Helpful Review 5
I'm wearing this perfume and I like it very much. Nothing loud or offensive here in the least, just uncomplicated beauty. After all, such simple notes can't very well shout -- not if they're natural, and Creeds are largely so, often entirely so. They still make their perfumes by hand in batches in the old way. No remotely plastic-smelling or synthetic anything here. If you love quality bergamot, like I do, if you love natural Iris and Bulgarian rose, if Ambergris is your favorite animalic, like it is for me, you'll enjoy Fantasia de Fleurs. Very likely, the beauty I'm smelling is quite close to the original 1862 version made for Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary, aka Sisi. In a very odd way, I may have met her. Here's how. In my former work, I traveled to Geneva a lot and my favorite place to stay was the Hotel de la Paix on the lake. On my first visit, I learned about a royal woman murdered under the linden trees along the lake. They brought her into the Beau Rivage (which is next to the de la Paix) and she died there. Her ghost was rumored to haunt the hotels. Now I discover that woman was probably Sisi, stabbed by an anarchist as she walked under the linden trees toward her steamer. Sure enough, half the night I couldn't sleep, aware of a "presence" in my room. Logic told me nothing was there, but finally I had to do something so I sat up in bed and talked to the ghost, saying, "I'm so sorry you were murdered on vacation and died here, but I'm not on vacation. I have to work in the morning. Please let me get some sleep." The room changed completely and I didn't feel a presence after that. Just my imagination, surely, but I'm so happy to wear Sisi's perfume, if only because she was nice enough to let me sleep. Not half bad to smell like an empress, either.