A dark-spicy womanly scent that roars! A fabulously well-blended soapy-floral-spice scent that smells like it's wearing jewel toned silk. This is Balenciaga Talisman updated to the 21st century and well-suited to a cold winter's night with someone special. (Don't try it in summer -- it would kill you.) After 3 hours, a sparing application wears closely but retains its beauty. I got this as a blind buy from a discounter at a ridiculously low price for this sort of quality (maybe $30 US for 100 ml?). Sometimes these lesser-known brands put out something that is every bit the equal of the fanciest brands, but no one knows because they lack an advertising budget. This is one of those times.