Just got a bottle of this and I am in love. I have been looking for a rose perfume that was spicy and smoky and perfect for fall and winter. This is it! The price tag is hefty, but it lasts forever on my skin. Even when I stop smelling it, other people compliment me on it so I know it's still making its moves even if my nose has started to ignore it. :-) This is a unisex scent, IMO, for fall and winter.
I am a Dune fan and am a little sad about the lack of cinnamon in this perfume as it relates strongly to the novel. The spice, after all, did smell like cinnamon. I just don't notice the cinnamon on me. However, I could definitely see this as being the scent of the Bene Gesserit & Reverend Mothers.
"Thus spoke St. Alia-of-the-Knife: "The Reverend Mother must combine the seductive wiles of a courtesan with the untouchable majesty of a virgin goddess, holding these attributes in tension so long as the powers of her youth endure. For when youth and beauty have gone, she will find that the place-between, once occupied by tension, has become a wellspring of cunning and resourcefulness."
—from Muad'Dib, Family Commentaries by the Princess Irulan"
- quoted from Frank Herbert's 'Dune'
It’s a lovely as described and it lasts all day, well worth the price. One of my favorites!