Spicy , exotic ,warm , so unique and sweet smelling. Initial blast will fill your olfactories with spices , pepper , amber. Then it settles down to that nice Tonka Bean>>Sandalwood smell. It is so rich smelling. This projects like a beast ( 3 hours in the beginning ) and then the dry down magic happens. It becomes a skin scent at about 6 hours on me. This is an 8 + hour Parfum. I feel that it is more on the Masculine side. Yes, its expensive, BUT you pay for what you get. You cannot go wrong with the House of Parfum de Marly. Thanks for starting to carry Niche brands so I can continue to add to the collection!