I love so many kinds of perfumes, here are my favorites just so you can get an idea of what fragrances are my style: Thierry Mugler Alien, Thierry Mugler Womanity, Dolce & Gabana Light Blue, Michael Kors Michael, Valntina Acqua Floreale, Calvin Kline Equphoria, and I could go on and on.
This is my 23rd bottle from scentbird (I have over 100 bottles total in my collection), and the first bottle that will go into the trash. This scent honestly was just the worst. I thought maybe it was just my chemistry, that happens and I certainly didnt want to give a perfume a bad rating if that was simply the case, so had 3 other people try it, and it was terrible on all of us and no one was happy about having it on their skin or near their nose. It became the thing our group of friends laughed about for the rest of the afternoon. Anytime someone came near us they would say something along the lines of "what is that? it stinks" IT REALLY WAS THAT BAD and Im just kind of in awe.
I hate to use the term "smells like an old lady" but this really hit the nail on the head. It smells of a combination of Jean Nate, White Diamonds, hair spray, arthritis cream, maybe a slight hint of Channel #5 and that scented powder older ladies used to wear (some still do) in the 80s and 90s. Probably before then, but I cant say for certain as I was born in the 80s. I dont particularly care for White Diamonds or Channel #5, but I dont think they are bad perfumes, and respect them as the icons they are. So please don't take my description as bashing those perfumes, they are treasures to the industry. This particular perfume creator seems to have tried to mimic the profile of those perfumes, and did a terrible job at it.
I enjoy scents that are "younger" and also ones that are for older ladies, This was just beyond the "older lady" category. The scent is "thick." I cant even think of how to explain it. Not refreshing, not pleasant, just heavy, overpowering and all up in your face. I was miserable the entire time it was on me and slightly embarrassed about the offensive odor my body was casting off into the air. This is the "fart" of the perfume industry. I felt like Pig-Pen from the Peanuts cartoon, stink lines and all. This perfume was also only the second perfume, out of all the perfumes Ive smelled over my lifetime, that induced an immediate headache. Vanilla Fields was the other that did that as well.
As for staying power, well it gets a solid five stars. There was no amount of scrubbing or washing that could get this scent off of us. We tried hand soap, dish soap, rubbing alcohol and as a last ditch effort, prayer. A prayer to any and all gods listening to please get this demon of a scent off our skin. Alas, evil triumphed over good and we just had to wait for it to diminish on its own. Which took well over 12 hours.
To each their own, you might like it. That was not my experience, or the experience of the other 3 people who wore it, or the other 10+ people who were at the gathering with us who were stuck smelling it on us.