This is my first Frassai. The smell on this thing is unreal. Sultry, salty, with a perfect dose of sweet, drenching-yourself-in-it caramel. I received a tester from someone who has become a dear friend, and right away I was speechless. I had to put this down and get away from it. It evoked emotion that I have been trying to run from for years and years. I have buried it to become a man. To become what society said I was supposed to be. Early on, I went the opposite of all this nonsense conformity thinking. I am used to people thinking I am weird, only to find the things I do end up being accepted and followed eventually. From my knee-high socks to my flannels, I have deep, thought-out reasons why everything makes it into my life. It’s certainly not because I saw someone else do it. That doesn’t work; I am not happy with that. So in my personal search for happiness, I have still buried some real raw emotions. This fragrance brings back innocence. It evokes first love for me. Something I have locked down and cemented in what I thought was forever. But putting this to nose, instantly a beautiful vine poked up through the cement and all the cages. It was being fed and things got healed. I wore this fragrance on my birthday, and if you know how many options I have, that makes it really special. I can’t see anything replacing it. I was brought back to that fateful summer where I did the stupidest of things, and no one could tell me differently. I never wanted to act like that again, never, yet we have a perfume showing me how full it makes the soul.