I took a leap of faith buying this fragrance without smelling a sample first. I looked at the top, middle, and lower notes and compared with the many other fragrances I own. If you own several fragrances, it becomes easier over time to figure out what notes work best together, and which ones don't, so this is how I figured I would love this perfume. I've smelled the "tiare tahiti" in a different fragrance and loved it. Combine it with amber, a little bit of musk, the mandarin and a few of the other notes, and I was sure I'd love it. I was not wrong.
A little goes a long way with this one. It's not strong and over-powering, so no need to use too much, and just a little spritz in the right areas will leave a very noticeable and charming scent. While there is something "fresh" about this scent, I would not describe it as such.
I would describe it as a *very* appropriate combination/fusion of warm, floral, citrus notes that are not sharp at all. Floral perfumes can be overpowering, while citrus notes can be sharp, but this is not the case with this fragrance.
I am *extremely picky* about the fragrances I buy, and as such, I have ended up giving away many of the ones I purchase. There are very few perfumes that I would buy twice (and I wish I had bought two of these), but I'll definitely be purchasing this again.