This is an amazing aroma that lasts a very long time. And the container has a very elegant look. While the price is dear, given the length of time that it lasts, the price is not as high as it seems up front. The packaging probably adds a lot to the cost and the packaging is really great if you're giving this as a gift. For personal use, the packaging is irrelevant - to me. In any case, love, love, love this scent and I get a lot of compliments on it. Definitely recommend this product, but it is pricey.