I've tried spraying myself with testers of this in stockists more than once ( and in more than one place). It's been like spraying myself with water every time. Has anyone here any experience of this? is it better than the testers?
Actually, I don't find it watery at all. I like it quite a bit, and think it is one of the best fragrances there is at that price level. Maybe you should go somewhere else to try it - maybe they just had some old testers that were sitting out for a long time and the light got to them?
It's no powerhouse but water?
You didn't notice a tea note?
If you tested any thing else with it I could understand it being blocked out. otherwise I suggest you try another test with a different bottle.
Oh, you already did. Oh well. < shrugs>
I love this fragrance. But if you look at the reviews on here, the most reviews are 5-star reviews (80+). The 2nd most (16) are 1-stars. So it does seem to be a love-it or hate-it. If you're not feeling the love, it might not be meant to be, my friend.