i seem to be in a bit of a rose mood at the moment, having tried this, d&g's rose the one and ysl parisienne in the last 2 days. i know it's called peony but funnily enough i only get the rose in this after the first 30 mins. the first 30 minutes yes, it is full blown peony. the total peony...even the funny synthetic, plastic smell some peonies have naturally. it was beautiful to not just be smelling a synthetic version of it. slowly it gave way to a light, liquid rose. all very beautiful and subtle. this and ysl parisienne are 2 sides of the same coin. the ysl is (if you like) a sweet dessert wine and the stella mccartney is like a dry sancerre.
both have a place. i just wish the stella mccartney had the longevity of the ysl (just 2 hrs versus over 12 for the ysl).