If you are familiar with the regular EDT in the black bottle this is very similar but with an abstract sweet milkyness which tones down the brightness of the osmanthus.
What I get is a slightly sharp opening which lasts about a couple of minutes and then a honeyed veil of musky orange blossom until the musk - which is more animalic than soapy - takes over the drydown.
I find it to be an intimate scent, linear, no big projection here. Also very versatile, would suit many occasions, dressed up or dressed down. I can see it working best as a night time scent for spring, cold weather doesn't do it justice IMO.
Is it a floral or a ''your skin but better scent''? I'd say it's the best of both worlds.
It's often described as boldly sexy but I don't actually agree; this is not a femme fatale but more likely one of those ''next door dream girls''. Down too earth, friendly, approachable, nothing too obvious/out there, more stealthy if you wish but no plain Jane, rather someone who is effortlessly gorgeous in her simplicity.
Would recommend, but I'll get the black bottle next time for a change.
Today, I'm wearing Narciso Rodriguez for Her Eau Delicate EDT. Here are its notes, versus Eau Delicate EDP, per boisdejasmin.com:
-- Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau Delicate Eau de Toilette includes notes of soft musk, coriander, fig, orange blossom, vetiver and amber. It is fruity and fresh, with a pronounced fig note.
-- Narciso Rodriguez For Her Eau Delicate Eau de Parfum also contains oud to add more depth and sensuality.
I now own 3 NRs -- 1) the original NR for Her EDT (black bottle), 2) NR for Her EDP (pink bottle), and now 3) Eau Delicate EDT (lilac bottle, milky liquid), which I'm wearing now.
Eau Delicate is not all that "delicate", really. It's quite strong and lasting, even though it's named "delicate", even in EDT version. I'm wearing it today, and to me, this smells almost *exactly* like the original NR for Her EDT in the black bottle. I don't smell any fig, and I don't find it fruity (which is good), light, or delicate at all.
I sniffed my two bottles side-by-side (black EDT vs lilac Delicate EDT), and the black EDT does seem to add a deeper woodier basenote and might be best reserved for Fall/Winter. Today is an 89-degree Aug day, and I pulled out Delicate, thinking it would work on a warm day, but it's still quite strong -- even sprayed gently. It's slightly more wearable in heat than the original EDT maybe, but still strong and overall questionable for warm weather IMHO. I think Delicate EDT & original black EDT are practically identical scents -- Delicate slightly lighter, but minimal difference. Maybe the new L'Eau version would be better in heat than Delicate EDT.
That being said, I really like all my Narciso Rodriguez versions, and I always have. They're all the same basic scent, with minimal differences between each other. I love musks, woods, ambers, and darker Fall/Winter scents, and the whole Narciso Rodriguez line is right up my alley.
Although each has its own time & place, I think my overall favorite version might be the EDP (pink bottle) -- because it seems to be softer, smoother, more feminine, and possibly a tad sweeter than either Delicate EDT (lilac bottle) or original EDT (black bottle).