Starts off with a faint citrus and orange blossom which they refer to as a linden lime blossom, but to my nose it's totally orange blossom.This is a soft citrus, though, very much like a yellow or gold halo evocative of blonde hair.It's also the biggest bottle of perfume ( the 125 ml or 3,4 oz one ) that I've managed to finish in such a brief time, in only 6 months and I loved every bit of it.

I'm really going to miss this one as it turned out to be one of those perfumes that enter your heart and it's hard to let go due to the relation and memories it has created.

I bought the legendary 5th Avenue in late december and used it constantly almost every day ever since and it surely gave me some fantastic time.

So, a total opposite of what kind of images this scent is supposed to evoke: luxury, style, wealth and elegance. It reminds me of the smell of a new glossy magazine when you just open it.

During those days I intuitively bought this perfume (because of its name) just as an attempt to lift myself up psychologically. So maybe, that is the reason for my intense dislike of the lily-of-the-valley note particularly since it's very prominent in this scent. I don't think it lasts very long or is very strong and for a blind buy it was ok but I wouldn't buy it again. I'm perplexed by this because all I smell is synthetic watery notes.

There's iris and lilac, carnation and roses, jasmine, tuberose, ylang ylang, lily of the valley and even my favorite flower the magnolia blossom.

A magnolia plays it's note early on, blending beautifully with the soapy white floral arrangement.Even though, soon after the initial spritz lily-of-the-valley is quickly subdued by a multitude of other floral notes. The base is nice and grounded, and makes up for all the florist shop loudness, otherwise. I only have this perfume because it was sent in error and it cost so little I couldn't be bothered with the hassle of sending it back. Its not really something I want to smell like all the time.It's pleasant enough but not my kind of perfume - sharp, clean white florals, decent sillage and lasts a reasonable amount of time. I don't dislike it, but with the competition from other perfumes I do love, I won't wear it. While getting ready for my day I saw this sad box hiding in my hair brush and hair serum/gel drawer. There is mimicry of magnolia there - if I try hard I can picture a magnolia blossom floating in a bowl of ice water.Great for wearing to the office or to your place of employment, a principal of a school (me!) a lawyer or female doctor, college professor, or President of a big company CEO businesswoman in a blazer and suit kind of feel to it.The heart notes are Bulgarian pink violet, ylang-ylang, jasmine, Indian tuberose, peach, carnation and nutmeg.