First things first, this perfume preceded Dior by Dune by a year or two. I have often wondered if the Behometh that is Dior took a little known British fragrance, tweaked it, gave it a completely new marketing persona and took on the world with it, and won. LP NO 9 was taken from the market in 2006 and reintroduced a couple of years later. It is Dune meets Middle Earth, the fougere is apparent in the opening which is chocked full of spicy, herbal nuances; there's quite a silage cloud to this ravishing perfume. Being ravished by it, though, is a little bit exhausting and I'm grateful for the dry down. It has wonderful tenacity, enough to slay the Habit Rouge dragon when my husband wears that particular powerhouse, so it's definitely a good toy to have in your munitions cabinet. The bottle and silly cap are not to my liking though.
If you like Annick Goutal's Passion you will probably like this, just imagine Dune in EDP form, less mineral, more floral with herbs and lavender at the beginning. That's a good thing, right?