Hmmm... Not what I expected, but after sampling Coconut Tuberose I suppose I should not have been surprised. This is really very good. In some ways, Velvet Bloom reminds me of a toned down version of Samsara, complete with sandalwood drydown.
This one is going cheap at the discounters. I spotted a 100ml bottle for $7.99. I sprayed some one and I think it's lovely stuff. I don't know if there is anything else out there like this for women but at this price it's worth a try or purchase. You may not like it but someone you know probably will so you can always just give it away. Even though this is an eau de toilette don't think that it will fade quickly. This is a good one to spray on clothes.