I wasn't sure when I first tried this, as it seemed quite peppery to start off, and I was really looking for a very rosey type smell. But after a few hours it turns into a lovely deep velvety rose smell, with the added bonus of 'real' essential oils as opposed to artificially derived smells. longevity is about the same as an eau de toilette as opposed to a perfume, but I assume this is because of the all-natural ingredients. So glad you have brought a fragrence range out Neals Yard! More please, how about a Neroli perfume?