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Just got this in the mail. FINALLY. It?s one of my November picks, and I must say I am NOT disappointed (in the smell at least, NOT Scentbirds customer service or how long it takes to GET the perfumes now. And up until September, it?s been getting later and later. I now always get that months perfume in the middle of the following month. It used to not be like this and I?ve been with Scentbird since October of 2015. And when they do finally get back to you, they are really good about correcting the situation), in the floral smell of this one, so if you don?t like floral, then don?t get it. Simple as that. I can?t understand people that either don?t read the reviews, or don?t like ?floral? perfumes and get them anyways, fully knowing, and had reading the reviews on what they smells like.
Ok, now that I?ve vented, hahaha, on with the review. On the initial spray, you get the very faint and not to overpowering smell, in fact very fresh smelling patchouli mixed with a very faint blend of pink pepper for the spicy, but as I just stated, it?s so light and very well combined it actually smells clean and fresh, along with a teeny hint of the Italian mandarin you get, makes for a clean, amazing fresh aroma. Yyy
When the dry down occurs, you get the AMAZINGLY fresh and floral smells of Indian Tuberose, Egyptian Jasmine, pimento, sandlewood, and you still smell a hint of that, what almost smells like a creamier version of patchouli.
The ONLY reason I give it four stars? Is because, on the skin? It doesn?t last long at all. However, most perfumes don?t, even the most FINEST, and this brand and perfume is considered a ?FINE? fragrance. A trick I?ve learned for longevity of a perfume and getting the most out of your perfumes when you spray them? Spray them not only on your clothes, because the fibers of your clothes cannot mix with body sweat and other odors and eventually where off, but also spray your fragrance in your hair...... Works EVERYTIME. Otherwise, Norell makes some rather LOVELY perfumes.
I would for sure buy or have a bottle of this....And this is a beautifully elegant perfume I would only use at night, going out with your girlfriends, or boyfriend, and although you can pretty much wear it any season? This is more of a perfume you would wear for Fall/Winter. However, me being me, I?m gonna wear it year round. Very beautiful and fresh.