I love this fragrance. I only have a sample of it so I use it sparingly but I love it and will be saving my pennies to buy a full size. It was recommended to me by one of the Tom Ford sales assistants and I was surprised at how much I liked it.
The older I get the more I am loving floral scents. I am still not a fan of rosy smells but I find myself increasingly partial to white floral scents. The top notes in this blend are bergamot, cognac and Dyers wood which is a shrub found in Europe. I love a drop of cognac but this fragrance does not smell like a shot of Courvoisier.Interestingly for me, when I first apply this fragrance to the skin, the fragrance if floral which are the middle notes. Champaca is a flowering evergreen plant found in Asia. It part of the magnolia family which might explain why I like it.
Violet, orchid and jasmine are notes that bring the heady element and the depth and the base is sandalwood, vanilla, amber and marron glace. I never considered myself to be a fan of vanilla/amber fragrance but this one is delicious. Four hours after application there is a touch of sweetness still there but I can definitely still smell the floral notes.
It is a powerful but not overpowering scent. I think it is confident fragrance, I find that it is quite an intimate smell in that it does need to be smelt up close – it does not enter the room before you do. This perfume is really long lasting and you will not smell like anyone else in the room.