I thought this was going to be a nice gem in the citrus family. Alas, it was not meant to be. I smelled this out of the sample sprayer & really thought this was going to be one of the better citrus fragrances I had tried. Not quite.
Tangerine is the dominant note immediately. It is coupled with the tarragon. I don’t get the cedar at all. I really like the notes until I get about 10 minutes in, and then I just sense that AdP is for the more mature person. I honestly get a bit of nursing home from this fragrance. If Demeter ever makes “Nursing Home”, they can use these notes.
Middle notes settle down into a blasé mix of spices & lavender. They are uneventful & just linger, not unlike a vulture hovering over a dead carcass. Not necessarily stinky, there’s just not much there.
The longevity on this is actually very good for a citrus, maybe up to 15 hours. After a couple of hours the sillage drops quite a bit however, to minimal projection.
Base notes eventually settle down into a patchouli base that’s pretty weak, but it does linger on the skin for a long time.
If this still make this in 30 years, maybe I’ll pick up a bottle then.
at the end its worse shortage is a lack of personality: I remember at least 20 or more absolutely similar fragrances. Usual mix of citrusy and marine notes, very light and mild, maybe with a hint of basil and a short drydown with musk. I bought it once, it won't happen anymore.