I don't give many perfumes a 5 star. I prefer perfumes that are sophisticated, sexy, and unique. I'm not usually into too classic/soapy a scent. Very picky against too sweet a perfume as well. I do gravitate toward florals that really pack a mysterious punch but don't want to grow tired of it either. Nonetheless, this scent does strike you initially as extremely classic, almost as intense as Beautiful by Estee Lauder with a soft Euphoria by Calvin Klein finish. But it's not too far up either alley as both of those scents to me can be too much of what they are if that makes sense. This is something right in the middle, lots of compliments, and the die-down is totally sensual. Amazing is a word that's been used to describe it . "You smell good" is a common phrase when I spray this. As far as staying power, I'm not sure but people seem to be able to smell me longer than I can smell myself. It's one of those that is strong out of the gate so your nose sort of acclimates and after that you just have to trust it's still going. I get the feeling one can overdo it. But powerfully soft is how I would describe it. It's like you're walking around as a paradox to the nose. It is a scent for a woman, not a girl. Great for date night in a mature setting. Absolutely love this and I don't smell "old lady."