Ah, I have such a long and complex relationship with Egyptian Goddess (18+ years!), and just like a real human relationship, it has definitely had it's ups and downs! Mostly I truly love this, it smells cozy, snuggly, yummmmmy, and delicious from the bottle, *and* after a little while that it's been on my skin. Albeit, sometimes it is very, very faint - barely there. As soon as I roll it on though, it has a strange "eraser" smell that others have picked up on and mentioned, but that seems to fade fairly quickly. Egyptian Goddess is a true chameleon for me. Sometimes it smells like the warmest, most wonderful, very personal "wrap of deliciousness", and other times I can strain to smell it on my wrist and not be able to detect a thing. I do concur with other reviewers that have said that it used to be a lot stronger. It still seems like the same scent to me, just not quite as long lasting or strong (so you need more and it fades quicker). Which makes me sad, because the stronger, longer-lasting quality is one of the things I really love and look for in perfume oils. But I still do truly love EG. I put it aside every now and then and try something else out of my VAST collection, but I always return to this. I often put this on and then layer something over it. I've been on an Egyptian Musk kick again lately and have been wearing AT LEAST Egyptian Goddess alone or as a base for about a week or two now. I finally decided to review this because just yesterday I was in the bank and the female teller leaned forward, inhaled deeply and said, "Mmmm! You smell SO good! I wanted to ask you yesterday when you were here, but I didn't, but now that you are back I have to ask...WHAT are you wearing? You smell delicious!" Yesterday I was wearing EG with Auric Blends Forbidden Desire and i took out both little vials from my purse and happily showed them to her. I unscrewed the tops and let her smell both of them and when she smelled the EG she said, "Oh! THIS is the one that I am really smelling, I LOVE this!" I was surprised because Forbidden Desire is heavier, spicier and much more detectable than EG - at least to me. She asked me to write down all the information, which I did, and I also gave her the Auric Blends website and you would think I had handed her a precious gem! I LOVE getting random compliments on fragrance, and truthfully, even on days when I feel like the EG smells kind of "off" on me or even if I can't detect it on myself, people really do notice and comment. It also happened in a 7-11 type store I ran into last summer. As I was paying, the girl at the counter said, "Mmmm! You smell good...WHAT are you wearing?" and before I could even answer, the 40-ish y/o man standing right behind me blushed, smiled, and said, "Yeah, you smell really, really nice!" Whoa! Thanks guys! :) And it was one of those SUPER casual "I threw-on-a-tank-top-and-jeans-and-a-ponytail-and-am-heading-to-the-beach-for-a vacation" kind of days, and all I had on was a few quick thoughtless swipes of Egyptian Goddess. So, for me, the whole thing about people generally really liking this fragrance enough to comment on it is true. It always surprises me when it happens, but it's really nice to hear! My husband cannot smell this at all, ever, which makes me sad, but I will always wear this for myself anyway. I love that this fragrance melds with your own body chemistry and personal scent to make an almost one-of-a-kind fragrance. I am so happy that it happens to work with mine, AND that it can still be had for a song. It's a cult classic that I will lovingly and happily buy for as long as they make it. PLEASE be careful about buying it on Amazon though. Some sellers are legit and some are SO NOT. I have received (from Amazon) a generic, unmarked bottle of something that was very obviously not Auric Blends Egyptian Goddess. Check the SELLER ratings and feedback - not just the ITEM reviews and feedback. I feel safest purchasing from my local health food store or directly from Auric Blends. So...I'm committed to Egyptian Goddess. Our relationship isn't always perfect, we have our ups and downs, and days when we work perfectly together, and days when I think about straying. But she is who she is and I love her for it and I will be staying with her for the long haul. ;)
Update 1/31/15- I had to come back and post that I got another TWO compliment on this! I don't know if maybe my body chemistry is perfect for this scent at this time of the month, or what's up, I'm not sure, but the compliments have really increased lately for some reason. I was wearing EG layered with Auric Blends' Rasta. Personally, I adore this combination and love catching whiffs of it on myself. It's warm and sexy and perfect for winter and just plain YUM. So, both my hairdresser AND a random gentleman at the restaurant where my husband and I were out to dinner both told me how nice I smell! If that doesn't make a girl feel good, I don't know what does. Lol, too bad my poor DH is almost completely anosmic, but I love fragrance so much I wear it every day for myself anyway. Love EG! And love Auric Blends, too!