Nothing dark nor brooding, for me, in this one. It opens up bright and fresh, unfolds with jasmine resting on a blue cedar background, and dries down to a warm amber surrounded with musk.
Not all that groundbreaking, but very well executed.
Here's the thing that never fails to puzzle me, with Trouble, though: On my skin, the drydown takes forever. We're taking a good 10 to 12 hours kinda forever, here, lol. It takes that long for the amber to fully develop.
But when it does...
It takes the jasmine on an unforgettable magic carpet ride!
This is a heady floral oriental that manages to encompass sexiness and comfort in one hazy and mysterious embrace, edged with subtle smokiness, but without ever losing its inital freshness.
One thing to keep in mind: That slight startling element in the top, the one that makes you stop and take a second whiff? That's from the digitalis, lol. You read well: used as a common heart medicine in the 20th century, derived from the Foxglove plant, this is part of the top notes.
Trouble was created to get a physical response in people. In my experience, it does. And it's always a favorable one.