Loud Lychee Leprauchaun
The description inside my sample cardholder which came directly from Fragrances of Ireland says
"Lit with last warmth of summer's sun
woods red with leaves and branched with berries
All wrapped up, crunching underfoot
Walking with you, pure love in the clear air"
Caru starts out quite strong and "perfumey" smelling to my nose, it takes a few minutes to get passed the alcohol/fixative in this fragrance. Lychee is on the top and I will admit upfront, while I love the taste of real lychee fruit, the synthetic lychee note in fragrances has not worked out for me, notably, "Fresh Lychee Sugar" and Mistral's "Lychee Rose" ended up being used to deodorize my trash bins outside. Caru adds a good amount of juicy red berries in and helps to sedate the lychee, but there is a pungency about this fragrance that I do not enjoy. Underneath the fruity top, I find a very solid well-structured Lily-of the-valley and rose combination that is feminine in that classic 80s loud and flashy style. After the initial drydown, I'm detecting a hairspray type accord along with a bit of rather linear amber and vetiver, just a pinch of patchouli. I feel more like a little mythical old fae from the shire, picking berries and hiding pots of gold than I do alluring, with this one on. I am sure this is somebody's all time favorite fragrance, but it is neither novel or appealing to my nose. It the sillage is commendable at about 1-2 ft. and it would probably be ok from a distance, but I can tell already that my DH is annoyed with it, the whole mood of the room dropped when I walked in with this one on...I'll pass.