this is one of those fragrances that other people notice. i don't think i've ever received as many compliments on a perfume in my life! it smells sweet but it's still sophisticated and it's just so gosh-darn pleasant. it really lifts my mood whenever i wear it. if you're a fan of sweet fragrances but perhaps want a step up in sophistication from the straight sugary fragrances usually aimed at teens, this is the one for you.