This is a strong fragrance, but not overpowering. It lasts literally all day. It smells fresh, a bit like the original acqua do gioia, but with sweeter notes. I smell melon because of the sweetness, but others smell fruity+vanilla. (I'm not a fan of vanilla, BTW.) If the weather is hot/warm, this fragrance smells the best. In colder weather it smells much more like the original, in that it smells like white floral/rose/soapy... With a very subtle hint of sweetness. It's not a bad scent, it just doesn't reach its full potential until the weather is warmer. Love this fragrance. By far my favorite summer scent.