On my skin, the projection of this stuff is positively nuclear, I cant decide if I like it or hate it, its too loud to hear anything clearly.
But.... on my husband its not loud or screeching, something is blending into a note thats reminiscent of lily of the valley cold process soap. A neutral rating seems fair, I suspect this fragrance performs very differently on different skin types so Im keeping an open mind on this cheapie.
I should love this. There are so many notes I love, especially since I've now acquired a taste for heavy white florals; and this has one of the heaviest in it - tuberose! It also has so many other flowers and notes I adore. Surely a house that made another scent I love, Cabochard, couldn't possibly have made something so utterly awful? Sadly, to me it is.
While not the vulgar monstrosity Luca Turin makes it out to be in his review book of perfumes, and I won't go so far as to describe it as "vile" like he does, (and honestly, there are some scents where I can use that word), it is nonetheless off-putting and borderline offensive to me. The dry down smells like a bar of soap my nephew brought back from the military used to disinfect and delouse refugees fleeing war before entering the safety of the UN camps. Ugh!
I really envy those who smell this differently than I do. I'm sure it smells wonderful on them too. It just doesn't on me and to me, though I really, really, tried.
Syrupy floral with a ginger note and a rather brutal piquant overtone.
Cabotine wasn't much good, even in its original form, so how it can have survived to this day when other perfectly decent things have gone is a mystery, one that can only be explained by the "pile 'em high and sell 'em cheap" philosophy of art.