This was my first fragrance purchase. I have so say overall, it's worth the money. I would not mind paying $50 for this fragrance. I, however, got it cheaper through other sources.
What it smells like: This fragrance smells very fresh in the opening. You can smell a synthetic apple on the top that gives it a nice fruity smell. The apple is not overpowering, but its definitely there. The apple drops off after about 30 minutes. That is where the floral qualities come in. It has an almost spicy quality, this gets enhanced in the dry down. The dry down is a bit of a let down for me. Its like the mid, but less exciting. Its very musky and mossy. I'm not saying it's bad, but compared to the other progressions of this fragrance, it is not the best part. To make an analogy, imagine you are walking in a swamp. You are walking alongside the water for a while, when suddenly a boat appears. You can smell the woody qualities of the boat, but you don't quite forget you are in the swamp. You go to the heart of the swamp. There are a few flowers growing in the water joined by a lot of moss. You finally get out of the boat. There is no water anymore. Instead, it is replaced by a musky/mossy forest.
Over All 8/10
18 March, 2012