Neil Morris forTakashimaya Perfume
I was positively bowled over with how amazing Neil Morris' latest creation is. This scent started out SO bright and fresh and clean, with the Mandarin and Bergamot the most prominent notes on me. It then enveloped me to the point that it made me feel completely uplifted and happy! Next the sweeter, softer more velvety notes like Jasmin Tea, Plum Blossom and Cherry Blossom came up on my skin, which didn't diminish the first set of notes (this is a very common thread in all of his fragrances - they shift and change but one layer of notes does not necessarily "push to the side" new ones). The final composition of the scent really brought out the woody Orris and Oud notes on my skin which were warm, sweet and very sophisticated. This is a scent for a women who is sure of herself, loves something different and can appreciate the Story that Neil is telling with this creation. Because this a streamlined "lighter" scent, on drier skin like mine, I did need an extra spritz or two throughout the day to continue the staying power, but on more oily skins this will certainly last longer. Neil decided to keep his traditional, classic bottle for this fragrance, and it goes a long way to this working for men/women, as all of his fragrances are designed for. .