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Category: Floral Fruity

Notes: Tangerine, pear, black currant, rose, jasmine, tuberose, leather, patchouli

The Bottle: Pompous luxury in gold. This packaging rather insists upon itself, and does so without any particular flare. Harshly geometric, metallic, and dull, it even manages to exude a bit of a macho air. A bit cold, really. **

The Fragrance: Rather a sultry surprise, if one can get past the blazing, insistent tangerine that shoves immediately to the fore. Rather unusually for this scent category, the eventual drydown is foxy and brazen, with the leather whipping the softer florals into shape. Tuberose continues to push through, softening the tangerine, which in turn is kept at bay by a lightly spicy patchouli, and the warm, animalistic pulse of the leather. Excellent lasting power, but not for the faint of heart… or for those attempting to impress the in-laws. One might as well show up in a leopard-print bustier and stilettos… which, let me hasten to add, I have never done. Not even twice. ****