Smells like a steampunk Queen of Hearts writing in a leather bound journal by moonlight in the middle of her rose garden in June.
You need to love florals and specifically rose to love this one as the rose note is present from first spray to dry down. I like that this presentation of rose is neither very lemony or powdery. There is a faint powdery-ness to it, but is more of a woody soapy presentation of rose, which is my personal preferred version.
This scent is very dynamic and morphs from first spray to dry down. I notice the citrus notes in the bottle but upon first spray I get a heavy waft of leathery, spicy, earthy saffron and of course rose. As it morphs the heart is all fresh, bittersweet, woody, soapy rose, and finally by the end of the day you have a beautiful creamy vanilla scent from the sandalwood (sandalwood often leans creamy vanilla on my skin type).
This scent makes me feel sensual, romantic, feminine, and slightly rebellious (think rockabilly pin-up girl on a date).
Like this one a lot! It is at least travel-size worthy to me (if FS sold one), if not, full bottle worthy.