A different beast compared to the famous Ten. Initially I get a blast of freshness, embodies in lemon, bergamot, petitgrain and transient whiffs of bitter orange. This mix is given some depth but a galbanum, with has a restrained aroma of fresh greens attached to it. Lovely, but this phase is very short only on me.
This green impression leads into a the development of a gentle, soft, and sweet stage whose flowery core includes jasmine, violet and fruity-aldehydic notes that a very well blended. A rose is also present, medium-dark and not in the foreground, but more integrated into the whole; with traces of carnation developing a bit further down the track. A bit of a darker and slight spicy side is also there, ostended in the appearance of an orris note.
The end turns into a wood-focused phase, initially more sandal wood and after that cedar is dominant, accentuates by an overall soft but slightly crisp oakmoss. The whole base is grounded in a ambery tonka note that adds a beautifully balanced sweetness to it, with the amber adding a darker tone to it.
I get a good longevity of over four hours, which is acceptable given the high quality and the naturalness of most of the components; the sillage in moderate and projection very good. The sweetness is never cloying, and towards the end developing a distinct sweetening powdery impression, which traditionally could be seen as a boudoir-type style. Nonetheless this fits in here very well.
A gentle and convincing composition for cooler spring evenings, that can be worn during the day too, combinig the floral with woods and green ingredients. 3.75/5