Smells EXACTLY, 100% like a smoke shop, the kind of smoke shop that doesn't just sell cigarettes. Smells like my hippy gardener who smoked all day long, and i don't mean cigarettes, and would put something on to "cover up" the smell. :):):)
This is a very clean, nice smell that makes me feel good. I mostly just smell the fruit in it, in a really crisp, clean way. It makes me feel like a good little girl waking up on a summer sunny morning before everyone else is up and going for a bicycle ride, when everything smells fresh and clean and wonderful, and life is full of possibilities and happiness. I also agree with the one reviewer who said it reminded them of a hair care product or beauty salon; for me, it's in the CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN aspect of the scent. I probably wouldn't buy this, but I would wear it if someone gave it to me.
I would NOT wear this myself; it smells definitively masculine to me. As far as a men's fragrance goes, I find it uninteresting and unremarkable, just vaguely manly and a bit herbal. I really cannot smell all the notes that are listed as being here, especially the vanilla. Eh!
I smell orange peel, just like I scratched the skin of an orange. Nothing more, nothing less, and just plain boringly single-note. But at least it doesn't smell BAD, so that's why it gets two lippies, instead of only one.
I'm a rosarian, so I really appreciate the fresh, modern take on roses that Bond created with this fragrance. It truly smells like a fresh-cut, fragrant hybrid tea rose, not the Mr. Lincoln variety, more the floribunda type of fragrance - modern and clean. I agree with other reviewers that it is not too sweet, and that the rose balances very nicely with the other fragrances that go into this combination. I prefer rose scents that mix it up a little more than this one does, and the price being what it is, would not wear it often enough to buy it. Last, the staying power isn't there.
I really like this combination of rose, violet, vanilla and amber. But the thing is, there are several other perfumes that smell very similar and are so much more reasonably priced that I would rather buy them. The three that I'm thinking of are Christian Lacroix Tumulte, Rochas Tocade and Oscar de la Renta Volupte, all of which are available for under $30 and wear just as well, at least on me. Tumulte is the most similar. These fragrances are definitely somewhat old-fashioned, very ladylike, and appropriate day or night, and I always get compliments on when wearing them.
I like this a lot better than the I like the Serge Lutens Loukhoum; it doesn't have quite as much of the nuttiness/oily quality I found in the former. To me it's a little more like a food scent adapted for fragrance than a food scent that is meant to make you smell exactly like the food itself. I get mostly almonds out of this with some vanilla mixed in, another reason why I like it better than the SL, since I am a big fan of vanilla in the mix of any gourmand type of fragrance. It also reminded me of L'Artisan Bois Farine and Jour de Fete, though not as sweet as the latter. I guess it's my HG of almond scents, although I have not tried Caron Farnesiana yet.
I get a pleasant woody scent from this with a touch of floral, presumably violet. It's nice, but nothing dramatic, and I definitely don't think it's worth the high price tag.
I have learned through sampling that I LIKE foody fragrances, especially the vanilla and berry scents. I prefer them mixed in with some other notes, though, not just as a single note fragrance. I admit that I love nothing better than to shower with a vat of berry-flavored body wash. It doesn't matter whether it's Suave or something more expensive; mixed with the steamy water, it all smells great to me. That being said, it's hardly surprising that I liked Wild Berries as soon as I sniffed it. It's not too sweet and it's very berry. I agree with the other reviewers that It is pretty one-note, but it's a very nice note. As much as I like them for bathing, I don't find myself wearing berry scents very often, so a large sample of this will probably last me for quite awhile.
This is a combination of white florals with sandalwood, vanilla and tonka bean. I generally really do not like white florals; they are way too sweet for me. So I was surprised that I liked this as much as I did. The sweetness is there, but there are enough not-so-sweet notes to balance it out. It also has a creaminess that takes the sweet edge off. I can picture wearing this on a summer evening when I wanted to feel sexy and very very female. Not my usual thing, and I wouldn't buy it, but glad I got to sample it. :)
I LOVE this; it's definitely one of my very favorite rose fragrances of all time. However, it's not lonely at the top, because I probably have at least half a dozen rose fragrances that I really love for different reasons. Anyway, I love the richness of the rose scent here and the way it is complemented by the spicy notes. It has none of the bitter/sour/tangy/weird smells of some of the other Montale rose aouds, and it's big and bold and wonderful for day or night, in my opinion. I just wish it were cheaper!!!
I don't usually like musky scents, and so I wasn't sure that despite my love of roses, this one would work for me. Surprisingly, I actually DO like it. It's not my favorite of the Montale roses, but I like it better than Aoud Queen Roses or Aoud Damascus. I like that it has the smokiness that I associate with the former, but without the weird, rather bitter notes of that scent and without the tangy oddness of the latter. I think this fragrance is sexy, too, but in a way that you can still wear it in the day time. My favorite is still Black Aoud, and to be honest, this reminds me very much of a lighter version of that fragrance.
I didn't like this at all in the beginning; there is too much incense and something rather acrid in it. It may be the incense aspect of the oliban, but whatever it is, it's rather rather tangy. When if finally dries down, the final rose scent is a lighter rose than the other rose aouds, and the tangy smell reminds me of tamarinds or dried apricots, I picture this rose as bright red and yellow and climbing up an adobe wall in the blazing sun on a very hot day, with an apricot tree close by.
Smells like roses and I'm not sure what else, but the other thing isn't good. I don't know if it's the saffron or the hibiscus, but whatever it is, it's rather smoky and a bit bitter, and so I did not like this for the first 15 minutes. At the end, the unpleasant notes dissipate, and then all that's left is a very, very dark rose -- the rose perfume that I'd wear on Halloween. :)
When you first apply this fragrance, you definitely get a 50/50 mix of roses and sandalwood. I liked the way the combination smelled and thought it was a good balance. Once the drydown rolled around, all I could smell was roses, and I really couldn't differentiate between it and Aoud Rose Petals, which I was testing on the other arm. This isn't my first choice amongst the Montale roses, but I DO like it.