I feel ready to go into the oven with this one, as it is such a cakey vanilla; even the slight booziness makes me think of the batter bowl. Sugary but also rich, with dark tonka-like depth. The inclusion of lily of the valley is strange here discernible and a bit ill-fitting smelled up close, but non-existent in the normal experience of the perfume. Maybe a lighter, fresher feel was being attempted, but it is actually not required. On the whole, a pleasing, if somewhat single-minded, cold-weather wear, even if the later stages succumb to an unfortunate ethylmaltol tendency.
After an opening that blends bergamot with a white floral note, the main player arises: a lovely vanilla with a slightly boozy undertone, and that is at the heart of this creation. Not bad, but very linear, and a frail attempt at injecting a whiff of white musk in the base does not make the development more exciting.
As far as performance goes, I got moderate sillage, good projection and nine hours of longevity on my skin - hence performing well.
So on the whole quite nice; a decent performer but a tad too linear without other features compensating for it. For the diehard vanilla fan worth a try. 2.75/5