Walks right up to the line of a gourmand fragrance
Thank you, fellow birdies, for your recommendations and notes on this one. I really, truly enjoy it. And, I have found all your reviews helpful. I'm going to write my review based on what I'm getting from my skin, and I hope you find this helpful.
Ladies, don't judge this by how it sprays straight out of the bottle. Initially, you think this is a little more masculine leaning. But, as it dries down, the spicier and edgier notes mellow out and make it more wearable. I would say this is a somewhat sweet, spicy unisex fragrance after it dries.
While the citrus note is actually grapefruit, the scent reminds me of the spray of a really sweet orange when you're peeling it. It's not sweet in a cloying way, at all. It is very firmly grounded by the spicier notes. And, it is well balanced. There are powdery notes which help make this a more wearable seasonal transition fragrance. I think you could wear this in the cooler part of the Spring. (But, that may just be me because of how well that I like it.)