This bottle literally just arrived an hour ago from the post office. It was a semi-blind buy, as I've only briefly sniffed it once before.
As of now, I am pretty pleased with this. The reviews are pretty spot on. Can't wait to give this a full wearing.
For any fans of Canali Black Diamond, this reminds me somewhat of that scent: sweet fruit with a suede-like leather. There are big differences too, but Traversee du Bosphore is reminiscent of a more complex, exotic version of Black Diamond.
"...her fragrance all in my keeping; softly she comes in the night." Lyrics, Gordon Lightfoot, "Softly."
I really enjoy this one. It's the definition of mouthwatering, more so than any other I've smelled.
I have to say, this one is really growing on me. One of my favorite L'Artisan's, up there with Fou d'Absinthe, Al Oudh, Dzing, Dzongka.
actually it smells very feminine (think "ysl baby doll" feminine) - had a test yesterday. Tulips-check, apple-check, pistacchio - check, turkish delight - check, powder - check, sugar, tons of sugar - check