This is a warm, balmy and spicy composition. If I had to choose 2 words to describe what I feel when I put this on, I'd say cozy and pleasant. Mecca Balsam is inspired by a trip to the Holy Mecca where it is 100 degrees almost daily, but this is a warm hug on a cold day; in front of an embery fire. The presence of incense is known upon application. This blend is rich and divine with just the right amount of tobacco. You’ll find that these notes are more perceptible in cooler weather. Mecca Balsam is very full, dense fragrance that softens satisfyingly. My favorite part of this scent story, is the dry-down. This will likely be my Winter choice of 2022.