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This was my first major fragrance purchase thanks to my scentbird subscription. Absolutely love this one. The bergamot opening lasts for around an hour and gives way to the heart of this fragrance, the beach. But it's not a loud, cramped, and busy beach. Picture being alone on a beautiful beach at sunset. You can smell the water and you can smell the sand. Too many other beach fragrances smell like sunscreen, this is all elemental. Pure class. If you don't care for ambroxan, still give this a try. It stays very much in the background (not at all like Savuage), and is just there to give a bit of freshness. Now, if you go heavy on the sprays, the ambroxan will seem to multiply exponentially, so best to be on the moderate side. Unfortunately, this is not the strongest performer. I get about 3-4 hours, and that's not a lot for the price tag, I just love it and haven't found anything else quite like it. Only other negatives is I smell no cedar in this, despite being listed as a base note. I also don't smell the saffron, but don't really miss it either.