I got a free sample of this. Its the only way I could be convinced to put this stinky stuff on. On me, it smells horribly like black pepper and synthetic floral. For some reason I think it smells like a gas station bathroom.
On my skin this is essentially a floral that is generic and quite unimpressive. At times a touch of rose shimmers through, but he floral character us otherwise very nonspecific. Towards the end I get a powdery impression that is all right and quite pleasant, albeit again nothing special. Decent sillage and average projection with over five hours of longevity.
This fragrance embodies ambivalence for me. On the one hand, I love pepper and water florals, which this has in spades. On the other, it is horribly synthetic. It's the first scent that I've liked that has given me a "perfume headache." My partner described this as "decadent boredom." I think that pretty much sums it up.
Exceptional... Because you are
I get a free sample of “Exceptional” fragrance every time I order from my favorite internet fragrance store. The first time I tried Exceptional I decided that it is a terribly synthetic, screechy fragrance. Every new time I receive one I sniff it and continue to agree that it is terribly synthetic, screechy fragrance. Somehow it just never improves - even with new samples. ;)
08th January, 2014 (last edited: 10th January, 2014)
It's...cool. I got a few sample of this whenI ordered from fragrance net and I personally like it. I've gotten quite a few complements on it and it's really a good everyday fragrance.
When: summer time during the day
Where: office, class, anywhere; it's a pretty versatile fragrance
Age: any but I can see a college kid wearing this as a regular
Longevity: I got 4-6 hours on an average day I got 5
projection: eh...it's okay. Get what you pray for.
Scent: on a scale of 1-10 it's a 6 maybe a 7 at best. Nothing special.
Personally: I like it. It's sweet but can be a little too sweet sometimes. Nevertheless, I'd keep it in my collection.