The honey and vanilla are what make this perfume so spectacular, I think. For whatever reason, my body chemistry works best with slightly sweet scents, but I'm in my late thirties, and I don't want to go around smelling like candy. The pepper and lemon help to balance all the sweet floral. The opening is a bit strong, so I usually spritz this on a good twenty or thirty minutes before I'm going to be around other people. (I have allergies, so I'm cautious about exposing people to strong perfume.) But it mellows considerably at the dry down into a gorgeously complex citrus floral wrapped up in warm, spicy sweetness, and it lasts 5-6 hours on me. I don't wear this scent every day, but I get compliments every time I do.