Oh dear. I really wanted to like this, partially because I do love carnation and partially because there must be one LV scent I like. Not yet though. The first note to hit me was an overpowering but thank goodness very shortlived whiff of synthetic banana. Then the carnation came through and that improved matters. However as it dries down there is a noticeably cheesy undertone which really spoils this for me. Maybe I got a bad decant. Who can tell. My recommendation for beautiful carnation scents are first Santa Maria Novella Garofano, secondly Bellodgia and a distant third (and only if you like jammy fruity notes) Malmaison.
This evokes the smell of mouldering banana peel in a sun-heated unwashed trashcan. The scent of decay - unspeakably vile. Normally I quite like tuberose (Versace Blond, Marc Jacobs).
I as given a tester of this scent. From the name I expected something cool and ethereal. I did not expect to be whacked over the bonce by an economy sized barrel of baby powder. It's not actively nauseating which is why it gets a 2 rather than a 1 but it is so sugar sweet that it could fatally damage my mean image. Chanel 22 without the sophistication.
By far and away the best fig scent I've ever tried and now one of my standards. It's very green with a strong but fresh coconut drydown. I can't smell dill at all (thank goodness - hate dill). It lasts for ages on the skin and is beautiful in very hot weather. It's also the only perfume I consistently receive compliments on.
I really want to like this because the packaging is just so amazing. Problem is, it's just a bit too strong to use except in the evening. The cumin note is very odd too. It doesn't smell like my BO... but I see why people say this. It's a strange note to use in perfume. What amazes me slightly though is that if you remove the cumin, it is EXACTLY the same as Fragonard's Baiser d'Aurore (now discontinued).