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I love this fragrance - the only drawback/negative to it is that it does not perform well through the day (meaning, once sprayed, it does not stay on the skin as long as other scents. Multiple sprays does not have huge effect on this either) - would give it really 3.5 stars, but quality of the scent has me round up instead of down to 3 stars. Opens with grapefruit, champagne and cardamom (which carries through) to notes of black pepper, sweet spice and slight jasmine, sandalwood and labdanum come in and out throughout wear. Summery open that leads to a more classic style scent that still feels slightly eccentric or avant garde. It's like those moments where you think you see someone you know, but as you approach to say hello you realize it's not who you thought it was - it smells slightly familiar but doesn't end up as you'd expect. Enough masculine notes where it easily stands up as a cologne, but soft enough where if a woman was wearing it, you'd want to pull her closer. If this lasted longer, it would easily make it into my top 3 scents. Unfortunately, it's much like a childhood summertime crush - it will sweep you off your feet and then be gone before you're ready to say goodbye.