Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Combination
Initial Shock followed by a pleasant surprise
While my fellow Birdies had warned me that this could be a very sweet fragrance . . . . I wasn't ready. The initial blast came out of the sprayer, and I think I heard my pancreas screaming. For real. It was House Party red Kool-Aid SWEET. And, I truly thought that this just wasn't going to work for me. But, the beauty of the fragrance is in the dry down. Then, you can really detect the woodsier, resinous notes and it becomes more complex, rather than simply sugar water. And, while I do detect some wood notes in this, I would caution shoppers that prefer scents traditionally labeled "masculine" that this still retains a sweetness in the dry down that keeps it from fitting into that category neatly. I also think that this isn't novel enough for folks that have a lot of wood dominant scents in their collection. Or, folks that have a lot of vanilla dominant scents, either. But, if you're trying to round out your fragrance wardrobe for fall/winter, don't have a lot of those types of scents, and tend to like things that are sweet, this one is for you. I would honestly give this 3.5 stars, if I could. I want it to be a little more woody, a little more dry. But, that doesn't mean that it's a bad scent, by any stretch of the imagination.
Great review. The initial blast scared me too so sweet! When it dried down I was in love. Doesn't project great after dry down sits close to the skin. I really enjoy it.