This is copied and pasted from my post on the Hermessences group thread:
Today I'm wearing 2 sprays of Brin de Reglisse.
A blast of black licorice hit me right away. Not anise-- licorice. I happen to have a bag of licorice allsorts on hand (yum!) and eating one of the plain rubbery black ones (my least favorite) while sniffing the fragrance, they really are the same.
After 40 minutes, the lavender is beginning to rise up. It has very low sillage, though-- even from a foot away my daughter cannot smell it.
I like it well enough so far but it is not what I would call exciting or complex.
Post will be updated later.
Edit: An hour and a half later I can't smell it any more unless I stick my nose into my shirt (fortunately I'm home-- ha!) The licorice and lavender are both present and smell good. It is not sweet.
I notice this lavender isn't as strong or as pungent as some; it is also not powdery.
Edit: Two hours after application I can barely smell it anymore, even up close.
This is a pleasant, unchallenging and completely inoffensive licorice + lavender that stays close to the skin and is gone in a couple of hours. Be prepared to apply more than 2 sprays initially and to reapply, if you want the scent to persist.
I was curious about the so-called stylized lavender that JCE used in this scent-- I understand that of 50 molecules he removed 5 to produce this special lavender note. I don't know if this is what reduced its pungency but if so, it made a less assertive lavender note. Maybe this is a lavender for those who are on the fence when it comes to lavender.