It is called Animale Temptation.
I had always been going to big department stores and shopping in person for fragrances, you know, sniff before you buy kind of thing. I never saw this one anywhere. When I only had a few drops left, I panicked. Then someone suggested going online. Open a big can of worms, because I have never looked back- I don't think I've been to a department store in 6 or 7 months.
I found it online, and it was only like 10 dollars. I was shocked. I got a Dolce & Gabbana set for $75 once and I thought it was the bargain of the century. So at first, I didn't buy this. I was like, why 10 dollars, I feel ashamed. But I really loved it. It is so strong it lasts all day, and I say that's pretty good for ten dollars. I have some Diors that wear off in 3-4 hours.
Here is the second part of the secret. It is not feminine, in a traditional sense of perfumery feminine. It's not fruity or florally. It doesn't have that 'classic' style like many brands I have do.
Since I am totally perfume illiterate, here is a quip from Fragrantica.com:
"Top notes are pear and bergamot; middle notes are gardenia, jasmine and lily-of-the-valley; base notes are sandalwood, musk and vanilla."
Sandalwood and musk, for sure. It is very much smokey, jazzy, night like, and I love it. If I were not afraid that it would make the people around me sick, I would probably wear it every day. Well, maybe every other day. I'd have to keep Vanille Chocolat around...