I find this to be an interesting cigar. I have had 2 boxes, one from 99 (that is gone) and one from 97 that I am working on. The 99's had the sweet or perfumey overtones that you mention and was a quite complex and enjoyable smoke. Surprisingly, the 97's are much more earthy and one dimensional. Not a particularly great cigar. In general I am not a big robusto fan so this is only an occasional smoke for me.