Makes me want to sing.
I sprayed the FOMO at the Creed store and found it a very pretty and dainty lace parasol of a (reformulated) flanker of Guerlain Apres L’Ondee. This is the discontinued vintage supposedly worn by Marlene Dietrich, though smelling this and thinking of her image, I fail to make that connection, but anyhow.... The first poster described Angelique Encens spot on, and I do get the soft incense woven within the amber and vanilla cushion. I definitely see its resemblance to Guerlain L’Heure Bleue, and while this isn’t nearly as emotionally charged as that, and doesn’t have that old, unforgettable Guerlain black magic, I still find this Creed worthy enough to sing its praises. That said, I’d be curious to know how an old version of Grossmith Shem-el-nessim compares. If I had to do a ranking, I would not take AE over the play doh-ey Caron Farnesiana, or my fascination as of late, Lanvin Pretexte, which I must acquire a travel spray of.