This perfume is very much a hit or miss with most people..at first spritz it's a very strong, overpowering smell. However, once the top notes fade out, it becomes a sweet, spicy scent that you could only smell in close range. I guess it really does depend on body chemistry and how it reacts with your skin/body heat. It definitely is a very dark, sultry fragrance..just make sure not to over-dose!
I've never used Mat Lumiere, but after getting a minimakeover at the Chanel counter with Mat Lumiere Extreme, I think i'm going to stick with this one :) Right after application, i went to an hour and a half tennis lesson and walked around and came home sweating from the hot humid air, and it was STILL there! No smudging, anything..it was absolutely perfect, and still stayed on until the next day. I love it!