I have never tried the original one by Carolina Herrera but as far as the note breakdown goes, they have a carbon copy of the list so I am assuming they are similar. With this Exclusif Safron, it is a very pleasant scent journey throughout the wearing. Starts off with a juicy fresh and fruity black currant beginning, and some soft and fresh floral notes but only a nuance starts to comes through, then a beautiful soft and refined leathery character starts to be present. Overall it gives you a very refined, elegant, luxurious feel throughout the scent journey and it is a very long lasting great quality fragrance so this is a backup worthy fragrance.
At first and up close a very chemical smell.
However spray below the neck and get it on your clothes and it’s *very* nice and when you return to the room it does smell like Carolina Herrera Saffron Lazuli has been sprayed. Very reserved and elegant leather and saffron on me (leather is the same as in ‘Amber & Leather’. Impressed with Lattafa yet again.
One of the best frags on the planet!!! Buy this NOW!!!!
Good perfume, a little strong, definitely unisex