My cousin gave me a full bottle of this not too long ago because she hated it. I'm glad she did because I love this scent. It's VERY strong, so when I apply it, I do the spray and walk through action.
The beginning of the scent is overpowering. It's a strong musky spicy vanilla scent that I'm sure keeps people from buying. However, the drydown is a powdery vanilla. It's a comforting scent. It also lasts a long time on me. I like to spray a little on my pillows.
Love this! When I bought a bottle, I was so anxious to try it (after all the reviews!) that I sprayed it as soon as I got in my car. Well, it leaked and got all over the place, and this was in August...YOWEE--HP and August heat and enclosed spaces do NOT mix well, and for a while I couldn't stand the smell of it. Then I tried it again--on ME this time, not my car upholstry, and loved it! I had to learn how to get just the right amount--this stuff is strong!!! I spray on a cotton ball, then dab a tiny bit on myself and it's perfect. None of the notes are really identifiable, except maybe the coconut and a tad of vanilla. The rest is just sort of a really nice mix on my skin. No men following me around yet, but I'll keep trying...
EDIT: ended up swapping it. It's just too strong and cloying. I like the scent but was afraid I was gagging everyone within a mile radius.
EDIT again: two years later I wanted to try it again and got a sample, then a full bottle. It seems much, much less potent than the original formulation, and maybe a little less interesting. Now it smells very gourmand-y, so I don't reach for it very often.
I love this fragrance! It is the best and one of the few that smells good on me! Great bottle shape, sensual scent that has a hint of vanilla that is not overwhelming at all. I use it everyday. It might be expensive but soooo worth it!
I love this perfume! It's smells sexy and very unique..
However, it's way too expensive! So I don't buy it very often. Only use it on special occasions.
I've purchased then swapped then repurchased this fragrance several times. This time I'm going to keep it. The last bottle I bought I found on ebay for $20. Yay!
I love this scent. It's so warm & sexy, with a hint of vanilla. And that is as far as I will go in describing fragrances. lol.
It smells so good!!! I tried this because I read that Jennifer Love Hewitt wears this and says she always gets people raving about how good it smells. Very feminine!! Love it
It's really strange, I've gone through two bottles already and when I'm wearing it, it is very comforting, but I don't go wild for it. BUT when I run out of it, I want more! I told you it was strange. I guess it's because it's not overwhelming like some other fragrances. Not a flowery, citrusy, or fruity smell, just vanilla-almondy & woodsy, which you either like or you don't, and I guess I do!!!
Vanilla is an orchid... sexy and poisonously soft...
Highly seductive is all that i can say about this scent... DARK-brown vanilla spotted yet classy and french, somehow.
How could i have ignored it for SEVEN years since its launch??
A jasmine decorated bowl in which a lake of vanilla milk is poured and in which little Mallorcan almond cakes and pieces of panna cotta are swimming. Dip it with ladyfinger biscuits...
Woah... liquid sex this is...
Great is also the deep-red and matte colouring of the bottle, by the way. The feel is a little kinky, almost as if a thin layer of rubber were thrown over the glass...feels soft.
Will be at least my favourite for this year's fall/winter i suppose... if not more...
Edit: i used it in summer, too, love it esp. on hot and breezy days or by the sea. The warmer it gets the more the drier wood-notes come out - strangely enough a wonderful effect!
I love this perfume...I am not great at describing notes & such, but I just know that I find this scent extremely sexy and enticing. I can't stop smelling my wrists when I wear it, and I get lots of compliments.
I really truly wanted to love this scent. It has such good reviews it seems - It's a lovely perfume bottle and has the same musky scent that I love in Gucci Rush. I wanted to try a different scent but this is not for me! My skin chemistry does not mix well with this. I spray it on and no one compliments me - whereas with GR they do. I think each perfume is different. This wasn't to my taste. :(