It is definitely more floral, i.e., feminine than its big sister. I really enjoy the "creaminess" it has to it. You can smell the original in the background enough that it makes a slight presence, but if the strength and tenaciousness of BO is what turns you off, you will probably like BOVDF. I stated that it is more feminine smelling than BO, but I wear it occasionally and have not felt overly self-conscious about it. I think you should give it a try, its good stuff. As a side note, I wear both Black Orchid and Black Orchid Voile de Fleur.