Being gifted this perfume has been a pleasant surprise. I was not expecting much, thinking it was a generic fragrance but the smell itself is very pleasant if not terribly original. It starts off strong with juicy blackberry and a creamy rose. The ever-present musk is there from the beginning but does not interfere too much. There is nothing harsh here, and though I wish there was more rose, the sweet vanilla keeps me interested before a slight smokiness develops. The drydown and eventual evaporation comes too quickly but for this price, I don't expect the scent to last forever. A very pleasant surprise.