A picked up a bottle and this is a total success to me !
I like this one alot and am really glad that Poppy Patchouly gave me some encouragement. I checked out some reviews on here, but mostly on another site and they convinced me. Its funny how opinions can be so divided. I suppose I understand why someone can't like a fragrance, but a key thing is to sample and wear it under close to ideal conditions and weather.
Anyways, I am still trying to grasp this wonderful scent, but overall it comes across as a semi-sweet, slightly woodsy scent with a few other things going around. Once the top notes settle and the brief mid notes pass, it seems like a constant accord has formed here. The top notes are always tricky for me, because I find that with womens scents they tend to start as such a sweet, fruity or floral way that it rubs me the wrong way. It didn't matter here because I : a) knew that was a possibility b) Want a perfume because of the dry down accord c) Didn't happen here anyways.
The top notes here pretty easy going. I got some mild florals. Nothing that stood out to me like rose or whatever. My experience with tuberose is limited, but it could be here. The reviewers that know much more than me can break this fragrance down much better. But anyways, the dry down is a nice semi sweet vanilla + woods + mild floral + some spice. The strength seems just perfect as well. This is very much a unisex fragrance and one that I am excited to wear often this coming fall.
I almost feel like I have smelled this somewhere or on someone ( not a guy, however). But it smells damn good. I just love these Versace Jeans bottles and tin cans. A little tacky, but I just love them. I would almost say that second to the Rive Gauche tins, these are the best way I like a fragrance stored ( although I can't see the level of the juice, which is too bad).