The Clive Chrisitian line not only hinted at a new perfume but seem to have delivered as well. I was able to test both the men's and women's version of 'C' today. I liked them both enough to pre-order. Other than X, I believe the men's version - in particular - will go down as one of their best offerings. They are both fairly 'dry' and I do think the female version of C will rival X.
The men's has a dash of raspberry of all things, which I would have imagined would come across as femme. Not so, it's dry enough with the addition of guaic wood that it's just very different and not sweet at all. Imagine guaic and a slight raspberry tinged leather. It will need a light hand though, it CAN overpower - in my experience.
The female version of C is a wonder - it changes and morphs and circles back on itself continuously throughout the progression.
I'm detecting a slight raspberry in there as well but very lightly. This one needs a woman who isn't asking for permission and isn't particularly interested in forgiveness either. She's strong in other words.
These won't appeal to everyone but those who buy them will certainly wear them with confidence. Give em a test.