Got this as a gift from my friend so didn't get to chose myself. When I first smelled it I really didn't like it. It smelled so boring to me, just a boring, flower scent. The perfume also struck me as very mature, as in something a 30-50 year old who would also walk around in court shoes and a business suit would wear.....I'm 19. So there femme sat on my table, untouched. Every now and then I would spray it and it wouldn't do anything for me so i would forget about it. But over time, the more I smelled it, the more I came to like femme. It's not amazing, noone compliments me or notices when I wear it, (like at all.) In some ways, its a good thing eg. great for work, school if you don't want to give people a headache and the impression that your there for other things (if you get what I mean)... this is why its the perfect daytime scent, its completely inoffensive. Also another thing about Femme, is that its a very fresh and clean scent, and no matter what mood you are in, whichever season it is, femme will suit it. Its one of those perfumes that I will wear if I am unsure of what perfume to wear that day.
NOTES(or how I perceive them)
When I first spray this, I get a citrisy, light, sharp scent. I'm not too fond of it which is part of the reason why I didn't like it when I first got it.
As it settles though (which doesn't take very long) it starts to smell quite like vanilla, roses, jasmine, blossom, maybe even lily? The scent stays very fresh and light. The citrus from the start completely dissapears and the perfume smells completely and utterly flowery, there are no other smells in there that I can think of. As you can imagine this would mean its an ultimate classic girly perfume.
The base notes are definitely woody. But you can barely smell it at the end of the day, the lasting power I would say is about 5 hours, you have to smell pretty hard to get the base notes.
I'm not too sure if I will repurchase, I would like to try other perfumes that are more adventurous before buying this again but I image for older women they will love the simplicity and versatility of this scent.