This is initally fresh, then soft, innocent and a little playful. It reminds me of the English countryside in Spring. It's bluebell woods, soft sunshine and impromptu picnics with cordial on the grass. There's the merriment of being with your friends, leapfroging, throwing the dog a stick, giggling at silly memories together. Nothing's too serious, too sensual, too compliated with this. It's pure in the simplicity of the notes.
Although I don't think that rose is included, it does have romantic rose, geranium, bluebell, honeysuckle and hyacinth type notes within it. For some reason every time I wear it, I think of the 1930s - 1940s. It has a nostalgia about it because the composition is unlike most store fragrances.
It's correct to say that this would be a good first scent as there is nothing remotely sexual about it at all. There are times when that isn't appropriate anyway - in the nursery, at a confirmation, visiting certain relatives, when you certainly don't want THAT man to get the wrong idea! It reminds me a little of YSL's Paris, the first fragrance I owned when I was fourteen. This would be a thoughtful present for a neice or god daughter who appreciates something different from the run of the mill popstar scents.
I wouldn't say that I dislike this but I don't have any burning desire to own it simply because it's a little too sweet for my liking and I like my scents either more chyrpe or dark. A little too innocent perhaps ..