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This fragrance opens opens with a realistic rendition of carnation: bright, sweet and - true to the flower - slightly peppery. After an initial blast the pink pepper note fades into the background. The carnation accord is composed by various flowers and fruits: a bright-sweet top layer and a powdery-creamy bottom layer. On my skin the top notes burn off rather quickly, therefore the scent is mainly dry and powdery on me. It also is not very harmonious in its early development, it shifts between dewy-flowery and dry-powdery. It is as if the two note structures struggle for control of the fragrance. At any rate, after an hour or so the accord has found its balance. The dry down is composed of musk and woods with a subtle touch of vanilla. It has nothing to do with carnation anymore, yet it is still very pleasant to wear. This soliflore is a well-done interpretation and delivers what it promises. Although airy, the scent has great sillage.