Sweet Baby Peach
This is my second time wearing my sample and I am having a much better experience than my first impression. This is indeed very low sillage, translucent and watery in its manifestation. Easily appropriate for young children/tweens, but also a fine non-offensive day scent for corporate adults. When I visited the Le Labo Boutique in L.A. the S.R. made it very clear the mission of Le Labo is not to impress the audience in the first 15 minutes but to haunt and enslave us in the drydown and linger for hours peeking from the skin like a Cheshire cat (my words not hers) but she said Le Labo is all about the drydown. I am finding that is true- not only could I not formulate a review on this scent in the first hour, but it wouldn't do it justice if I did. What I perceived in the first 15 minutes was something like one drop of APOM pour Femme plus one drop of KM's Peau de Peche diluted in a liter of distilled water. However after one hour I can really not detect anything when I smell the location on my wrist, and yet when I wave my arm through the air I can detect the most soft feminine swoon-worthy soft orange blossom, ambrette seed and rounded warm golden amber it confers a subtle yet confident "I know I smell good" vibe. Of course, if you are not familiar with the house of Le Labo's fragrance naming system, let's just say, it's a bit tongue-in-cheek, IMO. If you're hunting for that quintessential ambrette experience- I don't believe this fragrance will clearly identify the essence of ambrette for anyone. This is art; a complete complex composition, for that I applaud it. Would I wear this...Yes! It is light, clean (a little soapy at first), fresh, breezy and yet creates a yearning in the soul for more- it's a beautiful signature skin scent for Spring and Summer. I think a man could wear this as well with the layering of a little leather, musk, vetyver, coffee, lavender, tobacco, coriander, woody note or something to give it a bit of a ruggedly handsome feeling. Sadly, there are so many more interesting fragrances with more attention to the bottle and decent sillage for 140usd, I can't imagine owning this unless the magical fragrance pixies dropped it on my doorstep.