In the bottle:
I smell birch and rose most strongly. It's very floral to my nose.
The mix of birch and floral melds almost to a wintergreen-like scent. I think I've had chewing gum that tastes like this smells... The rose is very close to the surface, which threatens to ruin it for me. Rose oil and I don't get along so well.
This has sweetened up on me a bit. The rose and birch are still there, battling for supremacy.
I do get an impression of a sunny autumn day in rural New England. The birch is less prominent, but I think the other notes have tamed the roses somewhat.
Overall, it is floral/herbal. The rose is still doing a number on my sinuses, despite the influence of the other notes. My husband isn't here at the moment, but I wouldn't be surprised if this blend would get him sneezing. :P It is a very unique scent, and certainly not a bad one overall. It's just not up my alley.
ETA: After a couple hours, the rose quieted down some more, the birch faded completely, and the berry piped up. The result at that point was really quite charming. I still hold with the image of a sunny autumn day, a rich harvest just in, a hint of chill in the breeze. If only this scent emerged earlier! It's not so comfy sitting through a few hours of sinus tinglies, even for such a gorgeous, unique scent.
This post has been edited by Shollin: 24 August 2006 - 03:36 AM