Great scent, deplorable name
After buying this, I opened it up on the spot and sprayed it twice on myself. And holy cow! It smelled like my dad’s tomato plants! Green, green, green! I was alarmed.
About 5-10 minutes later, I kept smelling this wonderful citrusy-powdery scent. I thought it was coming from someone shopping nearby, but nope. It was me! That biting green note had completely disappeared and had become so beautiful. There’s really no way to say it other than that I love it, despite its hideous and unfortunate name, which reminds me of communism.
The green note is very sharp initially, and for that reason I was afraid to wear it to church the day after I bought it. Today I sprayed myself 4 times (back of neck/hair, front of neck, and once on each arm) to see what would happen. The green note goes away within five minutes. As it recedes, that bergamot comes forward in all of its citrusy glory, but it is tempered a bit by a sweet hit of something…maybe the currant bud? No idea because I don’t know what currant bud smells like. Slowly, the florals arrive, but they’re subtly sweet and gentle. The vanilla and tonka bean really hit hard, but not in a bad way. I would say the tonka is a bit stronger than the vanilla, but together they form a powdery and somewhat sweet powerhouse of olfactory delightfulness. I cannot pick out the sandalwood or the cedar notes on me at all.
This perfume reminds me of Ellen Tracy Bronze, which is also “citrusy-creamy-powdery.” There’s a strong Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo vibe here, too.
Not bad for a $12 clearance blind buy at Kohl's.