I got my wish!!!
When I started to purchase samples very recently it was with one idea in mind. I needed to find a replacement signature scent. After years wearing Borsari's Violetta Di Parma, I had to face up to the fact my skin just eats it up without trace after five minutes....
A few Violet based samples later, I was becoming desolate. So to relieve the boredom, read some reviews on Basenotes, and ordered a few random samples, simply because the reviews were interesting.
I opened Narcisse Noir, sniffed it in the bottle and thought, oh noooooooo, it bore a striking resemblance to a cheap cologne my aunties buy in Cairo, a lemon scented industrial strength purpose built cologne produced to splash all over to cool you off and refresh until you can get home and take a shower, you buy it in litre bottles....
Anyhow, nothing gained nothing lost, I dabbed it on my wrists and a dab on my neck, it was 40C that day anyhow, lemon doesn't hurt!!!
Something miraculous happened, a warm orange blossom scent was all around me, I have orange trees, and each spring I always wish someone could bottle that scent so it actually does smell of orange blossom.... and here I was, transported to a mystical orange grove.
I'm new to understanding and naming the notes in perfume, but as the minutes and hours passed, my innocent orange blossom became warm, sexy and very grown up, and oh joy, I could still smell it after 8 hours. I ordered a full bottle the same day, Im addicted to Narcisse Noir.