Citrus topped abstract floral. After the nostril flaring opening, this is so generic it hurts. Reasonably well-made, but it could be any one of a number. The herd goes baaaaaa.
Wow. Probably the first fragrance that has made me recoil in disgust. I get a really strong burnt rubber / cheap orange juice small that's very off-putting.
12th February, 2012 (last edited: 15th February, 2012)
For the first 90 minutes on my skin, this is dominated by the fruit notes, primarily blackcurrant, which l am not fond of. There is a little pepper, & the leather base is detectable in the background right from the start. The sillage is good. Eventually the floral notes appear in the heart, forming an accord rather than being detectable individually. 2 hours in, the fruit has disappeared, leaving a smooth, floral, suede-like base. At this stage l like it more, but after 3 hours it fades fast. l don't get the patchouli at all.
There are shades in this fragrance of a forgettable fruity-floral, but the suede-leather base gives it a little more class to my nose. Possibly worth a try if you don't mind fruit with your leather. Personally l do mind, so this one is not for me.
Synthetic dry leather fruity floral that dries down to a generic boring vanilla.
The bottle is the best thing about it. The juice is a safe pleasant non offensive fragrance - perfect for the office or riding the subway.
It would be a safe gift for someone not that into fragrance but just needs something to wear and not have to think about it. It's not horrible, but kind of forgettable.
I want to like this, because it has a beautiful, sexy drydown and lasts for ages, but the opening is just too fruity for me - the blackcurrant is gorgeous, but the rest is just too much all together.
But maybe it's a question of skin chemistry - first time I tried this, in hotter weather, it was lovely, whereas the next couple of times, cooler weather, the fruit (and something else very strong, possibly tuberose? I'm not yet an expert at identifying different notes) just took over and it felt too teenage/brash for me! Very Italian and I live in Italy so...I might give it another chance next summer...