ELO has again crafted a fragrance that immediately captures a warm and happy place in time for me. This scent is so much like a hot Christmas wassail that my mother learned to make in the UK. It's like a super juicy mulled cider. But for Noel they have endeavored to knock off the sharp edges and make it even brighter and more refined. I suppose it IS a gourmand scent, but don't let that stop you. It is such a beautiful and rather exhilarating take on a scent for the holidays that somehow manages to simultaneously evoke summertime.