Hameau de la Reine was a surprise for me. Though it was noted as having a green, fresh scent, I was unprepared for the pure grass and sunshine that spilled out of the bottle when I opened it.
The start of this scent IS sharp - but as with all scents, you must wait for the true scent to emerge. The payoff with this scent was worth the wait.
The sharp and bright green from the top morphs into a delicious summer garden scent, full of fresh greenery, spring skies and ivy - all delicately threaded with a ribbon of rose and orange.
It is a delightful scent that is worth waiting for the middle and base notes to emerge! I open this bottle, close my eyes, and I can almost smell the hazy summer days of my youth. Thank you. It's beautiful. - Tmoerlein (2014-01-08 23:21:52)