On me this opens up with a very synthetic rose, similar to PW Tea Rose, but turned up to eleven. After about ten minutes the harshest edge wears off and the rose becomes more muted blending better with the sweet background. I detect a hint of honey and a tiny jot of maple syrup. Overall, it is too sweet for me and the rose opening a little to high-octane.
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'All the perfumes of the British Empire spun together in a light and sweet way. A very small amount of rose, from the sceptered isle, and a big dose of whiskey cake are combined with honey from the Mediterranean, patchouli from India, and syrupy sandalwood from Australia. This combined with saffron from Africa and it is a tour de force when put together with the smallest jot of maple syrup from Canada. It is a combination which has great staying power and is much lighter than you would suspect given the notes involved. Much like the earthy but ethereal queen herself.'