Category: Woody Oriental
Notes: Lily, peach, grapefruit, bergamot, rose, cardamom, apricot, cinnamon, heliotrope, magnolia, brazilian rosewood, coconut, vanilla, cedar, sandalwood.
The Fragrance: The opening has a delicate lemony-verbena quality to it, which is a nice surprise – I expected more of a citrus punch in the nose what with the grapefruit and bergamot. This is more of a playful slap. Despite the myriad of sweet floral and fruit notes supposedly included in the composition, I found this to be a very green, softly citrus experience from top to bottom. In fact, I wished for a little more sweetness to balance out the zest and chlorophyl. The cardamom and cinnamon (which might have brought some needed complexity to the top) go missing, and I couldn’t detect any coconut at all in the base. This is a soft spring day, lovely in its own way, but hardly what I was expecting. ****