WOW! I LOVE perfume, and I own a LOT of it. It takes a lot to get me really excited about a perfume, because these days a lot of the new releases are pretty similar in profile and notes. Chamade (launched in 1969) is the real deal....a perfume that isn't sugar and laundry detergent. Chamade was made when heady, serious perfumes were preferred....when florals were balanced with spice, earthy oakmoss, and depth. I LOVE Chamade and can't believe I hadn't discovered it until recently! I don't know that I will be able to wear this in the spring and summer months, but right now in the middle of winter, it is GLORIOUS. The top notes are a bit loud for my personal tastes, but the drydown is perfection in about 20 minutes or so. Highly recommended! Affordable too, especially on online fragrance sites!