Early one morning in Harrods; after a night of too much champagne, I made myself a gift of this luscious and heady fragrance. When I open this bottle now at home I feel a damp and woodsy world open around me. Transporting.
I'm with Taolady. Lovely scented geranium, mostly, but with an anchoring sweetieness. I know I love a fragrance when I want to chew my arm off from how good it makes me feel. It would be five stars, but my husband is not impressed. Damn. OK, and I wish there was a little more booziness, too, while we're at it.
I almost wrote this one off as too floral for me, and, indeed, it lacks any woody or ambery base. However, it is bang-on geranium, very heady and pleasingly floral, with that lovely minty rose fragrance of the real substance. I give it high marks for a soliflore. Not girly, more fresh than flowery, very uplifting.
Opens with strong green geranium, a touch of booze, and then becomes a cloying rose. The kind of rose grandma wears because her sense of smell is so very weak...yuk.
Yummy. I get a blast of geranium right from the garden. It quiets down to a green floral for me. There is rose, but garden rose, not 'perfume' rose. It goes on a calm, happy journey through green florals with a touch of very subtle wood. It is a centering fragrance in my experience. I have also begun mixing it with other fragrances. I've tried it with Rosine's Roseberry and with DelRae's Bois de Paradis. It heightens all of Roseberry's greenness and somehow gives the DelRae a more opulent quality. I enjoy Geranium Bourbon because it is a floral without being flowery. Give it a try.