Summary: This is my very first scent review here not because this is the best one I have ever smelled but because it is so overrated. I wanted to get this for my boyfriend and maybe for myself. The worst thing about this scent ( or any other) that it feels really synthetic. The notes tangle and not in a good complex sophisticated way. Powder,chocolate and flowers do not combine to create a unique scent, I just feel each one creating a cloud of different cheap diffusive scent .
Summary: I love this scent and wanted to try it out before I bought the large bottle. This is an extremely small bottle for $25. I went to Sephora to but the 100 mL bottle and was told by the sales associate that they give samples away for FREE! Now the 100 mL price on Amazon is about $35 less than the department store price but I do not recommend buying this sample. Just not worth the cost.
Summary: I wanted to give this a try because I really like unique sensual fragrances (usually woody florientals). Well this is indeed unique and in some ways sensual. It really does need to be sampled on the skin and not a paper strip. It changes ALOT. Starts out kinda strong, for me it was an instant turn off . . .then it settled into this really warm sensual sweetness. Then just as I was about to put this on my short list of "gotta gets". . .
Summary: Purchased this product from Cosmetics Outlet Mall for about 1/2 of the current price. Should have been a clue that there was a problem. Perfume was highly diluted. Had to spray multiple times for scent to be detectable. Bottle was defective. Top did not fit on bottle. I had high hopes when I received the package because it appeared to be factory sealed and was mailed in a timely manner but it was just not right.
Summary: HORRIBLE on me. So excited to try it and thought it smelt interesting in the store..got the smallest bottle as it's quite expensive...so glad I did! This smells almost petrol-y on me! So so strong, masculine - could definitely work on a man. I want to like it so bad seeing as everyone else does but it also smells so old! At 20 I'd like to think I'm old enough to wear adult smells having moved on from anna sui etc but I feel ridiculous wearing this..
Summary: I loved this when it was first sprayed. It was complex, deep dark and unabashedly sexy. Then, as it developed, I picked up an unmistakeable marine accord. I loathe that synthetic marine accord. It was tremendously disappointing. I thought I had a bombshell oriental on my hands. Instead, I had Coolwater.
Summary: Smells great, broke me out in a rash. I'm allergic to about half of perfumes, and this one falls in the "can not wear" category for me. So if you're sensitive, watch out. The more expensive Tom Ford line does not break me out in a rash, so I'm convinced that the quality of this one is less superior.
Summary: Black orchid is a dark, heavy scent. I would call it a woody oriental fragrance. The intitial notes are intense so don't spray too much. On me it starts off with a very strong gardenia mixed with an overripe melons. The dry down is a powdery vanilla sandalwood that lingered all day on me.
Summary: Smells great - spicy yet floral...dark and sexy. BUT, it broke me out in a rash. I'm allergic to about half of perfumes out there, and this one falls into the "can not wear" category for me. So, if you're sensitive to perfumes this will probably make you react badly to it. It's a shame, because it aint cheap!