I tried this in a sample originally - and can only concluded that time and treatment had worn off the top notes.
There's a reasonable scent under there somewhere. The problem is that the top note - and its a really nasty chemical top note - persists.
I tried wearing it overnight - to see if the top note wears off - it does, but settles into a really grubby dusty smell.
I have a theory about old style perfumes of this sort that pre-date the synthetic fragrance revolution.
At the time it was created people were generally not as familiar with the smell of something like a lime to the extent that they are now, similarly they weren't used to synthetic fragrances. So essentially something 'lime like' automatically brought all the associations of a real lime with it.
These days people are very familiar with fresh limes - and simultaneously familiar with synthetic 'lime like' smells used in air fresheners, cleaning products etc. To the point where this fragrance smells like a good synthetic lime smell rather than bringing to mind fresh limes.
Yes, you do get neroli, orange, a touch of cloves etc. The dominant smell is that of synthetic lime though.
Reasonable quality but anonymous and fairly generic scent. Starts off with lots of green notes and a strong smell of clean linen - it's similiar at this stage to Paul Smith Story, or Body Shop's own Kistna. It ends on a floral musky note.