The Bergdorf Goodman exclusive Armani Prive New York struck me as unassuming and not too outstanding at first, especially for a BG exclusive priced above-the-norm for Prive at at $360 for 100ml.
The scent, is overall, modest---a blend of white pepper, white musk, white tea, iris, vanilla, some florals, and incense. It's quite white, as the note list allows me to imagine, and it's an even-keeled, balanced impression of the various elements. It's sharp but not too sharp, and smooth but not so smooth as to be boring or too sweet. It evolves from the sharper to the sweeter, eventually remaining on my skin as (predictably) the vanilla and white musk, primarily.
Classy stuff, four-season and gender versatile, surely leaning slightly feminine but not enough to move the needle for me, at least.
Performance is well above average on projection and quite great on longevity, impressive given that it's not a particularly heavy scent, but it is a rich scent, nonetheless.
The price is a lot to swallow but this could be a unisex signature scent. Certainly something to think about. At least for the time being, it does not appear to be slated to be discontinued.
I blind bought this for some crazy reason, and let me say I am so glad I did.
This is such a beautiful fragrance. Feathery light, yet warm and sweet, It just is so beautiful.
Opens with pepper, iris and neroli and dries down with wisps of incense, tea and cashmeran. The aldehydes give this a faint sparkle, and the iris gives it some beautiful powdery notes that all come together with the musk, incense and vanilla.
Nice longevity and sillage as well.
Not for everyone but well worth checking out if you have the opportunity!