The fresh-fruity opening is based on a bergamot base, with rhubarb and a bitter orange giving a restrainedly pleasant freshness. Not a blast, more a breeze. The drydown is signaled by a turn towards the floral, but these floral notes are overall fairly bland and unimpressive, with the exception of a medium-brightish rose. Hints of cardamom remain too ephemeral and too much in the background to really influence the overall development significantly.
The base is actually a tad more interesting, with an agreeable tea impression mixed with a very middle-of-the road vetiver and a rather generic wood component.
The performance is characterised by moderate sillage, adequate projection and eight hours of longevity.
Not a strong, passionate composition, more tepid,
quite pleasant in spring and overall restrained. Like a cool English summer day.
Neutral? Positive score? Somewhere in between, but the reasonable performance and some bright spots in the top as well as in the base notes pushes it across the line - just by the skin of its teeth. 3/5.