Windsor...subtle yet not light, superbly blended, extraordinary ingredients, exquisite sillage...
Just no WOW factor. It doesn't smell like it is worth as much as it costs. If I spend a lot on a fragrance I want it to do at least one of these things:
1.) Make me love it.
2.) Make beautiful women compliment me when I wear it.
3.) Make me smell like a pot of gold.
Would I purchase it for $75? No. $50? No. $25? Perhaps.
I'm still testing this (more public phase), so the review is subject to change.
This is wearable art. It is a masterpiece.
It takes less than one drop to envelope oneself in a harmonious olfactory chord atmosphere of...
A short-lived but sweet watermelon note...AMONGST the dry down which smells like liquified money and expensive leather in a whisper of beach salty air.
Smelled wonderful on the card -- fresh, green, rich and gripping; all notes forming a harmonious chord (a quality I love). On me, it develops an odd, cumin-like note and smells cheap -- (I suspect the violet), doesn't last and sillage is poor. My diet is not spicy and is plant based, so I have no idea what causes this.
One of the philosophical questions that arises when reviewing, is "Do I review the fragrance as it exists unto itself or how it works on me?" Hence, the neutral thumb.
Smells like some cleaner used at an elementary school...or a garage. Smells "old" and depressing.
These may have something to do with my early childhood. Your mileage may vary.