I'm glad you're enjoying this fragrance. I think it is stronger than the original but not as strong as Extreme. I find that the Bvlgari line tends to fall more on the discreet end of the spectrum but they're not necessarily skin scents. I've received favorable feedback for this fragrance at all stages in the dry-down and I too like it very much. I find that it's also more versatile than most "for evening" fragrances. A solid addition to any wardrobe.