Normally I'm not into fragrances that want to draw me into the cuddly corner, mostly they are too masculine in their appearance. Of course, such a blanket judgement is not quite correct, because it happens again and again that I can find the masculine side in a fragrance less, but it still fascinates me. So also here.
I can't make out rose geranium, ylang-ylang and the rose from the pyramid, and that's just as well, because the former two usually bother me more than they bring me pleasure. Rose in male fragrances is a special case, I recommend the Micscent commentary series here.
I feel the scent is quite linear. A trace of smoke runs from the beginning to the end, it is not too strong for me, but exactly right dosed. For me exactly this small dose is responsible that the scent doesn't drift into sweetness, which I don't like at all.
Nevertheless it is very comfortable. The mixture of an oud note, amber and benzoin, which is very pleasant for my nose, together with patchouli results in a warm, soft veil, the sillage of which is by no means harsh to the environment and whose durability pleases the wearer for a long time. Clear recommendation from me for autumn and cooler days and for those who are interested in oud, for whom oud has so far been too woody, dominant or too animalistic. And for women who like to use men's fragrances.