Chanel has "hit it out of the ball park" with this release! If you like Coco Mademoiselle, you will LOVE this new version of Eau de Parfum Intense! The intense version has the basic DNA of the original, but with added vanilla and tonka bean. It's even more complex than the original, and dries down on my skin, with the perfect mix of citrus, amber, and amped up patchouli, mixed with decadent sweetness. Although it has hints of a gourmand fragrance, it's much deeper, spicier and more complex than your typical gourmand. The intense version is sweet, seductive, sexy, elegant and sophisticated. I just purchased the original AND this intense version. Coco Mademoiselle was, and still is a favorite of mine. However, I must say, I think I just might like this one even BETTER. It's beyond FABULOUS! This Intense version lasts all day on me, which says a lot, because with the regular version, I feel as if I need to reapply. This is a deeply warm, comforting fragrance that's perfection for winter months...but I could see it also being appropriate for any time of year. I am head over heels with this purchase. If you like Chanel, treat yourself to the large bottle. You won't be disappointed! I LOVE this PHENOMENAL FRAGRANCE!