It's a nice warm, spicy fragrance. Cinnamon and tobacco are the main notes that hit me. It goes on smelling like Christmas and dries down to smell like a cigar humidor. I enjoy wearing it, especially in the colder months. In my view it is a bit too spicy for an office friendly fragrance, but it is good for weekends and social occasions. It projects moderately well and lasts for most of the day on me.
Revisiting my review from a year ago. The common descriptor for this fragrance is 'cherry tobacco' or 'boozy tobacco'. My impression leans towards the cherry note but ironically cherry is not a listed note and tobacco is listed in the base. Either way the top is extremely gorgeous and one of the best openings in perfumery. The tobacco dry down is also stunning and many consider perfect for it's category and price. Longevity on me was not stellar, so I have a travel spray for portability so I could re-apply if I was out shopping or spending holiday time with extended family. This is a quintessential autumn/holiday fragrance. I can't imagine wearing anything else(besides clothes of course) on Thanksgiving, and Christmas too. CK One Shock for Him is also in this category by the way, but London tends to earn the glory. London is so beautiful and perfect for the holiday months it takes up a greater percentage of my wears just due to it's frequency of use in the months of Nov-Feb. Not overtly expensive so with the amount of reviews and if the notes appeal to you this would be FB and blind buy worthy. Thumbs up
Beautiful beautiful boozy slightly spicy cinnamon on tobacco and some leather or resins. Very soft, sweet-ish, but in a nice and comforting way. Not very masculine to my nose, seems very suitable for a woman. I like how spices mingle with sweetness and booze, this feels and smells like Friday or winter holidays to me - Christmas in a bottle indeed. Would wear again and again and again. Unfortunately, longevity is very short on me - after 2 hours it's only a faint skin scent, after 2,5 hours it's almost completely gone.
I often hear "Christmas in a bottle" I feel like it is "Autumn in a bottle" It misses the pine of Christmas. It smells great. Mulled spicy tobbaco leather. Smell is great. As a functional fragrance it misses the mark. The main problem being longevity. It is one of the quicker fading quality designers. Also, the plaid sleeve on this bottle is ugly and unwieldy. It is one fragrance that I hope gets reformulated someday to address the issues. Almost smells good enough to own though. Neutral.