Quite Alluring, Actually
Well, this is very interesting indeed. This is a sheer, translucent, clean but not soapy resinous, herbal concoction. I'll call it unisex, but I have a feeling it would really compliment a sharp dressed man more. The Bamboo, Bay leaf and fir resin are quite detectable for the first 15 minutes...the hyacinth is singing backup and providing that clean floral note which is sort of the glue in this composition. This is definitely office, daytime appropriate probably too light for winter but possibly a 3-season daily scent best in Spring and Fall and I tend to be conservative with that endorsement. There is something strong and confident about this without being brash. After about 30 minutes a touch of wood appears - it becomes very grounding and peaceful. I don't think anyone would be offended by this scent and I don't think anyone would recognize it unless they have memorized the entire CdG line. I'm pleasantly surprised by this, since the notes give me cause for pause and seem like this should be a hot mess of synthetic accords. It is surprising natural like a centaur leaping through the magical forest.