A Lady and Not at all a Vamp!
"Ananda" is a Sanskrit word and means: The absence of misfortune.
The Pyramide of "Ananda" is not promising to much. It is starting with a pleasent creamy-fruity note. The fruitiness is going to become more intensiv with a dainty whiff of lemon. The violet roots are going to change "Ananda" even more tender. Then "Ananda" seems to become caressed by a very brillant flower mixture, guidet by jasmine, ylang-ylang smoothed by rose and several not listed flowers, superb indeed. I dare say that, because I'm often disgusted by the so-called white-flowers. At this point of developement the tangy, woody and peculiar blossom scent of the mimosa ist appearing on the stage to accomplish the play of "Ananda". Mimosa here for me is scenting very genuine like I smelled it many years ago the whole march I spent in Florence. The scent then was everywhere in busses, public rooms, on streets, all women seemed to be perfumed with mimosa. Mimosa is giving "Ananda" a more dense matrix . Without the tangy and dark-green mimosa "Ananda" would remain as a light and playful flower-fruit mixture. The flower mixture is going to get even softer and more delicate and yet there is still a light-green fruit-mixture. And now I am perceiving quite clearly the rose. Furthermore "Ananda" is staying all the time the same, all listed ingredients are on its fragrance stage.
"Ananda" has a very good longevity, the light sillage seems always to stay close to the skin and body. "Ananda" is not at all obstrusive. It's a noble and perfect perfume, feminine, capable to give women the aura of a lady, but...for me there is missing something, I suppose a resinous or/and a woody note, something animal-like,,."Ananda" is a lady and not a vamp!