sillage is lovely and I really like the cedar I detect in the drydown that tempers the vanilla a bit. I get lots of compliments when I wear it. Affordable too!
On wearing it again today after many months without smelling, I don't really find Marciano as "gourmand" as I used to. Maybe I'm getting better at picking out other notes? I'll have to try it again...
Overall, I still like it quite well.
Think about vanilla, oranges, and caramel. Think how they would smell blended together or just really close by. Then think of the olfactory sensation for 'powdery' and instead make it 'dry creamy,' like the powder in question was rolled up into a frosting mixture. Next, for a social experiment, use four or more sprays and go out in public. This can only end in two ways; All people run screaming from your visible dessert aura, or; a passing stranger takes a bite out of you.
Two sprays is enough! GbM is quite strong and lasts the whole day, several on clothes. That aside, it's cheap (in the affordable sense), it's lovely and it gets compliments.
23rd April, 2010 (last edited: 14th June, 2010)
As soon as I saw Raw Wood, Vanilla, Musk, and Honeysuckle, i knew I had to have this one. Its definetly a warm, rich, delicious fragrance which can be worn from day to night however not so sure if it would suite me for the summer. I would prefer it to be a bit more woody and a tad less sweet but then again I guess i should have expected that with ( dulce de leche) listed among the base notes. Its quite nice and the price is great... I bought a 50 ml bottle instead of a 100 ml... again,, wish it was a bit less sweet.
Have been reaching for this one since I bought it a month ago. It's a very comforting scent for cold weather. The first whiff is to die for...delicious and rich. with a somewhat unusual blend of ingredients, and well-blended to my nose. Sweet, but not cloying, and better than most mass market floral-fruity scents.
I get all vanilla in the dry-down too, like the previous review mentioned. Some trace of raw wood and Dulce de Leche (as listed) would make it much more interesting
I also have the shower gel and body lotion (purchased as a gift set). Love the scent of all three. Great for the price - glad I bought it...