I always feel badly when I have to say anything negative in a review but I think it's important if it's not just one line with no information.
First I will start by saying I blind bought this perfume. I felt jinxed because everywhere I would go noone had a tester for the female version. So I unwrapped and sprayed and immediately was hit with a smell I have smelt before and thought that it is very retro but not in a bad way.
For me it was the quintessential chypre, but unfortunately the reformulation of this Regal beauty has diminished it to a sad shell of it's original self.
But Safari taught me how to love and appreciate what’s beautiful and unique in the (perfume) world. This is a bit spicy and sharp but definitely a floral/floriental but not in the spice category like an Opium. One was sweet and warm and ambery, reminding me a lot of Boucheron.
I just have to apply it sparingly to the back of my neck and down my spine & no more than 2 good sprays, as the reformulation has lost it's smooth rounded quality and keeps its sharper green notes well into the life of the wear.
I'm training myself to enjoy Safari once again and it seems as though this classic style chypre & I have come to an understanding and are willing to enjoy each other once again. - I tested 'Safari' for the first time, when it came on the market in the early 90's.
This is the only note that my nose can truly pull from it, everything else is a supporting hammock for the galbanum. When I was in my early teens I received my mom and my aunt’s perfume hand-me-downs.
My opinions of those scents were of no consequence; love it or hate it, I wore it.