I started out by thinking that this fragrance smelled like Chanel number 5. It has that aldehyde feel going on. But this is much soapier and sweeter. The main listed notes are:- Jasmine, rose, sandalwood and neroli. In fact it smells like a bar of expensive soap that you have had in your underwear drawer for a few years - sweet, soapy and a bit dusty. It has HUGE sillage and moderate staying power but I went from thinking it was OK to a heavy headache, so no rebuy. I have given it 3 lippies though because it is a good everyday scent if you like soap. And it is not the fault of the fragrance that I am headache prone.