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I love this!!! This was my first Scentbird choice, and the opportunity to try this was the main reason for subscribing! It is amazing- complex, intriguing, simultaneously strong and soft, classy and ladylike but with a dark, sexy element. It's one of those fragrances that drive me crazy with sniffing it, trying to pick out the individual notes to articulate why it smells so good to me! When I first spray it, the main impression is green and powdery, then immediately a sweet heaviness- dark floral, musky, spicy. I think the first impressions are from the galbanum, pear, and orris root (iris). The next notes most prominent to me are the blend of jasmine, sandalwood, and vetiver. I think either the sandalwood or the vetiver are giving it that dark, "dirtysexy" note that I love so much and recognize from Shalimar Parfum Initial. And there is definitely something spicy, perhaps the orange blossom. When I first wore it, I couldn't decide if it felt super edgy and modern, had a cool retro vibe, or was old world European elegant. I've decided it's all three of those things, depending on my mood. I adore it and will likely invest in a full bottle now. I just don't see me being without it, now that I've tried it. For reference, some of my other favourites are the aforementioned Shalimar PI, Coco Mademoiselle, Balenciaga Paris L'Essence, RL Romance, Prada Candy Kiss. On the lighter side I love Light Blue and Jo Malone's Wood Sage & Sea Salt.