What an interesting opening this perfume has, with the citrus mixing with rosemary and juniper. The result is a mix of fresh citrus and herbs, which even feels a little sweet and almost unisex. In one word: Mediterranean, and much more (IMO) than Acqua di Gio, or in other more words, a wonderful smell. The florals however are already there, especially a soapy jasmine, which will enhance the style of the beginning rather than getting rid of it.
After about one hour, the floral notes come out more with also a delicate rose. The Mediterranean attitude is almost gone now, but the change has been so perfectly crafted that it’s hard to notice and impossible to regret. Just a fantastic job of the creator Oliver Cresp (Angel by Thierry Mugler, Black XS Paco Rabanne, Nina by Nina Ricci, I Love Love by Moschino), launched in 2001.
On my blotter D&G Light Blue perfume for women ended with the florals and the still present citrus side getting some strawberry chewing-gum note. But nothing teenage here, the aroma blends perfectly with the rest. And if you wait until the very end (which is, if you don’t shower for over 24 hours, but why would you with this perfume on?), the sweetness will disappear in the general dry-down and some – very faint – herbs will come out again.