Tom Ford

The happy and summery opening blast is as simple as it is effective - lemon, lime, petite rain and bergamot - very traditional, very nicely done.

The drydown keeps up the uplifting warm-climate feel, with neroli, orange blossom and hints of oleander - Amalfi is greeting. The neroli is smooth, and this stage is distinctly softer and also somewhat sweeter than the top notes.

The base is disappointing in compared with the earlier parts, and pairing the nondescript woodsy impression with the rather predictable white musks results in the complete letdown. This is particular notable as this house has created some of the best white musk fragrances in the past.

I get moderate sillage, good projection and six hours of longevity on my skin.

In spite of the substandard base notes, this is overall a traditional delightful summer creation for most of its earlier development. It reaches - just - a positive score. 3/5