upon first whiff, i thought this would be a total disaster. it smelled very green and pungent and i couldn't smell the tea at all. after 15 minutes though, this is the most gorgeous, feminine tea scent.it smells very pure and sweet without being too sweet. Tea "CLASSIQUE" has notes of tagetes and verbena as well as cardamom essence and violet leaves. i suppose it is the bottom violet leaf notes that make this so delicate and unusual. it is a true tea scent and i think it's lovely. it's a very comforting scent.