Spray-tested on both arms. Three squirts.
1st hour: Litchi syrup and praline. Enormous sillage. Whoah. Nose punching litchi.
2nd hour: Other notes emerge. Lovely. Now I'm also getting orchid, rose and caramel aside from litchi and praline. Sillage is LVEB style, but a touch darker, and with litchi instead of blackcurrant. I got into my car at this stage and the scent filled up the vehicle. I promptly got a compliment from my driver.
3rd hour: It gets better. Same as the above but now it's smoother, less screechy. Sillage still big, but not like in the beginning.
4th hour: Projection quiets down to moderate levels. Litchi is much fainter now. With litchi out of the picture, scent has evolved into something different. Now it smells like a box of expensive candy: I'm getting pralines, loukhoum and raspberry liquer infused chocolates. This stage is my favorite. Delicious yet also sensual. Gourmand in a decadent, refined way.
5th and 6th hour: Same scent as the above but sillage is soft now, still pretty noticeable but closer to skin, which I welcome. So far I really like it, this scent overall is like a more sophisticated, sensual version of LVEB. I like that it evolves and gets softer overtime, saves me from migraines.
7th and 8th hour: A 'clean' note pops out of nowhere and disturbs the candy party. Annoying. Like smelling candy and detergent at the same time.
9th hour: By now the scent has degraded into a generic and nondescript clean/candy smell. Soft but present. I don't like the way it smells now...stays this way for another couple hours until I head for my evening bath.
Would I buy this? I'm not sure. I'm contemplating getting a 30ml bottle. This is not the kind of scent I can see myself wearing except on dates maybe, dressy occasions and cold winter nights. For me personally, it's too rich and sweet for everyday use. The incense makes this scent less casual than LVEB, so I feel like it requires dressing up, make up and heels otherwise it'll overwhelm. But we'll see.