As the crystalline clear liquid suggests, Century is a clean, transparent fragrance with a distinct lightness. In fact, I’d describe it as ‘floaty’. There are citrus notes listed, but I feel as if the lustrous quality is not achieved distinctly by either bergamot, grapefruit or mandarin (although there is a definite dewy, fresh quality for the first few moments), instead the effect is more akin to a lightly spiced neroli, announcing the fragrance with a magnesium-flash of white light.

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