Do not attempt to figure this one out of the bottle by a paper strip or just sniffing. That would be a disservice to it. You'll never get the ambiance of the fireplace and what goes along with it. You'll have absolutely no idea of what's in the bottle inside. You must put it on your skin.
The bottle comes with a cap and with an atomizer. I tried it as both a splash and spraying it as a fine mist. The atomizer sprays the mist very lightly so you can spray as little or as much as you'd like.
Edwardian Fireplace mixes white birch cinders, smoke plumes, clove and amber and yes, once it is on your skin, you feel as if you have walked outside on a cold day and smell a neighbor's chimney burning wood. The smoke comes to the forefront almost immediately in a delicious aroma with the cloves, similar to a fine blend cherry pipe tobacco.
But it's the amber that's the star of Edwardian Fireplace. It is full-bodied and reeks of old wood paneling, hard wood floors with oriental rugs, walk-in hearths with cinders sparking, ashes scattered and logs burning with smoke swirling and curling upwards. This is a cold winter scent that will make you want to curl up and read one of the Bronte sisters novels. Lasts a good six hours with the amber getting stronger leaving a trail of smoke. This will make a wonderful holiday perfume. Not too strong nor too soft, but sits middle of the road in other's appreciation of its aroma on you.
The bottle's back is embossed with a map of Kensington Gardens while the front has a label reminiscent of a stamp. These perfumes were developed after the perfumer found an 18th century apothecary manual in an old book stall in London. He transferred that knowledge to these perfumes, and this one, I know, is quite wonderful.
It's boxed with a plaid ribbon, also. Quite a little package. Makes a good unisex scent.