The opening is very exciting, a blast of freshly squeezed grapefruit along with the greenness of its rind. Then comes the most beautiful mango I have ever smelt, it is green, raw, unripe mango that is sour and bitter but not sharply acidic. I think it is this mango that gives an edginess to the perfume. Then comes the some spice, soft floral notes and the lotus stands out, so effervescent and light. The lotus is slightly floral, slightly aquatic, like the freshly cut stem of lotus than the actual flower itself. The drydown is woodsy and slightly incense-y. By the whole description, it may seem cold and lifeless, but it has a slight touch of warmth to it, given the spices and the woods in the dry down and the very vivid life-like citrus opening.
When was trying to find the notes for the perfume, I was a bit shocked, it does have the grapefruit, green mango, lotus and woods but to my surprise, there is a tomato, carrot note in the top notes! I cannot even imagine for those to be there. Only goes to show how lay my nose/brain is!
It is marketed as unisex and I can definitely picture how well it would smell on a man. I will happily be wearing the 2 ml sample that I have through this spring and it does last quite some hours, can't say the same as the days get hotter though. As it is a Hermes, I expected it to be quite pricey but Strawberrynet has a 50 ml for around $75 which could make a great gift to myself!