Overpowering vanilla, but interesting -
I usually stay away from anything with vanilla. While I very much enjoy the flavor of it, I can't tolerate it in my perfumes. It just seems to completely take over to the point where I can't smell anything else. I knew this had a vanilla note, but many reviews mentioned 'green', 'bitter' 'salty' - and if any of them said overly sweet vanilla bomb, I missed it. So, I ordered it, it was delivered, and I sprayed. What hit me then was the biggest, sweetest vanilla bomb I'd ever encountered, and that was almost the end of the story of me and this fragrance. Almost, but not quite. I began to notice something hiding behind all that sweetness. A little bit of dry hay, and something vaguely herbal wove through that vanilla just enough to keep me wearing the perfume instead of scrubbing it off. It never developed enough for me to recognize exactly what it was - I never got the absinthe note, nor did I get anything that I would call green, but I will wear this again because of it. It's never going to be a favorite, but it's just interesting enough to try again. Crushed remains my favorite from the Tokyo Milk Dark collection. I have 3 bottles of the perfume and 2 tubes of the hand cream just in case it should be discontinued!