The inspiration for Fleurs de Sel comes from a small village in France, Batz-sur-Mer, where gourmet sea salt is produced.
Iris, narcissus and rose are blended with wood, vetiver, grass, moss and leather. The Miller Harris website describes the character of this scent as both herbaceous and earthy. I'd say that to me it's a fresher scent than that makes it sound, and it reminds me of brisk childhood seaside walks in late autumn.
I like that this fragrance doesn't use ozone to evoke the sea, but instead uses a salty moss and fresh vetiver blend to give a seaweed-like accord. On my wrist/elbow, I get more of the salty/mossy/leather notes after an initial vetiver blast, but when I sniff down my top, I get the flowers, which seem to bloom with the warmth of the skin there. It'd be a good office fragrance, or a gift for an outdoorsy-type of person as it has a fresh, dynamic quality to it. It's one that I think would work well on a man too.
There's something quite lickable to me about the smell of this fragrance, I think due to the salty note - I love the smell and taste of sea salt. (I'm sure it doesn't taste nice if you do lick it on your skin, and I absolutely wouldn't recommend doing it!)
Disclosure: sample vial provided without charge, by company's PR officer. Samples are available to customers in Miller Harris shops, and you may request 3 samples with any order from the www.millerharris.com.