The current Bellodgia EDP is impossibly sweet. As a diabetic, I'm almost inclined to go measure my blood sugar to make sure it's not causing me harm.
This is in sharp contrast to the intensely rich fragrance of the vintage Bellodgia pure parfum that I acquired recently. The parfum opens with a sharp, intense, clovey blast, probably from carnation absolute, something too expensive and relatively rare to use these days. The parfum softens with time to a mild, genuine carnation soliflore without the intrusive, extra heavy, floral bouquet mixture that is the EDP.
That being said, I must share a persons' reaction with you that left me rather surprised. I wore the EDP to my hairdresser who suffers some pretty awful perfumes from her customers and doesn't tolerate perfume well. She commented that I smelled like a garden of flowers, quite lovely. That was after a young shop assistant told me how lovely I smelled a short time before. So, despite the disappointment (and sometimes contempt felt by the lovers of the vintage,) this modern still has some merit, I think.