Note: I am reviewing the latest version by Dana, NOT the terrible reformulation by New Dana.This is the one in the hourglass-shaped bottle similar to what was used years ago, and it has been returned to its original scent. I found a gift assortment of little bottles on sale at the drugstore & Heaven Scent was among them, so out of curiosity I got it to see if it was different from the awful "New Dana". Thank goodness it is - one whiff and I knew it was the lovely fragrance of many years ago, when every young girl seemed to be given a bottle once she was old enough to wear real scent. While there is that light, youthful quality about it, it's perfectly appropriate for any age group as it's far more complex than the ocean of celebrity-labeled teenybopper stuff that's out now. It's definitely floral with a hint of powder, not the sickly sweet baby powder note but just a softness, and there is a slightly warm undertone that I can't put my finger on. It was originally concocted in the 30s when fragrances were carefully composed to unfold into something unique, and for many years it was a prestige item as were so many things we now find in the drugstore.
I can't be bothered with the snobbery that's overtaken the high-end fragrance world, even if I could afford the "artisan" scents that are the darlings of the beauty editors, so I make no apology for using something labeled cheap and old-fashioned by others. Scent is the most personal of all beauty products, so it's very likely that a fashionablr $200 one can smell awful on certain people while a $15 find from the bottom shelf of the drugstore can smell fantastic, In any event, Heaven Sent recaptures the pleasant memories of my youth so I'll be getting the full-size bottle as soon as I'm done with my miniature.