Pretty in Pink, Empty Inside...
Let me start be saying that this fragrance bears no resemblance to Burberry Original for better or worse. The first 10-15 minutes of this fragrance are sheer delight. I was asking the S.A. about the various sizes and thinking- this would make a great everyday Summer scent. A chewy natural mandarin note is adorned with playful uber fresh freesia. Initially I thought, it's on the femme side, so light and clean, it could even work for the office. This screams 'Sunny Day' the same way "Ofresia" by Diptyque performs its Aria- but the comparison ends there. The middle dries to a lovely soft little rosey lily combination that is not very original but suitable for a sheer summer fragrance, thus the overall impression after about 30 minutes on my skin was still uplifted and jovial. However the JoyLuck Club Party stops right about here. Somewhere between the middle and the base this train veers off the tracks and crashes into a messy pile of extremely synthetic musky woody notes- so unnatural I can not even fathom what wood the Nose was trying to emulate, perhaps the fictitious, tawdry, frenetic and often absurd 'Deadwood'. Gone is the freesia and mandarin entirely and the last 2-3 hours here have been torture of something like Lacoste "Touch of Pink" mixed with rancid grapefruit juice layered on a haggard overworked base of synthetic woody and iso Super-E. Perhaps, I am being overly harsh but suffice it to say, give this one a thorough test before you invest, there are many other light Summer fragrances of better workmanship out there.