Most of Del Rae's are truly 'weird-shocking' creations to me, specially Emotionnelle
(wtf?! I simply don't catch such a kind of bizarre & offensive scent, believe me) and also Amoureuse
(which I love it on a paper strip, but sadly, that 'ultra-honeyed' didn't work on my skin chemistry at all).
. This is still 'Weird', but No Shock: Lovely One, masterfully well done, just maybe... too much ladylike effect and in some sense, quite a bit 'soliflore'
(= I get lilies and more lilies) to my taste.
I didn't pay much attention to Bois de Paradis
, due to the number of sniffs I spent with all the rest... maybe next time.
The one that seduced me from the very first time -still I'm under its spell- was Mythique
!: No Weird, No Shock (simplicity in the best sense: there is no confusion here, but it's yet bewitching). I find it sexy as well as delicate and so delightful... beautifully balanced and, in addition to that, perfectly wearable for any occasion -from casual to glam-!
I see as the womanly version of SMN CittÃ* di Kyoto and SL's Daim Blond (both I use to like and never purchased because of its lack of a more.... feminine character). Although there's no strawberries in the composition, in this magnificient Orris & Florentine Iris scent I get some 'strawberry illusion' (or maybe it's just because of the 'pink floral' notes I get? I'm not sure!), not in a very 'girly' sense, but in some vague 'juicy red' trace that makes it -just little bit- fruity feminine
... just my own perception, huh...
in short: heavenly Beautiful for Everyday & Night.
perfectly suitable scent for men, sure (only I find more feminine than other Iris-leather fragrances)