This is a very well blended, rich but soft floral oriental. I'm not getting much of a chypre at all. The opening notes are a little masculine, probably because of the lavender, clarysage combination, but that is quickly replaced by the very well blended florals and the creamy vanilla and tonka. A good choice for anyone who enjoys florientals and needs one that will not overpower any sensitive noses in their vicinity. Lovely.