The high, sweet, spicy, green narcissus top note settles into this exquisite scent's rich, warm and harmonious floral and wood heart -- intact, complete - nothing to take away, nothing to add. I understand, I suppose, why "old fashioned" is a pejorative term these days when describing a perfume. Like a Jane Austin novel, this scent transcends such distinctions. One of any age could wear it for a lifetime. It is classic, timeless, a truly rare and beautiful jewel.