Modern chypre with bulgarian rose, with a tinge of leather. Sounds familiar? Yes you have heard it before, it's the Agent Provocateur original, with a bit of a lot of other things thrown in (ad copy says 150 ingredients). Instead of sharpening the focus these little pieces turn it into a uninspiring mish mash. Pleasant but uninspiring.
To me this is Fleurs de Citronnier by Serge Lutens made smoother. The Neroli is not as sharp and the musk comes in more prominent doses. An improved version of an already beautiful little beast!
It's made by Puig and it should have been OK as Puig makes perfumes for so many brands (like Nina Ricci, Paco Rabanne, Prada, Carolina Herrera). The perfume smells like a cross between Paco Rabanne XS Pour Elle (which I love) and Alexander McQueen's Kingdom (which I also like). But on top of that it also has this fishy smell. Not cooked fish, not sashimi fish, but dead fish floating around in fish tanks with their belly up. Totally yuck!! It's almost like a trick, it draws you in get you to spray it on because of the XS Pour Elle / Kingdom thing, and they they hit you with the fish note. Argh!!!!!
It's a pungent citrus smell that has gone bad.
Let's just said it's now in the bin... It was given to me and one spritz... OK it's bad, but let's give it another go because it has been sitting around and the juice in the nozzle might have gone bad, so a second spritz... it's also bad, well... let's give it one last chance make it to three... ARGHHH it's still very bad. Sorry, I just have to throw this out.