This is so funny. No one is on the fence about this perfume. You will love or hate this perfume with a passion that may start wars. For myself it's love. It fits on my skin nicely. I have never been told discreetly or indiscreetly that my scent offends and I am not frugal when applying. I spray it on my winter coats, my hair, wrists and ankles. I can be sensitive to scent. Some give me screaming headaches, not this one. My husband loves it but so do my small children. I think it must be a body chemistry thing. Or maybe it is how it affects your emotions? It doesn't feel dirty to me, it feels retro, ladylike, smokey and mysterious all at the same time.