I absolutely loved the original Stella as one of the dreamiest rose scents I have tried, and as i love the scent of lily, I was ready to embrace this.
This review is after I sprayed perfume onto a cardboard strip.
I liked it when first sprayed. Sweet, high, sharp. It is said to be a chypre. I am not a fan of that genre.
3 hours later and I remember to smell it, it smells very powdery and, lightly, and surprisingly but unmistakeably, of urine, or chlorine, and strongly of baby talcum powder. A baby's nappy bag after half an hour. Oh dear. I have seen it described as metallic, salty water and alcoholic and that must be in this phase. My mother refuses to bring in her flag iris - although beautiful, she says the flowers smell like cat's pee after a day.
Later, the talc completely takes over and smells like a bright, high pitched baby powder, sweet, like lilac or jacarandah (Brazilian rosewood). Fades out on the high powdery lilac-sweet end of the spectrum.
I've never smelt truffle so can't comment. The scent is still strong on the card 15 hours later. It's a cool scent.
This must be lily of the valley which I don't love, and not lily which I adore.
The bottle is fascinatingly and fabulously faceted in an art deco style. Over the top but minimalist.