Design by Paul Sebastian, 1.7 oz Fine Parfum spray for women
The glistening white of the tuberose blossoms and gardenia sparkle with a mysterious sweetness, with hypnotic opulence ; the atmosphere becomes instantly dreamy upon taking in their scent. But the gorgeous can be made dodgy if you smell too much of either. Paul Sebastian comes up short of the lingering dark clouds overcoming you with his Design, adding a swag of mitigating notes with a soapy-clean vibe (jasmine, rose and orange blossom) and some spice (a clove-y hint of carnation) for good balance. The clever base, though, full of raw civet, recalls classic perfumes of yesterday.