The top notes are really aromatic and spicy, but once it dried on the skin it was very peppery and even with hints of smoky tobacco (sometimes leather translates that way on me, go figure) and a dash of lavender. I noticed the same on my clothes as well (just a little less noticeable, but still present). One would think this was a men’s fragrance but there’s something very dark and sensual about V for women. This is definitely a night-time fragrance but it’s great to be worn year-round. As much as I like this fragrance I was disappointed in the wear. It didn’t last long. I actually used the entire sample in a day, which may be common for some but I get at least 2-3 days of wear from fragrance samples. At no point during the day did anyone in the office say “hey you’re doing the most”. For a brand to boast about having “the world’s most expensive fragrance” I need to see the proof in the pudding.
I’m not going to attempt to tell you what you should expect from wearing it because it’s such a complicated fragrance its sure to perform differently on everyone more so than other fragrances. Surprisingly the floral notes didn’t make their presence known on me.
Top Notes: Peach, Neroli, Bergamot
Heart Notes: Jasmine, Carnation, Ylang, Rose, Gardenia, Orange Blossom, Pink Pepper, Black Pepper, Chamomile, Lavender, Liatris, Heliotrope, Coriander Seed, Cistus
Base Notes: Honey, Sandalwood, Ambrette Seed, Benzoin, Amber Cistus, Oakmoss, Patchouli, Leather, Frankincense, Labdanum, Musk
Available: Exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus this Fall
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