I ordered this perfume and received it from bal.com. They also sent a little sample bottle. So before I opened the real bottle, I used the sample. It is very floral and spicy and kind of lemony/peppery. It did not really smell wonderful ON ME, but I was/am still intrigued by it. I sent back the real bottle (unopened of course) and I am still using the little sample. It's kind of a love /hate thing, and I may actually order this perfume again. I really just cannot decide about this. It is a very modern lemony/peppery version of Jungle Gardenia if any of you are old enough to remember that one? It definitely is an arresting and extremely interesting fragrance, just don't know if it's "me." I use and love Shalimar and Santa Maria Novella Pomegranate (Meligrano), often mixing the two.