This is a very fresh and uplifting floral with a most appropriate name (When Summer Comes). Clove, citrus and mint are at the center, providing an immediate rush of warm and spicy notes. The jasmine, rose and honey give it a solid and voluptuous heart, while the heliotrope, vanilla and civet provide a warm and comforting animalic base line.
I am reminded of my favorite Guerlain, Sous Le Vent, which did not arrive until the early 1930s. This spicy scent was created for Josephine Baker, but it seems it had its inspiration with Quand back in 1910.
Interesting to note that this had a further re-appearance in our own century as Terracotta Voile d'Ete.
Quand is a very appealing fragrance and a perfect choice for almost any time of the year, as I find for most carnation/clove centered parfums. Bright and sparking, while at the same time solid and alluring. Highly recommended and fortunately still available online from private sellers.
I was on the verge of purchasing this lovely carnation-centric fragrance until I did a little bit of research. Turns out that Quand Vient l'Ete is another name for the very available Terracotta Voile d'Ete - also known as No.25 (from the "Guerlain Fragrance Collection"). Terracotta is still widely available at many retailers for under $30, and while there may be some minute difference (and there may not be) between QVLE and Terracotta, it's not significant enough to make it worth nearly 6x time the price per/ml.Still a wonderful fragrance - just don't waste your money on this particular bottling.