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Notes of Moroccan, Indian, Egyptian and Tunisian jasmine, Indian night blooming jasmine, jonquil, narcissus, tuberose, white lotus, set against sumac, tomato and violet leaves, galbanum, sandalwood and CB MUSK.
I'm not sure if I'm wearing the same fragrance as the other reviewer, as I'm picking up something entirely different, and didn't smell vetiver at all. On me, this is an amazing jasmine, more voluptuous than any I've smelled before. It opens very earthy and indolic, very full. This fragrance has an upside down pyramid, so it starts earthy and deep, and progressively becomes lighter and brighter, and dries down to a fairly smooth jasmine, lessening in intensity through the drydown.
As a matter of fact, that's it's one drawback, though it's a big one - the intensity lessens fairly quickly, and sort of fades away, a disappointing end to so much promise. Within an hour it was difficult to pick up on the wrist sniff, though it did waft in the air from time to time so I knew it was still present. I dabbed, didn't spray, so don't know if it would have more projection if sprayed, but I have to say I feel reluctant to buy it at the high prices, considering the longevity issue, and that you'd have to reapply often.
The full, voluptuous opening was my favorite part of the fragrance and well worth sampling for this languid earthy jasmine. And perhaps if you're lucky this won't fade as swiftly as it did with me.
21st July, 2012 (Last Edited: 27 January, 2013)