If you enjoy the pikake flower, this frag is sure to please. I agree with SirSlarty about the over ripe banana in the top notes, kind of pungent and fermented. Punono is strong, and somewhat exotic. I personally don't care for pikake, as it reminds me of a bad public restroom freshener. Difficult to wear. As for the Saffron James offerings, Nani and L'ea are much more to my liking and equally unique.
03rd January, 2009 (last edited: 17th June, 2009)
Strange frag! Opens with a strong blast of pikake and after about fifteen minutes mellows down into a lush and earthy tropical bouquet. I love vanilla and can find it almost anywhere but not in here. Am wondering if the sweetly woody drydown is "Tunisian Opium".
The over-ripe banana-like scent of ylang-ylang and the "imitation rose" of carnation just smell perfect together. This is a huge floral and light vanilla. Almost exotic yet innocently cute.