It reminded me of those icky low-quality vanilla/almond scented candles you always see at disount outlets or .99 cent stores. More Dupont than Gourmand. While I'm not a fan of these types of scents, ETRO Heliotrope seems the better choice to me (where it gets interesting is when the sweet bakery spiel is blended with pipe tobacco - Caron's Aimez-Moi, now that's a really good perfume). I actually find that nothing in the AdP line comes anywhere near the quality of the original Colonia. Must be the LVMH curse.