Congratulations on your purchase. Every time I wear this...I AM blown away! I agree with you on the upside-down pyramid. I obviously get top notes and then middle notes and finally base notes just like with every other perfume. To me, this smells like your skin after you have come out of the ocean. It's salty with a little citrus suntan lotion thrown in for good measure. I am going to wear it today in honor of your purchase.