I received a delux sample of this last fall, and wore it a few times over the winter when I was in the mood for something floral. During cold weather I found it to be quite sweet, with a strong gardenia note and not much else. However, during my last few applications I've found the patchouli to be very overwhelming - I have to sniff closely to even find the gardenia. Not sure if the fragrance itself has turned or if the warmer weather is responsible for the change. I still think it's quite a nice fragrance, but I would recommend a sample in order to determine how the patchouli treats you . . .
A sweet, fruity top that is overly sweet and cloying on my skin develops into a generic white floral drydown. The patchouli in the base is dull and even less convincing than in the original. Sillage is soft on me, the projection adequate and longevity four hours. 2/5
Just got a sample of this with a recent order, decided to try it on myself before giving it to my Mom :) and I LOVE it! Opens with a very sweet cotton candy aroma which kind of scared me for fear it might be too cloying, but that was not the case.
This reminds me of H.M. and Butterfly by Hanae Mori, but with more florals and less cloying sweetness which makes it more wonderful to me.
The patchouli adds a nice touch as well and reminds me of a combination of the good aspects of Jimmy Choo + Flora by Gucci + Pink Sugar (I think)
Very pleased with this one!