Not so dark after all...
The difference being Kismet is more dense because of the opoponax and Shalimar has a prominent leather note, while the leather in Opus 1144 is buried far in the background .
I must have bought the reformulation, because it does not at all feel dark to me.
Luckily I do not mind, I love this perfume; it could be my go-to for every day, summer to winter and back to summer again.
It feels like an airy lighthearted oriental, caused by the prominent bergamot and the iris.
A gorgeous new perfume by the house of Moresque. I've already bought Seta and Ubar and I really want a bottle of Lady Tubereuse as well. This is a surprising new take on tubereuse; the sweetness of the fruity notes, vanilla and tubereuse is tempered...