I was a newbie to using fragrances, and during my search to find the perfect perfume, this was the first designer brand that I tried out. I was mostly just doing a lot of sampling to find out what scents I was into...and I realized that this is just not for me. I have discovered that I love floral fragrances, and anything with even the slightest amount of musk does not mesh well with my body chemistry. However, my mother and almost everyone else I know SWEAR by this perfume. To Burberry's credit, unlike most musky perfumes, the Classic fragrance is not at all overpowering. It contains just the right amount of musk to give it a little kick, yet is not headache inducing. You can also detect a hint of spices and orange blossoms, which gives the perfume an interesting and very complex smell. Even though I do not care for it, most people I have spoken to absolutely love this fragrance. Whenever my mom wears it, she gets so many compliments and people asking her went scent she is wearing.There is just something about Burberry that seems to be irresistable. If I had to sum up Classic in one word, I would say: Sophisticated. I am only 20 years old, and though I am not a fan now, I may be in another ten years. It's not for me, but if you were excited by my description, you should try it out.