Unfortunately, that doesn't mean all of these heady exotic beauties love me back. I have been often rejected and left alone (not too mention causing others some headaches).
Maybe it is just too difficult to capture something that beautiful and fragrant as it is.
To me, many of white floral fragrances are like ladies whose hair blown out too big and maybe with too much foundation or something.
I mean, I tried a lot and to me, Child is as real as it gets when it comes to white floral.
There is a certain "innocent" quality as its name might suggest, but it still manages to smell seductive and alluring.
(After all, this is a (big) white floral. ;p)
When I first tried a sample vial, I thought it smelled beautiful but maybe a little too simple because it almost smelled like straight up Pikaki.
Then I tried some pure pikaki oil and other copycats but I never was able to find a good dupe.
The biggest difference would be the quiet but clear transition from top to base notes where others just leave sour after taste on my skin.
Child is never sharp and gets rounder and creamier on my skin throughout the day.
It has great sillage and lasts on me literally all day and some.
There is a special edition of EDP version of this, but I would still prefer oil base for my Child.
(Seriously, I think it is even better to stick with oil form. It stays prettier and it is less likely to hurt other people's heads.)
Top : Vanilla, Lilac, Faint Magnolia
Middle : Jasmine, Tuberose, Violet
Base : Creme Musk, Rose, Mimosa
I found Child after many disappointments (aka Kai, Michael, Chanel No. 22, Fracas, etc), so I think it was well worth paying sixty bucks for 1/3 oz roll-on bottle.
I would say you should try a sample first to really find out if Child is for you.
(If you prefer green and edgy white floral, I would recommend Kai which is in the same vein. Too bad Kai turned too green and sour on me. It still is a beautiful gardenia scent.)
Child perfume is hand-poured by the creator, Susan D Owens and can be purchased from her website and other authorized retailers.
Child is well known as a niche perfume that many celebrities wear and supposedly) "drives men wild", but I couldn't care any less about that.
I am just glad to have found a white floral that smells beautiful on me and yet lets me feel I am myself. ;)